On 16.09.2015, the CableRobot Simulator from the research group of professor Heinrich Bülthoff at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics had its first public performance. The presentation showed the results of the two-year development in collaboration with the research group for cable robots at the Fraunhofer IPA. In order to allow all those who could not attend to get an impression of the robot in action, the scientists produced this video. The software developer Maria Lächele from the 8-person developers team at the Max-Planck Institute is seen amongst others as a passenger of the robot. [website]
This is an interactive 3D printed wearable which can detect other people’s gaze and respond accordingly with life-like behavior. [website]
An electric go cart made for drifting [ website ]
Hoverboard Technologies’ engineers have perfected a design that transports the future of personal mobility to the present. Minimalistic, efficient and intuitively engineered to respond to subtle shifts in body weight, the Hoverboard’s innovative design becomes an extension of the rider. Precision sensors create a floating feeling as you surf the pavement, zoom up and down hills or just cruise with the wind in your face and your mind on other things. With the Hoverboard, each trip is as thrilling as you want to make it. [ website ]
A new artificial intelligence system from the Georgia Institute of Technology develops interactive stories through crowdsourced data for more robust fiction. This video shows the AI replicating a typical first date to the movies (user choices are in red), including loud talkers, the arm-over-the-shoulder movie move and more.