The newest version of Lantronix's WiPort module now has 802.11b/g wireless capabilities, the first embedded RoHS-compliant device server to offer these capabilities in a serial-to-wireless or Ethernet-to-wireless setup. It has a real-time operating system, a ready-to-use serial-to-wireless application, and a full-featured network protocol stack. It also allows remote device communication through a built-in web server and configuration through a standard web browser through the WiPort's web manager. It has an 802.11b/g radio chipset, and a dedicated communications processor, and it is backwards-compatible with 802.11b access points. The WiPort includes WPA encryption and can support 256-bit advanced encryption standard, and has hardware interfaces for SPI, CAN and I2C.
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.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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