Natural Human-Computer Interaction

This shows the hand tracking result from Kinect data. The red regions are our tracking results and the green lines are the skeleton tracking results from the Kinect SDK (based on data from the ChAirGest corpus: https://project.eia-fr.ch/chairgest/Pages/Overview.aspx).

Recent innovations in both hardware and software have brought on a new wave of interaction techniques that depart from mice and keyboards. The widespread adoption of smartphones and tablets with capacitive touchscreens shows people’s preference to directly manipulate virtual objects … Continue reading

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3-D Printing with Liquid Metals

3-D printing with liquid metals: a line of dolls

by Collin Ladd and Michael Dickey Our research group at North Carolina State University has been studying new ways to use simple processes to print liquid metals into 3-D shapes at room temperature. 3-D printing is gaining popularity because of … Continue reading

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The Future of Very Large-Scale Integration (VLSI) Technology

Chris Kim

The historical growth of IC computing power has profoundly changed the way we create, process, communicate, and store information. The engine of this phenomenal growth is the ability to shrink transistor dimensions every few years. This trend, known as Moore’s … Continue reading

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Video: 3-D Printing with Liquid Metals and Flexible Electronics

3-D printing with liquid metals: a line of dolls

In the October issue of Circuit Cellar, Collin Ladd and Dr. Michael Dickey will be writing an essay about a North Carolina State University group’s fascinating research into 3-D printing with liquid metals. “Most 3-D printers currently pattern plastics, but … Continue reading

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Using Socially Assistive Robots to Address the Caregiver Gap

The socially-assistive robot

Editor’s Note: David Feil-Seifer, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Computer Science Department at Yale University, wrote this  essay for Circuit Cellar. Feil-Seifer focuses his research on socially assistive robotics (SAR), particularly the study of human-robot interaction for children with autism … Continue reading

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