New Computer Vision Project Can Solve reCAPTCHAs With Over 99% Accuracy

From Google Online Security Blog: Translating a street address to an exact location on a map is harder than it seems. To take on this challenge and make Google Maps even more useful, we’ve been working on a new system to help locate addresses even more accurately, using some of the technology from the Street View and reCAPTCHA teams. This technology finds and reads street numbers in Street View, and correlates those numbers with existing addresses to pinpoint their exact location on Google Maps. We show that this system is able to accurately detect and read difficult numbers in Street View with 90% accuracy. Turns out that this new algorithm can also be used to read CAPTCHA puzzles—we found that it can decipher the hardest distorted text puzzles from reCAPTCHA with over 99% accuracy... ( cont'd ) ( full technical paper )

NextGen Drone Tracker Kit Now Available

Sagetech Introduces NextGen ADS-B Tracker Kit for Drones to Increase Safety

Parallax Inc. Heads to USA Science & Engineering Festival to Provide Hands-On Robot Demos to Kids

Parallax STEM Education Robots Will Star in Interactive Booth

Seattle Companies Battle To Create Most Innovative Robot In The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® "Build for Good" Competition

But the real innovation could be coming from the builders of tomorrow - 64% of parents who ask their children for advice are turning to them for tech-related support - according to a national survey

Gumstix Announces AeroCore Micro Aerial Vehicle Control System

Small, lightweight Gumstix systems have been the top choice of MAV enthusiasts, robotics educators and enterprise users at universities and companies around the world since 2004.

Rethink Robotics Expands Executive Team

New Hires Bring Software Expertise to Collaborative Robotics Leader

Kessler Foundation Purchases Second Robotic Exoskeleton from Ekso Bionics

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., a robotic exoskeleton company, announced today that Kessler Foundation, a global leader in rehabilitation research, has purchased a second exoskeleton, the Ekso GT, to be used in a new study examining the effectiveness of wearable robots for neuro-rehabilitation and gait training.

National Robotics Week And MATE ROV Competition

The 2014 MATE competition highlights the role that ROVs play in exploring and documenting shipwrecks, studying sinkholes, and conserving our national maritime heritage sites.

Cable Carriers for Rotary Applications

Here are three different types of rotary applications and the cable carrier system used for each.

How Trends in Electronics are Affecting Connectors

New smaller and more portable electronics in aerospace, defense, and other stressful environments, like those encountered in robotics and oil exploration, are resulting in changing demands and designs of electronic connector systems.

DRC SafeStop Case Study

For the Robotics Challenge, to demonstrate the robot's ability to operate a vehicle, DARPA chose to use the RANGER XP 900 EPS vehicles, which were all customized for the challenge with a TORC SafeStop Emergency System.

DARPA Tactical Technology Office (TTO) Invites Innovative Risk-Takers to Attend 2014 Office-Wide Proposers' Day

Two-day event encourages proposals designed to move military technology and capabilities far beyond the state of the art

Adept Technology Names John Villadsen Vice President of Global Operations

"John Villadsen comes to Adept with more than 20 years of experience managing companies' operations, establishing global supply chains, and implementing lean practices worldwide"

A World Of Hardware Startups

Upverter has a hardware startup master list and world map. Currently contains around 150 robotics companies, 500+ consumer hardware startups and a list of incubators, venture firms and everything else... ( cont'd )

Introducing TinkerBots, A New Building Set That Makes Creating All Kinds of Toy Robots a Snap - Literally

Pre-Ordering Begins Today on International Crowdfunding Platform Indiegogo.com

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

KEBA - KeTop Operating & monitoring - from mobile to stationary with just one software

Best ergonomics and an intuitive user interface are key factors for efficient operation and monitoring. With the KeTop devices, high-performance, application-optimized hardware is available. The turnkey TeachView robotics user interface enables fast and easy teach-in. User-friendly HMIs are created with the easy-to-operate KeView visualization software - an optimum user experience is guaranteed.