Category Archives: Health

The Next Evolution of Robotics - InOrbit’s Plans for Robots and AI in the Workforce

Robots big and small take center stage in this week's Fish Fry podcast! Florian Pestoni (CEO - InOrbit) joins me to discuss the future of AI and robotics in the workforce. Florian and I also chat about the details of InOrbit’s cloud-based robot management platform and why Florian believes that the next step in digital transformation will be software-defined X. Also this week, I investigate new micro-bots developed by a team of researchers from Japan's Okayama University and Linköping University in Sweden that can self-heal bone and may make the treatment of compound bone fractures much easier in the future. 

Changing the UI and UX Paradigm One Touch at a Time

In this week’s podcast, super tiny technology is taking center stage! First up, I check out world’s first and smallest sensor that can enable touch gestures through any material. Dan Goehl (Co-founder and Chief Business Officer at UltraSense Systems) joins me to discuss how UltraSense’s new 3D ultrasound sensor is going to usher in a whole new era in user interfaces. Also this week, I investigate the world’s smallest antenna developed by a group of researchers at the Université de Montréal and how this new nanoantenna will help scientists better understand nanotechnologies and identify new drugs.

Every Breath You Take: Imec and miDiagnostics Launch a Revolutionary Breathalyzer Test for COVID-19 and Beyond

In this episode of Fish Fry, Peter Peumans (Imec) joins me to discuss an exciting breakthrough in COVID-19 testing spearheaded by miDiagnostics and Imec. We take a closer look at what sets this new kind of testing method apart from other testing methods on the market today, the details of Imec’s silicon chip technology that lies at the heart of this new technology, and how this kind of testing method could revolutionize how we test for other diseases in the future. Also this week, we check out a new 3D printing method developed by a team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame and Purdue University that integrates functional and structural materials into a single streamlined printing platform.

 

FloatingPoint DSP for You and Me: Why Today’s Real World Designs Need FloatingPoint Digital Signal Processing

What do sweat-powered batteries and FloatingPoint digital signal processing have in common? This week’s Fish Fry podcast of course! We start things off with an investigation into the details of a revolutionary new battery developed by NTU Singapore that is powered by sweat and includes a unique silver flake electrode design. Also this week, Ted Chua (Cadence Design Systems) joins me to discuss the need for floating point digital signal processing today and the details of Cadence’s new Tensilica FloatingPoint DSPs.
 

How LoRa Can Help Us Build a Smarter and Safer Planet

In today’s Fish Fry podcast, we are making the planet a smarter and safer place with little help from LoRa! Marc Pegulu (Semtech) joins me to discuss the role LoRa is playing in global connectivity and how LoRa devices and applications can be used to reduce environmental impact across the world. Also this week, I take a closer look at new free, open-source software developed by the Stanford Natural Capital Project called Urban InVEST that has helped cities across the world better visualize the links between nature and human well-being.

The Digital Thread: The Advancement of Digital Backbones and the World’s First Digital Fiber Fabric

Ready, Aim, Digitize! In this week’s podcast, we start things off by taking a closer look at the world’s first digital fiber fabric developed at MIT. We investigate how this new digital fiber is able to collect and store data and the role AI plays in how it is able to process that data. Also this week, Duc Huy Tran (Aitech) joins us to discuss the enablement of digital backbones for military applications, the evolution of COTs in the military and aerospace designs, and why standardization is crucial in this arena.

 

Brain-a-Palooza! Advancements in Brain-Hand Communication and Your Brain on Code

In our first Fish Fry podcast of 2021, we sit down with Dr. Scott Frey (University of Missouri) and chat about the challenges and newest advancements in brain-hand communication. We take a closer look at how Dr. Frey and his team are helping to personalize recovery from ‘lost’ limbs and the details of a new wireless device that could help people with severe upper limb injuries live better lives. Keeping with our brain-related theme this week, we also investigate a recent study from MIT that reveals that reading computer code is a brain beast of its own and does not precisely replicate the cognitive demands of language or math.
 

The Next Big Thing! Ferroelectric Nonvolatile Memory and Tiny Aquatic Robots Inspired by Sea Creatures

We’ve got a virtual grab bag of EE goodness in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! First up, we take a closer look at some very unique robots unveiled by a recent research study at Northwestern University. We take a closer look at how these tiny robots (which are powered by light and rotating magnetic fields) are able to walk, roll, and transport cargo. Next, Stefan Müller (CTO and Founder - FMC) joins us to discuss the details of ferroelectric nonvolatile memory and what sets it apart from other memory solutions today. Finally, we check out what needs to be done in order for artificial intelligence or machine learning to get into mainstream edge devices.

 

What is the Meaning of Test?

Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding.
- Burt Rutan 

In this week’s podcast, we’re talking about testing, testing, and even more testing! We start things off with an investigation into a new microneedle patch developed at Rice University that is hoping to make testing for malaria easier and faster than ever before. Also this week, Geir Eide (Mentor) joins me to discuss the past, present, and future of IC testing. Geir and I discuss why the days of Pass/Fail testing are long gone, why test equipment has evolved into machine learning and data collection equipment, and the details of Mentor’s new Tessent Streaming Scan Network.

Radar to the Rescue: How Ainstein is Improving Our Safety through mmWave IoT Sensing

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we start things off with a very special News You May Have Missed. In this segment, we take a closer look at how a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine (in collaboration with IBM) have identified a “lonely” speech pattern using machine-learning models that can be used to detect loneliness in older adults.  We investigate how machine learning can help us unlock the mysteries of natural speech patterns and why this type of research may help us better understand a variety of psychological ailments. Also this week, Andrew Boushie (VP of Strategy & Partnerships - Ainstein) joins us to discuss the future of mm wave radar technology and the super cool stuff under the hood of their new over-the-door sensor called WAYV Air. 

 
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