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  1. 1337Goat

    Year of the Desktop VR? How many more iterations will it take before VR is flawless?

    And what defines a "flawless" experience? Visuals? Hand controls? Foot controls? Tactile force-feedback? What will be the breaking point of when VR becomes better than reality? What features would you like to see improved, besides visual clarity? And what features don't exist yet that should...
  2. cageymaru

    Columbia Engineering Researchers Create a Self-Aware Robot

    Columbia Engineering researchers have used deep learning, a machine learning (ML) technique, to teach a robot to become self-aware. A four-degree-of-freedom articulated robotic arm moved randomly and collected data from one thousand trajectories, each comprising of one hundred points. The...
  3. cageymaru

    New Research into Bending Light Could Lead to Light-Based Computing

    Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a device that can bend light around tight corners with virtually no losses due to backscattering. The engineers have created a device that uses photonic crystals and the concept of topological insulators to allow light to pass on the surface while...
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