Since 1958, DARPA has been credited with the development of some of the most important technologies used today, including the Internet and GPS. Here is a look at DARPA’s 60 year history and some major projects in electrical engineering.
June 13, 2018 by Chantelle Dubois
DLR’s Robotic and Mechatronics Centre — part of the German Aerospace Center, which oversees the country’s space program — recently conducted successful trials of its SUPVIS Justin humanoid robot.
November 04, 2017 by Chantelle Dubois
Developing a robot with a computer brain needs a bunch of software tools on the computer side—like software drivers, third party tools for computer vision, simulation tools, and more. ROS framework gathers all these tools and manages how you develop a code for your robot.
June 26, 2017 by Yahya Tawil
Tracking an infrared light source is not as difficult as you might think; a 14-pin PICAXE, a stepper motor with a driver IC, three phototransistors, and a few other components will do the trick.
January 17, 2017 by Charles R. Hampton
AAC's Jeremy Lee corresponded with Chad Kapper—founder of Flite Test and Rotor Riot—to gather insights on drones, engaging people on YouTube, flying at Chernobyl, and more.
October 10, 2016 by Jeremy Lee
Cephalopods have no rigid structures in their bodies and can adjust their bodies to fit the size and shape to the environment. A robot with similar properties would have an advantage in search and rescue environments if it could squeeze through openings other robots could not.
August 25, 2016 by Mark Hughes
Rethink Robotics is proving that robots don't have to be in competition with humans, but can instead form collaborative environments that increase efficiency while ensuring safer work places. This collaboration may be the key to industry 4.0: not eliminating the human element, but maximizing it.
July 19, 2015 by Jennifer A. Diffley