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.
A new service lets engineers and orthopedic surgeons design and 3D print highly accurate, patient-specific, orthopedic medical implants made of metal -- without owning a 3D printer. Using free, downloadable software, users can import ASCII and binary .STL files, design the implant, and send an encrypted design file to a third-party manufacturer.
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.