@Alaskaman66: on sensors optimized for particular applications.
Great question, and indeed there are infrared sensors and other types used for particular applications, but in the end it comes down to whether a market is large enough for sensor manufacturers to create such specialized sensors. In the meantime, as I alluded in my talk, you can create specialized hardware/software blocks that take advantage of your application. For example, extracting edges and background information directly and early in the sensor pipeline in order to better do object segmentation. Many of these blocks are available as IP cores.
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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