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Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary
Jan, Feb, Mar 2013

The year starts off a bit slow for Robotics and Factory Automation events, but once March comes around Automate 2015 gets going and the once every 2 year Tradeshow is perhaps the biggest and most important Manufacturing show in North America.

Deep Visual-Semantic Alignments for Generating Image Descriptions

Because of the Nov. 14th submission deadline for this years IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) several big image-recognition papers are coming o

DJI Inspire 1

DJI's new Inspire 1 with 4K camera($2899 USD from DJI): Aircraft specs:

Perfecting Dental Treatments Via 3D Printed Models & Removable Dies

The case study presented herein illustrates the ease of utilizing consistent and reproducible 3D printed verification protocols as a means of ensuring the success of the restorative treatment plan.

Project Beyond: 360° 3D Camera

From Project Beyond/Samsung: Today we offer a sneak preview of Project Beyond,the world’s first true 3D 360˚ omniview camera. Beyond captures and streams immersive videos in stunning high-resolution 3D, and allows every

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Microsoft Deploys Autonomous Robot Security Guards in Silicon Valley Campus

From Extremetech:

The K5, built by the Californian company Knightscope, is billed rather euphemistically as an “autonomous data machine” that provides a “commanding but friendly physical presence.” Basically, it’s a security guard on wheels. Inside that rather large casing (it’s 5 foot tall!) there are four high-def cameras facing in each direction, another camera that can do car license plate recognition, four microphones, gentle alarms, blaring sirens, weather sensors, and WiFi connectivity so that each robot can contact HQ if there’s some kind of security breach/situation. For navigating the environment, there’s GPS and “laser scanning” (LIDAR I guess). And of course, at the heart of each K5 is a computer running artificial intelligence software that integrates all of that data and tries to make intelligent inferences... (full article) (knightscope)

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Adept Technology Hires Vice President for North America

Mr. Jellen joins Adept after more than 10 years with Danaher Corporation, where he held successive roles of increasing responsibility, including vice president and general manager for various business units.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation announces Secomea as newest member of its e-F@ctory Alliance Program

Secomea provides remote access solutions for the automation and machine industry.

Altera to Exhibit Comprehensive Solution Portfolio for Accelerating Intelligent Automation at SPS IPC Drives 2014

Demos Include Secure Cloud-Enabled PLC for IoT and Industry 4.0, Precision Robotics, Motor Control and IEC 61508 Functional Safety

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US Digital

US Digital

US Digital has served the motion control marketplace for over 30 years with incremental and absolute optical encoders and inclinometers used for position feedback. Applications range from motor solutions and industrial automation to robotics, medical, solar and renewable energy. US Digital also specializes in custom solutions; with vertically integrated design and manufacturing capabilities, custom and standard products are delivered with best in industry lead times.