The digital fabrication of oxide glasses by three-dimensional (3D) printing represents a major paradigm shift in the way glasses are designed and manufactured. Automation enabled by the first industrial revolution led to the mechanization of blowing and casting processes.
The Silver Lock fastener is a permanently locking, high vibration resistant fastener, that for maintenance is reversible and reusable. It employs a mechanical lock, which does not rely on friction. With the engagement of a standard 6-point socket, the fastener is free spinning,
My goal is to build a more human-like robotic head, using this electronic control system, to enable friendly human-robot interaction, which means that it is programmed to react as a human would. For example, for mimicking being surprised,
In a world of ever expanding alcoholic beverages, there is an ever expanding list of must have drinkware. The average consumer will spend hundreds to thousands of dollars a year on glassware, tableware and utensils. Consumers are also more concerned than ever about their environmental footprint,
Based on an operational prototype system (Intelipod™) developed internally by Venti LLC, this SBIR effort will deliver a quantum improvement in fire fighter safety. This project represents a major advance in the tools available to first responders/fire fighters to access and safely respond to unknown emergencies,
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