Robot Takes Care of Your Vino

A new robot may soon have a hand in tending to the grapes it takes to make that glass of wine you might enjoy with dinner. The invention of Guy Julien and Christophe Millot, Wall-Ye V.I.N. stands 20 inches tall, travels on four wheels like a mini-tractor, and has two mechanical arms, the ends of which can accommodate a number …

Step Aside RoboCop… Make Way For RoboBee

In the never-ending quest to make smarter robots, researchers at two United Kingdom universities have commenced on a project to harness some of the very clever attributes of the humble honeybee. Scientists at Sheffield and Sussex Universities intend to construct computer models of how a honeybee’s brain works in an attempt to increase our understanding and implementation of artificial intelligence. …

ABBYY SDK For Intelligent Multi-Functional Peripherals

By Adrian Bridgwater, October 02, 2011 FineReader Engine 2.0 for Embedded OS raises the IQ of MFPs ABBYY has unwrapped FineReader Engine 2.0 for Embedded OS, a Software Development Kit (SDK) designed for document classification and conversion to Multi-Function Peripherals (MFP). This SDK is intended to allow MFP vendors to remove application middleware and enable developers to create document-processing solutions …