Artificial Intelligence

Corey speaks to Grid about autonomous vehicles

Richard Corey, director of the Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Lab at the University of Maine, spoke to Grid about whether autonomous vehicles will be able to push gas-powered cars off the market. Corey discussed the issue of how people will interact with autonomous vehicles once they become more prevalent, and discussed VEMI Lab’s […]

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Artificial intelligence can be used to better monitor Maine’s forests, UMaine study finds

Monitoring and measuring forest ecosystems is a complex challenge because of an existing combination of softwares, collection systems and computing environments that require increasing amounts of energy to power. The University of Maine’s Wireless Sensor Networks (WiSe-Net) laboratory has developed a novel method of using artificial intelligence and machine learning to make monitoring soil moisture […]

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BDN features VEMI Lab

The Bangor Daily News featured the University of Maine’s Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Lab. The BDN reported that VEMI Lab’s biggest project is its groundbreaking research into autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, for which it has received a total of $600,000 in two grant two U.S. Department of Transportation Inclusive Design Challenges, beating […]

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Ability Magazine cites UMaine VEMI Lab grant for accessible ride share apps

In an article featuring a Q&A with Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigeig, Ability Magazine noted that the University of Maine took third place in the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Inclusive Design Challenge for its Autonomous Vehicle Assistant (AVA) that assists passengers with visual impairments and older adults with ride-hailing and trip planning.

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Zipe Education notes UMaine role in collaborative research into artificial intelligence

In an article about research grants in New Hampshire, Zipe Education noted a $6 million collaborative effort with the University of Maine, University of New Hampshire, University of Vermont, Dartmouth College, Southern Maine Community College and Vermont Technical College to investigate how artificial intelligence drives innovation in the future of advanced manufacturing. The project will […]

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Media features VEMI Lab’s federal prize for self-driving car software

The Bangor Daily News, News Center Maine, WVII (Fox 22 Bangor), Wired Focus, Zipe Education and the Times of Northwest Indiana reported that the Virtual Environments and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Laboratory at the University of Maine earned third place in a national competition and an invitation to the White House for developing an inclusive smartphone […]

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UMaine study finds social media verification not enough to sell products

Social media influencers are some of the most powerful celebrities of the internet era, and verification — the blue check mark that indicates the account has been vetted and the user’s identity has been confirmed — is one of the most highly sought-after tools of the trade.  New research from Maine Business School at the […]

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