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Led by Mike Stilman (Interactive Comp), the team at Georgia Tech will use a three-year $900,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to develop a bot that uses a custom algorithm to scan a room for random objects, size up their usefulness and functions, and then use it to accomplish a more complex task. Source: Gizmodo

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Currently, robots aren’t yet quick thinkers on their feet. Mike Stilman (Interactive Comp) wants to change that. He’s working on robots that can identify random objects in their environments and use them as tools to accomplish high-level tasks. Source: NBC News

 

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Mike Stilman (Interactive Comp), who studies robot navigation among movable obstacles, is studying the cognitive processes that enable humans to grab arbitrary objects and find creative new uses for them. Source: Popular Science

 

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Georgia Tech researchers, led by Ellen Yi-Luen Do (Interactive Comp), have developed ClockMe, a home test for adults to screen themselves for early signs of dementia. Source: UPI

 

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Gaming won’t be the only use of Digits, though. It could feasibly replace the mouse entirely. “You can imagine using really subtle gestures [with Digits],” said Thad Starner (Interactive Comp), “I’d use it in class to pull up notes while I’m teaching.” Source: Digital Trends

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A Georgia Tech research team has received a grant from the Office of Naval Research to work on a project that intends to teach robots how to use objects in their environment to accomplish high-level tasks.

Of emails sent by corporate workers, about 15 percent contain gossip. The trend spans all ranks of organizations, with the lowest level employees playing a major part in circulating it according to findings from doctoral student Tanushree Mitra and Eric Gilbert (Interactive Comp). Source: NewsOK.com

 

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Ellen Yi-Luen Do (Interactive Comp) has created a tool that allows people to screen themselves for early signs of dementia. The home-based computer software is patterned after the paper-and-pencil Clock Drawing Test, one of the most commonly used screening exams for cognitive impairment. Source: Psych Central

 

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Ronald Arkin (Interactive Comp) believes that drones will soon be able to kill enemies on their own independently. Arkin added that robotic weapons should be designed as “ethical” warriors and that these type of robots could wage war in a more “humane” way. Source: CBS Local

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With baby boomers approaching the age of 65 and new cases of Alzheimer’s disease expected to increase by 50 percent by the year 2030, Georgia Tech researchers have created a tool that allows adults to screen themselves for early signs of dementia. The home-based computer software is patterned after the paper-and-pencil Clock Drawing Test, one of health care’s most commonly used screening exams for cognitive impairment.