Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • battlespace awareness for the Navy

    Battlespace awareness through big data

    The Navy and Esri are combining the massive amounts of data available from satellite and other remote-sensing platforms with the analytic tools of geospatial information systems.

  • Video game trains soldiers to work with dogs

    Video game trains soldiers to work with dogs

    Using the Virtual Battlespace platform and a Kinect controller, a computer scientist at the Naval Research Lab built ROVER, a simulator that allows human handlers to practice emergency response with canine partners.

  • Giving robots a (better than) human touch

    Giving robots a (better than) human touch

    Researchers have just demonstrated a device with an optical sensor that can grab an unattached USB cable and insert it into a USB port.

  • RoadRunner traffic routing system

    Traffic cure? RoadRunner automates routing

    Researchers at MIT have demonstrated a simple system that uses virtual tokens tracked over wireless networks to detect traffic congestion and reroute traffic.

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  • Michigan Tech

    Powerbots restore power after disasters

    Researchers are building teams of robots that can be sent unattended into damaged facilities to detect the power requirements and reconnect or deliver power from batteries they carry.

  • Albedo measure the solar reflection of rooftops

    Retooling USDA imagery to cool cities

    Lawrence Berkeley researchers were able to use existing data collected by the National Agriculture Imagery Program to analyze and display the albedo – or solar reflectance – of rooftops.

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  • ZEBRA taps keyboard dynamics to identify users

    ZEBRA taps keyboard dynamics to identify users

    Dartmouth’s ZEBRA program uses a sensor bracelet that compares subtle wrist movements with keyboard inputs to authenticate -- and deauthenticate -- computers users.

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  • Ant-size radios for the Internet of Things

    Ant-size radios for the Internet of Things

    Powered by extremely high-frequency millimeter waves, these tiny radios may power IoT applications that require a dense network of small sensors.

  • The soft robot works well in snow, fire, water – or traffic

    Soft robots will go where first responders can’t

    Researchers have produced the first untethered soft robot that works well in snow, fire, water – or traffic.

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  • Open Garden connects IoT devices on the fly

    Open Garden connects IoT devices on the fly

    The biggest challenge in building an Internet of Things is delivering network connectivity everywhere for every thing.

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