6 Ways Unmanned Drones Can Help Law Enforcement Fight Crime

Patrolling high-crime areas in major cities is costly and dangerous. Therefore, it is easy to understand why the use of unmanned drones can help law enforcement fight crime.  This method is a topic of discussion in law enforcement departments nationwide. Police departments can now deploy drones to improve their ability to enforce the law and […]


Using Satellite Imagery to Target Vaccine Campaigns

Satellite images that capture short-term changes in population size in communities in developing countries could help vaccination campaigns achieve more complete coverage and aid in preventing disease outbreaks. Vaccination campaigns supplement routine immunization but often fail to achieve coverage goals due to uncertainty about target population size and distribution. Short-term fluctuations in population can significantly […]

Automation in poultry processing

Poultry Inspection and Automation

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers believe they’re on the edge of a breakthrough, but they don’t want to count their chickens before they are, well, processed. In Carrollton, Georgia, at Gold Kist’s poultry processing plant, a machine vision system that was developed by GTRI is undergoing field testing.  Researchers are hopeful that the results meet […]


Automation in Agriculture

For centuries, farming was an intuitive process. Today, it’s networked, analytical, and data-driven. Large farms (1,000 acres or more) started the trend, adopting the tools of precision agriculture—using GPS-guided tractors, drones, and computer modeling to customize how each inch of land is farmed. Farm managers can measure and map things like soil acidity and nitrogen […]

The Great Pyramids of Giza, Cairo

Infrared Lenses Aid In Scans

Just because a mystery is 4500 years old doesn’t mean it can’t be solved…” This could be the motto of the exceptional scientific mission launched October 25, 2015, under the authority of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, initiated, designed and coordinated by the Faculty of Engineering of Cairo and the French HIP Institute (Heritage, Innovation […]

Automated Milking Systems

Robotics In The Dairy Industry

As the demand for more automation increases, we are seeing it played out in more industries on a global scale. Precision dairy farming, which includes the use of automated milking and computerized systems to milk or feed dairy cattle, has been increasing steadily in the dairy industry in recent years. These systems represent significant advances […]

Navy Ship

Laser Detects Damage To Military Assets

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have demonstrated for the first time that they can discover cracks in the ship’s structure by detecting acoustic emission from cracks in riveted lap joints. Optical Sciences Division, in collaboration with the laboratory’s Material Science Division, used a distributed feedback fiber laser-acoustic emission sensor which showed that the structural health […]

Blue Jellyfish

Fluorescent Jellyfish Proteins Light Up Unconventional Laser

Safer lasers to map your cells could soon be in the offing – all thanks to the humble jellyfish. A combined team of researchers from Scotland and Germany has developed a way to create a polariton laser by using jellyfish proteins cultivated in E. coli cells. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, […]

Lawn Mower Robot

Robotics for Lawn Care

For some, mowing the lawn is a meditative, almost spiritual experience.  It’s a chance to tune out while getting a little exercise walking behind a lawnmower, while inhaling the scent of freshly cut grass. Some, on the other hand,  absolutely hate the thought.  It’s a numbingly repetitive, sweaty, noisy, waste-of-time job.  Of course, we all […]

Factory Machine Vision

Robot Vision in Manufacturing

The factory of the future calls for technology that is fit for Industry 4.0. Industrial automation and productivity is underpinned by technology across a number of sectors, including machine vision. Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution, is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet […]