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DJI drones use plane avoidance tech (Sensors)
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The world's bestselling drone-maker has unveiled models that warn their operators when there is a risk posed by nearby aeroplanes or helicopters.
posted: 28/02/2017
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Ford developing pothole alert system for drivers (Sensors)
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Carmaker Ford has said it is experimenting with technology to detect potholes and warn drivers of their locations.
posted: 19/02/2017
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Pioneering chip extends sensors’ battery life (Sensors)
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A low-cost chip that enables batteries in sensors to last longer, in some cases by over ten times, has been developed by engineers from the University of Bristol.
posted: 08/02/2017
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Sensor Networks for Rangeland Animals (Sensors)
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On vast rangeland, livestock is difficult and expensive to manage. But Derek Bailey, professor in the New Mexico State University Department of Animal and Range Sciences, is working to find ways to help such ranchers better manage their livestock and improve animal welfare.
posted: 04/02/2017
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Cardiff Uni bid to create osteoarthritis 'smart patch' (Sensors)
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Scientists are hoping to create a smart patch which could detect the early onset of osteoarthritis in patients' knees.
posted: 04/02/2017
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Efficient time synchronization of sensor networks by means of time series analysis (Sensors)
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For decades, researchers have been working on improving sensor networks. A key design goal is to keep the cost of individual sensors (such as cameras and thermometers) as low as possible to enable large networks with thousands of linked sensors. This entails a disadvantage: Low-priced sensors have limited energy and computing capacities. Therefore, methods designed to make the most of limited resources are of crucial importance.
posted: 31/01/2017
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Uber to share data to help ease city congestion (Sensors)
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Uber is launching a website outlining how its cars move around cities, in an effort to appease city authorities who have long called for more data sharing.
posted: 12/01/2017
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Electronic 'hairy skin' could give robots a more human sense of touch (Sensors)
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Electronic-skin prototypes are stretchy, thin films that can sense temperature, pressure and even monitor blood oxygen or alcohol levels. But most of these devices are missing a key feature of real skin that allows us to feel a wider range of conditions: hair. Now researchers have combined hair-like wires with electronic skin to make a more versatile sensor for robots, prosthetics and other applications. Their report appears in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
posted: 23/12/2016
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Uber accused of letting staff spy on celebs and exes (Sensors)
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Uber has defended itself following accusations that a lack of internal security allowed employees to spy on rides in real-time.
posted: 13/12/2016
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Smart sensors could end rail chaos from 'leaves on the line' (Sensors)
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Train delays due to leaves on the line could be a thing of the past if a prototype developed at the University of Birmingham is adopted by railway networks.
posted: 21/11/2016
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