How Intel Joule Brings Power to Robotics Prototyping

Just as PCs and smartphones have become more powerful at a lower cost, next-generation robots are destined for the same path. Increased processing power will be a main driver in mass adoption of robotics, and chip giant Intel is hoping to be at the center of the movement with its Joule development platform. How Intel … [Read more…]

Les robots de Boston Dynamics, ces piétons du futur

Marc Raibert, le PDG fondateur de Boston Dynamics, a annoncé que ses robots pourraient parcourir les rues dans un avenir proche. Tenez-vous prêt. De nouveaux robots arrivent en ville. Sur chaque boulevard. Imaginez le chien robot Spot qui se dirige vers votre porte d’entrée pour livrer un colis. Imaginez ensuite que la personne qui a … [Read more…]

Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell

Lithium-oxygen fuel cells boast energy density levels comparable to fossil fuels and are thus seen as a promising candidate for future transportation-related energy needs. Several roadblocks stand in the way of realizing that vision. An engineering lab has focused on one of those roadblocks — the loss of battery power, also known as capacity fade. … [Read more…]