Matt ContentTypical commercial and industrial robots do jobs that are difficult, dangerous or dull. They are now commonly used in many manufacturing environments.Domestic-use robots range from robot vacuums and floor cleaners, to massaging units, to robotic lawn mowers and window cleaners.
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Key Features and Functions: Temperature SensingWater presenceMoisture level presenceMovement SensingBeep each tag (allows the tag to be located)Notify you of updated status on a smart phoneRecords eventDayTimeHistorical informationLapsed timeOut of range notificationNo messaging charges applied255 tags can be associated with 1 Ethernet tag managerTags have years of battery life and can transmit up to 200 feet (Up to 85 months based on transmission and reporting settings.)3D Magnetic field detection capable.Mobile application can message you or speak to you when an event occurs with the tagBase station is connected directly to the router to transmit informationLocate keys/pets/TV remotes/wallets through loud beeping sound (+90dBA)Control & monitor maximum 255 Wireless Tags per each Tag Manager USB stick from your PC, Mac, Smartphones or iPads100 ft (30m) range with default settings, programmable to trade-off with battery life and response delayReceive e-mail notifications when Tag has been touched/movedDoor/window mode allows attaching tag to door or garage door to monitor closed/open statusAdjustable frequency in 430-439MHz band to avoid interference9 month battery life with default settings, can be extended up to several years trading off response delay or rangeFCC Part 15b/c CertifiedLimited 2-year warranty
Brad ContentLIDAR:LIghtDetection and Ranging or Laser Imaging Detection and RangingRadar:RAdioDetection And Ranging
Googles Street card logged over 300,000 miles as of August, 2012Nevada, Florida and Arizona now have laws in place allowing for autonomous vehicle, and Nevada issued the first official license for an autonomous vehicle in May of 2012.In 2013, the 2014 model Mercedes S-Class will have autonomous braking, acceleration and lane guidance at speeds up to 124 miles (200 km) per hour.In 2013, the 2014 BMW i3 will autonomously steer, accelerate and brake in traffic jams at up to 25 miles (40 km) per hour.By 2014, Volvo expects vehicles that can be autonomous at up to 31 miles (50 km) per hour, with expected use in heavy traffic.By 2015, Audi plans vehicles that can autonomously steer, accelerate and brake at lower speeds, such as in traffic jams.By 2015, Cadillac plans vehicles with "super cruise": autonomous steering, braking and lane guidance.By 2015, Nissan expects vehicles with autonomous steering, braking, lane guidance, throttle, gear shifting, and, as permitted by law, unoccupied self-parking after passengers exit.By 2018, Google expects to release its autonomous car technology.By 2020, Volvo expects accident-free cars, and "road trains" in which individual cars are guided by a driver in a lead vehicle.By 2020, GM, Audi, Nissan and BMW all expect driverless cars
Brad Contenthttp://www.popsci.com/cars/article/2013-01/ces-2013-audi-demonstrates-its-self-driving-carIn the demonstration, Audi used a prototype smartphone app to “call” the car from a parking spot to the front of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas. The car started by itself, eased its way out of the garage, turned a corner, and parallel parked. Audi then showed off the car returning to the spot, parked normally between two cars.Why will it take a decade for self-driving cars to enter production? Two reasons: governments and miniaturization. Only Nevada is moving ahead with testing of autonomous vehicles, although California and Florida are not far behind. Also, according to Hudi, self-driving cars require a trunkful of electronics, in addition to the other sensors. Audi will need to hide that extra computing horsepower within the existing electronics to maintain the sense of effortless elegance the brand is trying to project.
Brad ContentWhen in the city, two forward-facing stereo cameras in addition to the millimeter-wave radar system monitor the road ahead, specifically watching for pedestrians crossing in front of the path of the vehicle. This system is called Advanced Pre-Collision System (APCS). Should the APCS detect a pedestrian or nonmetallic object, it will warn the driver with a beep and a flashing light. If the driver does not react and the vehicle continues to close in on the object, the vehicle will gently apply the vehicles brakes, even bringing the vehicle to a full stop if travelling no more than 24 mph.http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/autonomy-today-fewer-crashes-tomorrow-five-current-cars-with-autonomous-tech/
5 Innovations That Will Impact the World
5 Innovations That WillImpact the WorldInnoTech San Antonio, April 17, 2013Matt ReedyEnterprise InnovationBrad BillmanSr. Research Engineer
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 2Topics• How We Came Up With This List• 3D Printing• Robotics• Sensor-based homes (Smart Homes)• Autonomous Vehicles• Drones
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 3How We Came Up With This List• Our Applied Research & Innovation teams focus on ideas for new products and services for ourmembers (customers) and are always on the lookout for advanced technologies that can make ourmembers’ lives easier and better.• We looked at dozens of different technologies that have been on our radar screen, in the news latelyand have the potential to make a positive impact on not only our members, but consumers in general.• While there are so many from which to choose, we selected these five based on their relativelyadvanced stage of development and variety of potential uses.
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 43D PrintingWhat is it?The ability to replicate complex 3-dimensional objects using enhancedprinting technology.Also known as “additive manufacturing.”Source: 3D Systems
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 53D Printing - ShapewaysA startup now allows anyone to designproducts and Shapeways willmanufacture them.3D print in over 30 materials, includingmetals and ceramics.Source: Shapeways.com
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 63D Printing - OsteoFab Patient Specific Cranial DeviceEarlier this year, an unnamed man in the UnitedStates had 75 percent of his skull replaced with a3D-printed plastic prosthetic. The PEKK(polyetherketoneketone) prosthetic sports holesmeant to encourage the growth of new cells andbone.Source: Oxford Performance Materials
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 73D Printing - NASA• It is more efficient to build largestructures in space rather than tryingto find a large launch vehicle.• Ideal for when the exact specificationsof the parts needed is not knownbeforehand.• Less weight required than to carry lotsof spare parts.Source: Space Industry News
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 83D PrintingHow will it impact the world?• Extremely inexpensive manufacturing technology for sophisticated parts and components.• The printing devices are portable so manufacturing can be brought closer to the point of enduse.• 3D printing can help trim days, weeks and months off the typical product design anddevelopment cycle.• Recent advances indicate reconstruction of human body elements could even progress toorgans and tissues.
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 9RoboticsRobotics spans a spectrum from small, programmable devices used inmanufacturing to low-cost robots for domestic use, to large, mobileremote telepresence units.
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 10RoboticsWe’re probably not quite able to duplicate the Jetsons robot in capability, but advances are occurring rapidly.Remote telepresence robots are now in use conductingtelemedicine and allowing homebound students toparticipate virtually in school.Source: KENS5
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 11Industrial RoboticsRethink Robotics recently introduced Baxter, a $22,000programmable robot that can do simple jobs. Baxter isdesigned to work next to humans and communicatesthrough basic facial expressions.RoboticsSource:RethinkRoboticsHealth Care• Intuitive Surgical makes the da Vinci surgicalsystem, which enables surgeons to makesmaller, more precise incisions.• Expect to see more telepresence robots used incare-giving for the elderly.There are currently over 1,000 robotics companies around the world
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 12RoboticsHow will it impact the world?• Automating routine tasks.• Replacing humans for hazardous activities.• Enhancing mobility and communications.
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 13Smart HomeA home equipped with technology that can communicate itscondition to an owner and other parties.
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 14Sensor-Based Homes (Smart Homes)?
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 15Sensors Today• Home Alarm Systems• Garage Door System• Appliances• Water Sensors• DIY Custom Sensors – Arduino & Raspberry PI• Open Use Sensors!
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 16Sensors Today – Open UseYou assign what the sensor is intended to doSource: CAO Gadgets LLCSoftware is configured to report on action
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 17Sensor Use in the Near-term• Mobile based control solutions have grown• Sensor world is without standards• Adoption of open use sensors likely due to falling costsSource: Intel Free Press
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 18Sensor-Based Homes (Smart Homes) - Impact• Informed home owners• Security• Invention and innovation fertile ground• Early warning and claims avoidance• New dimension on provider relationship• Social awareness
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 19Autonomous & Near Autonomous VehiclesA vehicle that can drive itself from one point to anotherwithout assistance from a driver.
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 20Autonomous EnablersGPSOn-BoardSystemsRemoteControlPre-DeterminedDestinationRADARVideo and StillCameraLaser IR& LIDAR
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 21Autonomous Vehicles – 1 Year Ago• Onboard Sensors• GPS Connectivity• Remote Monitor & Take over• In-Car Manual Drive• Video & Still Cameras• Edge Detection• Onboard Computer System• Collision Detection & AvoidanceSource: Eddie Codel
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 22Levels of Autonomy TodaySelf-Parking / Mobile Device RetrievalAudi A7 – CES 2013Photo courtesy of www.quattroworld.com
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 23Levels of Autonomy Today2013 Lexus LS• Forward Facing Stereo Cameras• Radar System• Detects pedestrian crossing• Will brake on own
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 24Autonomous Vehicles – Impact• Full autonomous availability is still a few years out• Crash avoidance is here today• Advanced services• Habit changing social inclusion• Shift in the invention world• Government regulation & planning
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 25DronesWhat are they?• You probably first heard about drones during military conflictsthrough the years, beginning with the Vietnam era.• They go by names like Predator, Pioneer, Zephyr, and GlobalHawk.• As a class of vehicles, they are called unmanned aerial vehicle(UAV), remotely piloted vehicle (RPV), remotely piloted aircraft(RPA), remotely operated aircraft (ROA).• When combined with pilots, ground stations and supportingtechnology, they are called unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).Source: Air & Space Magazine
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 26DronesHow are they used?• Targeting – a practice target that simulates an enemyaircraft or weapon• Reconnaissance – providing visual information fromwhich to take action• Combat – ability to attack in high-risk environments• Logistics – specifically designed for cargo operations• Civil and Commercial UAVs – specifically designedfor use by local governments and industrySource: NASA
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 27DronesHow will they impact the world?The FAA is now issuing Certificates of Authorization topublic entities that want to fly an Unmanned AerialSystem in civil airspace.Common uses include law enforcement, firefighting,border patrol, catastrophe relief, search & rescueand other government operational missions.As is typical of new technology, the size and price ofdrones is decreasing while their functionality isincreasing. Expect to see more of them in use in avariety of ways. Source: Aurora Flight Sciences
PUBLIC INFORMATION: May be discussed or shared with non-USAA employees. 28SummaryFive Innovations That Will Impact the World• 3D Printing• Robotics• Sensor-based homes• Autonomous Vehicles• DronesClearly, there are many more innovative ideas, products and services being developed and even on themarket today.But we felt that you as technology specialists and consumers will likely see the effects of these fiveinnovations in your daily lives in the not too distant future.
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