Industrial Robot Plays Air Hockey
DNTV 6/25/2008 Post a comment An industrial robot at the Freescale Technology Forum used a 32-bit processor to control a robot that plays air hockey. See the technology behind the robot and watch it in action.
Playing the Building
DNTV 6/16/2008 Post a comment David Byrne’s newest musical installation uses pneumatic and electric actuators to transform a New York City ferry terminal into an enormous musical instrument.
DNTV 6/16/2008 Post a comment DARPA’s prosthetics demonstrator Claudia Mitchell explains how her prosthesis behaves as she subconsciously moves her other arm, while she is speaking.
DARPA’s Prosthetics in Action
DNTV 6/16/2008 Post a comment Prosthesis demonstrators Jesse Sullivan and Claudia Mitchell demonstrate various prosthetic movement, including high fives and handing objects from hand to hand.
High-Dexterity Prosthetic Sensations
DNTV 6/16/2008 Post a comment DARPA demonstrates its high dexterity robotics on spokespersons Claudia Mitchell and Jesse Sullivan. They describe the phantom sensations and resistance related to prosthetic movement.
What makes this movie stand out from the typical high school sports story is that the teenagers are undocumented immigrants, and the big game is a NASA-sponsored marine robotics competition. Like many other Hollywood movies, however, Spare Parts only tells part of the story. What the film shows -- and doesn’t show -- raises important issues affecting STEM education in the US.
Instead of sifting through huge amounts of technical data looking for answers to assembly problems, engineers can now benefit from 3M's new initiative -- 3M Assembly Solutions. The company has organized its wealth of adhesive and tape solutions into six typical application areas, making it easier to find the best products to solve their real-world assembly and bonding problems.
Load dump occurs when a discharged battery is disconnected while the alternator is generating current and other loads remain on the alternator circuit. If left alone, the electrical spikes and transients will be transmitted along the power line, leading to malfunctions in individual electronics/sensors or permanent damage to the vehicle’s electronic system. Bottom line: An uncontrolled load dump threatens the overall safety and reliability of the vehicle.
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