Robo-ops gives students an opportunity to engineer a solution to a future NASA mission and be a part of the NASA team. They get to compete and network with other students in their field and have fun while doing it all. NASA gets innovative ideas for its future missions and exposure to some brilliant talent that could soon be part of the NASA team. We all get smarter from this.
Propulsion is provided by the conversion of wave energy to thrust. When the float rides a wave, spring-loaded wings on the propulsion unit pivot, but not too much, to mechanically convert that up-and-down motion into horizontal motion.
We contacted several presenters from Automate 2013 in order to get a consensus of the conference as well as to give them the opportunity to pass on their experiences and impressions of the industry as a whole. Here are their responses.
The oil and gas industry, like the Department of Defense, is looking for new technology that can help make it more efficient and effective.
Numerous states are vying to host the sites, which will demonstrate how unmanned aircraft can fly in the National Airspace System safely.
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Together, they have more than 100 years of electronics industry leadership, providing a combined powerhouse of know-how and capabilities to customers.
Toradex today announced the release of the datasheet for their new Apalis T30 module.
IEEE Standards Association and W3C "Open Future Series" Champions More Collaborative, Interconnected Future During SXSW 2013
Global technology and open web standards development leaders unite to explore current and long-term implications of technologies like Augmented Reality, social robotics, and self-hacking
Health Robotics Reports 106 Total New Sales in 2012, Including 27 New Sales in 4Q, Beating FY2011 Record
Health Robotics continued to benefit in 2012 from its transition to a direct sales and service approach, now accounting for the majority of its gross revenues and profits.
Previously considered bulky, expensive and complex to interpret, machine vision technology has undergone continuous improvements to become an integral part of quality control for industrial or manufacturing production lines. Advances in sensor, digital signal processors, field-programmable gate array and microprocessors, electronics and computing have considerably expanded the application scope for machine vision technology.
ALDEBARAN Robotics, a world leader in humanoid robotics, launches Robotic Idol, the first robotic dance competition for grades 6th to 12th. The idea behind the competition is to help increase students interest by bringing Art in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Raytheon Company and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. are working together to develop a highly autonomous, unmanned electronic warfare capability based on equipping GA-ASI's Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) with Raytheon's Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD®).
European Semiconductor Industry to Discuss Strategies to Maintain Global Competitiveness at ISS Europe 2013
Discussing ways to bundle forces in a single strategy that has the potential to take on the technological, financial and entrepreneurial challenges ahead will be the topic of a highranking panel discussion at the conference.
New Scientist: George Whitesides from Harvard University and colleagues have created a three-legged robot lined with tubes filled with a mixture of methane and oxygen. When an electrical spark ignites the gases, the combustion reaction generates bursts of pressure that propel the robot aloft. "By actuating all three legs simultaneously, we caused the robot to jump more than 30 times its height," write the team. As the height of the jump was limited by the size of the experimental chamber, they think it could spring twice as high without the attached tubing.
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The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.