Posts Tagged ‘Electrical and Computer Engineering’

“Duet of one” possible with hand-controlled voice synthesizer

Feb. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

New technology at the University of British Columbia makes it possible for a person to speak or sing just by using their hands to control a speech synthesizer. UBC researcher Sidney Fels says the gesture-to-voice-synthesizer technology mirrors processes that human use when they control their own vocal apparatus. “It’s like playing a musical instrument that [...]

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Carbon nanotube yarns. Courtesy of John Madden

UBC researchers invent tiny artificial muscles with the strength, flexibility of elephant trunk

Oct. 13, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

An international team of researchers has invented new artificial muscles strong enough to rotate objects a thousand times their own weight, but with the same flexibility of an elephant’s trunk or octopus limbs.

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