Across the Internet, engineers are discussing the situation with Boston's Big Dig/Central Artery Tunnel project and the materials failure which led to the death of a 39-year-old woman and the closing down of several key connectors, tunnels and roadways throughout the city.
Ongoing investigations show failures were known to project coordinators as long as six years ago and everyday more loose bolts and faulty bolt and epoxy assemblies are being discovered.
Structurally speaking, even if these faulty portions of the infrastructure are corrected, what are the chances of this having long-term repercussions?
Unlike industrial robots, which suffered a slight overall slump in 2012, service robots continue to be increasingly in demand. The majority are used for defense, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and agriculture, such as milking robots.
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
These are the toys that inspired budding engineers to try out sublime designs, create miniature structures, and experiment with bizarre contraptions using sets that could be torn down and reconstructed over and over.
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