Artificial Intelligence enables ‘injured’ robot to self-repair

Using a brain-inspired approach, scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a way for robots to have the artificial intelligence (AI) to recognise pain and to self-repair when damaged. The system has AI-enabled sensor nodes to process and respond to ‘pain’ arising from pressure exerted by a physical force. The system also Read more about Artificial Intelligence enables ‘injured’ robot to self-repair[…]

Smartphones can tell when you’re drunk

Your smartphone can tell when you’ve had too much to drink by detecting changes in the way you walk, according to a new study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Having real-time information about alcohol intoxication could be important for helping people reduce alcohol consumption, preventing drinking and driving or alerting a Read more about Smartphones can tell when you’re drunk[…]

A new solution for robots to see in all directions

Where am I? Like humans, robots also need to answer that question, while they tirelessly glue, weld or apply seals to workpieces. After all, the production of precision products depends on robot control systems knowing the location of the adhesive bonding head or welding head to the nearest millimeter at all times. This means the Read more about A new solution for robots to see in all directions[…]

A new sensor would allow energy savings

Purdue University will lead a U.S. Department of Energy project to develop sensors aimed at reducing the cost and environmental impact of operating a building’s heating, air-conditioning and ventilation system. The new sensor is designed to continuously determine how many people are occupying a room or building by measuring changes in carbon dioxide concentration. Such Read more about A new sensor would allow energy savings[…]

Self-cleaning wearable/washable electronics that are resistant to stains

New graphene printing technology can produce electronic circuits that are low-cost, flexible, highly conductive and water repellent. The nanotechnology “would lend enormous value to self-cleaning wearable/washable electronics that are resistant to stains, or ice and biofilm formation,” according to a recent paper describing the discovery. “We’re taking low-cost, inkjet-printed graphene and tuning it with a laser Read more about Self-cleaning wearable/washable electronics that are resistant to stains[…]

Horizon 2020 Call – Electronic Smart Systems (ESS)

Specific Challenge: The challenge is to develop and validate a new generation of cost-effective ESS technologies integrating hardware technologies across multiple fields eg, multi-modal sensing, actuating, advanced processing, and secure wireless transmission (to network or local infrastructures). Access to advanced electronics technologies by SMEs and academia is a complementary challenge supporting digitisation of industry. Scope: Read more about Horizon 2020 Call – Electronic Smart Systems (ESS)[…]

In future, watercourse measurements will be carried out by drones

DTU will be heading a new project, where drones and new technological measuring methods will make the monitoring of Danish watercourses more detailed and precise, something which is increasingly in demand. The current climate change means, for example, that updated knowledge about the capacity of our watercourses is required to be able to assess whether Read more about In future, watercourse measurements will be carried out by drones[…]

Flexible proximity sensor creates smart surfaces

Fraunhofer IPA has developed a proximity sensor made from silicone and carbon nanotubes (CNT) which detects objects and determines their position. The materials and printing process used mean that the sensor is extremely flexible, economical and can be used for large surfaces. Industry and research partners can use and further develop this innovation straight away. Read more about Flexible proximity sensor creates smart surfaces[…]

Panasonic Develops a Vehicular High-precision Angle Sensor

Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed an angle sensor called “A³MR” [1] that precisely detects the rotation angle of vehicular motors. This is a small and highly accurate sensor with built-in AMR thin films [2] and Hall elements [3]. The AMR thin films respond to a wide range of strong magnetic fields and Read more about Panasonic Develops a Vehicular High-precision Angle Sensor[…]

From sensors that feel to the all-embracing IoT cloud

A car with an online GPS knows the fastest route from A to B, the connected factory controls itself, the smart home helps save heating costs, thanks to communication with the home-owner’s smartphone. Everything is becoming an active part of the internet. Even now, billions of things around the world are beginning to exchange and Read more about From sensors that feel to the all-embracing IoT cloud[…]

World’s first digital multispectral sensor-on-chip

ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high performance sensor solutions and analog ICs, today launched the world’s first series of cost-effective multispectral sensor-on-chip solutions, opening the way for a new generation of spectral analyzers for consumer and industrial applications. Offered in a small 4.5 x 4.4mm land grid array package, the ultra-low power Read more about World’s first digital multispectral sensor-on-chip[…]

Printed, Organic & Flexible Electronics Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2017-2027

Market data; market and technology appraisal; case studies: the complete picture for printed, flexible and organic electronics. This report provides the most comprehensive view of the topic, giving detailed ten year forecasts by device type. The market is analyzed by territory, printed vs non printed, rigid vs flexible, inorganic vs organic, cost of materials vs Read more about Printed, Organic & Flexible Electronics Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2017-2027[…]