One wonderful thing about "EETimes" is that it brings topics to our attention that we might otherwise have completely missed. Such is the case with this overview of the SPHERES program. I'd not appreciated that this work was being done - and I especially appreciate the reminder of Asimov's "laws of robotics".
It appears as if the last line of my blog was dropped. In order to fully support Asimov's third law, it has to be able to detect a human and know that it is different from another robot. I wonder if they are working on this so that they can start building towards the second law?
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.