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Cornell BOOM Showcases Digital Tech
Checkers-playing robot and other hi-tech projects to be showcased at Cornell BOOM 2014.
March 26, 2014
ITHACA (WENY) -- Go check out the latest high tech projects at Cornell university today at the Cornell's BOOM 2014.
This year people will have a chance to see the latest student research into digital technology. Projects like checkers-playing robots, a smart scale or even an unmanned aircraft capable of take off and landing by itself.
Some of this years projects include:
Smart scale A wifi-enabled smart scale and mobile app called Moxie that allows users to monitor their weight, heart rate, blood pressure and cholesterol in order to make lifestyle changes accordingly.
Bus tracker Mobile tracking app that allows users to select a bus number to find the nearest stop, estimate the time the next bus will arrive and its current location.
Checkers-playing Delta robot A checkers-playing robot arm that uses a webcam to identify the board and determine its next move.
Reader analytics platform A digital platform called Speare that tracks analytics from visitors of news media websites everything from the types of articles they prefer to how long they spend reading them in order for the publisher to better understand its audience.
CUAir An unmanned autonomous aircraft capable of takeoff/landing, waypoint navigation and surveillance/reconnaissance.
CUAUV An unmanned autonomous underwater vehicle capable of completing difficult underwater tasks through an advanced software system.
Mood lights Electro-sensors measure ones mood and then the data is fed into an interactive, color-changing light system.
This is the 16th annual event and starts today at 4:00P.M. in Duffield Hall Atrium on Cornell's campus.
More information: http://boom.cornell.edu/