luizcosta - if you're doing a PhD on automated testing, check out some of the cool things people do with National Instruments' LabVIEW. Some tie a camera to a test machine and have it watch the displays of the system under test. The NI stuff can parse what the camera sees and use it to close the test loop. (And send me a copy of your thesis when you're done!)
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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