Giving robots human-like perception of their physical environments

Giving robots human-like perception of their physical environments

The new model, which they call 3D Dynamic Scene Graphs, enables a robot to quickly generate a 3D map of its surroundings that also includes objects and their semantic labels (a chair versus a table, for instance), as well as people, rooms, walls, and other structures that the robot is likely seeing in its environment.

Save 50% on Orion13 on Steam

Save 50% on Orion13 on Steam

Fight your way through a futuristic robot society using swords, stuns, and shields with a host of colorful friends and foes.Orion13's Arena Mode features endless waves of killer robots and a cross-platform leaderboard updated in realtime.Survival Arena with Online Leaderboard.

Low-Cost Tech Glove to Translate Sign Language in Real-Time

Low-Cost Tech Glove to Translate Sign Language in Real-Time

A group of researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have designed a device resembling a glove that can track finger movements in real-time and translate American Sign Language.

Star Wars: Squadrons will have a “hardcore mode” that turns it into a flight sim

Star Wars: Squadrons will have a “hardcore mode” that turns it into a flight sim

Power management will let you orchestrate your ship’s resources, there will be options to turn off seeing the in-game cosmetic customizations, and you can turn it into a Star Wars flight sim, of sorts, if you fancy.

PS VR support comes to Dreams on July 22

PS VR support comes to Dreams on July 22

Dreams players will be able to download a free update that enables PlayStation VR compatibility in Dreams, with new tutorials, how-tos, and kits to get you started when creating with the PS VR system plus new content to play from Media Molecule.

Getting real with immersive sword fights

Getting real with immersive sword fights

Now a team at the University of Bath, in collaboration with the game development studio Ninja Theory, has found a solution to the challenges of creating realistic VR sword fights: Touche -- a data-driven computer model based on machine learning.

New hospital uses Tridify, VR to involve staff in design

New hospital uses Tridify, VR to involve staff in design

To meet this goal, designers needed to not only use innovative processes for the build, but involve hospital staff to make sure that the new facility would meet their specific needs.

EA Recommends PlayStation VR or Oculus Rift S for Star Wars: Squadrons

EA Recommends PlayStation VR or Oculus Rift S for Star Wars: Squadrons

Good news is that “controller, joystick, and hands on throttle-and-stick (HOTAS) support,” are included, so those with the kit will be able to enjoy X-wing, A-Wing or TIE fighter and TIE immersive Star Wars experience.

Lenovo Duet: Chrome OS Shines on Innovative 2-in-1

Lenovo Duet: Chrome OS Shines on Innovative 2-in-1

Lenovo introduced innovations that push the limits of Chrome OS-powered tablets with a new 2-in-1 form factor in the IdeaPad Chromebook Duet.The Duet, released last month, is Lenovo's attempt to fill that niche with a new Chromebook form factor that runs Android and Linux apps within Chrome OS.

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- Added limited ammo enabled by map makers or community server console command (cannot force on custom game modes).- Added Revolver cylinder spinning mechanic when flicked back into place.- Enhanced how community servers and lobbies are viewed.

How to Soup Up Your Home WiFi With Multiple Repeaters and Access Points

How to Soup Up Your Home WiFi With Multiple Repeaters and Access Points

However, adding an access point to the expanded cabling puts a wireless extender or router closer to mobile devices throughout the house.Here is what to observe as you conduct your in-home signal survey: The physical distance between your modem or external router and your devices can mean adequate speed for your needs or sluggish Internet.

Tetris Effect is Seemingly Heading to Oculus Quest Soon

Tetris Effect is Seemingly Heading to Oculus Quest Soon

However, it seems as though the store’s page went live a bit too soon, as Enhance Games has yet to formally reveal that Tetris Effect is coming to Oculus Quest.

Microsoft Covers All the Bases With Impressive Surface Lineup

Microsoft Covers All the Bases With Impressive Surface Lineup

The commercial versions of the Surface Go 2 and the Surface Book 3 are shipped with Windows 10 Pro and access to Microsoft Advanced Exchange, a warranty service offering free expedited device replacement, in supported markets.

Far-Right Spreads COVID-19 Disinformation Epidemic Online

Far-Right Spreads COVID-19 Disinformation Epidemic Online

Far-right groups and individuals in the United States are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to promote disinformation, hate, extremism and authoritarianism, according to a think tank report.For example, mentions of "corona-chan" -- a slang term popular with the extreme right -- are increasing significantly across mainstream and fringe social media platforms.

Bottom Line: iPhone SE Packs Great Value for the Money

Bottom Line: iPhone SE Packs Great Value for the Money

Some mid-range Android phones offer excellent performance, extra-long battery life and even headphone jacks, noted Goode, but purchasing a smartphone is "effectively deciding which ecosystem you want to live in.".Standout features include flagship specs at an affordable price, small size, decent camera performance and the water resistance, he said.

Explore New Modes and Maps in ‘Dead and Buried II: Reloaded’

Explore New Modes and Maps in ‘Dead and Buried II: Reloaded’

The sequel to the beloved Rift and Oculus Go game was released on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform in 2019, and today it’s launching a major update, including new game modes, maps, characters, and weapons.

Stocksynd House on Steam

Stocksynd House on Steam

Stocksynd House is a story-driven virtual reality escape the room style game.Make your way through this creepy house of horrors, solving the puzzles as you go.SyndBox Mode:Want more from Stocksynd House?"Great game, very immersive without the need to depend on jump scares".

Threekit unveils configurable AR for retail with ‘millions’ of customisations promised

Threekit unveils configurable AR for retail with ‘millions’ of customisations promised

“Threekit is offering configurable AR to automatically generate 3D files for every customisation on iOS and Android devices, allowing brands and retailers to easily deliver a premium shopping experience,” it added.

Computational human cell reveals new insight on genetic information processing

Computational human cell reveals new insight on genetic information processing

"This is the first program that allows researchers to set up a virtual human cell and change chemical reactions and geometries to observe cellular processes in real time," said Zhaleh Ghaemi, a research scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and lead author of the study.

Porsche introduces VR experience for customers to explore new Taycan model

Porsche introduces VR experience for customers to explore new Taycan model

Porsche introduces VR experience for customers to explore new Taycan model.Porsche has announced the launch of the Taycan VR Experience, which aims to let customers view the new Porsche Taycan model up close and even under the bodywork by making use of VR goggles.

Some Android Malware Can Break Your Phone When You Delete It

Some Android Malware Can Break Your Phone When You Delete It

It not only auto-installs apps, but also renders the phone unusable when the user attempts to uninstall the preinstalled malicious software.Thanks to the open source nature of Android, manufacturers can create custom versions of the OS on their devices with their own unique sets of preinstalled apps.

Deep learning can fool listeners by imitating any guitar amplifier

Deep learning can fool listeners by imitating any guitar amplifier

Professor Vesa Välimäki explains that this is an exciting development in deep learning, 'Deep neural networks for guitar distortion modelling has been tested before, but this is the first time, where blind-test listeners couldn't tell the difference between a recording and a fake distorted guitar sound!The digital amplifier model is created using a deep neural network.

A Comprehensive Review of 2019 and 2020 VR Headsets

A Comprehensive Review of 2019 and 2020 VR Headsets

Though we will also be looking at one VIVE headset, Oculus rules the road when it comes to standalone VR headsets.VIVE Pro is the only entirely wireless PC-based headset.When it comes to VR headsets, it’s easy to see things as Oculus Vs. HTC.

A Secret Strategy That Could Be Apple's Fatal Self-Inflicted Blow

A Secret Strategy That Could Be Apple's Fatal Self-Inflicted Blow

However, unlike its prior attempts, Apple's efforts against Qualcomm have failed so far, and that raises the possibility of another strategy.

Apple, Tesla, IBM: Only One Has Gotten the 'Unique' Model Right

Apple, Tesla, IBM: Only One Has Gotten the 'Unique' Model Right

I worked at IBM when it imploded in the early 1990s, so I think I can speak to what is in Apple and Tesla's future unless they learn the easy way what IBM learned the hard way: that the customer is always king, and mining a locked-in customer base to increase revenues and reduce costs will virtually always end badly.

Pimax reveals $449 Artisan VR headset, claims Vision 8K X is in production

Pimax reveals $449 Artisan VR headset, claims Vision 8K X is in production

In addition to demanding a high-end Nvidia RTX 2080 or better GPU for native mode, Pimax capped the refresh rate at 75Hz (or frames per second), but gave prospective users another option: You can use the lower pixel count with 8K X’s hardware upscaling to hit 90Hz, resulting in support for lower-specced (RTX 2060 or above) video cards.

Pimax Announces New High-End VR Headsets, Including One with 180Hz Refresh Rate

Pimax Announces New High-End VR Headsets, Including One with 180Hz Refresh Rate

As far as we know, it's the highest refresh rate available in a consumer VR headset yet, beating the 144Hz max reached by the Valve Index.

Save 40% on Pavlov VR on Steam

Save 40% on Pavlov VR on Steam

Siege mode will be developed during early access with the help of the community.”.“The full version should be bug free, balanced and with a couple more maps and weapons.Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

Location-based VR is hot — but is it right for you?

Location-based VR is hot — but is it right for you?

Finally, VR escape games are room-scale, so they don’t need much space.Best business model: You can place four rooms with VR escape games or a single room for free-roam VR in the same amount of space.

BONEWORKS VR Game Review – the Physics are Phenomenal but Pukey

BONEWORKS VR Game Review – the Physics are Phenomenal but Pukey

I’m confused, lost, alone, and afraid… and it isn’t the first time I’ve felt this emotional cocktail since starting the new, highly anticipated, experimental physics VR adventure from Stress Level Zero.Fitness potential aside, for how hyped the physics of the game were, I felt consistently disappointed in how my hands interacted with objects.