Meet the finalists in the Design Tools: Hardware & Software category of our 2012 Golden Mousetrap Awards. These are the products that are still in the running to be named the winners of our annual contest -- in their respective categories.
For the first time ever, the winners will be announced at a live ceremony during the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show in Anaheim, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 12, and on Designnews.com following the ceremony.
Congratulations to our finalists, and good luck.
Click the image below to see the Design Hardware & Software finalists.
Read about our Automation and Control finalists here, and check back soon to read about the finalists in our remaining categories.
I've used TI's WeBench online tool with great success while designing LED Front Headlights for Visteon. What makes this new version of WeBench so appealing is the ability to design and test, through simulation, complete power systems. Can't wait to test drive the software.
Lately a lot of vendors have been creating online tools for mobile, desktop, and PC machines and Tolomatic joins the ranks of developing Cloud Computing apps for engineers. Sounds like a cool tool for robotics or Mechatronics design work when selecting electric actuators. I'll be test driving this online tool as well.
Mydesign, we are planning to post a silmilar slideshow highlighting all of the winners after the ceremony announcing them, which will be held in Anaheim on Feb. 12. I'm also hoping to hear from some of the winners, so hopefully we will get more information about the products at that time.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.
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.