Keyword: Mathematical models

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A deep-learning technique optimizes the arrangement of sensors on a robot’s body to ensure efficient operation.
Articles: Test & Measurement
With an optical microscope, spectra can be acquired from a sample area smaller than a micron.
Briefs: Wearables
The smart ring shows it’s possible to detect fever before you feel it.
Briefs: Motion Control
The algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects for picking and sorting or tool use.
Briefs: AR/AI
The algorithm identified a new compound potentially useful for photonic devices and biologically inspired computers.
Briefs: Transportation
Movements of individual particles of light are reconstructed to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.
Briefs: Software
The software automatically checks mission operations logs.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
An algorithm runs onboard a vehicle, providing important real-time data to aid in steering the craft.
Briefs: Imaging
Imagine being able to snap a picture of extremely fast events on the order of a picosecond.
Briefs: Aerospace
The algorithms enable drones to quickly switch between hover and forward flight.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Any high-performance communication systems operating in RF or optical frequencies may benefit from this system.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Applications include characterizing additively manufactured components and baggage screening.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
A higher-order network could be built that looks for subtle changes in data that point to suspicious activity.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The algorithm provides an extra layer of safety and security against hackers of electronic devices.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This program provides a relative navigation capability for spacecraft, remotely operated terrestrial vehicles, and machine vision.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A liquid crystal elastomer can be programmed to exhibit controllable, dynamic behavior without the need for complex electronic components.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This technology could help control driverless cars and automated warehouses.
Q&A: Energy
Lenan Zhang and his team at MIT developed a small, economical, highly efficient device to provide fresh drinking water using only the Sun for its energy input.
Application Briefs: Transportation
Anand Gopalan, CEO of Velodyne Lidar, Inc., discusses lidar software for ADAS and autonomous vehicles
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
In some cases, radio frequency signals may be more useful for caregivers than cameras or other methods to collect health and behavioral data.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
An upgraded mini robot can leap over obstacles with ease.
Briefs: Motion Control
A synthetic skin enables robots to sense their own bodies and surroundings
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The algorithm speeds up the planning process that robots use to adjust their grip on objects.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
This innovation dynamically provides fast signal processing and precision measurement.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Technique Locates Robots and Humans in GPS-Challenged Environments

An algorithm enables localization of humans and robots in areas where GPS is unavailable. The Army needs to be able to localize agents operating in physically complex, unknown, and infrastructure-poor environments. This capability is critical to help find dismounted soldiers and...

Briefs: Transportation

Adversarial techniques were developed that can make objects “invisible” to image detection systems that use deep-learning algorithms. These techniques can also trick systems...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Automated Object Detection in an Image

Recent developments in machine vision have demonstrated remarkable improvements in the ability of computers to properly identify objects in a viewing field. Most of these advances rely on color-texture analyses that require target objects to possess one or more highly distinctive, local features that can be...

Briefs: Imaging

A robot is being developed that tracks facial movements to perform human tasks. The robot resembles large, squiggly arms holding tiny cameras. Sitting in a rolling office chair across from one of the arms, the robot's...

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