Content posted in August 2012
V2V Technology Gets Its First Big Test
The US Department of Transportation launched the first big test of V2V and V2I technologies last week, equipping nearly 3,000 cars, trucks, and buses in Michigan with modules that might one day prevent up to 80 percent of the crashes on American roadways.
LEDs Need Circuit Protection, Too
Designers of LED-based systems may be glossing over one of the most important components, leaving their products susceptible to catastrophic failures, a circuit protection manufacturer said recently.
Robot Provides Virtual Medical Care
iRobot and InTouch Health have joined forces to create a state-of-the-art device called RP-VITA, which is making it easier for doctors to visit hospitalized patients' bedsides even if they can't get there in person.
Blurring the Lines of Control
Robot servo motion is increasingly being directly controlled using standard line controllers integrating advanced kinematics, networking, and operator interface support.
Robot Will Harvest Your Crops
A multinational engineering project aims to create an intelligent robotics platform that can identify and harvest specific types of crops to help foster sustainable agriculture.
Update: Curiosity Rover Lands on Mars
Curiosity carries 10 science instruments. Some of the tools are the first of their kind on Mars, including a laser-firing instrument for checking elemental composition of rocks from a distance.