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Engineering update #122: using whiskers to detect objects.

* Using technology to avoid crowded places

Density is a people counter. It's a sensor attached to the doorframe at the entrance of a room or building. It tracks people entering and leaving by using an infrared light and offers real-time and historical data about traffic.

* 3D printed pharmaceuticals

3D printed could take on an entirely new meaning when it comes to medical options. The FDA recently approved a 3D printed drug product, the very first time the agency has done so.

* Using robotic whiskers to detect objects

Using whiskers as inspiration, researchers created the Whisker Array-robotic whiskers that could help vehicles or robots to navigate areas that are difficult to manage.

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Publication:ECN-Electronic Component News
Date:Sep 1, 2015
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