The robot is called the BSF-Auto, created by Japan's Ishikawa Oku Laboratory. The BFS-Auto uses high speed, automated page flipping and real-time 3D page recognition to read a 250-page book in just one minute. That's about a novel per minute, an Oxford Dictionary in under 10 minutes. "BFS-Auto can achieve high-speed and high-definition book digitization at over 250 pages/min using the original media format. This performance is realized by three key points: high-speed fully-automated page flipping, real-time 3D recognition of the flipped pages, and high-accuracy restoration to a flat document image. This system is toward the practical use in 2013." The BFS-Auto is set to make its commercial debut some time in 2013, but you can see it in action now in the video.
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Projecteo is a tiny Instagram projector. It uses wheels of 35mm slide film you make online and each one holds nine photos. Whether they're of your best friends, that holiday last summer or good old pictures of cats, just pop them into Projecteo, focus by twisting the lens barrel and sit back to enjoy your slideshow.
The "invisible iPhone keyboard" is the creation of Swiss designer Florian Kräutli. Using the iPhone's built-in three-dimesnional accelerometer, the has developed an application that translates vibrations from different surfaces caused by tapping. reflected onto a paper keyboard as guidelines, the app is then calibrated using special software, where a program generates a series of defined patterns using the frequencies collected from the data. From this, each different vibration is then converted as a simulated key press on the 'invisible keyboard'.
This is the by Cute Circuit, which was put together by embedding LEDs and hooking it up to display tweets that were sent to a Twitter account that it was linked to online. It was don't by Nicole Scherzinger, who wore it to the launch of a new 4G network from Everything Everywhere in the UK. If you wanted to see your messages displayed on the dress were instructed to send their tweets to @EE or post them with the #tweetthedress hashtag. Watch the video of it.
Want to use the keyboard the one touch operation makes sure that the stand automatically rises and provided you a cool ergonomic comfort for typing? A good idea would be to get an iPad case that doubles as a wireless keyboard too. The one-touch operation of opening and closing the push of a button, automatically rises stand, keyboard will appear. The iPad case by Japanese Elecom weighs around 540 gram. It is a must have to match your iPad 3rd generation. It is available for $210.
The Sky wifi smartpen records everything you write and hear, and sends your recorded notes and audio wirelessly to the Evernote account. Using Evernote, you can quickly search and share your lectures, meetings and ideas any time on nearly any device - mac, windows, iOS, and android units.
Google has developed the Trekker, a backpack panoramic camera system that can be carried by one person - to traverse the Grand Canyon and capture 360-degree images. Between the pack, the sensors and the camera systems, the Trekker weighs in at 40 pounds. The Trekker is operator controlled by an Android app and automatically gathers photos as he walks. The camera module on top of the pack looks a bit like a soccer ball and contains fifteen different lenses.
The ZaggKeys Mini7 and Mini9 are a pair of cases for your iPad Mini, the Mini7 comes with a compact keyboard and the Mini9 features a full sized keyboard, both connect to your iPad Mini via Bluetooth. The Zaggkeys MINI offers an ideal alternative to typing on the tablet screen.The cases are available here.
This concept called the Portable Power Center (PPC) from Uprise Energy. Once you're on the road, you can drive to the nearest rock festival site or campground that happens to fall off the established power grid, and in less than two hours you can be cranking out 50,000 watts of juice. Pop open the container open you'll find a trailer with the fold-open wind turbine built in, and a truck to pull the whole rig. In the animated video below. "Through intelligent programming, the machine is constantly monitoring weather patterns and adjusting itself to best capture energy from the wind. The machine rotates 360º to face the wind and adjust blade pitch and speed for optimum capture. When the wind is too strong, the computer automatically parks the rotor and lays the mast down to avoid damage." - Uprise "
Any smartphone can use Lockitron through its intuitive two-button app. With Lockitron you can instantly share access with your family and friends by entering their email address or phone number. Lockitron connects to the Internet thanks to built-in WiFi.
The Hop is a robotic suitcase that lets you go hands-free at the airport via the Bluetooth connectivity in your phone, the suitcase can follow its owner all on its own. "Hop is a suitcase that follows the user. Represents the next generation of luggage, the following. The suitcase contains three receivers that are able to receive, identify and triangulate different signals coming from the user's cell phone. A microcontroller interprets these signals calculating the phone's position regarding to the suitcase. The same microcontroller operates a caterpillar system based on compressed air, which follows the user at a constant distance. If the signal is lost the user is alerted by the vibration of the phone and suitcase locks itself. The bags can be programmed to follow one to another or are controlled jointly by the staff that handles the baggage at airports or stations."