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Rising Colorspace

Rising Colorspace is a site-specific installation for “Metropol Park“ at Köllnischer Park 6-7 in Berlin. It is the third systemic robot installation of our colorspace series. A robot draws his rising movements as bowlike lines onto

Digital Design using CAD/CAM for Innovative Robotic Design

With 3D CAD software, designers can actually simulate a robot's capabilities by reviewing how the robot's construction will be effected by the selected materials.

Why I Automate – This Robot is Changing How We Cure Diseases

The benefits of automating a medical research lab include sifting through massive amounts of data in a short period of time.

T100 Underwater Thruster Designed for Marine Robotics

From BlueRobotics' Kickstarter: An efficient, rugged, affordable underwater thruster to propel the future of marine robotics and ocean exploration. (

Coding & Marking Challenges: Common Industrial Print Techniques and Their Challenges

If a barcode or marking is unreadable, it can result in recalls, unhappy customers, and even fines. It is important to identify these issues early by implementing regular checks and verification to ensure quality.

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Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge 2014

Introduction:

This challenge evaluates algorithms for object detection and image classification at large scale. This year there will be two competitions:

  1. PASCAL-style detection challenge on fully labeled data for 200 categories of objects, and
  2. An image classification plus object localization challenge with 1000 categories.

NEW: This year all participants are encouraged to submit object localization results; in past challenges, submissions to classification and classification with localization tasks were accepted separately.One high level motivation is to allow researchers to compare progress in detection across a wider variety of objects -- taking advantage of the quite expensive labeling effort. Another motivation is to measure the progress of computer vision for large scale image indexing for retrieval and annotation... (rules and results)

 New York Times article:

Started in 2010 by Stanford, Princeton and Columbia University scientists, the Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge this year drew 38 entrants from 13 countries. The groups use advanced software, in most cases modeled loosely on the biological vision systems, to detect, locate and classify a huge set of images taken from Internet sources like Twitter. The contest was sponsored this year by Google, Stanford, Facebook and the University of North Carolina.

Contestants run their recognition programs on high-performance computers based in many cases on specialized processors called G.P.U.s, for graphic processing units.

This year there were six categories based on object detection, locating objects and classifying them... (cont'd)

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

MicroE Systems releases the new Optical Positioning Sensor (OPS™) Series

MicroE Systems has recently released it's the new Optical Positioning Sensor (OPS™) Series, which delivers high performance and advanced positioning system features. The OPS™ sensor is equipped with MicroE's patented optical design and features built-in interpolation and AGC ensuring optimal performance and reliability.

Evana Automation Ships Two Multi-Station Lean Manufacturing Systems to Tier 1 Automotive Supplier

Evana systems will assemble and test next-generation lane departure warning systems

IMTS 2014 - SYSPRO to Present at IMTS Show in Chicago

SYSPRO USA Sales Manager, Mike Davies, to Speak on "Demystifying the Relationship Between Material, Cost and Cash Management"

Special News Report for The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014

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