Keyword: Artificial intelligence (AI)

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new general-purpose optimizer can speed up the design of walking robots, self-driving vehicles, and other autonomous systems.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Interactive program aids motion planning for environments with obstacles.
Articles: Imaging
This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow.
Articles: AR/AI

Although industrial factories and processing plants have long been automated, it remains vital for human decision-making to be involved in operations, sometimes to a great extent. Automation in...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

We are currently moving into the next automation age. It is a world where your personal devices will help you track your health in real time, while conveniently connecting with your...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

With a training technique commonly used to teach dogs to sit and stay, computer scientists showed a robot how to teach itself several new tricks including stacking blocks. With the...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

In-space and planetary surface assembly for human exploration is a challenging domain that encompasses various technological thrusts to support human missions. NASA is developing autonomous assembly agents to...

Briefs: AR/AI

Robotic vision has come a long way, reaching a level of sophistication with applications in complex and demanding tasks, such as autonomous driving and object...

Briefs: Imaging

Researchers have developed a robot that uses radio waves, which can pass through walls, to sense occluded objects. The robot, called RF-Grasp, combines this powerful sensing with more traditional computer vision...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

High-speed digital imaging expands the benefits of traditional machine vision (MV), transforming it from a process control tool into a diagnostic tool. Traditional MV systems use...

Articles: Software

We've made some impressive strides from both a societal and industry perspective in the face of this unrelenting pandemic. And while the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry has been hit...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers have remotely determined the temperature beneath the surface of certain materials using a new technique called depth thermography. The method may be useful in applications where...

Briefs: Materials

All solid materials, including glass, have a property called elastic stiffness — also known as elastic modulus. It's a measure of how much force per unit area is needed to...

Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
Increasingly powerful integrated circuit and system-on-chip devices are growing in importance to vehicle design.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The ALFaLDS detection tool supports oil plants.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
With an imaging speed of 0.5 trillion frames per second, the camera is claimed to be the world's fastest.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Slinky-like sensor survives washing machines, cars, and hammers.
Briefs: AR/AI
A research team demonstrated a way to recover phase information.
Briefs: Software
The new computer simulation method can equip engineers and doctors with better information.
Briefs: Software
The advance could accelerate engineers’ design process by eliminating the need to solve complex equations.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A haptic thumb-shaped sensor uses machine learning to accurately estimate where objects come into contact with the sensor and how large the applied forces are.
Application Briefs: Imaging
See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Learn the internal functioning of an AI processor that pulls from a variety of sensors, including radar, lidar, sonar, and cameras.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Automation can crumble, even when only one cog is loose, says Brad Walters from Monnit.
Application Briefs: Energy
The grid’s growing size and complexity increases vulnerability to cyberattacks.
Briefs: Medical
The tool diagnoses a stroke based on abnormalities in a person’s speech and facial movements.
Briefs: Wearables
The mobile phone app enables regular monitoring of glucose levels in people with diabetes.
Briefs: Imaging
The test uses a smartphone microscope and could deliver results in about 10 minutes.
Briefs: Software
The technology is aimed at protecting physical targets, such as utilities and infrastructure.