White Papers : Test & Measurement
Driverless Cars: a New SIG Alert

At this early stage autonomous vehicle behavior is different than humans expect. Human behavior is not well understood by AI systems. We call this disconnect the Social Integration Gap (SIG). Until it is closed humans and AVs will have a rough time on the road together. ITS believes that an onboard Behavior...

White Papers : Sensors/Data Acquisition
A Compact New Non-contact Proximity Measuring System Provides Greater Speed without Sacrificing Precision

Selecting the right non-contact proximity measuring system can be essential to highly precise measurements and a successful project. Non-contact measuring systems that employ eddy current sensors allow for high-accuracy proximity...

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
To Communicate, Researchers Test the Power of Touch

Could touch be the new avenue for communications? Researchers from MIT and Purdue University think so and are working on a “general-purpose” tactile system that delivers information...

White Papers : Test & Measurement
Driving Tomorrow’s Mobility: Test and Measurement Solutions For the Automotive Industry

Advanced driver assistant systems (ADAS) will play an increasingly important role in making driving safer and more comfortable. Such systems can save lives, but a slight error can result in an incorrect assessment of the situation. Due to the complexity of...

White Papers : Medical
Guide to Strategic Sourcing with a Contract Manufacturing Partner

Corporate procurement, or sourcing, is moving away from its traditional focus on transactional unit costs and towards the strategic goal of building strong, effective supply chains that deliver great overall value to an organization at the lowest total cost. This guide to...

Question of the Week : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Do You See Applications for Seeing Through Walls?

A recent Tech Briefs TV video demonstrated an artificial-intelligence system developed by MIT researchers. The "RF-Pose" teaches wireless devices to sense people's movement, even from the other side of a wall. See the system in action.

The team says that RF-Pose could be used to monitor...

White Papers : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Improving Corrosion Resistance of 303 Stainless Steel

Able Electropolishing, a leader in the electropolishing industry, teamed up with Swiss Precision Machining Inc., to test the effectiveness of passivation vs. electropolishing on corrosion resistance of machined 303 stainless steel components.

White Papers : Materials
ABLE TECHNICAL GUIDE: Your Solution to 7 Metal Surface Problems

Electropolishing is often referred to as a “reverse plating” process. Electrochemical in nature, electropolishing uses a combination of rectified current and a blended chemical electrolyte bath to remove flaws from the surface of a metal part.

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Improve Your Automotive ECU Design with a Low-IQ Buck Converter

High-end cars require close to a hundred electronic control units (ECUs), each taking power from the car battery with the intermediation of an on-board buck converter. Many ECUs must remain in standby mode even when the ignition key is off. Their standby currents add up, increasing...

INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Paving the Way for Safer, Smaller Batteries and Fuel Cells
Researchers are developing a solid electrolyte that will make safer, better batteries.
INSIDER : Transportation
Future Electric Cars Could Recharge Wirelessly While You Drive
Electric vehicles may one day be able to recharge while driving down the highway, drawing wireless power directly from plates installed in the road.
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Self-Assembling 3D Battery Would Charge in Seconds
Instead of having a battery’s anode and cathode on either side of a nonconducting separator, a new battery would intertwine the two.
INSIDER : Medical
Wireless System Can Power Devices Inside the Body
Researchers have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within the human body.
Blog : Energy
Following Up: What is the Future of Flexible Solar Cells?
Researcher Jaana Vapaavuori answered an additional question regarding the future of flexible solar cells.
INSIDER : Software
Machine Learning Software Improves Robot Interaction

MIT PhD candidate and Amazon Robotics Challenge winner Maria Bauza is helping to improve how robots interact with the world. Bauza has been exploring the notion of uncertainty when robots...

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