23 Feb '18, 4am

A Pet Frog Inspires a Passion for Fail-Safe Technology

A Pet Frog Inspires a Passion for Fail-Safe Technology

Riccardo Mariani, an Intel Fellow based in Pisa, Italy, is passionate about designing computing systems that keep people safe, and about tackling cycling road races. (Photo courtesy of Riccardo Mariani) How he’d describe his work to a 10-year-old: “Functional safety is to an electronic system—such as a computer, robot or car—what your immune system is to your body: It protects you from harm if that system malfunctions or fails.” More: Read about all Intel Innovators Why functional safety is critically important for self-driving cars: Functional safety systems could, for example, prevent an autonomous car from braking by mistake and triggering an accident, or could stop an airbag from deploying unintentionally. Functional safety concepts also apply to the Internet of Things. For example, in a state-of-the-art factory, robots have to work safely alongside humans. Protecting ...

Full article: https://newsroom.intel.com/news/pet-frog-inspires-passion...

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