By the Numbers
5 degrees of freedom positioning and inspection helps produce better sensors, cell phones. http://budurl.com/2pmy
2 energy sources: Wind creates gaseous hydrogen & oxygen from water. Hydrogen drives a generator to supplement electricity production. http://budurl.com/fjxh
4 attributes—size, speed, flexibility, and economy—make PC-based control better than PLCs for almost all applications, according to one manufacturer. http://budurl.com/t5sw
1 FPGA can run multiple, very fast, control loops at different rates. That means you can tailor an FPGA to fit a control algorithm, rather than fit the control algorithm to a processor’s capabilities. http://budurl.com/jtgf
13 axes of motion in a new robotic hand for humans adds a sense of touch, providing temperature, texture, pressure, and friction sensory information to the user. See Feb. 24 “New dexterous robot hand” blog entry for AIMing for Automated Vehicles at www.controleng.com/blogs .
10 years from now, what will a wireless sensor networks look like? How does self-organizing, self-healing, and “no batteries required” sound? No, wait, that’s today. http://budurl.com/29w7
60 needle types are inspected by machine vision for length, diameter, twist angle, and bevel angle to fit into current good manufacturing processes. Get the point? Ouch. http://budurl.com/2dpg