Posts tagged Minority Report
Bristol University Tech Uses Ultrasound To Create 3D Shapes You Can See And Touch

A lot of people are inventing many ways they see humans controlling computers in the future. A team at Bristol University have had a go at answering this question by using focused ultrasound to create 3D haptic shapes out of air that you can see and touch. 

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Precognitive Robot Knows Your Wants And Needs Before You Do

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a robot that is capable of accurately predicting when you need help, and providing assistance with tasks.  Using a Kinect sensor, the robot uses a database of 120 videos to analyse and understand your movements.  With this knowledge, it can then help you perform key tasks such as taking your medicine, making a meal, or stacking objects.

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Leap Motion Partners With HP To Embed Gesture Control In Computers

Leap Motion has announced a partnership with HP to embed 3D motion control in a line of computers.

This relationship will start with the Leap Motion Controller bundled with select upcoming products, and will evolve into this innovative form of human/computer interaction being embedded right into a set of HP products.  

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Microsoft Research Brings Mid-Air Multitouch To Kinect. Control Your Computer Like 'Minority Report'

Microsoft Research recently showed off a Kinect project that allows fine-tuned gesture control.  This motion sensing device is now able to read whether your hand is open or closed, bringing mid-air multitouch like what you see in 'Minority Report,' all thanks to a new development of the software.

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The Crime-Predicting Software Effective In Reducing LA Crime

Though it’s not yet quite up to snuff in predicting how actual crimes will take place and who will commit said act à la Minority Report (there’s that reference again), the Los Angeles Police Department has announced its high-tech algorithms used to predict and prevent future crimes has already had a significant impact in reducing certain criminal activity in areas covered by the prophetic computer system.

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Tangible's 'Spatially Aware Display' Is A Window Into The World Of Minority Report

It seems however financially or culturally successful Steven Spielberg’s 2002 neo-noir science-fiction film Minority Report proved to be, the concept designers and artists behind it will feel no greater reward in that their own vision of the future is ever so slightly influencing our own path in technology. From insect robots capable of recon missions, to facial recognition advertising billboards and, yes, crime prediction software

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The DisplAir: That awesome computer from Minority report, only real

Ever since Tom Cruise fired up his elaborate computer set-up to target pre-emptive crimes, we've always been a little bit fascinated with the opportunity of the gesture based control.  Removing the need for a display and allowing the user to manipulate 3D images in midair.  Turns out Russia has a working prototype called the DisplAir.

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