computer

High level design

Twitter Emote Robot

Introduction Social Media outlets like Twitter and Facebook have become dominating players in the field of human interaction. Indeed many interactions have become mediated by digital technology. We believe the loss of the physical component of interaction has had negative effects on human relationships overall. Current research studies agree that people become more isolated through …

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ADVANTECH LAUNCHES EMBEDDED PLATFORMS WITH INTEL ATOM® X6000 SERIES AND INTEL® PENTIUM® AND CELERON® N AND J SERIES PROCESSORS

ADVANTECH LAUNCHES EMBEDDED PLATFORMS WITH INTEL ATOM® X6000 SERIES AND INTEL® PENTIUM® AND CELERON® N AND J SERIES PROCESSORS

Advantech, a leading provider of embedded solutions for the industrial A-IoT, is happy to announce three new embedded computing platforms featuring Intel Atom® x6000 Series and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® N and J Series processors. These platforms – Advantech’s SOM-2532 computer on module, AIMB-218 industrial motherboard and MIO-5152 3.5-inch single board computer – feature the latest …

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High-level Diagram

Drawing Bot

1. Introduction For our final project, we designed a drawing robot that can turn any computer image into line drawings. Our drawingbot features a pen that moves up and down, a base plate with a piece of paper attached that moves in the x-y plane and a neatly displayed menu on the TFT screen. Our …

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Top Level Block Diagram

Bot Ross

Introduction Bot Ross is a moderately sized 2-D contour plotter, capable of drawing images with a resolution of roughly 1 mm. The design consists of a pen with degrees of freedom in the x and y directions, actuated using threaded rods controlled by two stepper motors. The pen may be raised or lowered using a …

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Final Project Setup

EEG Error Correction Interface

Introduction Our project was an EEG-controlled brain computer interface that allowed a user to correct errors in machine behavior. The project was modeled as a trial-based “game.” In each trial, a solid colored green block or dotted yellow block was placed on a conveyor belt. One end of the conveyor belt had a solid colored …

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COM-HPC — NEXT GENERATION STANDARD FOR INDUSTRIAL SERVER GRADE COMPUTER-ON-MODULES

COM-HPC — NEXT GENERATION STANDARD FOR INDUSTRIAL SERVER GRADE COMPUTER-ON-MODULES

Advantech, a member of the PICMG COM-HPC subcommittee and the leading solution provider for A-IoT platforms and building blocks, announces COM-HPC. The new standard will be the technological platform for a series of high-performance Computer-on-Modules to be released by Advantech as an extension of its portfolio. They will be designed to meet the exacting requirements of next-generation …

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MIT CSAIL’S SWINGBOT LEARNS THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF AN OBJECT TO SWING IT INTO NEARLY ANY DESIRED POSE

MIT CSAIL’S SWINGBOT LEARNS THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF AN OBJECT TO SWING IT INTO NEARLY ANY DESIRED POSE

Being a human is far easier than being an artificial machine. The things we take for granted sometimes are some of the toughest tasks to give robots. Take, for instance, something as simple and mundane as handling objects of different sizes and weights. We as humans really do not care about how we are able …

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PICKITPLUS NOW RUNS ON LINUX – THE SOFTWARE THAT USES THE MICROCHIP PK2 AND PK3 TO PROGRAM NEW AND LEGACY MICROCONTROLLERS FROM MICROCHIP.

PICKITPLUS NOW RUNS ON LINUX – THE SOFTWARE THAT USES THE MICROCHIP PK2 AND PK3 TO PROGRAM NEW AND LEGACY MICROCONTROLLERS FROM MICROCHIP.

We are very pleased to announce the release of the Linux version of PKCMD: PKCMD-LX.  This is the Personal Computer version, designed to run on flavours of Linux, both 32 and 64 bit.  This was a huge investment by us. But, these are exciting developments for the software as it shows what can be with the …

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