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Results for: 2016

#TBT: NASA’s 2001 technology

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

As we celebrate MATLAB Central’s 15th anniversary, many of the blog authors are taking a nostalgic stroll down memory lane. Since my blog launched a mere 6 months ago, that would be a mighty short trip for me!… read more >>

This algorithm is key to space travel, GPS, VR and more, and it is over 50 years old 27

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Earlier this week, MIT Technology Review published an article “How an Inventor You’ve Probably Never Heard of Shaped the Modern World” which described Rudolf Kálmán’s contribution to modern-day science and technology, a recursive estimation algorithm that accurately predicts variables such as direction, speed, and location even in noisiest of environments…. read more >>

Drones that can help fight wildfires

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

The analysis of video information from standard drones can provide a methodology to monitor remote areas for new fire outbreaks. A group of researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid developed an application for early wildfire detection that analyzed images from existing drones’ low-cost camera equipment. The project relies on image processing capabilities in MATLAB.read more >>

VEX Robotics World Championship on ESPN2. Watch Tonight!

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

The VEX Robotics championships will be broadcast on national TV for the first time ever. But that’s not the only first for this competition! According to the Washington Post, this year’s competition also marks the first time a team from Syria competed at the international level. The team is comprised of refugee teens who overcame limited resources to earn a spot in the international competition.read more >>