Monthly Archive: October 2016

Creator of C programming language, Dennis Ritchie, passes away

Creator of C programming language, Dennis Ritchie, passes away

Dennis Ritchie, the creator of the C programming language and co-developer of the Unix operating system passed away on October 8 at the age of 70, leaving a legacy that casts a very long shadow. Source: Dennis Ritchie, Father of C and Co-Developer of Unix, Dies | WIRED

Robotics for rehabilitation medical care

Robotics for rehabilitation medical care

This is total awesomeness! The application of robotics to assist those subject to physical disabilities: It’s not only engineers who work in robotics Source: It’s not only engineers who work in robotics | Robohub My wife recently retired from nursing. She had worked as a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse, working with spinal cord injury patients, and sometimes with traumatic brain injury patients. She tells me that tremendous advances are  being made toward spinal cord regrowth...

Amazon uses 45,000 robots in its warehouses

Amazon uses 45,000 robots in its warehouses

Amazon uses 45,000 small robots at about one-third of its U.S. warehouses to automate order processing. The robots look like bread boxes on wheels, lifting modular shelves stuffed with products and carrying the shelves to workers who pick out pieces. Source: America’s Dazzling Tech Boom Has a Downside: Not Enough Jobs – WSJ

#IOT “We have to go out to dinner” – Fridge and Stove not talking to each other!

#IOT “We have to go out to dinner” – Fridge and Stove not talking to each other!

Click the link for the funny cartoon 🙂 Source: 05_klossnerj_internetofthings_03-24-2014-100535431-orig.jpg (1404×1006) Imagine when you have to reboot the stove before you cook dinner!

‘Industry 4.0’ made possible by #IOT

‘Industry 4.0’ made possible by #IOT

Source: ‘Industry 4.0’ comes to B.C.: Smart machines and Internet of Things change the workplace IOT changes everything for service and industrial businesses. As described at the link, IOT enables smarter machines/automation. But it also means deploying sensors throughout a “work environment” to monitor and detect safety issues, to identify productivity issues, to detect quality problems, to optimize production and much more.

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