RPi MacroScope: The Raspberry Pi, combined with an adjustable focus camera, can be used to help us better observe the world between microscopic and the un-aided eye.
Tech Companies Designing Chips to Aid in Robot Navigation
Intel was on hand to detail a new low-power robot SoC (in 22nm CMOS) for their integrated battery-powered Mini-Bots. The small robots are part of their collaborative multi-robot system for applications such as search and rescue. The secret to their ability lies with an integrated camera, LIDAR, audio sensors, and low-powered custom SoC that handles nearly every aspect of autonomy and navigation.