gesture control

Qbo robot tweaked to be a music robot with gesture recognition for control

Qbo robot tweaked to be a music robot with gesture recognition for control

We have talked about the cool little Qbo robot before. The little crowd sourced robot can be tweaked to do all sorts of cool stuff. Last time we mentioned the little bot it had been tweaked to recognize objects held in front of it. The bot has turned up in a new tweak that allows it to be used as a music player that will speak the name of your tracks and can be controlled with hand gestures.

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Qualcomm buys GestureTek gesture-recognition tech for Snapdragon

Qualcomm buys GestureTek gesture-recognition tech for Snapdragon

Qualcomm has acquired a bundle of gesture recognition technologies from developer GestureTek, promising to integrate the systems into current and future Snapdragon chipsets. While the exact technologies in question are not specified - Qualcomm only says "certain intellectual property assets related to gesture recognition, as well as key engineering resources" - the systems are likely to allow for motion-based control of future smartphones, tablets and home entertainment devices, similar to what Microsoft's Kinect offers on the Xbox 360.

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Elliptic Labs Reveal Touchless iPad via TGUI Stand

Elliptic Labs Reveal Touchless iPad via TGUI Stand

Behold, all you kitchen and otherwise dirty-handed users, here is a stand for iPad that'll keep your screen clean as can be. Is it some sort of instant clean screen? Nay! Is it a little elf that comes with you wherever you go to work the iPad instead of you? No way! It's a stand that basically turns your iPad into a completely touchless device. This is Elliptic Labs' Touchless Gesture User Interface technology, and they're banking on it taking the world by storm in just a few short days at CES.

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XTR and TI partner on next-gen touchless gesture control engine optimized for OMAP

XTR and TI partner on next-gen touchless gesture control engine optimized for OMAP

Few will argue that gesture controls on touchscreen devices is a bad thing. The only real downside to being able to swipe your finger across the screen of your MP3 player or your computer is that you end up with fingerprints and smears all over the screen. A company called Extreme Reality (XTR) has teamed up with Texas instruments to develop a next generation gesture control technology that is optimized for OMAP that doesn’t require the user to actually touch the screen.

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IDENT Technology Gesture Remote Features Gesture-Controlled Channel Surfing

IDENT Technology Gesture Remote Features Gesture-Controlled Channel Surfing

As you look at your living room table, there's a chance that you see a couple, or maybe even a few, remotes lying there. Or, maybe you can't even find one of your remotes, for whatever reason, and your TV's been on for the last couple of days. That could be solved if there really was only one remote to rule all of your needs -- so maybe this design concept, called the Gesture Remote, will get the job done.

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The Daily Slash: July 21st 2010

The Daily Slash: July 21st 2010

It's the middle of the week already, but we're studiously counting down the days until the end of the month. There are going to be quite a few exciting things in August, and we're hoping for even a couple surprises, so you'll have to forgive our foresight. But, let's try to stay focused on the present, at least for a little while longer. Welcome to the Wednesday night edition of The Daily Slash. Tonight, in the Best or R3 Media, we've got Android 2.1 on a bevy of devices, more iPhone rumors, and absolutely no cellphones for prisoners. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we're getting better gesture control soon, Microsoft comes clean on Kinect and hardcore gamers.

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