Manual measurements for noting whether you are overweight or not could well be a thing of the past. This new machine measures the BVI or the Body Volume Index in which a person’s body fat distribution is imaged using a 3D scanner.
Previously we have seen how fish robots were specially built to detect ocean pollution. Well, here’s another robot, called Gavia which also has responsibilities as important as the previous one. Designed by researchers of the University of British Columbia, the robot is to move and scan through unreachable waters of Antarctica to record data that highlight the grave scenario of global warming.
Just when you thought that Google’s driver-less car is simply too good to be true, here comes more news on other driver-less options. A team from Germany’s Freie University has built a new functionality for the Volkswagen Passat that will help the car drive all by itself with the help of a whole bunch of laser scanners, cameras, GPS, radars and of course the iPad.
Robots can do some really weird stuff, but only a few intelligent ones can do something sensible. Meet HRP-4C from Japan, the humanoid that can sing, for real. “In this year’s demo, the robot utilized a system for singing using a human singer as a model. This enables it to sing with a more natural voice and expression.”
Lexus has been a pioneering automobile company for a long time. But this time the company made something different. Instead of an automobile, Lexus has built the world’s most advanced driving simulator in Higashifuji, Japan, to test driver behavior under different traffic conditions as well during distractions like texting, talking, being sleep deprived etc.