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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment

Smarter, Autonomous, & More Efficient Agriculture #CES2022

Although agricultural productivity may not improve at the rate of Moore’s law, its consistent increases in output have proven Malthusian predictions wrong. Agriculture innovation continues as evidenced by the new product offerings shown at the John Deere pavilion at CES2022. In the above interview, Julian Sanchez, Director – Emerging Technology for John Deere, discusses two […]

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Viodi View

Viodi View – 04/30/22

Viodi finally has liftoff with the purchase of a drone and associated time investment into FAA Part 107 certification. Part 107 certification is necessary for the commercial use (which can include non-revenue work) of the amazing videos this autonomous flying camera captures. It may feel odd to see things (especially oneself – YouTube) from a […]

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Silicon Valley History Technology

A College Job and Its Impact on the Direction of Ethernet

It is a given that Ethernet is a fundamental building block of today’s Internet. From local area networks in the 1980s to cable modems in the 1990s to today’s fiber to the home and WiFi networks, Ethernet is a common thread in the evolution of broadband.1 But would there have been a thread if not […]

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Viodi View

Viodi View – 03/31/21

The conversion of supply chains to supply webs was the theme of a recent Wall Street Journal article by the ever-insightful Christopher Mims. The premise that companies that rely on single points of failure are vulnerable to outside events applies to the telecom world. From a national security perspective, competition in the last-mile network provides […]

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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment Electric Vehicles Robots Smart Cities

Coordinating Robots Across Town and Across Country

Almost a year ago, Bern Grush warned that cities weren’t ready for sidewalk robots. This was reinforced a few months ago in a post on a neighborhood social media site where some pretty funny comments were made about an unexpected little robot plying the streets. In this neighborhood, like many, the sidewalk infrastructure is decrepit […]

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