Photo Credit: by Mark Thiessen/National Geographic
Filmmaker James Cameron (Titanic, The Terminator, Avatar) took a one-of-a-kind submersible to the Marinas Trench, the deepest part of the ocean. The sub, the DeepSea Challenger, was completely controlled and operated with an off-the-shelf Opto 22 SNAP Pac System.
Deepsea Challenger carried scientific sampling equipment and high-definition3-D cameras, and reached the ocean's deepest point after roughly two hours of descent from the surface.
Automating shipping ports are the next big thing in safety and savings. So what are we waiting for?
When ships carrying massive amounts of manufactured goods arrive in San Francisco from Asia, the containers are unloaded using gantry cranes, transport vehicles, and stacking cranes. And, here in the U.S., it’s usually a human operating those machines on site.
Siemens is ready to clean up the roads with intelligent automation.
If you hate traffic, you might want to consider moving to Ann Arbor, MI, the testbed for new intelligent traffic technology from Siemens. The automation company recently announced that this city serves as the home of its first Center of Excellence for Intelligent Traffic Technology.
The next wearable technology might come in the form of a sticky sensor.
The next time you step on a piece of gum, don’t get mad, rather, be amazed, because this tacky treat attached to the bottom of your shoe could save your life someday.
As wearable technologies make waves in the medical arena as a convenient way to monitor and track a person’s health data, the metal forms on which they reside are not a perfect fit for humans. We twist, we bend, we stretch and flex. And we need a material that molds to the way we move.
Meet Alpha 2, the singing, dancing sidekick who can help with homework.
Alpha 2, the first humanoid robot designed for household service, ships this month (Feb 2016) as its developers promise to deliver the robot we always dreamed of as kids. He’s our tutor and interpreter, home security guard, nurse, storyteller and weatherman, all while keeping us on task and on time.
He’s not human size, but this mini-me is the “perfect little companion.” So, move over Siri, because Alpha 2 is smarter than you—and has appendages.