Robotics http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25776/more en Ada/SPARK Fixes Crazyflie Nano Quadrotor http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/adaspark-fixes-crazyflie-nano-quadrotor-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Crazyflie quadrotor is an open-source project including the hardware. I tried out a project where the control software was rewritten in SPARK, a subset of Ada.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/adaspark-fixes-crazyflie-nano-quadrotor-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/adaspark-fixes-crazyflie-nano-quadrotor-0#comments Mobile Robotics Dev Tools Embedded Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:30:00 +0000 853361 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>1. The Crazyflie weighs only 19 g and has a 72 MHz Cortex-M3 processor. Another Cortex core is found on the wireless chip. (Image courtesy of Bitcraze).&nbsp;</p> 5 Technologies That Are Going Nowhere http://electronicdesign.com/blog/5-technologies-are-going-nowhere <div class="node-body blog-body">An overview of five technologies that might get our blood boiling with excitement, but ultimately could have a difficult time penetrating into the mainstream. Are these devices going somewhere - or going nowhere?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/5-technologies-are-going-nowhere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/5-technologies-are-going-nowhere#comments IoT Mobile Robotics Communications Embedded Wireless Communiqué Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:50:00 +0000 852421 at http://electronicdesign.com Joint Venture Developing Integrated Chips for China’s Growing Industry http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/joint-venture-developing-integrated-chips-china-s-growing-industry <div class="node-body article-body">The Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), the largest semiconductor foundry in mainland China, is joining Huawei, IMEC, and Qualcomm to support the development of China’s integrated chip (IC) technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/joint-venture-developing-integrated-chips-china-s-growing-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/joint-venture-developing-integrated-chips-china-s-growing-industry#comments IoT Mobile Robotics Communications Components Embedded Microcontrollers Microprocessors Systems Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:00 +0000 848971 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation&nbsp;(SMIC)&nbsp;agreement comes as China attempts to become a more independent manufacturer of integrated chip technology. (Image courtesy of SMIC).&nbsp;</p> Top 10 Employers in Electronic Design: 2015 http://electronicdesign.com/communications/top-10-employers-electronic-design-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">In this latest Electronic Design image gallery, we count down the Top 10 in our list of the 50 best employers in electronic design for 2015. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/top-10-employers-electronic-design-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/top-10-employers-electronic-design-2015#comments Automotive Defense IoT Energy Lighting Medical Mobile Robotics Communications Companies Digital ICs Embedded Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:08:00 +0000 844871 at http://electronicdesign.com 5 Tests for Artificial Intelligence http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/5-tests-artificial-intelligence <div class="node-body gallery-body">Putting the what-if’s aside, if a designer or programmer had to test for AI capability, what are the options? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/5-tests-artificial-intelligence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/5-tests-artificial-intelligence#comments Robotics Gallery Test & Measurement Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:58:00 +0000 846491 at http://electronicdesign.com Top 50 Employers in Electronic Design: 2015 http://electronicdesign.com/communications/top-50-employers-electronic-design-2015 <div class="field-deck"> Despite a slight drop in income growth, the top companies on our list continue their investment in R&D. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite a slight drop in income growth, the top companies on our list continue their investment in R&D.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/top-50-employers-electronic-design-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/top-50-employers-electronic-design-2015#comments Automotive Defense IoT Energy Lighting Medical Mobile Robotics Communications Components Dev Tools Digital ICs Embedded Power Systems Test & Measurement Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:06:00 +0000 843901 at http://electronicdesign.com Vision Systems Give Robots a Glimpse at their Work http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/vision-systems-give-robots-glimpse-their-work <div class="field-deck"> Camera use is exploding in industrial robots, improving both efficiency and safety </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cameras of all sorts are becoming more common in industrial settings. They can provide lots of useful information quickly—but analyzing multimedia streams can be challenging, and usually requires more processing power. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/vision-systems-give-robots-glimpse-their-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/vision-systems-give-robots-glimpse-their-work#comments Engineering Essentials Robotics Embedded Mon, 20 Jul 2015 04:16:00 +0000 843771 at http://electronicdesign.com FAA and Drones: What Exactly is Going On? http://electronicdesign.com/robotics/faa-and-drones-what-exactly-going <div class="node-body article-body">Understanding the FAA’s drone policy is easy, or is it? The administration lays out the do's and don'ts when using consumer drones, and limits commercial usage of these sUAS.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/robotics/faa-and-drones-what-exactly-going" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/robotics/faa-and-drones-what-exactly-going#comments Contributing Technical Experts Robotics Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:37:00 +0000 841651 at http://electronicdesign.com DIY Makers, Hobbyists, and Experimenters Get Professional Software http://electronicdesign.com/blog/diy-makers-hobbyists-and-experimenters-get-professional-software <div class="node-body blog-body">These days the typical experimenter tackles projects that involve programming an embedded controller with sophisticated I/O, using readily available processors and software. But now the maker crowd is gaining access to professional software for their designs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/diy-makers-hobbyists-and-experimenters-get-professional-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/diy-makers-hobbyists-and-experimenters-get-professional-software#comments Blogs Robotics Dev Tools Embedded National Instruments Communiqué Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:59:00 +0000 841621 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The SparkFun Inventor&#39;s Kit is compatible with National Instruments&#39; LabVIEW Home Bundle, a special version of its famous programming language&nbsp;designed for the&nbsp;hobbyist. (Image courtesy of SparkFun).</p> X-47B Carrier Aircraft Completes Autonomous Refueling Exercise http://electronicdesign.com/systems/x-47b-carrier-aircraft-completes-autonomous-refueling-exercise <div class="node-body article-body">Using precision GPS information and infrared camera sensors, the autonomous X-47B carrier aircraft successfully refeuled from an Omega K-707 tanker while in flight over Maryland and Virginia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/systems/x-47b-carrier-aircraft-completes-autonomous-refueling-exercise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/systems/x-47b-carrier-aircraft-completes-autonomous-refueling-exercise#comments Defense Robotics Systems Mon, 13 Jul 2015 23:00:00 +0000 841591 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Conducting a typical probe-and-drogue exercise, the&nbsp;X-47B aircraft&nbsp;approached the tanker, lined up with the fuel tube, and held in formation without being&nbsp;maneuvered&nbsp;by ground controllers. (Image courtesy of U.S. Navy).</p>