Airport


Facial recognition: iPhone today, tomorrow the airport?

USATODAY

Apple calls its flavor of facial recognition Face ID. "Substantial questions remain about how Face ID will impact iPhone users' privacy and security, and whether the technology will perform equally well on different groups of people," he wrote. In tech devices, Samsung now uses facial recognition and iris scanning to let you unlock certain Galaxy smartphones. "If Apple's facial recognition tool proves to be significantly flawed, it could really damage Apple's hopes for Apple Pay expansion.


Light: Science & Applications - Air quality monitoring using mobile microscopy and machine learning

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Rapid, accurate and high-throughput sizing and quantification of particulate matter (PM) in air is crucial for monitoring and improving air quality. Here we present a field-portable cost-effective platform for high-throughput quantification of particulate matter using computational lens-free microscopy and machine-learning. This mobile device rapidly screens 6.5 L of air in 30 s and generates microscopic images of the aerosols in air. We tested this mobile platform by measuring the air quality at different indoor and outdoor environments and measurement times, and compared our results to those of an Environmental Protection Agency–approved device based on beta-attenuation monitoring, which showed strong correlation to c-Air measurements.


Face scans, robot baggage handlers - airports of the future

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Robots are appearing at some major hubs, including at Seoul's Incheon airport, where they carry out tasks including cleaning and carrying luggage, while Changi's new terminal will have robotic cleaners complete with butlers' uniforms. Amsterdam's Schiphol is aiming to become the world's leading digital airport by 2019, and has been testing hand luggage scanners that allow passengers to keep liquids and laptops in their bags. A report from consultancy Roland Berger warned that airport revenues from retail and parking could fall by between two and four billion dollars due to the new innovations. The negative outlook reflects potential consequences of the boycott... READ MORE Site includes information about tax body, as well as introduction of... READ MORE At least 36 people have so far died in the violence after Dera chief... READ MORE Find out which of your favourite players will be heading to SA shores ... READ MORE It's always a long weekend READ MORE The negative outlook reflects potential consequences of the boycott... READ MORE


LG To Boost Smart Home Business By Acquiring AI Technologies

International Business Times

LG Electronics is planning to go all-out in acquiring AI technologies in an attempt to boost its smart home business. LG's products that come equipped with DeepThinQ include a language-learning AI air conditioner, which the company launched in July; the Airport Guide Robot that's currently operating at Incheon International Airport and an AI speaker called SmartThinQ Hub. The news about LG's plan of acquiring AI technologies comes just days after the company took the wraps off of its V30 handset. LG is planning to expand its smart home business by acquiring more AI technologies.


IBM Watson IoT - Sensors in intelligent buildings

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Enter the 21st century building's "digital twin." With IoT-enabled sensors tracking a building's "pulse" and feeding data back into next-generation systems such as Watson, facility owners and managers today are able to reconstruct every relevant metric from a physical structure in a digital environment. So now the staff is targeting, not rotating--saving time, supplies, staff and energy. For one customer, IBM's Watson solved the mystery of a broken piece of critical machinery.


A peek at airports of the future: Automated check-in, face scans and robot baggage handlers

The Japan Times

The Asia-Pacific region has been leading the way but faces fierce competition from the Middle East as major hubs compete to attract the growing number of long-haul travelers who can choose how to route their journey. Australia announced in July an investment of $22.5 million Australian dollars ($17.5 million) to introduce face-recognition technology at all the country's international airports, while Dubai Airport is also trialing it. The service, which allows passengers to print and tag their baggage and then send it off on the conveyor belt, is available at airports including Australian hubs, Hong Kong, London Heathrow and Amsterdam's Schiphol. A report from the consultancy Roland Berger warned that airport revenues from retail and parking could fall by between $2 billion and $4 billion due to the new innovations.


Face scans, robot baggage handlers- airports of the future

Daily Mail

Changi in the affluent city-state of Singapore, regarded as among the world's best airports, is set to roll out this biometric technology at a new terminal to open later this year. Robots are appearing at some major hubs, including at Seoul's Incheon airport, where they carry out tasks including cleaning and carrying luggage, while Changi's new terminal will have robotic cleaners complete with butlers' uniforms. Changi in the affluent city-state of Singapore, regarded as among the world's best airports, is set to roll out biometric technology at a new terminal to open later this year. An automatic robot vacuum cleans the floor at Singapore's highly regarded Changi airport Self-service check-in and printing of boarding passes is already common, with many people printing their passes at home or at airport kiosks, and some hubs are now introducing self-service baggage drop points.


Robot bears are coming for your grandparents

Engadget

Indeed, some 13 percent of the American population is now 65 or older, though a recent report from the Pew Research Center suggests that figure will nearly double by midcentury. Last year, the company introduced a "self-reliance support robot" -- essentially a smart walker that recognizes when the user's weight shifts, enabling it to support and guide her as she stands or sits. It's a heavy-lift robot designed to gently scoop elderly folks from their beds and deposit them into a wheelchair. The unfortunately acronym-ed HAL (hybrid assistive limb) system from the dubiously named Cyberdyne Corp., on the other hand, is already being tested at Haneda airport in Tokyo.


Panasonic testing self-driving wheelchairs in airport

Daily Mail

One initiative involving NTT's Kazashite Guidance will allow passengers to overcome any language barriers with a website that easily translates information - such as signs and menus - throughout the airport without needing to download any software One initiative involving NTT's Kazashite Guidance will allow passengers to overcome any language barriers with a website that easily translates information - such as signs and menus - throughout the airport without needing to download any software. We wanted everyone to be able to see the true person, the person we knew,' reads the company's website His friend, a wheel chair user, didn't like the attention he got while using it public, saying others saw him as'weak' or'ill.' The overwhelmingly positive response made it clear the'many people desired this kind of innovation and new found freedom,' and then WHILL was officially founded. The overwhelmingly positive response made it clear the'many people desired this kind of innovation and new found freedom,' and then WHILL was officially founded There are other companies and researchers developing self-driving wheel chairs as well.


LG's new airport robots will guide you to your gate and clean up your trash

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From today, Seoul's Incheon International Airport will be home to two of LG's latest prototype bots: the Airport Guide Robot and the Airport Cleaning Robot. The Guide Robot will roam the terminals, ready to provide travelers with directions and information about boarding times. The Cleaning Robot, meanwhile, is essentially a beefed-up Roomba that looks a little like a mini-tank from a future war. LG's robots should be fine as long as they keep away from hazards like stairs and fountains.