Bionic Limbs and Prosthetic Technology
Bionic limbs and prosthetic technology connect the mind to the prosthesis through sensors that detect muscles’ electrical signals and translate those contractions and signals to various movements.
Bionic arms attach to the body via a customized compression cup with sensors that contact the skin.
Nuclear Power Plant
Nuclear power plant is a thermal power station in which the heat source is a nuclear reactor. As is typical of thermal power stations, heat is used to generate steam that drives a steam turbine connected to a generator that produces electricity.
Nuclear plants are usually considered to be base load stations since fuel is a small part of the cost of production and because they cannot be easily or quickly dispatched.
Their operations, maintenance, and fuel costs are at the low end of the spectrum, making them suitable as base-load power suppliers.
However, the cost of proper long term radioactive waste storage is uncertain.
Robotic dog is an artificially intelligent machine. Spot can walk and navigate space via remote control and can be programmed to follow a specific route.
It doesn’t just work on flat asphalt: The robot dog can walk up stairs and curbs and traverse grass and gravel.
It can carry about 30 pounds of equipment, and, eerily enough, it can even dance.
Electronics comprises the physics, engineering, technology and applications that deal with the emission, flow and control of electrons in vacuum and matter.
It uses active devices to control electron flow by amplification and rectification, which distinguishes it from classical electrical engineering which uses passive effects such as resistance, capacitance and inductance to control current flow.
Humanoid robot is a robot with its body shape built to resemble the human body.
The design may be for functional purposes, such as interacting with human tools and environments.
Some humanoid robots also have heads designed to replicate human facial features such as eyes and mouths.
Mars rover is a motor vehicle that travels across the surface of the planet Mars upon arrival.
Rovers have several advantages over stationary landers: they examine more territory, they can be directed to interesting features, they can place themselves in sunny positions to weather winter months, and they can advance the knowledge of how to perform very remote robotic vehicle control.
Space Shuttle Discovery
Space Shuttle Discovery is one of the orbiters from NASA’s Space Shuttle program and the third of five fully operational orbiters to be built.
Its first mission, STS-41-D, flew from August 30 to September 5, 1984.
The Space Shuttle launch vehicle has three main components: the Space Shuttle orbiter, a single-use central fuel tank, and two reusable solid rocket boosters.
Nearly 25,000 heat-resistant tiles cover the orbiter to protect it from high temperatures on re-entry.
Chess Playing Robot
The chess playing robot is a robot able to play against a real player in real time.
The pieces are moved automagically from underneath the board using an electromagnet, which is moved around the board with an XY table.
Photovoltaic power station
Photovoltaic power station is a large-scale photovoltaic system designed for the supply of merchant power into the electricity grid. The solar power source is via photovoltaic modules that convert light directly to electricity.
The first 1 MWp (megawatt-peak, solar array’s theoretical maximum DC power output) solar park was built by Arco Solar at Lugo near Hesperia, California at the end of 1982, followed in 1984 by a 5.2 MWp installation in Carrizo Plain.
Fixed tilt solar arrays using typical modules of about 15% efficiency on horizontal sites, need about 1 hectare/MW in the tropics and this figure rises to over 2 hectares in northern Europe.
As of 2018, the world’s largest operating photovoltaic power stations surpass 1 GWp.