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Question of the Week: Automotive
Can Courtesy Be Programmed Into Self-Driving Cars?

During a recent webcast, a Tech Briefs reader raised an interesting question about self-driving cars:

Bioactive inks printed on wearable textiles can map conditions over the entire surface of the body.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Technologies Interpret Mood from the Skin
Smart devices measure electrical signals from the skin, indicating stress levels and emotions.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Quantum Sensor Enables Wide Spectral Coverage
The sensor could provide a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency from 1 to 100 GHz.
Laser light induces ultrasonic vibrations in a sample that can be used to image cells, blood vessels, and tissues.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Force/Torque Sensor Helps Rover Sample Mars
See how one company reached out to NASA with an offer to develop a custom sensor for the Mars 2020 mission rover.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Electronic Diodes Demonstrate Performance Beyond 5G
Applications include high-speed communications, networking, and sensing.
This technique can be used by people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.
Pop-up miniature electronics based on the Japanese art of kirigami can be repeatedly compressed.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Quantum Error Correction Method
This method provides a key step toward quantum computers, sensors, and distributed quantum information.
This system encodes information in twisting beams of light.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Cost-Effective Printed Sensors for the IoT/IIoT
With accelerated time from design to production, specialized foil sensor arrays will be expanding to many new areas.
Self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors are applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care, and safety management.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Using the IoT for Predictive Maintenance
Predictive maintenance is poised to become much more widely adopted, and that will help to boost productivity in a time when we really need it.
Empa researchers were able to demonstrate real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Smart Sensors for Hazardous Areas
Smart sensors for hazardous areas monitor essential assets, such as motors and pumps.
A remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of trees in the wind.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Ultrasonic Sensors Support New Industrial Applications
These sensors will improve autonomous technologies in the industrial environment, like AGVs or forklifts.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: September 2020 Sensor Technology
Safety-critical MEMS, absolute pressure sensors, thermal imaging cameras, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Engineers 3D-Print Sensors Onto Moving Organs
Designed to assist in robotic surgeries, biomedical devices can be printed in and on the human body.
A new type of motion capture technology accurately tracks an athlete during the push start phase of performance.
Learn how to obtain large signals from hyperspectral imagers.
The COVID crisis is propelling the camera industry toward disruptive transformation.
High-temp infrared emitter, single-frequency SWIR lasers, hazard testing systems, and more.
Real-time terahertz imaging with a single-pixel detector.
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Clang! Robots Detect Objects By Sound
Carnegie Mellon researcher Lerrel Pinto wants to prove that sound can be a valuable asset for robots.
Deciding between edge computing and cloud computing? Make sure to consider these four major factors, says our industry expert.
A reader asks: How can self-driving car manufacturers guarantee safety when snow, ice, or mud impair a vision system?
Dr. James Rees is spending the time in his lab testing sensors made from bacteria.

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