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“Making robots easier to live and work with”

eLearningworld News Leila Takayama is a leading researcher of robotics at University of California where her work is directed on the field of human-robot interaction. Takayama explains: “I’m interested in building robots that interact with people, that do things for people in their day-to-day lives, not just in factories and on battlefields.” Today, people in general has a very split opinion about robots, either we are intimidated by them or we have developed an emotional… Continue reading

Museum offers school’s in poorer suburbs education in coding

eLearningworld News The Museum of Technology in Stockholm now launching the MakerTour for Coding in School. During three years the museum will offer Middle Schools in poorer parts of Stockholm free teacher training, workshops in school and at the museum, as well as holiday activities with coding courses for the pupils is included in the programme. The focus is to improve the digital competence both for teachers and pupils in playful way in order to… Continue reading

Augmented Reality: To bring the app-experience out of the phone

eLearningworld News A new dimension is being added to the mission of designing for interaction with the user by the launch of ARkit from Apple. This delivers an illusion of actually bringing 3D-objects beyond the screen out of the iPhone or iPad to interact with the environment outside the device. Since in these AR apps, the device’s camera is used to present a live, onscreen view of the physical world. By turning their device the… Continue reading

Mismatch between business and higher education in Silicon Valley, new research shows

eLearningworld News One of the most important aspects for Silicon Valley’s continual growth and innovation is higher education, in a new book Stanford professors emeriti Dick Scott and Mike Kirst identifies several mismatches. The book with the title Higher Education and Silicon Valley: Connected but Conflicted is based on a longitudinal study describing developments in this area over the past 45 years (1970 to 2015). The research includes 350+ post-secondary educational organizations in the San… Continue reading

The design thinking process of building a drone for disaster-zones, MIT research

eLearningworld News Engineers at MIT have designed a drone that can work without interruption for more than five days. At the same time as it stays connected, and can continue gathering data as well as provide temporary telecommunication, even if it is in a disaster zone where communication-problems goes with the territory. However, these vehicles do already exist, but the engineers at MIT have with new design managed to lower the cost dramatically, while the… Continue reading

Latest News: Build your own custom drone with MIT

eLearningworld News from US Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT launching the first system to allow users to design, simulate and build their own custom drone. This should be seen in the light of that US government has made much easier for companies and consumers to use drones.  Users can customize the size, shape and structure of their drone based on their requirements of payload, cost, flight time, battery usage etc. MIT… Continue reading

Latest News: Trending – Companies using Machine Learning to become more effective

eLearningworld News from US What would speeding up business processes with up to ten times the speed you have today do for your company? H. James Wilson, Sharad Sachdev och Allan Alter, executives of Accenture writes in Harvard Business Review that machine learning with such capacity now finding its way into business organisations. The executives explain in the following way: “Our study found that organizations are using machine-reengineering to establish new forms of human-machine collaboration… Continue reading

Latest News: German survey – People prefer service robots before nursing homes

eLearningworld News from Germany Service robots or nursing home? The Germans answer is clear: 83 percent can imagine to use a service robot at home if they could continue to live longer in their own homes. This is the main result from a recent survey conducted by the opinion research institute Forsa on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka comment: “I am pleased that the citizens… Continue reading

Latest News: Reinvention of authenticity in the digital age, new research from Stanford

eLearningworld News from US It is more authentic to listening to vinyl or sitting by a desk and writing with a pen on a paper in comparison with digital developments within the field is still a common view. The Stanford scholar Vanessa Chang’s research within this field of human interaction brings new perspectives. She says “We come to know the world through our movements. They embody our creativity, agency and subjectivity. As a site of… Continue reading

The Power of Internet of Things

eLearningworld Weekly Review The web connected people, now the internet of things is about to do the same with the devices. This development has turned into hype in media, but what is it really about? Gérald Santucci, Head of the Unit Knowledge Sharing at the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks wrote in 2011: “When objects can sense the environment and communicate, they become powerful tools for understanding complexity and responding to it effectively.… Continue reading