Security

Opinion: What war in Ukraine means for cyber security in Europe

As bombs and missiles tragically rain on Ukrainian cities, so do another kind of armament: cyber weapons. This new generation of weaponry replaces explosives with destructive software (malware) and missile launchers with ...

Robotics

Improving algorithms in drones to increase their usability

You have probably seen one flying above you at some point: a quadcopter, also known as a drone. These flying robots are becoming increasingly important in today's society, leading to stricter demands on their performance ...

Robotics

Researchers' new best friend? Robot dog gets to work

Deep underground in eastern France, a four-legged bundle of energy named Scar steps gingerly through vast caverns, loaded with sensors for taking measures in places where humans might fear to tread.

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Remote control

A remote control is an electronic device used for the remote operation of a machine.

The term remote control can be contracted to remote or controller. It is known by many other names as well, such as clicker, flipper or the changer. Commonly, remote controls are Consumer IR devices used to issue commands from a distance to televisions or other consumer electronics such as stereo systems DVD players and dimmers. Remote controls for these devices are usually small wireless handheld objects with an array of buttons for adjusting various settings such as television channel, track number, and volume. In fact, for the majority of modern devices with this kind of control, the remote contains all the function controls while the controlled device itself only has a handful of essential primary controls. Most of these remotes communicate to their respective devices via infrared (IR) signals and a few via radio signals. Television IR signals can be mimicked by a universal remote, which is able to emulate the functionality of most major brand television remote controls. They are usually powered by small AAA or AA size batteries.

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