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Stand up and close your eyes. If you have superpowers and managed to memorize this text before doing so, you'll be now reading it in your mind. Now, try to walk straight for two meters towards somewhere [...]
In order to know their spatial orientation and keep balance, robots use Inertial Measurement Units (IMU). They are composed of accelerometers, gyroscopes and, sometimes, magnetometers that measure linear [...]
Thanks to MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), the components in an IMU today can be embedded into chip-like casings and consume very low power. This opened the door some years ago to the inclusion of [...]
I still remember my first mobile phone back in 1998. It was an Alcatel One Touch Easy. You could do thousands of things with it: calling your parents, calling your girlfriend, calling your friends, calling [...]
Ok, let's get serious. Needless to say, today's smartphones are orders of magnitude more powerful than my old Alcatel thanks to Moore's law. In fact, they are becoming powerful enough to execute [...]
Since a few months ago, I had programmed computer vision software for desktop machines and laptops. I always thought of trying with Android or other mobile operating system, but never had time to really [...]