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  1. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Scientists teach ping-pong robots to master spin

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:49am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Humans can master the art of spin and outwit the machines- but maybe not for much longer Big bounce forward in race for ping-pong robot The world could be just two years away from the first serious showdown between a robot and a top-flight ping-pong player with a mainland breakthrough in high-speed vision in robots. Scientists with a state-funded ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - Animals

    Solution to 'sheepdog mystery' found in the use of two basic rules

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 01:22am by AFP

    ... the environment, herding of livestock, keeping animals away from sensitive areas and collective or guiding groups of exploring robots," said King. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Ocean Park's new haunted house may just scare the life out of you

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:49am by Arthur Chan, Patsy Moy

    ... organised by the theme park. Doraemon is a Japanese cartoon character in the form of a blue and white robotic cat. It has been highly popular in Hong Kong, Taiwan and many other Asian cities ...

  4. News - China - MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

    Chinese scientists create robot arm powered by thought that can play rock, paper scissors

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 07:05pm by Staff Reporter, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Staff Reporter Chinese study has wide applications for patients who have lost limbs or muscle control Chinese scientists have equipped a patient with a special robotic arm that she could ... after testing it on monkeys and rats – spells hope for patients without limbs or who lack muscle control. WATCH: Chinese scientists invent a brain-powered robot arm The 28-year-old patient, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - Spirit of Hong Kong 2014

    24 people shortlisted for this year's Spirit of Hong Kong Awards

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by Annemarie Evans

    ... scientists who have Hong Kong's entrepreneurial spirit, for sure, but have created devices such as solar cookers and wildfire detection robots that serve the community and save lives. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    HKUST programme aims to equip students with real-world skills

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:41pm by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... Michael Cheung Yu-pang, one of the few students who have remained with the team for a second year. Designing, programming, coding and preparing the mechanical parts of two robots that have ... friends and developed a common culture, although they are not all from Hong Kong. "The robotics team is like a family. Everybody communicates well, and we solve problems together," says ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - ROBOTICS

    New generation of 'muscle suits' make light work of heavy lifting

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Tokyo New generation of robotic aids aimed to help the elderly and care workers Muscle suit makes light work of heavy lifting With a bend of the knees and a hiss ... Hybrid Assistive Limb [HAL] robotic suit, which it rents out to hospitals and care facilities. The care robotics industry would be worth 35 billion yen by the end of the decade, according ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Worry over use of military equipment by police in US

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:24pm by Reuters

    ... A report released in June by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), documents the flow of armoured robots, military-style rifles and tactical vehicles to local police departments. The programme ... and semi-automatic rifles, two robots and ground troop helmets. "What we're seeing in Ferguson is a reflection of the militarisation of American policing," said Kara Dansky, senior counsel ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs

    The 48 Hours guide to TCM

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:12am by Bernice Chan, Tessa Chan, EDMUND LEE, Vanessa Yung, Kevin Kwong

    ... increases until I can really feel the stone scraping along my bones. It is a strange sensation, the way I imagine a massage from a robot would feel: precise and impersonal. The treatment lasts about ...

  10. Strong education supports HK entrepreneurship

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:14pm by GINN FUNG

    ... knees of our elderly people. The other area where we are also strong is robotics. The University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has an automation centre that has already nurtured many young ...




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