Invensys Systems (www.invensys.com), maker of ArchestrA, an industrial software architecture, has launched the ArchestrA Community website (www.archestra.biz) to serve as an applications aid and communication tool for those interested in using the architecture. ArchestrA is designed for the assembly and integration of software applications and devices across a plant's automation framework. Third parties are encouraged to submit their own object templates built on ArchestrA technology to the website for review.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicleís parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but thatís just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
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