It is wonderful to see that the world of biology continues to offer insights to engineers. We've long been familiar with the use of countershading and disruptive patterns to make objects less conspicuous, but this is certainly taking the lessons from nature to the next level!
This is interesting how technology can be used for military camouflage. Nature teaches us so many things that if rightly mixed with technology can be used to develop the same defensive techniques that animals use. It will interesting to know more on design concepts, not sure if they would share it.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.