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BK student invents robot to help kids with autism

A Brooklyn student is working on inventing a robot that may change the way children with autism interact with others. The robot named Caesar was built at NYU Polytechnic School and is able to express emotion. Jared Frank, the Ph.D. student working on Caesar, hopes that his robot will one day...

Could analyzing how humans think make better video games?

Recently, on a cold, solitary evening, I decided to reprise one of my teenage pastimes: I played Super Mario 64. At first it was a little different than I remembered—the picture grainier, the music tinnier, my computer keyboard unnatural as I tried to put Mario through the classic moves I...

NYU Wireless pushes for FCC to act fast on releasing mmW spectrum

With a Feb. 17 reply comment deadline coming up on the FCC's Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on the use of spectrum above 24 GHz, researchers at New York University (NYU)-Wireless are once again sounding the horn that the FCC has the power to put the U.S. in the driver's seat when it comes to the...

Custom Robo-Suit Made Just for You

You know what I don’t like about robotic exoskeletons? The fit. They’re always too tight in the rear and too loose in the waist. Thankfully, Joo H. Kim, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, is working on this problem. In all...

Brooklyn School Kids’ Tech Project on Gentrification Features 3D Printed Homes

Combined efforts to keep elementary school children in the technological development loop transformed a grade school science project into a collaborative venture that fused science, technology (including 3D printing and robotics), and urgent social issues. The non-profit organization FIRST (For...

NYU Wireless weighs in on FCC’s 5G future

Everyone agrees we need to sort out a fifth-generation wireless system, there’s just one problem: no one quite agrees on what it is yet. After the first Brooklyn 5G Summit last April, one researcher made a compelling argument that there’s more bandwidth out there than anyone knows what...

Research could customize, accelerate design of powered exoskeletons

Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering and Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition are developing a framework that could speed up the design of powered exoskeletons. The framework would design customizable exoskeletons that allow individuals with lower-...

CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS WEEK GOES LOCAL

Last week, at Montgomery College in Maryland, 40 young hackers sat rapt at their computers and smartphones, digging their way through a cyber mystery. Despite their proximity to the nation’s capital, their work wasn’t a matter of national security—rather, this cadre was the first...

New Instruments Target 5G Testing

Almost any electronic technology has one truism attached to it: You can’t develop it if you can’t test it.  This is particularly the case with wireless and other communications products.  Thankfully, there’s a great group of test-equipment manufacturers who work out at...