This man escaped from a straitjacket while balancing on a plank over a ball, all while praising the virtues of Atrenta's Spyglass power optimization tool. It's unclear if the straitjacket was intended to be a commentary on the mental health of potential customers, but the running gag around DAC was that it would have been easier to escape from one than to close a deal on the show floor.
You're right, Tim. I attended a Microsoft user conference that featured tons of useful technology. They also had a surface computer displayed. The surface computer -- with little practical value -- got all the attention.
These are some pretty neat examples of automation. For the trade show, a person might walk right by a booth that has a bunch of six axis robots sitting static, but if you have one of those robots playing air hockey, you will have a line around the block waiting to see your product.
Nice slide show, Dylan. What a wild bunch of examples of automation. Silly me, I thought automation was all about sensors, servo motors, and Ethernet. I guess the final products show better than the wires and grease inside.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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