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
Monthly Archive: October 2016
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 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
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!
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.