Mouser Electronics Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, today released the final video episode in the Generation Robot series, part of Mousers award winning Empowering Innovation Together #8222; cent; program. In the newest video, Imahara travels to San Francisco to visit with Dr. Mark Palatucci, co founder of Anki creators of revolutionary home robot Vector. Unlike stationary voice controlled assistants, the fully autonomous, cloud connected, and always on Vector incorporates the latest in facial recognition software and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to learn users habits and mannerisms, becoming a robot companion. The Generation Robot series is sponsored by Mousers valued suppliers Analog Devices, Intel, Microchip Technology and Molex.
In the newest video, Imahara tours the Cyberdyne Studio just outside of Tokyo to learn more about the company s Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL ) a robotic medical suit that combines human, machine and information functionalities to restore or improve mobility. The Generation Robot series is sponsored by Mouser s valued suppliers Analog Devices, Intel , Microchip Technology and Molex.During the in depth interview with Cyberdyne CEO Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai, Mouser and Imahara explore the different uses for human robot, or cybernetic, implementations. The video features a demonstration of how the HAL system supports and enhances a wearer s mobility. Imahara also interviews a HAL patient to see and learn more about training in the HAL suit and relearning motor functions, as well as how the technology is improving the patient s life.
The I.S.S. Design Challenge, co sponsored by Mouser s valued suppliers Amphenol and Intel , is a call to college and university students, engineers, and makers, to create a 3D printable project designed to help I.S.S. astronauts in space. Designs may include small electronics to be used with the object. All entries will be judged by Grant Imahara and a former commander of the I.S.S. Imagine how exciting it would be to see your design made in space, said Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics, a leading global distributor of the newest semiconductors and electronic components. We are really excited to present this unique contest. We hope our wide range of electronic components will enable people to create whatever their imagination sparks.