New ideas from the old country
Features 9/23/1996 Post a comment Turnout at the Geneva Annual International Exhibition of Inventions demonstrates the universality of the inventive spirit. The following are just a few samples of the more than 1,000 patented designs on display this year, representing some 650 exhibitors from 40 countries.
Time was when sports equipment was made only from common, everyday, low-tech materials. But now sports equipment has a new, high-tech ingredient that is helping players take their game to the next level.
A humanoid diving robot has recovered treasure from the wreck of French King Louis XIV's flagship, untouched for nearly 400 years. The bot not only looks somewhat human-shaped, it's also got stereoscopic humanlike vision, artificial intelligence, and haptic force feedback.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
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