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Keio University demonstrates Avatar mirrors users facial expressions in real-time using a standard webcam

A Keio University group, led by Associate Professor Yasue Mitsukura, has developed a method for measuring which way a person is facing and how their expression changes. This system achieves high speed and high precision, using an ordin[...]
Keio University demonstrates Avatar mirrors users facial expressions in real-time using a standard webcam

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Actroid-F Robot Gets A Brother And An Eye Implant

AIST has developed a male version of its android robot Actroid-F, which was first shown to the public last year. These human-like robots imitate the movements of the people they are watching, and are currently being placed as observers[...]
Actroid-F Robot Gets A Brother And An Eye Implant

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Tokyo Institute of Technology developed Strong Artificial Bone Made From Fish Scales.

Junzo Tanaka’s research group at Tokyo Institute of Technology have succeeded in using fish scales to develop artificial bone. They realized that the collagen that makes up fish scales, has a similar structure to the the thickest[...]
Tokyo Institute of Technology developed Strong Artificial Bone Made From Fish Scales.

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[CEATEC 09- Live] NTT DoCoMo’s Eye-controlled Music Interface

Here’s another mind-blowing concept from CEATEC, DoCoMo’s eye-controlled music interface. As you will see in our video later tomorrow (man I have hundreds of rushes to go through), and despite its name, this technology is not con[...]
[CEATEC 09- Live] NTT DoCoMo’s Eye-controlled Music Interface
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Check Out the PS3′s Eye

How many of you out there have actually used the EyeToy? Well, it looks like Sony thinks enough of you have because they have announced the Playstation 3 Eye. The Eye features a four-microphone array that the company promises will redu[...]
Check Out the PS3′s Eye

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