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The synaptic transistor is reconfigurable, meaning it can be twisted and bent, yet still remain functional, as researchers Cunjiang Yu (left), Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM), and ESM graduate student Hyunseok Shim demonstrate in this photo. Conventional transistors, on the other hand, are rigid and can break after being bent. Courtesy: Kelby Hochreither/Penn State.
Sensors, Vision October 16, 2022

Synaptic transistor can enhance functions for robots, wearable devices

A wearable synaptic transistor has been developed by Penn State researchers to enhance device performance for robotics and wearable devices.

By Mariah Chuprinski
Sensors in robots are the eyes, ears and fingers.
Sensors, Vision September 21, 2022

Improved methods for using sensors in robots

Efficiency, flexibility and visibility can be improved in manufacturing plants by using sensor-level networks to enable sensors in robots to collect better data and more of it.

By Christina Miller
Sensors, Vision August 17, 2022

Engineers repurpose photography technique to enhance sensors, vision

MIT researchers have repurposed a 19th century photography technique to make stretchy, color-changing films, which could improve manufacturing of pressure-monitoring bandages, shade-shifting fabrics touch-sensing robots and more.

By David L. Chandler
Sensors, Vision August 7, 2022

Helping future development of multimodal sensors

Penn State researchers examined the ways to decouple input signals for multimodal sensors, which is important for avoiding complicated signal processing steps.

By Mary Fetzer
Sensors, Vision July 22, 2022

Machine vision, automation streamline logistics and warehousing operations

Machine vision and automation advancements are improving logistics and warehousing operations by taking advantage of developments with autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), deep learning and more.

By John Lewis
Sensors, Vision July 15, 2022

Strain-sensing smart skin developed for monitoring large structures

Rice University researchers have developed strain-sensing smart skin that uses very small structures, carbon nanotubes, to monitor and detect damage in large structures.

By Mike Williams
Courtesy: University of Missouri
Sensors, Vision May 15, 2022

Turning 3D images into 360-degree models

A Mizzou Engineering team has devised a new way to turn single panoramic images into 3D models with a system called OmniFusion.

By University of Missouri
Sensors, Vision April 28, 2022

Algorithm created to make computer vision autonomous

An algorithm has been created to solve one of the hardest tasks in computer vision: assigning a label to every pixel without human supervision.

By Rachel Gordon
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Sensors, Vision April 23, 2022

Enabling simple cameras to see in 3D

Stanford researchers devised a compact optical device that could soon be used by common digital cameras to measure the distance to objects.

By Andrew Myers
Courtesy: Cornell University
Sensors, Vision April 21, 2022

Deep-ultraviolet laser used for water purification, sensing

Cornell engineers have created a deep-ultraviolet laser using semiconductor materials that show great promise for improving the use of ultraviolet light for sterilizing medical tools, purifying water, sensing hazardous gases and more.

By Syl Kacapyr