Engineering Update #14: Self-parking cars, holographs, and remote-control cockroaches

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 9:44am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

This episode of ECN's Engineering Update is brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products. In this week's headlines:

• Volvo's Self-Parking Car: Volvo recently unveiled their autonomous self-parking concept car, which features programming that allows drivers to simply drop their vehicle off at the final destination, as it parks itself.
• Holographic Video Displays: Researchers at MIT's Media Lab have developed a new projector for 3D holographic video displays.
• Steering Cockroaches with Video Game Controls: Researchers at NCST are using video games to remotely control cockroaches for mapping difficult environments, such as collapsed buildings and disaster sites.
• A Bigger, Better Electric Plane: The Elektro E6 is a twin prop, 6-passenger electric airplane concept with a faster electrical system that generates less noise, vibration, and CO2 emissions.

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