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.Read More
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.
To celebrate Earth Day, Google Earth today announced support for Leap Motion's touch-free 3D motion controller, letting you navigate Google Earth with simple hand gestures.
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.
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.
Norwegian company Elliptic Labs has launched a new touch-less gesturing control that uses ultrasound technology to translate hand movements, and bring a 'Minority Report' style implementation to Windows 8.
The FBI has revealed its plans to launch a $1 billion Minority Report-like facial recognition system across the United States so unprecedented in scope that it will be able to be used to identify criminals with greater than 90 percent accuracy.
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.
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…
San Francisco based startup Leap Motion has unveiled what they simple call the Leap: a component the size of a thumb drive that will enable you to control your computer with gestures. Think Tom Cruise in Minority Report and you'll get the general idea.
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.