Category Archives: AI

3D printed metal parts smarten up at VTT Finland

Smart metal parts, capable of relaying information about performance, condition and authenticity, have been made using additive manufacturing in a project at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Made as a demo exploring potential manufacturing technologies, the parts have been dubbed as “the next big step towards artificial intelligence” in machinery. Additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0 […]

iPhone X Face ID security software apparently tricked by 3D printed mask

When the iPhone X was announced in September 2017, Apple showed off its Face ID feature that relies on facial recognition to unlock the screen. At the time, Apple’s senior VP of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, stated that “professional mask makers and makeup artists in Hollywood” had helped to “train the neural networks” of Face ID, […]

Made Smarter Review Report finds AI, robotics and 3D printing could contribute £445bn to UK economy

An independent review of the UK’s manufacturing sector led by Jürgen Maier, CEO of Siemens UK, has reached completion. The Made Smarter Review Report calls for government and businesses to come together and embrace the nation’s potential as a leader of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0). The study follows earlier recommendations from AM UK and the […]

Amazon acquires AI human modeling startup Body Labs

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Manhattan Body Labs, a startup founded on technology developed at Brown University and the Max Planck Institute, has been developing a collection of API to make its products the most accurate way of modelling the human body. Now with three different programs in its portfolio, incorporating varying degrees of machine […]

Canadian researchers in pursuit of artificially intelligent 3D printers

New research from the University of New Brunswick in Canada seeks to pair artificial intelligence with 3D printing technologies for application to manufacturing. Edward Cyr’s research, funded by a McCain postdoctoral fellowship, aims to develop an AI system that will approach a problem and 3D print its solution after considering all the alternatives. Industry-enhanced artificial […]

16 year old invents 3D printed eye test for preventing blindness in diabetics

Kavya Kopparapu, a 16 year old student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Virginia, has invented a 3D printed device that can detect signs of degenerative eye disease. The device works with an AI smartphone app. Kopparapu and her team digitally trained the Eyeagnosis package which is intended to be a cheaper, more accessible eye […]

SurfNet: Künstliche Intelligenz erzeugt 3D-Modelle aus 2D-Bildern

Forscher der Purdue University arbeiten derzeit an einer künstlichen Intelligenz mit dem Namen SurfNet. Diese soll in der Lage sein aus 2D-Bildern 3D-Modelle zu erzeugen, verwendet wird dafür Deep Learning.  Das Konzept hinter Deep Learning ist eigentlich schnell erklärt: Aus einem großen Datensatz lernt der Computer etwas kennen, später kann man dann auch Objekte die nicht […]

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Machine learning SurfNet creates 3D models from 2D images

New research has developed AI technology that can transform 2D images into 3D content. The method, called SurfNet, has great potential in the field of robotics and autonomous vehicles, as well as creating digital 3D content. The research was led by Purdue University’s Donald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Karthik Ramani. SurfNet The technology utilizes machine […]