Christmas List for don

1. Unmanned Little Bird Helicopter:
http://www.boeing.com/stories/videos/vid_10_littlebird.html?cm_mmc=PaidSearch-Google-_-
INNOVATION-_-General+Innovation-_-General+Helicopter


2. Baxter Robot from Rodney Brooks' Rethink Robotics
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443720204578004441732584574.html

"This is a harbinger of things to come," said David Bourne, a robotics professor at Carnegie Mellon
University in Pittsburgh, who called the price surprisingly low. He described it as a "work in progress" and
said most manufacturers would want faster and stronger robots.

I agree and you can wait until about 2015 to buy me this gift.

3. An ultra-low cost scanner that can be plugged into any computer to show images of an unborn baby
has been developed by Newcastle University engineers.

The handheld USB device — roughly the size of a computer mouse — works like existing ultrasound
scanners, using pulses of high frequency sound to build up a picture of the unborn child on the
computer screen.

However, unlike the technology used in most hospitals across the UK costing anywhere from £20,000-
£100,000, the scanner created by Jeff Neasham and Research Associate Dave Graham at Newcastle
University can be manufactured for as little as £30-40.

3. Rhode and Schwartz GNSS Simulator for the SMBV100A Vector Signal Generator
http://www2.rohde-schwarz.com/product/GNSS.html?WT.mc_id=site_com_dsp_102_gpsw-on_12-
06_smbv-gnss

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