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September 11, 2008

Mtg: Learning for Autonomous Helicopter Control

by @ 4:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY November 5, 2008
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Adam Coates, Stanford University
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie-Mellon University, Silicon Valley campus, Moffet Field
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

While helicopters present numerous challenges for control design, human RC pilots are nonetheless capable of performing extreme aerobatics by learning from experience and from other pilots.? We present learning algorithms that similarly learn (more…)

Mtg: Learning for Quadruped Robots

by @ 3:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY October 1, 2008
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: J. Zico Kolter, Stanford University
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place:Carnegie-Mellon University, Silicon Valley campus, Moffet Field
RSVP: Not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

Legged robots offer the potential to navigate a much wider range of terrain than their wheeled counterparts, allowing for robotic applications in places where they are currently not possible.? ? However, legged robots currently lag far behind (more…)

Seminar: PV (PhotoVoltaic) Technology to Change the World

by @ 3:27 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 2, 2008
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speakers: distinguished experts in the photovoltaic technology field
Time: Registration at 9:00 AM; program 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM; reception following
Cost: none (includes lunch and breaks)
Place: Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
RSVP: At web link
Web: www.seeuthere.com/rsvp/invitation/invitation.asp?id=/m1312d18-1OIDXG8GO7JT2

A Full-Day IEEE SCV EDS Symposium will be held at the ? Computer History Museum in Mountain View on Thursday, October 2, 2008.? Distinguished experts in the photovoltaic technology field will share insight on todayâ??s state-of-the-art PV applications, (more…)

Webinar: Career Opportunities In Consumer Electronics â?? What Technical Skills Are Most In Demand Today?

by @ 2:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 16, 2008
IEEE SPECTRUM Magazine
Speakers: Stuart J. Lipoff, Partner, IP Action Partners; Steve Koenig, Director of Industry Analysis, Consumer Electronics Association
Time: 11 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: On the Web
RSVP: Register on the website
Web: www.spectrum.ieee.org/webcasts

The spectacular growth of the consumer electronic products sector and the demand innovation and shorter development cycles are requiring semiconductor suppliers to work more closely with CE producers to improve design (more…)

Webinar: Physical Modeling – The Future of Modeling and Simulation

by @ 2:45 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 2, 2008
IEEE SPECTRUM Magazine Webinar
Speakers: Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Chief Scientist & VP of Research and Development, Maplesoft; Dr. Chad Schmitke, Chief Developer, MotionPro
Time: 11 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: On the web
RSVP: Register on website
Web: www.spectrum.ieee.org/webcast

Physical modeling refers to modeling techniques that represent the physics and mathematics of a system. The concept is simple: Develop virtual models of things before committing them to manufacture. Creating (more…)

Webinar: Automotive Electronics – Advanced Simulation and Test Solutions Tackle EMC Requirements

by @ 2:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 23, 2008
IEEE SPECTRUM Magazine Free Webinar
Speakers: Dr. Todd Hubing, Michelin Prof of Vehicular Electronics, Clemson University; Dr. Vincente Rodriguez, Senior Antenna Design Engineer, ETS-Lindgren
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: On the Web
RSVP: Register on the website
Web: www.spectrum.ieee.org/webcasts

Electronics is a key market driver in the automotive industry. With an increasing range of systems and frequencies, EMC is becoming a much more challenging task for automotive engineers. The next generation of electronic innovations (more…)

Mtg: Analog to LTE: The Evolution of the Mobile Phone

by @ 12:29 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 23, 2008
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Kristopher Faraone, Area Sales Manager, AT&T San Francisco
Time: complimentary pizza/salad/desert dinner at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: The California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Ave (use Golden Gate entrance), San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Michael Butler, mjbsf@ieee.org, or 415-827-3680
Web: www.ieee.org/sfcomsoc

We will take an overview of the wireless business from its roots as a “Bag Phone” to the revolutionary phones of today.? ? We will take a trip down memory lane and discuss the future of Wireless communications in USA (more…)

Mtg: Patterned Nanomagnetic Bits and Devices

by @ 12:04 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY September 19, 2008
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Bruce D. Terris, manager of Nanostructures Group, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
Time: 1:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab, Bldg 6-2202, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by email with name, company, to Peter Fischer, PJFischer@lbl.gov by Sep 15
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag
As conventional magnetic recording technology extends to ever higher areal density, it is possible the often predicted, and constantly increasing, density limit will be reached. This limit will likely be in the range of 750 to 1000 Gb/in2. The use (more…)

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