Blob detection is a strange sub-firld of augmented reality and of machine vision in which the purpose of visual processing of a physical space is to ascertain where the blobs are ? areas of high brightness, and areas of low brightness. It is often used to create a general outline that is quick and dirty, and can be used to get a general outline of the surrounding area so as to choose which more advanced imaging systems to call upon.
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A larger version of the system overview map from the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, demonstrating how their latest HGV-based modular real-time ice detection sensor web really functions.
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Whenever you ask someone about robots being used to kill people, they almost without fail, think of the Terminator movies. Those few that don't, usually think of Star Wars droids, or other humanoid killing machines. Currently, we barely have two legged robots that can handle office buildings or race tracks, so these fantasies are still just fantasies. Robots deployed in war, to kill the enemy, that, is not a fantasy, and more are being produced every year.
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Engineers puzzling over which materials should form the basis of the next generation of flash memory chips appear to have had the answer close to hand. It has been lurking in their computer's CD drawer all along.
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A quivering blob of muscle proteins in a Harvard lab could lead to controllable biomaterials to replace damaged body tissue.
Under a microscope, the "active gel" looks like a throbbing tangle of fibres immersed in jelly. Cr...
In a pair of small laboratories in Prague, a swarm of tens of millions of robots is being prepared, to be set loose en masse.
It is only fitting that here, in the town where the word robot was coined by author Karel Capek, th...
Many of the new techniques based on nanotechnology that have been developed for faster and more sensitive detection of pathogens fail in day-to-day clinical use because they require complex sample preparation or measurement equipment, or si...
A new magnetic variance sensor will not only detect the tiniest magnetic fluctuations, but is also immune to magnetic interference itself.
This is something of a holy grail to VR motion detection, not to mention its other use...