The Raspberry Pi is a ARM based single-board computer developed to run Linux for just $25 ($35 for model B with WiFi). The board contains an ARM1176JZFS, with floating point, running at 700Mhz, and a Videocore 4 GPU. The GPU is capable of BluRay quality playback, using H.264 at 40MBits/s. It has a fast 3D core accessed using the supplied OpenGL ES2.0 and OpenVG libraries. The board has an HDMI port, one USB 2.0 port, one micro USB port for power, an audio jack, RCA video out and a SD card slot. They aren't taking orders yet but you can track the status by joining their mailing list here .
Hundreds of tech-savvy high school students from throughout Missouri and western Illinois will put their robotic creations to the test on Saturday, Feb. 25, during the FIRST Tech Challenge, a regional robotics championship for high school students hosted by Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T)
e-con Systems adapts OmniVision's OV5640 Image Sensor in its second 5MP High definition (HD) camera solution.
Jaybridge Robotics, a rapidly growing developer of software solutions for autonomous vehicles, is pleased to announce sponsorship of the 2012 MIT Battlecode Programming Competition. The tournament, now in its 11th year, is open to teams from MIT and other institutions.
WinSystems today announced their 30th anniversary. Started in 1982 by Jerry Winfield, WinSystems initially focused on CMOS, low power, extended temperature STD Bus boards built to operate in harsh and demanding applications.
A new assessment system has been developed by a team of researchers to more reliably predict whether surgeons are ready to operate on patients using the da Vinci robot. The new technology, called MScore, provides more precise analysis of actual surgical performance, which has been shown to be difficult to accomplish using common training approaches.
MIT researchers have identified a critical speed above which aircrafts and birds can definitely crash. According to them the northern goshawk, a bird that flies at high speed, observes a speed limit to protect itself from crashing into trees.
Worldwide Laboratory Automation Market to Reach US$4.1 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global outlook on the Laboratory Automation Industry. The growing need for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to make the process of drug discovery more speedy and efficient is driving opportunities in the global laboratory automation market.
Mobile-Robotics Selected for 'Ship-to-Store' Efficiency and Accuracy
Kollmorgen's AKD servo drives now support analog drive, indexing drive, CANopen drive and EtherCAT drive. This enables printing, packaging, converting, medical and other machine builders to benefit from more efficient bench testing and prototyping, while enabling them to smoothly transition from one bus type to another.
Matrox Graphics announced that the source code of its M-Series drivers will be made available to approved OEM developers seeking to leverage their high level of expertise and development capacity.
Southwest Research Institute recently established the ROS-Industrial Software Repository, a BSD-licensed ROS stack that will contain libraries, tools and drivers for industrial automation hardware
RE2, Inc. announced today that more than 100 units of the Company's DS1-MA Manipulator Arm will be delivered to MacroUSA Corporation for integration onto the Armadillo Micro Unmanned Ground Vehicle (MUGV).
Premier business development event for the global robotics industry adds half-day of workshops, Applications Track and new social events to create "wows!" for industry players of all kinds
OpenVSP (Vehicle Sketch Pad) is a parametric aircraft geometry tool. OpenVSP allows the user to create a 3D model of an aircraft defined by common engineering parameters. This model can be processed into formats suitable for engineering analysis. VSP allows even novices to quickly become proficient in defining three-dimensional, watertight aircraft geometry. The predecessors to OpenVSP have been developed by J.R. Gloudemans and others for NASA since the early 1990's. On January 10 2012, OpenVSP was released as an open source project under the NASA Open Source Agreement (NOSA) version 1.3. Windows, Mac or Linux versions are available here . A set of video tutorials can be viewed here .
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