MathWorks took its first step into the world of mobile computing this week, launching MATLAB Mobile, a lightweight version of its technical computing language for the iPhone, iPod, Touch or iPad. MATLAB Mobile, which delivers a remote connection to MATLAB running on a desktop computer, enables engineers in the field to have command line access and view the same MATLAB figures and programs they have running on their desktop computers. By having the app installed on a mobile device, engineers gain entrée to their MATLAB workspace and maintain a record of commands typed on the iPhone or mobile device in their command history. The app is available for free from Apple’s App Store, and users simply need to install the MATLAB Connector on their computer.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
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.