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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.
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.
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.
Hardware Prepped to Meet Europe’s 5G Implementation
5G has been hailed as tech's next big leap forward and, if you pay attention to all the noise and claims from telecoms companies, you certainly wouldn't be ridiculed for believing so. Despite everything that is being said, is Europe ready for 5G's implementation?
What The Gatwick Drones Say About The Future of Airport Security
From the 19th to the 21st of December 2018, hundreds of flights were cancelled due to malicious drone activity disrupting the airspace of Britain’s second busiest airport, London Gatwick—just in time for Christmas! Here are the lessons learned, and the lessons that at least should be learned, for present and future airport security.
Electrical Engineers Designed This Shoe and That’s How It Should Be
Wearable technology is nothing new. Smart devices such as watches and glasses have become commonplace, giving us convenient access to all their features. In the same way that smartphones have untethered us from our desktops, smartwatches have released us from our phones.
In Defense of Autonomous Vehicles: Why Self-Driving Cars Are Closer Than You Think
Autonomous vehicles have been a hot topic for some time now, but even still, they're met with the disdain from many engineers. Despite this lack of support, these vehicles are coming, and there are only a few roadblocks in their way.