Automated Underwater Robot

Underwater Robot Completes Sampling Operation

The first ever automated underwater robot has now completed its first operation, diving down 500 meters and collecting a sample. The robot, named Nereid Under Ice (NEI), was development in partnership with The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and NASA’s Planetary Science and Technology from Analog Research (PSTAR) program.

Agriculture Robot

Identifying Plants Versus Weeds

Farming equipment has come a long way and at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, John Deere made a big splash with their new technology. Exhibited in 2019, John Deere’s newest combine showed signs of life with its machine learning capabilities and artificial intelligence. This year, they showed off their newest sprayer […]

Hand Lens

A Guide To Hand Lenses

Hand lenses are utilized in many industries including jewelry but they also serve the earth science fields as a great tool to view objects at a magnified scale, on site and without the bulkiness of other magnifying devices. A hand lens comprises of 2 parts, the first being the optics or lens and the other […]

Hurricane North America

Hurricane Study And Detection

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has the responsibility of announcing and categorizing all hurricane and cyclone activity in and around North America. This includes the expected track of the storm, the size, rainfall, storm surges and other aspects that go along with Atlantic and Pacific storm formations. These storms are forecasted using specific models for […]

Medical Robots

Medical Robots

Robots have been, and still are, a staple of Sci-Fi movies and novels. However, the evolution of technology is quickly bringing them into the medical fields as well. According to one report by Credence Research, the global medical robotics market was valued at $7.24 billion in 2015 and is expected to grow to $20 billion […]

Area Scan Camera

Area-Scan Or Line-Scan Cameras

There seems to be endless options from which machine vision integrators can choose when it comes to designing an inspection system. Quite possibly the most critical option is whether to use area-scan or line-scan cameras. While the roles they perform are similar, the technology employed in each is miles apart in how they capture any […]

Kitchen Robots

Kitchen Robots

Every day in kitchens throughout the world, people prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner. Often times it is as simple as popping something in the microwave or may involve preparing a meal from scratch.  However, after a long, stressful day sometimes people just don’t want to bother. Imagine coming home and plopping all the ingredients into […]

Laser Diode

Laser Diode

An injection laser diode (ILD), diode laser, or laser diode (LD), is a semiconductor device similar to a light-emitting diode in which a laser beam is created at the diode’s junction.  Laser diodes can directly convert electrical energy into light. Driven by voltage, the doped p-n-transition allows for recombination of an electron with a hole. Due to the […]

solar Cell

Mirrors And Fresnel Lenses

Solar power has been utilized for many years, however, if it is going to play a major role in the future of energy, it’s going to have to get bigger and far more efficient. Concentrating solar power can be the answer to solving both issues, as concentration paves the way for larger, higher-efficiency solar power […]

Portable Scanner

Portable Scanners

Smaller, portable scanners are popping up in many different areas. Some are marketed to reach the average consumer who would rather scan and digitize their personal items. Handheld image scanners are suitable for recording any kind of document, including letters, invoices, blueprints and plans. Typically, a handheld image scanner requires you to place the device […]