The Georgia Institute of Technology says a computer vision system that monitors the movements of honeybees could help in the development of biologically-based robots and computer systems. Formulation of biological behavioral models could help in the creation of robots that can be used by law enforcement agencies by interacting with humans in crowds. To find out more information, visit the George Tech BORG Lab's website at http://borg.cc.gatech.edu.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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