Sound waves could be used to hack into critical sensors in a broad array of technologies including smartphones, automobiles, medical devices and the Internet of Things, according to research from University of Michigan.
According to a story in the Sydney Morning Herald, Tesla’s Elon Musk has put domestic battery storage on the national agenda with his offer last week to solve South Australia’s power crisis for free if he did not deliver a large system with 100 days of signing a contract.
Scitech has been appointed the authorised distributor in Australia and New Zealand for GreatEyes, a manufacturer of scientific imaging and spectroscopy cameras.
According to a Research and Markets report, the Australia acoustic sensors market is projected to reach USD $60 million by 2018 at a CAGR of 3.54 per cent over the period 2014-2020.
Research and Markets has released its Top 10 Sensors Market report, which covers projections for the best-performing sensor types over the next five years.
ANU research on the use of magnets to steer light could lead to new communications systems that are smaller, cheaper and more agile than fibre optics.
According to a new report from IDTechEx, the RFID sensor market will grow to US$980 million by 2027.
Sensor battery life could last up to ten times longer with use of a voltage detector chip developed by engineers from the University of Bristol.
Launched earlier this month, the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) is a collaboration between the NSW government, universities and industry to research and develop small, smart devices that can be used in applications such as water quality, wearables, biomedical, wildlife and air sensing.
These sensor-enabled, advanced robots are now able to undertake more complicated tasks and are being deployed into industrial, commercial, domestic, logistic and other sectors where robot penetration was previously limited, with the market for robotic vision and force sensing alone expected to reach over $16.1 billion by 2027.
Most robots achieve grasping and tactile sensing through motorised means, which can be excessively bulky and rigid. A Cornell group has devised a way for a soft robot to feel its surroundings internally, in much the same way humans do.
The market for fully printed sensors will reach $7.6 billion by 2027, according to a new IDTechEx report on the printed and flexible sensors market from 2017-2027.
As reported in PACE last month, Tesla Motors intends to release a fully autonomous Model X with eight cameras, 12 enhanced ultrasonic sensors and a forward-looking radar.
Collecting the wealth of data created by sensors and actuators in factories is vital to working smarter, though we’re currently only harnessing maybe a 20th of what’s being produced. Jas Singh from ifm Efector shares some thoughts about using the rest.
The global HVAC market is projected to reach US$9.34 billion by 2024, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research which details trends in the sector from 2016-2024.
By embedding leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information to a handheld device similar to a smartphone.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced the Temposonics E-Series EP2 position sensor, which provides high durability and precise position measurement feedback in harsh industrial environments.
Tesla has announced that from this week onwards, all vehicles produced in its factory will have the hardware necessary for fully autonomous driving.
University of Adelaide researchers have developed a world-first optical sensor that can detect vitamin B12 in diluted human blood – a first step towards a low-cost, portable, broadscale vitamin B12 deficiency test.
A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside has developed a reliable and accurate navigation system that exploits existing environmental signals such as cellular and Wi-Fi, rather than the Global Positioning System (GPS).