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Aconno BT5 Module based on nRF52840

Posted by Charbax – March 30, 2017

Aconno is showing off the world's first Bluetooth5 module based on the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 ARM Cortex-M4 device which I filmed here and here it features Bluetooth 5, Thread, ANT+, can run for 25 years on a CR23032 coin cell battery, developers can connect through a tag connect interface and it can support USB and NFC.

Distributors can contact Aconno here:
Miroslav Simudvarac, CEO
info@aconno.de

Data Stadium Ping Pong Tracking System

Posted by juliusaugustus – March 28, 2017

The Data Stadium table tennis tracking system tracks the motion of a table tennis game using only a computer and two cameras. Using dual cameras enables gathering of 3d data. The tracking system can measure the coordinates of the ball as well the velocity in order to predict trajectory. The target audience is TV stations and sport teams.

Android Bathroom Smart Mirror by Mues-tec Owatis InnovativTV

Posted by Charbax – March 28, 2017

Mues-tec is showing their Android Smart Touch Screen Mirror for the bathroom, IP rated 65, safe for the bathroom, 1080P Full HD Display, fully mirrored. With a built-in 1080p camera that can be used with facial recognition applications to display customized features depending on who is using the bathroom, built-in speakers, microphone for voice activated applications such as "OK Google", a built-in motion detection sensor activates the Smart Mirror only when entering the room and automatically switches it off when nobody is there. Useful Android Apps can be downloaded from Google Play store such as Weather Apps, Traffic Apps, Weight Monitoring Apps (when connected to a Smart Weight Scale), Baby Monitoring App, Smart Toothbrush App to display tooth brushing statistics for each user.

Distributors can contact Mues-Tec here directly:
v.thur@mues-tec.de
Tel: +49 (0)6648-9167563

Amit Kucheria, 96Boards Technical Lead about 96Boards evolution, IoT, mezzanine and future spec

Posted by Charbax – March 28, 2017

Amit Kucheria, 96Boards Technical Lead, Yang Zhang, 96Boards Director and Robert Wolff, 96Boards Community Manager host of the http://96boards.org/openhours talk about the 96Boards adoption process for chip makers and manufacturers. Amit and Robert dive deeper into the 96Boards evolution and specification, compliance and testing, and the OpenHours program. Highlighting many announcements from the previous day's keynote, taking a look at a table full of 96Boards from Consumer edition to IoT edition and a bunch of community driven Mezzanine products. The 96Boards team takes a look at the different 96Boards footprints and talks about the future.

Jon Maddog Hall and Robert Wolff after the Linaro Opening Keynote

Posted by Charbax – March 28, 2017

Robert Wolff and Jon "maddog" Hall talk about the opening keynote from Linaro Connect in Budapest #BUD17. Check out maddog's reaction to the on stage IoT demo, which used not only Cabon and Nitrogen IoT boards, but also the new Sensor Hub board. Robert and maddog also touched on the various 96Boards announcements around newly available Consumer, IoT and Enterprise edition boards such as the Orange Pi, Oxalis and the MediaTek X20 Professional development board and how it all fits in the 96Boards ecosystem.

SoftBank Robotics Pepper SDK platform for emotional humanoid robot

Posted by Charbax – March 27, 2017

SoftBank acquired Aldebaran Robotics in 2013 and has been developing Pepper, inviting developers to develop new ideas for Pepper at http://developer.softbankrobotics.com they sold over 10 thousand of these Humanoid robots making it the world's most popular advanced humanoid robot. Sold mostly in Japan but also expanding Pepper sales to several different markets in Europe and USA and around the world, some examples being to supermarkets/stores/malls, on cruise ships, to telecom stores, to hospitals, at public information centers, government information/services offices and more. SoftBank Robotics presents some of its software partners who are developing use case software solutions such as for airlines to be used as humanoid conversational check-in kiosk in luxury hotels or at airports, guiding and entertaining people at retail shops/malls and more. You can see my 2013 interview with Bruno Maisonnier founder of Aldebaran Robotics here.

96Boards MediaTek X20 Pro development board by ArcherMind

Posted by Charbax – March 25, 2017

ArcherMind presents the MediaTek X20 Pro 96Boards development board featuring the MediaTek X20 10-core heterogeneous processor, Tri-Cluster dual ARM Cortex-A72, octa ARM Cortex-A53 with Mali-T880 GPU and MediaTek's multimedia support. The MediaTek X20 Pro development board also features 3G/4G LTE support, 2k LCM or two 1080P LCM,13M+13M dual camera you can read more about it here. This video also features ArcherMind's Mstar Altra enterprise edition 96Boards based on Mstar MSD6A838 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 featuring Mstar 4K M-Genuine Video Engine which supports MEMC, HDR, De-noise, color enhance and etc.

Yang Zhang, Director of 96Boards and Robert Wolff, Host of 96Boards Open Hours

Posted by Charbax – March 25, 2017

Yang Zhang is the Director of Linaro's http://96boards.org with Robert Wolff host of http://96boards.org/openhours talk about the status of the 40+ 96Boards that are in development, the 96Boards standard and latest news, IoT boards, extended boards, Enterprise boards and what may happen in the future.

Rakuten Institute of Technology Computer Vision and Human Computer Interaction R&D

Posted by Charbax – March 24, 2017

Rakuten Institute of Technology is the R&D organization of Rakuten Inc. in Japan. It is not a subsidiary company of Rakuten Group, but one department in charge of research and development for Rakuten Inc. Areas of research include Natural Language Processing, Multimedia Processing, Data Mining, and Massive and Distributed Computing. Rakuten is the largest e-commerce site in Japan, they have signed a 4-year $200M deal for global sponsorship with Spanish Club FC Barcelona until 2020.

SCEWO stairclimbing wheelchair from ETH Zurich using Toradex at Embedded World 2017

Posted by Charbax – March 23, 2017

SCEWO is a stairclimbing wheelchair equipped with a Toradex Apalis iMX6 SoM - born from a master’s degree thesis from Zurich University (ETH), which demonstrates what can be done using Toradex Computer on Modules (CoMs)/System on Modules(SoMs) in safety-critical applications. Other engaging demos included TAQ, the balancing robot, featuring Toradex’s Colibri iMX7 SoM with NXP i.MX 7 processor, a rover using the Apalis TK1 SoM with the NVIDIA TK1 to recognize street signs, and many more at Toradex’s booth at Embedded World 2017. Toradex also mentioned its launch of two new SoMs based on NXP i.MX 8QuadMax and NXP i.MX 6ULL: Apalis iMX8 and Colibri iMX6ULL respectively. The Colibri iMX6ULL offers a low-cost and power efficient platform, along with integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, targeting the emerging IoT and connected market; and the Apalis iMX8 offers high-performance and powerful graphics for Computer Vision applications.

Project developers and industry insiders can contact Toradex here:
lakshmi.naidu@toradex.com
https://www.toradex.com