Robotics http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25776/more en Hovering Over CES 2016 http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/hovering-over-ces-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Hoverboards were everywhere at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/hovering-over-ces-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/hovering-over-ces-2016#comments Mobile Robotics Embedded Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:25:00 +0000 868191 at http://electronicdesign.com Defeating Top Go Player, Artificial Intelligence Narrows Learning Gap with Humans http://electronicdesign.com/memory/defeating-top-go-player-artificial-intelligence-narrows-learning-gap-humans <div class="node-body article-body">In a major AI breakthrough, a computer program has defeated a top player of Go, an ancient board game that requires a devilish mix of strategy and instinct.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/memory/defeating-top-go-player-artificial-intelligence-narrows-learning-gap-humans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/memory/defeating-top-go-player-artificial-intelligence-narrows-learning-gap-humans#comments Automotive Hot Topics Medical Mobile Robotics Dev Tools Memory Systems Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:55:00 +0000 868041 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The program, also known as&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="AlphaGo">AlphaGo</span>, defeated European champion Fan Hui in five straight games of Go,&nbsp;one of the hardest tests for artificial intelligence research. (Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> AdaPilot “Sparks” Autopilot Project http://electronicdesign.com/blog/adapilot-sparks-autopilot-project <div class="node-body blog-body">AdaPilot is a new open-source project to develop a safety-critical flight-controller system based on Ada-SPARK....</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/altembedded">alt.embedded</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/adapilot-sparks-autopilot-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/adapilot-sparks-autopilot-project#comments Robotics Embedded alt.embedded Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:33:00 +0000 868051 at http://electronicdesign.com Virtual Reality Enables Drone Racing http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/virtual-reality-enables-drone-racing <div class="node-body article-body">Mix pilots, virtual-reality goggles, and quadcopters, and you get drone racing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/virtual-reality-enables-drone-racing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/virtual-reality-enables-drone-racing#comments Mobile Robotics Displays Embedded Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:30:00 +0000 867871 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>1. Drone racing is just what it sounds like.&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Quadcopters">Quadcopters</span>&nbsp;zip around courses.&nbsp;</p> Only Sensors Can Prevent Lithium-Ion Battery Fires http://electronicdesign.com/power/only-sensors-can-prevent-lithium-ion-battery-fires <div class="node-body article-body">With growing concerns over their overall safety, two research projects have developed Li-ion batteries with internal fail-safes to prevent them from catching fire.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/only-sensors-can-prevent-lithium-ion-battery-fires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/only-sensors-can-prevent-lithium-ion-battery-fires#comments Automotive Mobile Robotics Electromechanical Power Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:50:00 +0000 866101 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Guangsheng Zhang, a research associate of mechanical engineering at Penn State, holds a punctured lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery. With&nbsp;growing concerns in the mainstream media&nbsp;over their overall&nbsp;safety, researchers are developing Li-ion batteries with&nbsp;thermal sensors that act like&nbsp;fail-safes. (Image courtesy of Penn State).</p> The Best of CES 2016: Day 2 http://electronicdesign.com/blog/best-ces-2016-day-2 <div class="node-body blog-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong highlights some of the new tech from day 2 at CES 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/altembedded">alt.embedded</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/best-ces-2016-day-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/best-ces-2016-day-2#comments Blogs Robotics alt.embedded Fri, 08 Jan 2016 14:37:00 +0000 864851 at http://electronicdesign.com Q&A: What You Need to Know About USB Type-C http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/qa-what-you-need-know-about-usb-type-c <div class="node-body article-body">This interview with Abdullah Raouf, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Lattice Semiconductor, focuses on the new technologies supported in the USB Type-C standard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/qa-what-you-need-know-about-usb-type-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/qa-what-you-need-know-about-usb-type-c#comments Interviews Mobile Robotics Communications Components Interconnects Power Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:24:00 +0000 864741 at http://electronicdesign.com USB Type-C Unplugged http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/usb-type-c-unplugged <div class="node-body article-body">USB Type-C could be one of the most popular electronic connectors to be released, but may also be confusing due to the various terms used to describe functionality. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/usb-type-c-unplugged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/usb-type-c-unplugged#comments Mobile Robotics Communications Engineering Essentials Components Embedded Interconnects Thu, 17 Dec 2015 17:01:00 +0000 863321 at http://electronicdesign.com PCB Designers Need to Know These Panelization Guidelines http://electronicdesign.com/boards/pcb-designers-need-know-these-panelization-guidelines <div class="node-body article-body">Unplanned delays and redesigns can be avoided by following common-sense PCB processing edge and array guidelines, as well as understanding the basics of the assembly methods.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/boards/pcb-designers-need-know-these-panelization-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/boards/pcb-designers-need-know-these-panelization-guidelines#comments Medical Boards Robotics Engineering Essentials Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:10:00 +0000 862981 at http://electronicdesign.com NASA Loans Humanoid Robot Prototypes to Universities http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/nasa-loans-humanoid-robot-prototypes-universities <div class="node-body article-body">NASA is sending two prototypes of its humanoid Valkyrie robot to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northeastern University “for active research of high-level humanoid behaviors.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/nasa-loans-humanoid-robot-prototypes-universities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/nasa-loans-humanoid-robot-prototypes-universities#comments Boards Robotics Electromechanical Embedded Microprocessors Systems Thu, 10 Dec 2015 16:47:00 +0000 862711 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Both universities will focus on developing new software programs for the Valkyrie robots, with an eye on making them more autonomous and resilient when carrying out tasks during space missions. (Image courtesy of NASA).</p>