Archive for December, 2011

RIBAII Care Support Robot For Lifting Patients!

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Featured, Robots & Robotics

Must See Video: RIBA II is a two-armed care support robot that can lift people from a prone position on the floor to a wheelchair, which is one of the most physically demanding tasks in nursing homes. RIBA II has been co-developed by Tokai Rubber Industries and RIKEN. "Basically, this robot can move people from a bed to a wheelchair or a wheelchair to a bed, and it can also move people, such as Alzheimer's patients, who are lying on the floor to a wheelchair." "As this robot comes Read more [...]

Qbo Robot Passes Mirror Test, Must see video!

Written by Mahmoud Basho on . Posted in Featured, Robots & Robotics

Yes Qbo, you're looking in a mirror and this is you. Congratulations, you're now officially self aware! Okay, all us humans are gonna run for the hills now, see ya! Obviously, Qbo is too cute to be Skynet. Unless that's what it wants us to think. But let's just forget about all that right now and watch Qbo learn what he looks like: Nice! The mirror test is commonly used to identify whether animals are self-aware, and all it takes to pass is the ability to recognize that when you look Read more [...]

Japan Will Be Getting Vending Machines That Provide Free Wi-Fi

Written by Mahmoud Basho on . Posted in Entertainment & News, Featured

Pretty much everyone outside of Japan knows that Japan is a little weird, for better or worse. They’re pretty weird — or innovative, depending on how weirded out you are — when it comes to vending machines, offering a wide range of product through the automated box. Some vending machines over there work via an LCD screen rather than transparent glass, some serve up nothing but bananas, while others make hot ramen noodles and dump them in a bowl full of broth. Now, beverage company Asahi Soft Read more [...]

Japanese Car Seat Can Tell Who Is Sitting On It

Written by Mahmoud Basho on . Posted in Entertainment & News, Featured

A new kind of car seat developed by the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology inTokyo is able to identify the person who is sitting on it. The seat works by using a system of 360 pressure sensors, which through their combined effort can apparently remember what it feels like to be sat on by you as opposed to anyone a little bit thinner or fatter. It seems like it would be a pretty inaccurate affair, but tests have shown that it has a 98% percent recognition rate, which is pretty good considering Read more [...]

Cool Google Tricks!

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Tips & Tricks

Try this equation (enter this in the search bar and click search): sqrt(cos(x))*cos(200 x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.7)*(4-x*x)^0.01, sqrt(9-x^2), -sqrt(9-x^2) from -4.5 to 4.5 Update: This trick is no longer working: Go to Google main page and type: let it snow and press enter or click on search! Thanks to ibda3world.com Read more [...]

Best Wishes!

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Uncategorized

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Hal Borland.
Best Wishes, Happy Holidays, And Happy New Year! 🙂

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Robot wheelchair that automatically follows a companion!

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Featured, Robots & Robotics

Although this isn't new, it is still very cool! Saitama University's Human-Robot Interaction Center is doing R&D on care support robots. This wheelchair, developed by the Center, is a standard wheelchair with a camera and laser sensor attached. It has been designed to automatically track and follow the person next to it. "The wheelchair uses this distance sensor to check the position of the person. With position checking alone, the wheelchair can follow behind someone. But when the Read more [...]

Laster Technologies’ Smart Spectacles

Written by Mahmoud Basho on . Posted in Featured, Gadgets

     Photo: Laster Technologies These glasses let users dispense with a computer monitor altogether. A decade ago, tech sages predicted that many portable consumer devices would soon be integrated into the mobile phone. For once, the pundits were right: Today, of course, elements of the old PDA, MP3 player, digital camera, portable e-mail, Web browser, and camcorder now live on our smartphones. Next in line, says a French company, are eyeglasses. When they get smart, we’ll Read more [...]

Portable Lamp Globes!

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Entertainment & News, Featured

"Where were these back in the day when I wanted to stay up late reading under the covers?" Bookofjoe.com From websites: .......................... Light up a child's room with these nightlight globes or remove one to use as a light source. These portable nightlight globes stay lit for 30 minutes before fading to darkness to ease anyone into falling asleep. Multi-color nightlight lets you select your favorite color with a sliding lever or cycle through them all Portable Read more [...]

Simroid Dental Training Humanoid, The Humanoid Robot Patient!

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Featured, Robots & Robotics

Simroid is a dental training robot being developed by the Nippon Dental University Hospital and dental equipment maker Morita Manufacturing. Based on a prototype first presented in 2007, this robot is much more advanced, and there are plans to release the robot commercially. This robot patient is manufactured by Kokoro, who also make the Actroid line of lifelike humanoid robots. It has been developed as a training tool to improve students patient communication skills by emphasizing attitude Read more [...]

Nokia N9 Review

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Featured, Gadgets

image credit: http://blog.mytrendyphone.co.uk "Beautifully simple"; that's the marketing tag-line of Nokia's promotion of the N9 Smartphone. The N9 is the first, yet last, phone to run on Meego, the joint collaboration between Nokia's Maemo project and Intel's Moblin Software. Thanks to Nokia for sending us a device for 2-weeks trial, "Love on the first sight" they call it! You'll notice that the smartphone doesn't have any buttons on the front, with only the volume controls and a lock Read more [...]

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