Lidar

What Is Lidar?

It used to be, that people believed that the eye emitted invisible light rays that struck the world outside, causing it to become visible to the beholder. We now know that isn’t the case, but, that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be a perfectly good way to see. In fact, that is the basic idea behind […]

Robotic Service Pets

Robotic Service Pets – The Future Is Closer Than You Think

How far off is the technology for robotic service pets to replace their breathing counterparts?  The future is closer than you think. The most likely way for that to happen with technology is through machine learning. In the past, people have built AI systems by programming machines to respond to different events in a series […]

Passive Infrared Sensors

Passive Infrared Sensors

The use of motion detectors to keep an eye on the public has been increasing steadily over the past decade.  These ubiquitous pyroelectric eyes (passive infrared sensors) can detect everything from thieves breaking into a house to when customers enter the supermarket. Early designs were unreliable, as they would often time out, leaving the operator […]

Robotic Workers

Robotic Workers – E-Commerce in the 21st Century

Robots that offer point-to-point delivery are poised to become hot sellers for e-commerce companies and businesses that are looking to improve inventory control, order processing methods and labor efficiency to speed up operations. E-Commerce in the 21st century will be driven in large part, by robotic workers.

Tunable Lens

Tunable Lens – Changing The Way Eyes Are Viewed

Researchers have developed the first instrument that will provide a detailed image of the entire eye. Incorporating a lens that changes optical parameters in response to electric currents, the radically new technology can produce higher quality images than currently available. Combining optical coherence tomography and an electrically actuated tunable lens will change the way medical […]

Robotics And Automation

Sales of Robotics And Automation Is On The Rise

It’s estimated that by 2020, more than 1.7 million new industrial robots will be installed in factories around the world; showing that the sales of robotics and automation is on the rise. Currently, the strongest growth in the robotics industry is in Asia; lead by China as the worlds’ number one marketplace.

Medical Imaging

Medical Imaging

Anyone that has ever landed in an emergency room with a broken bone, head injury, or been pregnant has been exposed to medical imaging technology, and is acutely aware of how important it can be.  With medical imaging technology, lives have been saved when one has presented with a stroke, any kind of tumor, or […]

Optical Tweezers

Optical Tweezers

Originally called ‘single-beam gradient force trap’, optical tweezers are scientific instruments that use a highly focused laser beam to provide an attractive, or repulsive force, depending on the refractive index mismatch to physically hold and move microscopic dielectric objects similar to tweezers. Optical tweezers have been particularly successful in studying a variety of biological systems […]

Neuroimaging

Neuroimaging And Alzheimer’s

Currently, diagnosing Alzheimer’s relies largely on documentation of any mental decline. However, when diagnosing Alzheimer’s in this way, it has already caused severe brain damage in individuals. What if we could diagnose Alzheimer’s before symptoms started? It is increasingly clear that by the time a typical AD patient comes to diagnosis atrophy is well established. […]

CCTV

Using CCTV At The Workplace And At Home

One of the most popular and cost-effective ways of providing security in the home and place of work is with CCTV cameras and equipment. CCTV cameras can act as a very successful deterrent to thieves and burglars, certainly making them think twice at the very least. Banks, and other financial institutions have employed the use of cameras for several […]