Tom Abate


Power Quality January 31, 2020

Wearable electronics powered by flexible batteries

Stanford University researchers have developed an experimental device designed to provide a comfortable power source for technologies that bends and flexes with the human body.

By Tom Abate
AI and Machine Learning December 7, 2019

Algorithm developed to train AI to avoid bad behaviors

A team led by researchers at Stanford and the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed an algorithm that could help robots, self-driving cars and other intelligent machines safeguard against undesirable outcomes like racial and gender bias.

By Tom Abate
Industrial PCs October 20, 2019

Quantum technology seeks to control light with precision

Stanford University researchers have has built an integrated circuit to control the flow of light through a diamond chip, which could help create quantum processors that are faster than the fastest electronic computers today.

By Tom Abate
Vision and Discrete Sensors September 22, 2019

Sensors developed to detect physiological signals emanating from skin

Stanford engineers have developed a way to detect physiological signals with sensors that stick like band-aids onto the skin and transmit readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing, which could improve worker health and safety.

By Tom Abate
Mobility September 19, 2019

Material developed to improve insulation for mobile devices, computers

Stanford researchers have found that a few layers of atomically thin materials can provide the same insulation as a sheet of glass, which is 100 times thicker and will improve the compactness of cell phones and computers.

By Tom Abate
Robotics December 8, 2018

Electronic glove gives robots a sense of touch

Researchers have developed an electronic glove with sensors that mimic human skin, helping robotic hands achieve some of the manual dexterity humans enjoy. See video.

By Tom Abate