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Category: Mechanical Engineering

A wheeled robot to monitor grape growth

Just like great wine needs time, great grapes require continuous attention and reliable assessment tools. Noting the absence of a convincing alternative to manual sampling and analysis, an EU consortium has developed VineRobot, an ‘Unmanned ground vehicle’ (UGV) equipped with non-invasive sensor technology. Today, assessing the readiness of vine grapes for harvesting requires growers to sample hundreds of berries, with their eyes as the only tool they can rely on. With VINEROBOT’s (VINEyardROBOT) technology, they can now look forward…

Giulio Tononi and His Consciousness Meter

If you’re reading this, you’re conscious of reading it.  Consciousness is something most of us experience every day, but for philosophers, it has proved to be a tough nut to crack.  What is it, exactly?  And more relevant for engineers, can machines—specifically, artificially intelligent computers—be conscious?  Until recently, questions like this came up only in obscure academic journals and science fiction stories.  But now that personal digital assistant devices like Siri are enjoying widespread use, the issue has fresh relevance…

A Peek into Machine Learning at Square – Square Corner Blog – Medium

We’ll be posting more about specific projects, methods, and how we use machine learning in our day-to-day work — stay tuned! For now, here’s a glimpse into machine learning at Square. Square has a large, unique data set that covers businesses across the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, and the UK. Machine learning is a key way we are taking a data-driven approach to automating both our internal tools and customer-facing experiences. Square takes a new approach to supporting small business owners by…

A high performing customized search system – Pinterest Engineering – Medium

Zheng Liu | Pinterest tech lead, Search Pinterest Search handles billions of queries every month and returns nearly four billion Pins every day. Over the past year, monthly mobile text searches have increased 40 percent and visual searches are up nearly 60 percent. We recently made Search and Lens more front and center on our apps by launching them on home feed, because nearly 85 percent of searches now happen on mobile devices. In order to continue scaling search, our…

Software helps industry to design lighter, more efficient parts

Computer-aided engineering (CAE) systems help manufacturers to design parts with the ideal topology (inner and outer shape and structure) to withstand the conditions under which they will operate, such as specific temperature and pressure conditions, vibrations, and various stresses and strains, and to produce them with as little raw material as possible. In sum, CAE enables industrial design software to optimize part topology. By deploying topology optimization software, manufacturers virtually sculpt lighter parts using a given amount of raw material…

How Square makes its SDKs – Square Corner Blog – Medium

At Square we leverage the OpenAPI standard, Travis CI & Github to build and deliver our client SDKs in a scalable way. The developer platform team at Square is a little different than most. We don’t focus solely on creating the APIs that our developers use, we focus on exposing the internal APIs that our first-party products use to create the best experience for developers. That way, our external developers get to use the same source of truth for all of…

Engineering on a blue streak — ScienceDaily

A pair of engineers at the University of Delaware has developed a process to form interwoven polymer networks more easily, quickly and sustainably than traditional methods allow. Their secret ingredient? Blue light. Abhishek Shete, graduate research assistant in materials science and engineering, and Christopher Kloxin, assistant professor in materials science and engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering, describe their method in a paper featured on the cover of the 24th issue of Polymer Chemistry. The paper is titled “One-pot blue-light…

Screaming Circuits: Eclipse-o-pocalypse 2017

Save the date: August 21, 2017. I don’t need to tell you what’s happening that day, but I will anyway. It’s total eclipse day here in the USA. I wouldn’t care too much, except a) I think total eclipses are cool, b) the last one I experienced involved watching the rain clouds get dark and then get light again, and c) most important – we, at Screaming Circuits, are sitting right on the edge of totality. Canby, Oregon, where we…

Incorporating AI into a computer-based rendering system — ScienceDaily

Modern films and TV shows are filled with spectacular computer-generated sequences computed by rendering systems that simulate the flow of light in a three-dimensional scene and convert the information into a two-dimensional image. But computing the thousands of light rays (per frame) to achieve accurate color, shadows, reflectivity and other light-based characteristics is a labor-intensive, time-consuming and expensive undertaking. An alternative is to render the images using only a few light rays. That saves time and labor but results in…

Inside the tech that makes ‘near-miss’ air collisions almost impossible

Surely then, it’s not surprising that we hear of “near-misses” between passenger jets, and of “hero pilots” avoiding “mid-air collisions”? Well yes, actually it is, because that can’t happen. These so-called “near-misses” are still a long way off from being a collision. Take the recently reported news of an Emirates Airbus A380 and an Air Seychelles Airbus A330 travelling from Mauritius to the Seychelles, for example. The two planes came closer than the safety margin required by regulations: all…