HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog
Slideshow: Scenes From the 49th Design Automation Conference
6/18/2012

< Previous   Image 2 of 8      Next >

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.
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.

< Previous   Image 2 of 8      Next >

Return to Article

View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
What show?
Cadman-LT   7/3/2012 1:50:13 PM
NO RATINGS
I didn't see more than a robot and a car. Well, some booths. Either that was a boring show, or you made it look boring.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: The face of automation
Rob Spiegel   6/19/2012 7:07:26 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

Tim
User Rank
Platinum
Re: The face of automation
Tim   6/19/2012 6:59:44 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
The face of automation
Rob Spiegel   6/18/2012 3:41:05 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

Partner Zone
More Blogs
The popularity of Pokemon Go may be break open a new rush of autmented reality products.
Engineers in Australia have discovered a mechanism that could allow for the design of new composite materials for light harvesting and optoelectronics.
A new method of modeling how they are created with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) could reduce the cost of carbon nanostructures used for for research and commercial applications, including advanced sensors and batteries.
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, prevention, and other health-related applications.
Take a look at some of the best movies that include self-aware machines.
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jul 11 - 15, Embedded System Design Techniques™ - Debugging Real-time Embedded Software – Hands on
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9 | 10


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service