UBC engineering students unseated the defending champion US Naval Academy and defeated seven other teams from across the world winning the sixth Annual International Robotic Sailing Competition. The competition challenges students to design, build and race robotic sailboats. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/LkZd6O.

The Library has upgraded its Scifinder Scholar subscription to the Academic Unlimited Access Program. This means that you have 24/7 access to Scifinder regardless of the number of users. Regards Kevin Lindstrom Science & Engineering Reference Librarian

The Society of Automotive Engineers’ database, SAE Digital Library, has some new features. Records now include a complete list of references cited in each article, and citations can be easily exported in BibTex, EndNote or RefWorks formats. You can also search by publisher to find biomechanics reports by AAAM, IRCOBI, and STAPP; many of these […]

From ASEE Daily briefing:   BBC News (12/16) reports, “A US patent for self-driving cars has been awarded to Google.”

From today Economist‘s blog: THE British Parliament’s Clock Tower (more commonly known as Big Ben) is leaning north-west by 0.26 degrees, or 17 inches (43.5cm), according to documents that were recently made public. But Big Ben isn’t alone; architects have been correcting the Leaning Tower of Pisa since the 1170s when it was still being […]

From ASEE daily briefing: Popular Science (10/20, Kane) reports, “Sebastian Thrun, a Stanford professor and head of the project, and Google engineer Chris Urmson, delivered a keynote speech at the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in San Francisco, explaining how the” Google’s self-driving fleet of Priuses work. “The ‘heart of the system’ […]

UBC Thunderbird Robotics hosts the 7th Annual International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition (IARRC) over the July 23rd – 24th weekend. IARRC is aimed at promoting R&D efforts into fully autonomous small-size ground vehicles – in particular the associated artificial intelligence software systems that run these vehicles. Student teams attending in the competition are expected to […]

In November 2010, the PSPB approved changes to Section 8.1.9 of the IEEE PSPB Operations Manual that more clearly define for IEEE authors which version of their papers are appropriately available for their own reuse. These policy revisions enable IEEE to exercise better control over its intellectual property, while still offering authors substantial rights to […]

Through the SAE Digital Library you now have access to SAE technical papers archives. Previously 1998 to present was available; you can now access from 1906 to the present. This excellent resource supports research on topics in mobility including submersibles, hemp components for automobiles, unmanned vehicles, flying cars, and automobile research that supports construction of […]

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