I was mentioned in an article last year.
In fact, in the field of Silicon Valley, service robots innovative companies are emerging, such as spectators attending startups Telepresence Robotics (TRC) of the CTO John Sokol believes that service robot market is still in its early stages, it is difficult to predict the real future potential. But as the history of the development of mobile phones, as in the early days, no one can really predict the market prosperity later.
It is understood, TRC is a robot augmented reality experience to the commercial area of service robotics company that provides cloud-based Robot-as-a-Service service. This can be used for all types of service robots for commercial, office and home environment, instead of people to complete a variety of work. Developers can access the TRC RaaS deployed in public cloud or private cloud RaaS business platform for the development of a variety of commercial robots TRC program. TRC robots based on very mature two-wheeled balancing vehicle technology, you can easily across uneven pavement, and even wire on the ground, gravel, grass and vines and the like.
Friday, February 26, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
From August 23, 1999
From August 23, 1999
DVBS: AfterBurner (TM) World's Fastest Single CPU Web Server Now Market-Ready
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Meyer, Chairperson/Founding President of Digital Video Broadcast Systems (DVBS) has announced that the company's flagship product, the AfterBurner(TM) web server package is now ready for the commercial marketplace. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990823/SFM015 ) The AfterBurner(TM) technology is a cost-effective, high-performance alternative to expensive additional web or cache servers, and can be used as a "stand-alone" or combined with an existing server or network. Over the past several months, John Sokol, Chief Technical Officer/Co-founder, and creative and technical force behind DVBS, has been streamlining the AfterBurner(TM) technology for commercial application. The competitive advantages of the AfterBurner(TM) include: unprecedented capacity and faster response speed than existing single CPU servers (2875 hits per second, over 4000 concurrent users), and a lower cost per user-hit. Using a raw UNIX platform which provides rock solid reliability, robust multi-tasking and high security, the AfterBurner(TM) prevents network crashes caused by high demand. AfterBurner(TM)'s advantage arises from its ability to use less RAM memory (because of no child processes). In independent tests (completed February 12, 1999), AfterBurner(TM) surpassed the industry's leading servers: Apache and Zeus. Using identical hardware, AfterBurner(TM) outperformed Apache by 164 % and Zeus by 52%, according to the Certified Performance Report of Mindcraft, Inc., a leading independent performance measurement facility. Tests were completed using off-the-shelf hardware (retail value US$2,300) -- a single Pentium II 450 MHz processor, 1 GIG of RAM, 1 gigabit Ethernet card, and 1 VGA card. Detailed test results are available upon request. AfterBurner(TM)'s performance may -- in fact -- exceed the documented test results, since the testing infrastructure was incapable of loading AfterBurner(TM) to its limit. AfterBurner(TM)'s unparalleled speed and capacity renders it particularly valuable for high traffic web sites and those that offer large data transfers and downloads (Netscape browsers, game software, and music video downloads, for example). AfterBurner(TM) answers the needs of a growing server market to increase web-hosting capacity. DVBS' strategy is to partner with established technology leaders and leverage existing distribution and marketing channels to bring its innovative technologies to the marketplace Several licensing deals and joint-venture agreements, with industry and qualified financial partners, have already been signed. William Bang, Sr. Vice-President/Chief Financial Officer/Co-founder of DVBS and a former Korean businessman, has been instrumental in securing agreements with DigiCom and ThruNet (the largest ISP in Asia), as well as a joint venture with DACOM, Asia's largest backbone company. Negotiations are continuing with HanYang Engineering, the largest manufacturer of RAM chips for Sun Microsystems and SamSung. And, SungJin has renewed their commitment to pay US$1.5 million up-front to DVBS upon delivery of the new compression algorithms for the security industry, plus an additional 17% royalty per unit. In North America, marketing partners in Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles, Houston, El Paso, Salt Lake City and others are established: DVBS is planning to finalize deals with over 30 resellers in the next 90 days. DVBS is also in active negotiations with a publicly-traded company and its technology subsidiary to roll-out the Symmetrically Distributed Server Network (SDSN) which allows users to connect multiple AfterBurner(TM) servers. Under an agreement with Creative Artists Agency for Watcha '99 and other coming events -- the capacity of the AfterBurner(TM) and its associated LiveCam and distributed serving technologies (SDSN) will be demonstrated in summer and fall 1999 cybercasts of selected Latin-style concerts, including the Latin Style Magazine Music Awards in October with appearances by top Latin entertainers. At a retail price of US$28,000 to $250,000 per unit, even 1% of the Internet server market would generate $170 million in sales for DVBS and its partners. The AfterBurner(TM) could also capture a share of the cache-server market, projected to grow to 2 billion by the year 2002. Markets include hardware manufacturers who would incorporate AfterBurner(TM) solutions in their product offering under an exclusive licensing agreement -- and -- software manufacturers who could incorporate AfterBurner(TM) into an existing server software solution or sell AfterBurner(TM) as a separate accelerator software product. DVBS has retained Bereskin & Parr, a leading Canadian intellectual property law firm, and has patents pending on AfterBurner(TM) and other protocol technology. Digital Video Broadcast Systems (DVBS), a technology incubator, has operations in the U.S., Canada and Asia. Its mission is the development of communication technologies that will improve voice, data, image transmission and reception over the Internet and Intranet. The DVBS technical team is based in the Silicon Valley, California. Management, marketing and administrative offices are located in Vancouver, British Columbia; Toronto, Ontario; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; and in Seoul, Korea. Detailed information on the AfterBurner(TM) and other DVBS technology is available on the DVBS web site: www.videotechnology.com. SOURCE Digital Video Broadcast Systems (DVBS)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
http://www.hackerdojo.com/ 599 Fairchild Dr, Mountain View, CA 94043 Guest Free Members 24 Hours Access
http://www.techshop.ws/ts_sanjose.html 300 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95113 Phone (408) 916-4144
Redwood City / Menlo Park
http://www.techshop.ws/ts_menlo_park.html 2415 Bay Road. Redwood City, CA 94063 Phone (650) 521-9027
Electronic Component shops
http://www.frys.com/ Some Robotics Kits, and a poorly stocked selection of electronics.
http://anchor-electronics.com/ 2040 Walsh Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95050 (408) 727-3693 • fax 408-727-4424 • M-F 7:30-4 SAT 10-3 Good selcection of small parts.
http://www.alltronics.com/ 2761 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050 (408) 778-3868 Cant find store.
http://www.weirdstuff.com/ 384 W Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
HSC Halted Specialties
http://www.halted.com/ 3051 Corvin Dr. Santa Clara (moved 12/2015) Good selection of small parts.
Grainger Industrial Supply
1190 Kern Ave (Near Lawrence Express way and 101, frys's) (408) 470-1710 Industrial and electrical.
http://www.excesssolutions.com/ 1555 S 7th st. San Jose 408-262-3900 Good selection of small parts.
And by mail order http://www.jameco.com/ 1355 Shoreway Road Belmont, CA 94002
They have motor's and servo's.
Well-stocked hobby shop specializing in model airplanes, helicopters, gliders & cars. 2090 Duane Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95054 Phone:(408) 496-6699 Fatshark FPV
2060 Duane Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95054 Phone:(408) 628-1258 FPV Gear, DJI
2130 Trade Zone Blvd, San Jose, CA 95131 Large store showcasing a range of remote-control vehicles & equipment, toys, model kits & rockets.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Chiton a hard shelled mollusk has hard ceramic eyes on it's back. These eye's can not focus and produce low resolution images.
In seeing these images, having these low resolution eyes in fixed locations may actually give this creature excellent 3D depth perception and it may have excellent vision possibly far better then most fish.
This is done by combining each smaller image to act as part of a larger image sensor, where focus is achieved computationally.
Monday, August 03, 2015
ROBOTICS AS A BUSINESS: Monetizing the Emerging Megatrend in Commercial Robotics
I spoke on Panel 3
Panel 3: DISRUPTIVE APPLICATIONS: Is your Business Ready for Smart Robots and AI?
Moderator: Harrison Rose, CEO and Co-Founder, Telepresence Robotics Corporation
Speaker profiles: Executives of rapidly growing robotics companies
I gave a 10 minutes talk called: "Cloud Robotics Our Future Economy" Which I hope to post the video and slide deck shortly.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
I am at 11:33 in.
Wooden gears and linear positioning. Conjugate profiles.
Here is a Linear position system that's low cost, precision, low wear.
I wanted to use Low cost off the self parts. This means no precision machined Steel.
I stumbled on the Roller Pinion System (see below) I wondered if I could do this in reverse.
To use a Roller Chain or set of Rollers (which could be ball bearing rings and a spacer in to an Aluminum L extrusion)
Roller Pinion System - The Reverse of what I want to do.
Two or more rollers engage the rack teeth in opposition at all times eliminating backlash. There is no tooth slap as with traditional rack and pinion, instead the RPS rollers approach the tooth face in a tangent path and then roll smoothly down the tooth face. This provides a smooth, quiet, low friction, fatigue free, high-efficiency rotary to linear motion conversion.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Washington_Cog_RailwayMount Washington in New Hampshire, USA
Sylvester Marsh was issued a U.S. patent for the general idea of a rack railway in September 1861,
- http://www.google.com/patents/US33255 US33255 A Sep 10, 1861
I'm quoted in the transformers article.