I wanted some software that could just show me the four different CCTV feeds, let me click on them toggle between single-camera-maximised and all-four-cameras view and work reliably. Rather than trying to find something off the shelf I thought this would be a fun and quick project for me to tackle myself. … More Coding Security Camera Monitoring Software – Part 1
As part of my weekly paper reviews I read a 2008 paper that describes creating a robot eye based on the physical design of a human eye. It didn’t go well. … More Creating a Biomimetic Robotic Eye
Robots and artificial intelligence will change the world and the capacity for improvement is phenomenal – but what if we get it wrong? A question I received on YouTube got me thinking. … More Robot Ethics – Will They Kill All Humans?
This week I look at a paper discussing whether we can ever really like super-realistic humanoid robots as much as humans. … More Is the Uncanny Valley an Uncanny Cliff?
The Amazon Dash Button launched in the UK in September and I just got my own. Does anybody actually need one or is this the most pointless product ever? … More Amazon Dash Button UK Launch – Utterly Pointless
After spending a few weeks with my Chromebook I love it but wanted to geek out and add even more utility to it so I decided to install Ubuntu on it alongside my Chrome OS install. In under an hour I’ve increased my productivity no end. … More Installing Linux on an Acer Chromebook
SimSensei provides a virtual human (a 3D rendered human) that through a camera and microphones can conduct interviews to assist in diagnosing and support treatment for depression and PTSD. … More SimSensei – A Virtual Human Assisting with Depression and PTSD Therapy
After using Macs, iPhones and iPads for years my last Apple device is being replaced. How will I get on with a Chinese Android smartphone rather than my iPhone? … More Huawei P9 Plus vs iPhone 6S Plus
In this week’s paper review I check out some research looking at whether or not children with autism are able to read emotions in the same way as those who are not. The results are surprising. … More Testing Emotional Recognition for Autism Spectrum Disorder with the Zeno R50 Robot
It has been almost a quarter of a century since I got my Amiga 600 for Christmas and I miss it. It’s time for me to get one back. … More Remembering my Amiga 600