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Turning Regular Smartphone Cameras into 3D Depth Sensors

August 12, 2014 - in Modeling

Just about everybody carries a camera nowadays by virtue of owning a cell phone, but few of these devices capture the three-dimensional contours of objects like a depth camera can. Depth cameras are quickly gaining prominence for their potential in pocket-sized…

DOT Plans to Mandate ‘Talking’ Cars

February 4, 2014 - in Transportation

The Obama administration said Monday that it plans to require new cars to be able to communicate with each other, a move that transportation planners…

MEMS Sensors Lead Smartphones to the Internet of Things

October 15, 2013 - in Sensors

Various sensing technologies will enable handsets to match the future trend for interconnected smart systems. The single most prominent trend in the mobile…

New Indeterminate Hikes App Encourages Urban Nature Connections

January 25, 2013 - in Projects

There's no debating that smartphones have sped up communication. But two professors at the University of Rochester are looking to do the opposite by using mobile technology to slow people down. Their new "Indeterminate Hikes" (IH+) app encourages participants…

Indoor Navigation System for Smartphones Wins European Satellite Navigation Competition 2012

October 25, 2012 - in Corporate, Facility Management

With the successful launch of two additional Galileo satellites on 12 October, the next step towards the operative phase of Europe's navigation system has begun. The applications rewarded at the Munich Residenz this evening will soon be able to build on the…