Singapore game designer wins Tata Communications F1 innovation challenge with augmented reality app

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Tata Communications is hoping that a Formula 1 racing fan and Singapore-based game designer will pave the way for an immersive augmented reality experience that could be deployed in the future. The effort is designed to attract developers to potentially enhance the Formula 1 racing experience. Mercedes AMG Petronas' Formula One Team counts Tata Communications as its managed connectivity provider. The innovation challenge highlights how companies are increasingly holding contests to garner ideas and potentially future talent. YogaBrata's idea was to use a 360-degree trackside experience that is enabled by a group of commentators who roam wearing wearable cameras.


The Unexpected Humanity of Robot Soccer - Issue 39: Sport - Nautilus

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When Google's AlphaGo computer program triumphed over a Go expert earlier this year, a human member of the Google team had to physically move the pieces. Manuela Veloso, the head of Carnegie Mellon's machine learning department, would have done it differently. "I'd require the machine to move the pieces like I do," she says. "That's the world in which I live, which is a physical world." If Google can make cars that drive themselves, surely it could add robotic arms to a Go match.


The Unexpected Humanity of Robot Soccer - Issue 39: Sport

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When Google's AlphaGo computer program triumphed over a Go expert earlier this year, a human member of the Google team had to physically move the pieces. Manuela Veloso, the head of Carnegie Mellon's machine learning department, would have done it differently. "I'd require the machine to move the pieces like I do," she says. "That's the world in which I live, which is a physical world." If Google can make cars that drive themselves, surely it could add robotic arms to a Go match.


Scared yet? Boston Dynamics' humanoid robot can now jog freely

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Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot has been untethered and set free, which, for anyone convinced of an imminent robot uprising, is a rather worrying development. A video posted on YouTube this week shows the humanoid robot running at a fair clip across open land before jumping over a log that it finds in its path. It's impressive stuff, and shows just how far bipedal robots have come in a short space of time. For proof, check out this amusing compilation video from a contest in 2015 showing a bunch of similarly designed robots looking as if they've spent a night drinking as they simply try to walk, let alone break into a jog à la Atlas. To be honest, it's not the most impressive thing we've seen Atlas do.


Robots can play golf??

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The ParOne Steamathalon took place at the Els Club in Dubai where kids from schools around the city competed in a golf match. But this match was competed between robots. It was a great initiative and a good excuse to show the kids my robot dancing . GUY IN DUBAI Guy in Dubai is an insight into how to experience the wild side of Dubai, UAE. Attempting every extreme adventure, challenge and living the amazing social life the Dubai has to offer.