23.08.2016 | TechCrunch
There 12 billion food and package delivers in the US every year. But the on-demand meal and grocery industries are being held back by the high costs of human deliverers. Robby makes self-driving delivery robots that can autonomously navigate sidewalks to your door. Robby can reduce costs of deliveries from $5 to $10, to $1 to $2 each. Its MIT PhD-built bots have already made 50 deliveries, and Robby about to start a pilot program with Instacart.
24.06.2016 | Nature Communications
Reconstructing a scene’s 3D structure and reflectivity accurately with an active imaging system operating in low-light-level conditions has wide-ranging applications, spanning biological imaging to remote sensing. Here we propose and experimentally demonstrate a depth and reflectivity imaging system with a single-photon camera that generates high-quality images from ~1 detected signal photon per pixel.
09.04.2016 | Business Insider
13 before-and-after photos that show how drastically China's cities have grown over the last century
Over the past 30 years, China has grown from an agricultural-centric country to a largely urban society. Hundreds of millions of rural residents have left the countryside for larger cities, many in the hopes of finding better jobs. Photographer Dheera Venkatraman spent a few years traveling around the country to create a series he called "Time Traveling in China". The project involved finding images from the 1900s and revisiting the locations they depicted, taking his own photos of what the landscape looks like today.
11.12.2015 | MIT News
Buildingram investigated fundamental building characteristics of each address, such as primary business activity, number of people using the facility, and the rate and frequency of building use. It acquired much of the information and photos by deploying Web search and data finessing using Google Maps and Foursquare APIs, Facebook, Instagram, plus other social media and websites. The team was able to decipher energy use by noting construction materials, the number of floors, lighting types, shape of structures, whether solar panels were present, and other similar parameters.
02.06.2015 | The Weather Channel
Photographer Dheera Venkatraman likes to travel to places others might not have on their bucket lists. In fact, he often reads tourist guidebooks and crosses all of the recommendations off of his own list, and does whatever is left.
25.02.2015 | Time Magazine
MIT graduate student Dheera Venkatraman calls his "Sesame" app for Android Wear smartwatches an "exceedingly simple project" to unlock a door using spoken commands. The wearer simply needs to shout into the watch face, "OK Google, open sesame" to open the app. It then wirelessly transmits a command via Bluetooth to turn an Internet-connected lock.
04.08.2014 | PC Magazine
Android Wear provides a completely new environment for developers to run wild in, and not all the early attempts to make smartwatch apps have been entirely successful. A watch is simply not a phone, which means the apps need to be scaled down and make sense for a watch.
15.07.2014 | Gotta Be Mobile
14.07.2014 | Android Police
04.07.2014 | Boston.com
03.01.2014 | Science