Google Search (on Jelly Bean) vs Siri (on iPhone 4S). Guess who wins?
Amazing but what’re the applications?
Boston Dynamics Big Dog:
“BigDog is the alpha male of the Boston Dynamics robots. It is a rough-terrain robot that walks, runs, climbs and carries heavy loads. BigDog is powered by an engine that drives a hydraulic actuation system. BigDog has four legs that are articulated like an animal’s, with compliant elements to absorb shock and recycle energy from one step to the next. BigDog is the size of a large dog or small mule; about 3 feet long, 2.5 feet tall and weighs 240 lbs.” - Boston Dynamics
… It was so new that the Canadian Customs quarantined the Microsoft Mouse at the border for four weeks thinking that it was alive.
Aha, something is better than Kinect, really? It is a must wait-n-see.
Etron gesture recognition module claims to outperform Kinect.
Taiwanese technology company Etron has announced an upgrade to its already impressive line up of webcam controllers, including a module able to record 3D images and video while performing gesture recognition at the same time. It can also be used in an outdoor environment, while being more energy efficient than Kinect.
By contrast, Kinect’s camera cannot produce 3-D images during 3-D motion recognition and is only suitable for use indoors. “We have our own secret sauce to synchronize and process camera information using low cost CMOS sensors,”
While the product won’t be sold to consumers as plug-and-play product, you can expect to see it in upcoming TV’s, all-in-one PC’s, notebooks and tablets to allow interactive control of media and a wider variety of gaming experiences.