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Video: Watch how a little paint can turn a basic wall into an interactive surface

By Faye Oney / May 23, 2018

Using conductive paint, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have transformed an ordinary wall into an interactive surface that can track electrical devices, appliances, and even a human’s touch.

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Latest innovation in ‘smarter’ technology harnesses electrical power of the human body

By Stephanie Liverani / November 13, 2015

What if the key to “smarter” technology literally lies within us? Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research are developing smartwatch technology that uses the human body’s electrical connectivity to automatically recognize what objects users are touching and launch specific contextual applications to help support the task at hand.

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Designing robots might be easier than you think—all thanks to this new interactive tool

By Stephanie Liverani / November 11, 2015

Most of us can agree robots of all levels are fascinating, but few have the knowledge and capability to actually build sophisticated machines from scratch. At least that used to be the case, thanks to a new interactive design system developed by Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University.

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