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Smart City Crowd Sensing for Better Emergency Management

Mar 02, 2017
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Devices & Systems

With the use of crowd sensing, researchers created an emergency response system that will better inform responders, and the public, of a rising threat.

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Kinetic Energy Harvesting Lighting the Way for Urban Planning

Jan 06, 2017
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Energy

With kinetic energy harvesting and wearable devices, researchers have created a system capable of detecting a user’s transportation mode to inform urban planning.

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Making the Smart Grid “Green” is All about Reducing the Black Hole of Big Data Energy Use

Nov 22, 2016
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Energy

The smart grid is not as green as it seems. Researchers spent several years coming up with a six-plane approach on how to boost big data’s energy profile for an overall more efficient grid flow.

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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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Advertising Algorithms Could Be the Solution to Gaining Communication Network Intelligence

Sep 02, 2016
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Communications

Ad optimization algorithms could help identify patterns necessary to cracking complicated communication network topologies—and facilitate national-defense operations.