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Improving Service Robots with Insights from Blind People

Oct 27, 2016
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Devices & Systems

When researchers set out to improve service robots to guide blind people, they uncovered user-experience guidelines that could be helpful for everybody.

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Anticipating Human Behavior Brings Robot Responses to a New Level of Efficiency

Sep 29, 2016
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Devices & Systems

Robots are now more safe, efficient and lifelike with a CRF model that generates a correct robot response through anticipating future human actions.

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Humanizing VR Part 3: How Photorealistic Should a 3D Virtual Human Be?

Jun 03, 2016
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Devices & Systems

The way a virtual human looks could play a major role in influencing a VR user’s emotional response, a key aspect of many job training programs.

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Humanizing VR Part 2: Virtual Presence, Avatars and VR Applications

May 16, 2016
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Devices & Systems

One of the first VR research experiments done outside a lab, study shows avatars strengthen sense of virtual presence (feeling situated), helping developers better understand how and when to use them.

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Humanizing VR Part 1: Could Virtual Reality Help Manipulate Time Perception?

Apr 08, 2016
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Devices & Systems

VR developers could incorporate symbols into their design to manipulate a user’s perception of time, leading to future applications such as jet-lag therapy.

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Clearing the Air for 5G Wireless

Mar 15, 2016
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Communications

Two studies indicate femtocells and mmW antennas may not be as problematic in expanding 5G wireless networks as they first seemed.