Jose Gomez-Marquez, program director for the Innovations in International Health program at MIT, demonstrates some of the medical technologies he is developing for use in countries such as Nicaragua.
Adrien Treuille, an assistant professor in the computer graphics group at Carnegie Mellon University, describes how better physics simulations could have implications in fields as diverse as architecture, racing, and medicine.
Research at Columbia University shows a faster, more efficient way to control a complicated robotic hand.
GE researchers explain how the key elements of an intelligent grid will work, and what they could mean for consumers.
This animation shows how InSightec’s high-intensity ultrasound technology, used in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging, can destroy small pieces of diseased brain tissue without cutting into the skull.
The sense-and-avoid system uses a four-megapixel camera on a pan tilt to detect obstacles from the ground. It puts red boxes around planes and birds, and blue boxes around movement that it determines is not an obstacle (e.g., dust on the lens). The green box shows the actual position of the Piper Archer II airplane being tracked from two to five miles away. Such a visual system will be useful to UAVs trying to avoid obstacles.
The researchers settled on a pneumatic grasping hook for a wheeled robot.
A researcher at the Tokyo Institute of Technology tests an early version of the grappling hook.
Ken Perlin, a professor of computer science at NYU, and Ilya Rosenberg, an NYU graduate student, show off their pressure-sensitive touch pads.
An animation shows how the new launch abort system will work.