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Briefs: Materials
Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have created software and hardware for a 4D printer with applications in the biomedical field.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This new technology — developed by engineers at Delft University of Technology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and VSL, and which can achieve an accuracy of 10 centimeters — is important for the implementation of a range of location-based applications, such as automated vehicles, quantum communication, and next-generation mobile communication systems.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Led by Purdue University, the Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats institute's goal is to “design and operate resilient deep space habitats that can adapt, absorb and rapidly recover from expected and unexpected disruptions.”
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Special Reports: Motion Control
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Robotics - March 2024

Read about the latest advances in robots for space exploration, healthcare, search & rescue, warehouse automation, and more in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs, Medical Design...

Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
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Simulation & Digital Twins - March 2024

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, discover how new digital tools are advancing product design in the aviation, automotive, and power...

Blog: Imaging
Researchers from the University of Waterloo used artificial intelligence (AI) tools to help capture and analyze data from NHL games faster and more accurately than ever before; the work has big implications for the business of sports.
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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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ADAS & Autonomous Vehicles - March 2024

In this compendium of popular articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Engineering, see how advances in AI tools, software, sensors, chips, test systems,...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
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Product-development simulation has emerged as a crucial component in cutting development time and cost, as well as helping to deliver superior quality and...

Blog: Software
To find poison ivy before it finds you, University of Florida scientists published a new study in which they use artificial intelligence (AI) to confirm that an app can identify poison ivy.
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White Papers: Medical
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Unlock the Potential of Your Healthcare App With Our Comprehensive Tech Stack Guide

A well-chosen tech stack lays the foundation for your healthcare app’s functionality, scalability, and future growth. It plays a crucial role in shaping...

Briefs: Software
Innovators at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have designed a circumferential scissor spring mechanism, that when incorporated into a hand controller, improves the restorative force to a control stick’s neutral position. The design also provides for operation on a more linear portion of the spring’s force deflection curve, yielding better feedback to the user.
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Products: Connectivity
See what's new on the market, including igus' two- and four-hole fixed flange bearings; FixtureBuilder 3D fixture-modelling software from Renishaw; XENON Corporation's X-1100/2x Pulsed Light Research System; Rad Source NDT's NDT 1000 X-ray Inspection System; and more.
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Briefs: Materials
Inventors at the NASA Langley Research Center have developed a novel method to model and ingest point-wise process data to evaluate an additive manufacturing build and its file for issues by highlighting potential anomalies or other areas where the build may have issues with fusion of the material.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
By using artificial intelligence, researchers are developing a system that can automatically identify buildings after disasters and make an initial determination of whether they are damaged and how serious that damage might be.
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Briefs: Data Acquisition
MIT researchers developed a machine-learning technique called Diffusion-CCSP. Diffusion models learn to generate new data samples that resemble samples in a training dataset by iteratively refining their output.
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Briefs: Software
Researchers from MIT, the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, and elsewhere have developed a technique that enables deep-learning models to efficiently adapt to new sensor data directly on an edge device. Their on-device training method, Pock-Engine, determines which parts of a huge machine-learning model need to be updated to improve accuracy, and only stores and computes with those specific pieces.
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On-Demand Webinars: Software
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Recent industry breakthroughs in self-driving vehicles are enabling the potential use of autonomous ground vehicles in military operations. The use of...

Blog: Software
With all the chatter these days about AI, it’s important to really understand what it is and how to use it. A project at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is exploring how operators and an AI automated control system interact.
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White Papers: Software
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Manufacturing Transfers for Medtech Innovators Part 4: Matching Technical Expertise in Equipment and Software Applications

The seamless transition of production from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to a contract manufacturing...

On-Demand Webinars: Software
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The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) demands a paradigm shift, challenging manufacturers to surpass the performance of traditional combustion...

On-Demand Webinars: Software
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With EVs accounting for an increasing proportion of supplier and OEM product-development investment, what are the new vistas in NVH abatement? Modern methods for combating NVH issues...

Quiz: Robotics, Automation & Control
As generative AI continues to evolve, we are seeing many new applications emerge across industries. How much do you know about generative AI? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.
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Blog: Electronics & Computers
The open source code library — snnTorch — has surpassed 100,000 downloads and is used in a wide variety of projects, from NASA satellite tracking efforts to semiconductor companies optimizing chips for AI.
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Articles: Software
What are the opportunities and risks AI offers in manufacturing? How can manufacturers successfully implement AI and prepare their workforce to integrate it into their processes? What’s its future outlook? Tech Briefs asked four industry experts in this roundtable.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Using kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of folding and cutting paper, MIT researchers have now manufactured a type of high-performance architected material known as a plate lattice, on a much larger scale than scientists have previously been able to achieve by additive fabrication.
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Quiz: Software
Through its Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative, NASA is working with several U.S. companies to accelerate a robotic return to the Moon. Test your knowledge about commercial lunar landers in this quiz.
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NASA Spinoff: Software
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope pushed optical modeling capabilities, driving advances in software used to design medical and augmented reality devices.
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Blog: Software
Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic is at the precipice of groundbreaking historic opportunity with the launch of its Peregrine Mission One (PM1), which, if successful, will make it the first U.S. commercial spacecraft to land on the Moon.
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Blog: Software
Software is a key component of automation, and with AI, software developers will be able to create more customized and optimized solutions for various tasks and challenges.
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