Collision detection, also known as clipping, clipping is the detection of an intersection between two objects. When the polygons defined by their vertexes intersect one another, they have collided, or clipped one another.
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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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Experimental software developed by Harris Corporation, an international communication equipment company, could help make robots less clumsy and dangerous.
The software allows a factory robot to sense and avoid objects while s...
The BBC, stalwart flag-bearer of television's finest, has annonced a new method for creating former "blue Screen" programmes allowing faster turn-round, cheaper costs, and greater use of special effects. Origami, the name of this new ...
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have developed a new method for systematically identifying bugs in aircraft collision avoidance systems, high-speed train controls and other complex, computer-controlle...
That snake heading towards you may be further away than it appears. Fear can skew our perception of approaching objects, causing us to underestimate the distance of a threatening one, finds a study published in Current Biology.
The idea of a robot in the kitchen cooking us meals sounds great. We better just watch out for that swinging knife.
To find out what would happen if a robot handling a sharp tool accidentally struck a person, German researche...