It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Microsoft wants to control your lift Microsoft wants to control your lift
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Microsoft wants to control your lift
Thread Tools
Old 27th January 2014, 07:29   #1
[M] Reviewer
Stefan Mileschin's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Romania
Posts: 114,469
Stefan Mileschin Freshly Registered
Default Microsoft wants to control your lift

Software giant Microsoft has been using a copy of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to inspire its R&D and hit upon the idea of having intelligent lifts.

The software in a Microsoft lift can now determine if the person walking by is about to board, then open its doors to let them in.

Vole has installed its Xbox motion-detecting camera, the Kinect, in the ceiling above the elevator, then had it monitor people for months, determining what behaviour predicted whether they'd board the elevator or not.

If it is not sure whether someone is going to get on, it will move its doors until the person motions to tell it to wait or not.

The project is the brainchild of Eric Horvitz, the co-director of Microsoft's research lab which houses some of the company's 1,100 scientists and engineers. Horvitz's team has begun a second phase of the project experimenting with human-like interactions between elevators and the people riding them.

But already some of the language which is building around the project does sound suspiciously like that of the Sirius Cybernetics company
Stefan Mileschin is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Smartphone To Put Privacy And Control First Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 15th January 2014 10:12
Artificial muscles lift 80 times their weight Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 6th September 2013 08:53
Terrafugia reveals concept of vertical lift, flying car Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 8th May 2013 08:13
Microsoft Hires Jeannette Wing as Head of Microsoft Research International Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 22nd November 2012 07:52
PlayStation 3 certification suggests China might lift console ban Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 8th November 2012 07:18
Huawei asks Australia to lift spying ban Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 17th September 2012 07:14
Ergotron LX Triple Display Lift Stand @ LanOC Reviews Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 14th December 2011 07:10
Howto LIFT you case off the floor and get more AIR in? jmke Articles & Howto's 5 1st November 2005 15:46
Adding fan control to the 9800 Pro with XT PCB Sidney WebNews 0 1st November 2004 02:50

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 17:51.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO