This wireless display greets and provides directions to convention goers or point-of-purchase information to shoppers. The touch-screen display allows personalized assistance. An embedded computer from Applied Data Systems (ADS) helped get the RoninCast to market smoothly. ADS' Advanced Graphics Client receives multi-media content from a back-end server over an IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN. The embedded computer uses Intel's RISC-based PXA255 processor operating at 400 MHz and a graphics accelerator to deliver video to an LCD or plasma display. For more information on Applied Data Systems Graphics ClientX, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4932-516.
Two different shape-shifting polymers have been announced from two different universities: Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Zhejiang University in eastern China. Both of them change their shapes when immersed in water, and the one from Wyss Institute was made with 3D-printing techniques.
When you think of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, you may imagine complex humanoid contraptions made of metal and wires that move like a Terminator Series T-90. But what actually happened at the much-vaunted event was something just a bit different.
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