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First overhead contact line to charge moving electric trucks is being built on Autobahn in Germany

We just talked about the inevitable advent of electric trucking, but they are still hurdles to overcome when it comes to charging those machines. A controversial solution is to have overhead contact line on highways and it is now moving from a simple idea to reality on the Autobahn in …

Track motion with sound instead of light

All you need is a speaker to use Hauoli’s tracking technology.<p>When it comes to tracking physical objects in virtual spaces, pretty much every company …

Painting-to-3D Model Alignment Via Discriminative Visual Elements

Abstract<p>This paper describes a technique that can reliably align arbitrary 2D depictions of an architectural site, including drawings, paintings and …

3D Wikipedia: Using Online Text to Automatically Label and Navigate Reconstructed Geometry

3D Wikipedia: Using Online Text to Automatically Label and Navigate Reconstructed Geometry<p>Bryan C. Russell, Ricardo Martin-Brualla, Daniel J. Butler, …

Natural Language Processing

Mobile 3D printer can build an entire house in just 24 hours

This is the first residential house 3D-printed onsite with a mobile printer. It only took 24 hours and costs $10,134.<p>The company, Apis Cor, hopes …

3D Printing

Robots takeover has begun

The world is facing the fourth industrial revolution powered by artificial and cognitive intelligence that will result in unprecedented job losses; …

Microsoft researchers make major breakthroughs in machine learning

Machine learning has quickly become an indispensable tool for developing technology that consumers and businesses want, need and love. It’s the basis …

Machine Learning

TOP 10 3D printing stories of 2016

<b>see designboom’s TOP 10 stories archive:</b><p><b>TOP 10 3D printing stories of 2016</b><p>over the past year, 3D printing projects and experiments have continued to …

Top 10

3D printing tech lets you "edit" objects as they're being printed

One of the benefits of 3D printing for industry and smaller scale makers alike is the ability to do rapid prototyping, simply by printing a copy of a …

Prototyping

Gravity Sketch: using VR headsets to design tridimensional structures

If you have tried any <b>VR headset</b>, maybe you had heard (or even played around with) painting apps. <b>It’s really cool to use these headsets to create art</b> …

Virtual Reality

In 5 Years, Your Entire Office Will Fit In A Backpack To Take Wherever You Want

One designer has a new proposal: A pop-up personal office that you can carry in a backpack, and set up in a new type of urban park. The design was …

Material Design

AI Comes to Work: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Business

Credit: Milles Studio/Shutterstock<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is not a new concept. The modern field of AI came into existence in 1956, but it took …

Artificial Intelligence

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Smart City Eindhoven, 3D laserscanning en 3D modellering

Eindhoven is een Smart City. Stratumseind is vooral op donderdag-, vrijdag- en zaterdagavond een levendige uitgaansstraat. Overdag is het gebied …

Imagine - Why cities should know about underground space

3D-printed heart-on-a-chip with integrated sensors

Harvard

The VR Controller of the Future Could Be Your Own Hands

Microsoft's Handpose lets you use your hands to interact with virtual worlds.<p>One of the most disconcerting things about virtual reality, motion sickness aside, is the inability to see your own hands. You're dropped into a world so immersive it makes you feel like you're there, except when you hold …

Walabot DIY, A Tool That Lets Users Digitally See Through Walls to Find Studs, Pipes, Wires, and More

The Walabot DIY is a tool that pairs with an Android device to let users digitally see through walls to find studs, pipes, wires, and more. The …

Geiger-Mode LiDAR is Going in Autonomous Cars, Are Low-Cost Survey Devices Next?

Last month Princeton Lightwave, a leading manufacturer of Geiger-mode LiDAR, announced the formation of the Automotive LiDAR Business Unit. The unit …

Autonomous Cars

LIDAR data turned into fantastic 3D printed 3D map of central London

Jun 23, 2016 | By Alec<p>There’s a lot more free 3D data available than most people are aware of, even of some of the world’s largest cities. Among them …

BMW's robots create 3D models of its cars with insane accuracy

It's incredibly complicated to build a car. With facilities around the world, most automakers need to ensure everyone is on the same page. BMW is taking a novel approach to this issue, using optical scanners to create accurate 3D models that it can use between the development and production …

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3D Printing is So Last Week...Say Hello to "5D Printing" at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs!

A self-assembling 4D printed part.<p>We all know what 3D printing is – obviously. (If you don’t, here’s a handy overview. Welcome, newcomer.) We’ve also …

Meet the faces of Japan's first robot-staffed hotel

Japan's first robot-staffed hotel opens this week and we just got the full tour. While the main attraction may be the bordering-on-human receptionist (left) and the English-speaking dinosaur (er, right), the hotel has a whole family of robots performing varying degrees of useful work. Think: room …

Japan

Robots that fly ... and cooperate

In his lab at Penn, Vijay Kumar and his team build flying quadrotors, small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams -- for …

Pathfinding through Identified Empty Space in Point Clouds

Pathfinding through Identified Empty Space in Point Clouds - 21/04/2016<p>Project Pointless<p>Indoor point clouds are useful for many applications, such as …

Watching glass get 3D printed is absolutely mesmerizing

Advanced 3D printing technology lets us quickly create various objects, including real buildings and cars, but one of the most unusual uses for 3D …

This skintight ‘invisibility cloak’ is able to hide any 3-D object — as long as it’s super tiny

By Rachel Feltman<p>, Freelancer, Editor at Popular Science Magazine<p>We're one step closer to Harry-Potter-style invisibility cloaks. In a study published Thursday in Science, researchers report the first ever success in cloaking 3-D objects regardless of their shape. Unfortunately, we're not quite …

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