Listening to it right now... Just finished going through the slides (MUCH prefer the PDF instead of powerpoint; good move). Was amused -- you remember yesterday I asked about LeapMotion? They are doing a 3D sensor play with jawdropping precision (repeatable position-determination of 0.01 millimeters, ten micrometers). THEY aren't saying a whole lot about how they do it, but the only bit I'm missing at this point is whether they are using more than one CCD sensor (some element of triangulation, possibly). Infrared light, lenseless, shadowmask, calibrate with an empty field-of-view speckle pattern which is constantly applied to NEW sensor frames; the intellectual property is the algorithms which extract position and distance data from the sensor stream.
With erupting concern over police brutality, law enforcement agencies are turning to body-worn cameras to collect evidence and protect police and suspects. But how do they work? And are they even really effective?
A half century ago, cars were still built by people, not robots. Even on some of the country’s longest assembly lines, human workers installed windows, doors, hoods, engines, windshields, and batteries, with no robotic aid.
DuPont's Hytrel elastomer long used in automotive applications has been used to improve the way marine mooring lines are connected to things like fish farms, oil & gas installations, buoys, and wave energy devices. The new bellow design of the Dynamic Tethers wave protection system acts like a shock absorber, reducing peak loads as much as 70%.
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