Intelligence and monitoring

Mail Online - by JONATHAN O'CALLAGHAN - 08/27/2014

Scientist at Auckland University have designed a virtual baby that learns. Called BabyX the computer programme can recognise words and images (shown). When spoken to the machine responds just like a real baby would. Using algorithms BabyX is trained to respond to certain situations.

As small as a grain of sand, the latest motion-sensor chips provide new opportunities for wearable electronics.

What if your smartphone or office window could soak up enough sunrays to produce electricity? Researchers at the Michigan State University say they’ve developed a clear panel technology that could do just that.

Following simple programmed rules, autonomous robots arrange themselves into vast, complex shapes

Phandroid - by Chris Chavez - 07/02/2014

Now available in public parks throughout the city are “Soofas,” new smart benches featuring USB ports for charging mobile devices while out and about. Because sapping the city’s resources wouldn’t be the best idea, the benches actually feature solar panels and a battery for storing the sun’s energy throughout the day.

+ Plastic Electronics - by Phil Curry - 09/30/2013

Organic solar film producer Heliatek has signed a development agreement with glass provider AGC, to provide solar glass products for building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).