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Energy

BMW 7-Series Drives Itself Through Own Assembly

The 1997 James Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies” obliquely presaged current-day automated-driving technology when the hero remotely piloted his modified BMW 7-Series sedan through a...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Improving Autonomous Robotic Systems

A new general-purpose optimizer can speed up the design of walking robots, self-driving vehicles, and other autonomous systems.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

A New Method to Improve Motion Planning for Robots

Interactive program aids motion planning for environments with obstacles.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Boosting Operational Intelligence with 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...

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Energy

Ultrasound Tech Offers Sophisticated Battery-Testing Intelligence

The production and supply of lithium-ion batteries for the global EV and stationary energy storage systems (ESS) markets is growing at an exponential rate. At the same...

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Energy

Using AI and Machine Learning for Vehicle Inspection

At its inception in 2016, UVeye’s deep-learning technology was developed for the security industry to detect weapons and contraband. Applications in the mobility industry followed,...

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Unmanned Systems

Aftermarket Augments Off-Highway Autonomous Efforts

Continually transformed with more than a century’s advances in capabilities, hydraulics and fuel efficiency, today’s heavy mobile equipment must also become more intelligent and...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Dog Training Methods Teach Robots to Learn New Tricks

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...

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Aerospace

Autonomous Assemblers Assemble

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...

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Software

Embracing Agile Product Development

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...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Method Measures Temperature Within 3D Objects

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...

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Materials

Developing Lightweight Glass for Efficient Cars and Wind Turbines

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...

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Imaging

Achieving High-Speed Real-Time Image Cytometry

Real-time imaging at high speeds faces three primary challenges.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensors Driven by Machine Learning Sniff Out Gas Leaks

The ALFaLDS detection tool supports oil plants.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Ultra-Sensitive, Resilient Sensor for Smart Textiles

The Slinky-like sensor survives washing machines, cars, and hammers.

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Imaging

3D Image Processing Optimizes Workflow

The new computer simulation method can equip engineers and doctors with better information.

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Test & Measurement

Tool Calculates Materials’ Stress and Strain Based on Photos

The advance could accelerate engineers’ design process by eliminating the need to solve complex equations.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

3DEO Launches New Metal 3D-Printing Platform

California-based 3DEO unveiled in February its new metal 3D printing platform and patented technology, Saffron. The proprietary platform has been in development for the past five years....

Technical Innovation
Connectivity

Precision Tech the ‘Backbone’ to CNH’s Digital Strategy

When CNH Industrial executives stressed at its recent Capital Markets Day that the company is fast-advancing its offerings in precision technology and accelerating autonomous...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Soft Sensor Boosts Fingertip Sensitivity for Robots

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.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Tool Can Diagnose Strokes with a Smartphone

The tool diagnoses a stroke based on abnormalities in a person’s speech and facial movements.

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Imaging

Neural Processing Unit Enables Human-Like Cognition for Enhanced Patient Care

A preconfigured starter saves time when you develop a medical vision system.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Machine Learning Advances Personalized Medicine

The research tackles long-unsolvable problems in biological systems at the cellular level.

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Energy

Artificial Intelligence Improves Battery Health and Safety

A machine learning method promises to predict battery health with 10 times higher accuracy than the current industry standard.

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Wearables

System Uses Smartphone or Computer Cameras to Measure Health

The camera captures pulse and respiration signals from a video of a person’s face.

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Imaging

New Imaging Technology Reduces Need for Skin Biopsies

A deep-learning framework transforms images of intact skin acquired by an emerging noninvasive optical technology.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

System Enables Contactless Monitoring of Heart Rhythm Using Smart Speakers

Speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home can monitor regular and irregular heartbeats without physical contact.

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Software

Smart Laser Cutter System Detects Different Materials

SensiCut, a smart material-sensing platform for laser cutters, can differentiate among 30 materials commonly found in makerspaces.

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Internet of Things

JADC2: Building the U.S. Military’s Internet of Things

The U.S. military's "Joint All Domain Command and Control" initiative wants to bring quick, seamless access to intelligence from any system in the battlefield.