Object Detection Tutorial in TensorFlow- Real-Time Object Detection

Sayantini Deb on Aug 20, 2018 Creating accurate Machine Learning Models which are capable of identifying and localizing multiple objects in a single image remained a core challenge in computer vision. But, with recent advancements in Deep Learning, Object Detection applications are easier to develop than ever before. TensorFlow’s Object Detection API is an open source framework built on […]

The future of IIoT software in manufacturing

BY STAN SCHNEIDER, PHD JANUARY 11, 2019 A guide to understanding and using data distribution service (DDS), time-sensitive networking (TSN), and OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) for advanced manufacturing applications. Courtesy: Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) The top Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity framework standards are OPC Foundation’s OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) and Object […]

Upgrading your hardware, software systems

BY TRAVIS COX JANUARY 30, 2019 An open, interoperable approach allows companies to get best-in-class solutions for hardware and software upgrades. See 10 reasons to upgrade process controls. Courtesy: Inductive Automation Distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software, and process controls are vital manufacturing systems. Keeping these systems up-to-date is very […]

How to select a process control system

BY LYNN NJAA JANUARY 31, 2019 Selecting a process control system (PCS) involves experienced personnel and understanding critical elements for operations. Courtesy: Maverick Technologies The process control system (PCS) ties all the automation elements of a process manufacturing unit together and affects every aspect of operations. As the brain and central nervous system of a […]

Understanding the Elements of Artificial Intelligence

from 01 Feb 2019 Artificial Intelligence is here to stay. The development of AI is speeding up on a daily basis. Only recently, Google’s DeepMind created the AI AlphaStar that secured a decisive victory against two grandmaster players of the game of StarCraft II. In a series of test matches they played, the algorithm won 5-0. This victory is a decisive […]

GPU news: Time for another go at waferscale computer

FEBRUARY 4, 2019 by Nancy Cohen , Tech Xplore Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California, Los Angeles, are behind the recent development for a wafer-scale computer that aims to be faster, more energy efficient, than contemporary counterparts. Engineers aim to use something called “silicon interconnect fabric” to build […]

Scaling up search for analogies could be key to innovation

FEBRUARY 4, 2019 by Carnegie Mellon University Investment in research is at an all-time high, yet the rate of scientific breakthroughs isn’t setting any records. To resolve this quandary, scientists are turning to artificial intelligence and crowdsourcing for help in identifying a key inspiration for innovation—the perfect analogy. Wilbur Wright, for instance, famously got his […]

Intro to Blockchain: How Protocols Work

by Roy Walker on Nov 1, 2018 This post kicks off part two of my three part series on blockchain technology. In the first part of the series I discussed the historical context of the blockchain, providing a history of both the modern internet and blockchain networks. This second part of the series will focus on how the technology works, […]

A new model introduces the concept of adaptive virtual organisms (VOs)

JANUARY 31, 2019 by Ingrid Fadelli , Tech Xplore Researchers at the University of Bucharest have recently developed a compositional model for complex hardware-software binding. Their model, outlined in a paper pre-published on arXiv, introduces the notion of a “virtual organism” (VO) that resides somewhere between slightly reconfigurable hardware agents and abstract, intelligent and adaptive […]

Blockchain Consensus Algorithm: PoW, PoS and Beyond

By Justin Chan on Nov 12, 2017 One of the most critical aspects to understand blockchain — its speed, applications, and potentials is consensus algorithms. It determines everything from network security, confirmation speed, to environmental friendliness. As crucial as it is, few comprehend how such a dynamic concept works in practice; and among the most misunderstood aspects […]

What Is Zero-Knowledge Proof And Why You Should Care

by Harry Alford on Sep 16, 2018 Zero-knowledge proofs or zero-knowledge protocols (ZKP) were first introduced in the mid-80s by a group of MIT researchers in their paper, “The Knowledge Complexity Of Interactive Proof Systems.” They essentially defined ZKP as a method by which one party can interact with another party and provide proof of […]

Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2018

By MARK T. HOSKE on JANUARY 14, 2019 Think Again: Engineering salaries and career tips, neural network advances, ladder logic, cybersecurity, and autotuning were among top articles posted on the Control Engineering website in 2018. Figure 5: Top job satisfaction factors are technical challenge and feeling of accomplishment, followed by financial compensation and relationship with […]

Cloud-based software solutions for industrial applications

By CHAD MCGRAW on SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 Cover Story: Choosing cloud-based software or a combined approach with an on-site strategy may result in cost savings, improved operational efficiencies, and enhanced security. Figure 1: Automation and control systems must be more flexible and agile. Honeywell Process Solutions Experion Elevate is an on-process production system for remote […]

A new vehicle search system for video surveillance networks

JANUARY 25, 2019 by Ingrid Fadelli, Tech Xplore A team of researchers at JD AI Research and Beijing University have recently developed a progressive vehicle search system for video surveillance networks, called PVSS. Their system, presented in a paper pre-published on arXiv, can effectively search for a specific vehicle that appeared in surveillance footage. Vehicle search […]

Reducing IT Complexity With Efficient Processes

By Jeff Cherrington on Jan 18, 2019 Enterprises today operate on complicated infrastructures. As complex IT ecosystems have become the norm due to mergers and acquisitions, constantly evolving technology and regulatory environments, critical value streams invariably span technology stacks. These IT stacks create disjointed technology siloes that make it difficult for enterprises to optimize end-to-end […]