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March 26, 2008

Mtg: Team AnnieWAY’s Autonomous System for DARPA Urban Challenge 2007

by @ 9:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY May 7
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speakers: Ben Pitzer, Annie Lien, for Team AnnieWAY
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie-Mellon West, Mountain View
RSVP: by email to IEEE_RAS_SCV_Chapter_Committee@yahoogroups.com
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras with photos

This talk reports on AnnieWAY, an autonomous vehicle that is capable of driving through urban scenarios and that successfully entered the finals of the DARPA Urban Challenge 2007 competition. We describe the main challenges imposed (more…)

Mtg: History of the Invention of the Transistor

by @ 7:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY April 8
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Michael Riordan, Stanford University and UC Santa Cruz
Time: Social 6:00 PM, Presentation 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Corp. Building E1, Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

In 1947 the transistor was invented at Bell Telephone Laboratories; for this breakthrough, John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley were awarded the 1956 Nobel prize in physics. ? In fact, there were actually three distinctly different versions (more…)

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