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Groundbreaking research by Gregory Abowd (Interactive Comp) could be paving the way for the early detection of autism. Researchers are using special gaze-tracking glasses to measure eye contact in children, a lack of which is often a tell-tale sign of autism. Source: WSB TV

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Digits is a "really nice piece of work", says Thad Starner (Interactive Comp), who is also technical lead on Google's Project Glass. Digits is in its early stages, says Starner, who has been using a wearable computer for almost 20 years. Source: New Scientist

 

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Researchers, led by Ellen Yi-Luen Do (Interactive Comp) recently revealed that they are developing a tool that allows adults to test themselves for dementia in the comfort of their own home. Source: RedOrbit

 

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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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