(http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-547).Instead of using a traditional line-by-line acquisition technique to obtain diagnostic images, this ultrasound machine employs z.one sonography technology. Collecting the data in acoustic zones, the z.one system decouples the acoustic field acquisition from the image formation process resulting in free acoustic time that translates into reduced scan times. The software-based technique allows reduced size, weight and power to make a portable ultrasound system with image quality and features comparable to cart-based units weighing up to 400 lbs. To perform image or beam formation in the software domain, the unit relies on three Texas Instruments' TMS320C6455 DSPs. For more information on Texas Instruments' TMS320C6455, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-548.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
The DDV-IP is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on hot summer days. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the user.
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
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