Archive for Microcontrollers

  • Earthquake Detecting Robot Developed by Indian Student Earthquake Detecting Robot Developed by Indian Student

    The earthquake detecting robot performs a useful purpose and looks fierce while doing so. The devastating earthquake that struck his native State, and the recent earthquake in Haiti prompted Hiren Patel and a group of student from J T Engineering College in Gujarat, India, to develop a robot that...

  • Wall Climbing Robots Do More by Amir Shapiro Wall Climbing Robots Do More by Amir Shapiro

    In the previous article, we featured a wall climbing robot that's able to climb up a freely configurable wall unassisted. But as I did further research on these types of robots, I've realized how new robots could climb on either a smooth or a rough wall surfaces without having to configure their pat...

  • Japanese Fish Robots Teach Children About Marine Life Japanese Fish Robots Teach Children About Marine Life

    A marine biologist and ecologist came up with the idea of creating miniature marine life robots in order to broaden the learning of school children about sea life. Japan is famous for its diverse selection of tropical fish. In fact they are the first ones to breed several kinds of aquarium fish l...

  • “Motorized Knee” Makes Running 30% More Efficient

    From the inventors of the famous robot suit HAL-5, comes another innovation that will help increase the efficiency of a human body movement, running. In particular, this so-called machine is intended for people who love to run as a form of exercise. This may help our disabled friends, but the de...

  • Air Force Completes Killer Micro-Drone Project Air Force Completes Killer Micro-Drone Project

    The Air Force Research Laboratory has finally completed the development of a tiny, armed drone, named Project Anubis after a jackal-headed Egyptian god. Project Anubis was started in 2008 ultimately created as an assassination robot for "high value target". But a recent military R & D documents n...

  • CES 2010: Parrot's A.R. Quadricopter Drone Controlled by iPhone CES 2010: Parrot’s A.R. Quadricopter Drone Controlled by iPhone

    You see the one that's not in the shelf gets the most attention. Seen flying over the heads of the journalist was the Quadricopter Drone developed by Parrot. The quadricopter is also part of the CES 2010 show, and to get noticed, this UAV, being controlled by an iPhone or iPod, has to fly around...

  • Robot Guards, New Patrols on National Borders Robot Guards, New Patrols on National Borders

    In response to the long-aged problems in illegal immigration, cross-border terrorism and contraband smuggling, some nations turn to robotic surveillance systems supported by the latest and most reliable robotic systems. A recent conference on state security was held at Leeds Metropolitan Universi...

  • Brains for Hot Robots Have Gone Cooler Brains for Hot Robots Have Gone Cooler

    Intelligent robots have brains! Yes, it's true. The brains are like your computer CPU that processes all activities inside. Just recently, DAVE, an Italian Linux firm, announced the launch of CPU module based on TIs' ARM Cortex-A8-based AM3505 and AM3517 system-on-chips (SoCs). The 2.7 x 2/0-inch "L...

  • Am an electronics n communication engineerin studnt, I wanna persue my MSin USA,plz help me wid da right prgm? Am an electronics n communication engineerin studnt, I wanna persue my MSin USA,plz help me wid da right prgm?

    Tahera Haq asked: My fav subjects include the microcontroller.. I would like to do my MS in a similar branch, plz help me to chose the right program and the right universityPick The Gender Of Your Baby ...

  • what is a advantage for PIC as a microcontoller?

    mohd nor shafique s asked: hi..i'm a student of mechatronic engineering.i would like to know why we must use a PIC as a microcontroller..is there any hardware we can compare with PIC??Baby Sleep Tonight ...

  • I have a fairly new Dell Inspirion 1525 laptop and am running Windows Vista SP1?

    Allen H asked: All of a sudden the screen went black and I have tried shutting it down and bringing it back up several different ways including in diagnostic mode and the error code that comes up means "The Microcontroller is handing control of the system to the processor. This code will persist if ...