- on Miscellaneous Electronics
- Published in issue 9/2015 on page 36
Man and Machine: the Distance that Brings us Closer
Distance measuring sensors mirror human biology to enhance accuracy
Distance measuring sensors are just one technology that is making a wide range of devices including everything from highly autonomous robots to paper towel dispensers smarter and more responsive to the needs of their human creators. Predictably, the technical means of establishing more natural man-machine interactions frequently reveals interesting parallels to human biology.