#70 ScratchJr

ScratchJr is a new version of the Scratch programming language designed for children ages five to seven. Using ScratchJr, kids can build their own animated stories, interactive games, collages, and other creative projects. ScratchJr teaches kids a new form of literacy: code. By learning to code, kids learn new ways of thinking, problem-solving, and expressing ideas.

Posted at 2pm on 03/18/14 | no comments | more options
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What if we could train a robot the way we train a pet? With the TAMER project, a technically unskilled user can teach a robot tasks and correct its behavior, improving the robot’s task performance through live interaction. This research on interactive learning focuses on algorithms that facilitate teaching by signals of approval and disapproval from a human trainer.

Posted at 7am on 10/31/13 | no comments | watch

#68 Hybrid Basketry

Contemporary 3D printing and traditional craft rarely meet in the same creation. The Hybrid Basketry project merges these two distinct traditions: 3D-printed structures are shaped to combine with hand‐woven patterns. The 3D-printed plastic elements contribute the aesthetics of digital curvatures and manifolds, while the hand‐woven natural fibers give the baskets a unique organic appeal.

Posted at 2pm on 07/22/13 | no comments | watch

#67 MACH

MACH, My Automated Conversation coacH, is a system for people to practice social interactions in face-to-face scenarios. MACH consists of a 3D character that can see, hear, and make its own decisions in real time.

Posted at 6am on 06/14/13 | no comments | watch

#66 WaaZam

WaaZam is a creative telepresence system that allows people to be together in the same window during a networked video session. The goal of the project is to support shared experiences at a distance in an environment that is designed by the participants. 

Posted at 10am on 05/01/13 | no comments | watch
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