Ed Nauman owns a house situated just
uphill from some city-owned property that provides his yard with an endless
supply of pocket gophers. He has tried to defeat them from digging up his
yard, but without much success until he tried a siren with several annoying
tones. A simple timing circuit drives the siren with a low duty cycle. As Bill
Murray said in Caddyshack, "In
the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher.'"
The Internet happened.” Those three words spoken yesterday by Marc Ostertag, North America president of B&R Automation at Pacific Design & Manufacturing, now taking place in Anaheim through Feb. 11, continues to bring ever-lasting changes to our ways of life and will undoubtedly transform manufacturing.
When you think of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, you may imagine complex humanoid contraptions made of metal and wires that move like a Terminator Series T-90. But what actually happened at the much-vaunted event was something just a bit different.
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