The ZAPiT Game Wave brings back the interactivity that often disappears when people gather to play computer games. The DVD-based game console uses up to six wireless remote controls, letting several people play interactive trivia, word, casino and “parlor” games. The $99 system, which also serves as a DVD player, employs Altera’s MAX II CPLDs, which were picked for their versatility and ability to reduce the cost of materials. The programmable logic devices also provide programmability so changes can be made during production.
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
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