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 […]

Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Underwater Munitions and Explosives of Concern Detection System

Somewhere in the not so recent past, the thought of a vehicle that could ‘drive itself’ was something right out of science fiction.  Interestingly, the future is catching up.  There is growing interest in self-driving cars following tests over the past few years by Google and research by several major automakers.  A major study released […]

3d mapping

New technology shrinks mechanical LIDAR sensors onto silicon wafers

The field of robot vision guidance is developing rapidly. The benefits of sophisticated vision technology include savings, improved quality, reliability, safety and productivity. Robot vision is used for part identification and navigation. Vision applications generally deal with finding a part and orienting it for robotic handling or inspection before an application is performed. Sometimes vision […]

Brain Imaging

Breakthrough in Brain Imaging

Neuroimaging or brain imaging is the use of various techniques to either directly or indirectly image the structure, function/pharmacology of the nervous system. It is a relatively new discipline within medicine, neuroscience, and psychology. Physicians who specialize in the performance and interpretation of neuroimaging in the clinical setting are neuroradiologists. Neuroimaging falls into two broad […]