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TurboTrack: MIT’s RFID-based Answer to Machine Vision Robotics
While machine vision is often the ‘done deal’ for informing robotic motor functions, sometimes it’s the simpler solutions that prove the most robust. Here’s a look at TurboTrack: Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s radiofrequency identification tag-based technology, whose signal-reading approach has proved foolproof in many aspects where machine vision robot guidance falls down.
Bluetooth 5.1: What the Latest in Generation 5 Has to Offer
‘Bluetooth’ is named after the English translation of 'Blåtand': the surname of King Harald Blåtand, who unified Denmark—so in his memory, it’s no surprise that the wireless standard has remained an important part of the connected world since the late 90s. Now, it’s more communicative, efficient and scalable than ever: here’s a look at what’s putting the ‘.1’ in ‘Bluetooth 5.1’.
Why Europe is More Primed for Autonomous Vehicles Than China
The KPMG Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index places four European countries among the top ten best prepared to deal with autonomous vehicles. China is ranked 16th on the index of 20 countries, which includes four factors in the total score calculation: policy and legislation, technology and innovation, infrastructure, and consumer acceptance.
Will Brexit Cripple Automobile Manufacturing in the UK?
Brexit has been one of the most discussed topics in the UK in the past year. The implications of a deal or no-deal consensus between the UK and EU will affect every facet of the economy due to the multi-level trade agreements the country has had with EU member states for decades. More specifically, a no-deal Brexit will certainly impact the vehicle manufacturing industry.
Human Machine Interfaces That Will Bring About Extended Reality (XR)
Throughout history, our idea of reality had been based on feedback from our natural senses about the state of the physical world around us. However, with giant leaps in the fields of digital reality and spatial perception, we can now experience so much more than what is physically there.
Solutions to the Shortage of Skilled Workers in the UK Engineering Sector
The UK Government’s Industrial Strategy, Building a Britain Fit for the Future, elaborates the four key challenges the UK faces now: AI and the data revolution, mobility, clean growth, and the ageing population. Even without a substantial engineering interest or background, it is evident that engineering jobs will play a crucial role in the aftermath of the practical implementation of this strategy.
Can Voice Recognition Applications Retain Surge of Growth in European Market Despite Device Flaws?
Voice recognition technology is an incredibly exciting innovation that is becoming a big part of our day-to-day lives. First integrated into our smartphones several years ago, the technology is now able to automate tasks, giving us the hands-free ability to achieve more.
A Doctor on Your Wrist? The Rise of Wearable Technology in European Healthcare
Western medicine has seen huge growth in the use of technology for the treatment of disease and in preventative medicine. Many centres in Europe are leading the way in the use of smartwatches and fitness trackers to treat a number of different conditions, making innovative new leaps in how these body-worn sensors can help keep us fit and well.
Why Augmented Intelligence is Throwing a Spanner in the Works of European Copyright Legislation
It is often said that, in general, some laws as they stand today are not fit for purpose in their application to the digital world. One area where this is truer than any other is intellectual property—the digital age has completely changed the rules on intellectual property and the antiquated laws and systems of yesterday are no longer feasible.
The Components That Make Smart Clothes Possible
Smart clothing may already be here, but it will take a while before the average person is reading their heart rate statistics through the very fibres of their jumper. For now, let’s discuss the components and engineering considerations involved that, once mastered, could eventually commercialise this latest breakthrough in wearable tech.
EU Commission Approves $2 Billion Public Funds for High-End Chips and Driverless Cars Research
IoT technologies have added another layer to the meaning of a digital single market, a policy the European Union has been pushing forward since the adoption of the Digital Single Market Strategy in May 2015. The Internet of Things is connecting virtual and physical touch points and dissolving many of the previously unshakable cross-border limitations and will continue to do so, thus changing the tapestry of societies as we know them.
3 Implantable Medical Devices That Should Have Never Left the Lab
Since the first pacemaker was implanted back in 1958, there have been numerous developments and innovations in the area of implantable medical devices. By their very nature, these devices need to exist within the human body, and they are challenged by material, power consumption, size shrinkage and more.
Anybody Who Says We Have True AI Is Selling Something
Although the entire field of AI goes back quite a long way—its 'date of birth' is even disputed and up for debate—there is one thing that we know is true. Machine learning has grown rapidly over the course of the last decade. Today, technologies using it are cropping up everywhere.