The Brain-Computer Interface

The Brain-Computer Interface

With the many developments underway in the field of brain-computer interfaces, we’re really only scratching the surface of what’s possible. One of the bigger questions at the outset of these developments is the choice of invasive or noninvasive approaches to how the electrodes are deployed on or in the human...

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Robotic Cognizance

Robotic Cognizance

To a robot builder, nothing is more satisfying than seeing their creation perform well by responding appropriately to its real world surroundings. To achieve this, a number of sensors are required to give a robot cognizance. Even the simplest of robots must be able to move about the world with...

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Arduino for the Cloud

Arduino for the Cloud

Click the cover to read now—it’s FREE! Learn how to configure Arduino Yún for cloud applications for real-time tasks with and without network access.

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Robotics to Have Its “PC Moment”

Robotics to Have Its “PC Moment”

Robotics is on the path to having its “PC Moment”—that moment when computers stopped being massive machines that only a handful of corporations could operate to something everybody found a use for—small businesses first, homes some time later. By taking a look at the PC Moment, we can hope to...

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The Fourth Age

The Fourth Age

In his new book The Fourth Age, GigaOm’s Byron Reese brings a refreshingly human perspective to the exponential technologies that are converging, if not conspiring, to usher in a new socio-industrial paradigm. While the subject matter is fascinating in its own right, it is Reese’s insightful and thoughtful approach to...

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Introduction to Optoisolators

Introduction to Optoisolators

In the fast-paced world of electronics, new devices are constantly introduced. Hardly a day goes by without some new development that will prove to have a major impact on everyday life. Few, though, have had more of an impact than the humble optoisolator. This device has revolutionized digital electronics with...

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Crowdfund Your Startup!

Crowdfund Your Startup!

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The New Popular Electronics

The New Popular Electronics

Click Here to Read on Issue (with Download) Click Here to Read on Kindle In this special edition of Popular Electronics: – Special focus on the brain-computer interface – Circuits for harvesting free energy – New design contest—build it and win! – Amazing Wi-Fi innovations – All about Arduino – Machine learning insights – New and emerging computing...

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Brainwaves Correct Robot Mistakes in Real Time—with a Little Help from Machine Learning

Brainwaves Correct Robot Mistakes in Real Time—with a Little Help from Machine Learning

The idea of controlling robotic operations with nothing more than brainwaves is the ultimate expression of the man-machine interface. The introduction of machine learning to detect actionable brainwave signatures—and translate them into commands a robot or other actuator can comprehend—opens up new and potentially unlimited vistas into possibilities for revolutionizing...

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A World of Free Energy

A World of Free Energy

Energy harvesting is the process of collecting of energy from an array of environmental sources, both natural and artificial, most of which is otherwise wasted. These myriad forms of energy include any of those sources through which we can extract electrical current to power any number of low-power devices. The...

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