Swedish researcher Carl Ingemarsson has found a way to supercharge an FPGA with a simple tweak. The development allows for a five factor increase in computing power of a standard algorithm when performed on an FPGA. That means the FPGA can work five times faster than before. At the time of this discovery, Ingemarsson had been […]Read more "Timing Signal Tweak increases FPGA Power by a Factor of Five"
An ADAS-enabled car fleet is still a concept – the technology is certainly there, but the hardware and network system is still in its infancy. Words like ‘autonomous’ and ‘ADAS-enabled’ are thrown around every day, and tech websites feature the latest story surrounding autonomous cars, but the idea of full autonomy is still in its […]Read more "Nauto Technology encourages Safe Driver Behavior"
This April, Baidu announced the creation of project Apollo, an open platform designed to support a comprehensive vehicle ADAS system. The name Apollo was chosen after the historic moon landing missions, to illustrate the complexities and new innovations surrounding the project. Project Apollo will support a cloud platform, an open software platform, reference hardware, and […]Read more "Baidu and Microsoft Azure to Advance Autonomous Vehicles"
Concord, California has approved a 12-month pilot program to roll out delivery bots in the city. The delivery bots are provided by Starship Technologies, a London-based brainchild of Skype creators Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis. The delivery bots are already available in several major cities, including Washington D.C. (where one of the first pilots was held), […]Read more "Autonomous Delivery Bot will soon replace your UPS Driver"
Flying is a stressful event. There are a number of factors every passenger has to consider. You need to book the tickets, pack the bags, and to top it off, you have to be at the airport by a designated time. Now add another factor into this mix – if you’re driving to the airport, […]Read more "Stan the Robot provides Valet Parking at Airports"
NEC has used Intel’s Arria 10 FPGA and Intel’s Xeon processor-based servers to develop a suite-of-products designed to spot out a face from a crowd. The product is designed to assess photos from a number of different sources, including CCTV cameras, mobile video cameras or archived video footage. The system is designed to analyze still-frames, […]Read more "Intel Arria 10 used with NEC’s Face Recognition Technology"
Meet Ocotobot – the world’s first soft and autonomous robot. Following two years of hard work, a Harvard-based research team, led by engineering professors Robert Wood and Jennifer Lewis, the Ocotobot was created. One of the advantages of the Octobot is that it is made of a soft material. If it bumps into you in […]Read more "Harvard introduces Soft, Autonomous Robot"