Open Frame Touch Panel Computer
Features 3/18/2011 Post a comment The fanless device can be used in a number of application environments including amusement/arcade center management systems, medical, manufacturing and process control systems.
Walk a Mile in Your Ski Boots
Features 3/10/2011 Post a comment As avid users of the company's own products, Black Diamond engineers translate intimate knowledge of customer requirements into optimal designs for extreme climbing and ski gear.
Motion Control to the Extreme
Features 3/10/2011 Post a comment When it comes to designing motion systems for operation in harsh environments, it's not just the performance of the motors you have to worry about. The materials and connections that form the motion system's structure are equally important.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.