Robotics and automation industry in Germany could increase by 7% in 2017

Robotics and automation technologies in Germany are being deployed more than ever before, as the sales volume in 2016 reached a record high of EUR 12.8 billion, with even more growth expected for 2017.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/06/robotics-and-automation-industry-in-germany-could-increase-by-7-in-2017.html

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AIA to hold first collaborative robots and advanced vision conference this fall

Collaborative robots and advanced vision technologies rank among the most popular topics in the industry today. Recognizing this, the AIA will host a two-day conference this fall which will explore a range of current advancements in both fields focusing on technology, applications, safety implications, and human impacts.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/06/aia-to-hold-first-collaborative-robots-and-advanced-vision-conference-this-fall.html

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Smart Vision Lights introduces its smallest LED ring light yet

Available in multiple wavelengths to meet various application requirements, the RM75 mini LED ring light is the smallest LED ring light released by Smart Vision Lights to date.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/06/smart-vision-lights-introduces-its-smallest-led-ring-light-yet.html

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EEVblog #1001 – uBeam Ultrasonic Wireless Charging DEBUNKED

Dave debunks the uBeam ultrasonic wireless phone charging technology and explains why this will NEVER be a practical solution.
Also, Meredith Perry’s rant on engineers and other experts.
NOTE: This was split out from video #1000 for SEO reasons. There should be a debunking video of this searchable on Youtube.
Some extra material has been added from video #1000 at the 11:58 mark

Forum HERE

Paul Reynolds, former VP Engineering at uBeam has many posts debunking uBeam!

I challenge you to watch all 15min of this
USA Today video

from EEVblog https://www.eevblog.com/2017/06/23/eevblog-1001-ubeam-ultrasonic-wireless-charging-debunked/

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Embedded systems from Vecow feature NVIDIA graphics engines and Intel processors

ECS GTX1050 GPU embedded systems from Vecow feature 7th generation Intel Xeon/Core i7 processors (Kaby Lake) running with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 series graphics engines, and NVIDIA Pascal GPU architecture, all of which work together to support up to 8K resolution and CUDA applications.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/06/embedded-systems-from-vecow-feature-nvidia-graphics-engines-and-intel-processors.html

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EEVblog #1000 – Fundamental Mailbag Retro Teardown Shootouts are Bullshit

As the title says, kinda…
Dave answers the age old question, do single take videos really work?
No. No, they don’t.

SPOILERS:
Tutorial on turning two NPN transistors into a fast bidirectional zener impulse clamp.
A comparison of the low level signal noise on 11 different oscilloscopes.
Teardown of the CH7 analog TV 300W RF Power amplifier.
Debunking of the uBeam ultrasonic wireless power phone charger

I challenge anyone to sit through all 15 minutes of Meredith Perry’s talk on being a “technology innovator”, go on, I dare you…

Ultrasonic exposure limits

Zener Diodes Tutorial

from EEVblog https://www.eevblog.com/2017/06/22/eevblog-1000-fundamental-mailbag-retro-teardown-shootouts-are-bullshit/

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Vision system leverages machine learning to improve electronics manufacturing processes

Instrumental, a company founded in 2015, has introduced a vision system combining hardware and software components that leverages machine learning technology to help electronics companies improve their manufacturing lines, identify and fix problems faster and ship on time.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/06/vision-system-leverages-machine-learning-to-improve-electronics-manufacturing-processes.html

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