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First Shipment of 3D Printers Arrives as Pre-Order Goes Live Today
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 01:49 PM
E-commerce shoppers can now buy at introductory price

Registration Opens for Microchip's 18th Annual Worldwide MASTERs Conference; Premiere Technical Training Event for Embedded-Control Engineers
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 01:47 PM
Conference Held August 20-23, 2014 with Pre Conference on August 18-19 at Phoenix Resort; Classes Available for All Experience Levels, From Beginner to Expert

Google VP Named Dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 01:45 PM
Renowned Computer Scientist Andrew Moore Returns To Lead Top-Ranked Computer Science School

ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. Announces Online Quoting for 3D Printing
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 01:44 PM
The online quoting system will provide customers with the ability to utilize 3DMT's wide array of 3D capabilities.

600+ Industrial Leaders Converge On Milwaukee for the IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 01:42 PM
Prestigious industry event also known as the "Oscars of Manufacturing"

State-of-the-art safety upgrade for stainless steel rolling mill
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 01:01 PM
Networked architecture provides independent control of six safety zones.

MVTec Introduces MERLIC A New Generation of Vision Software
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 12:53 PM
MERLIC is an all-in-one, PC-based solution.

Midwest Engineering Systems Exhibiting at 3M Conference with Kuka Robotics
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 09:31 AM
Midwest Engineering Systems is teaming up with Kuka Robotics Corporation to exhibit at the 3M Conference.

NextGen Drone Tracker Kit Now Available
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 01:19 PM
Sagetech Introduces NextGen ADS-B Tracker Kit for Drones to Increase Safety

Parallax Inc. Heads to USA Science & Engineering Festival to Provide Hands-On Robot Demos to Kids
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 01:18 PM
Parallax STEM Education Robots Will Star in Interactive Booth

Harwin Wins Prestigious EE Times/EDN ACE Award with Hi-Rel High Performance Gecko 1.25mm Pitch Connector Family
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 01:16 PM
Connectors cut space and weight in harsh environment applications where failure is not an option

Seattle Companies Battle To Create Most Innovative Robot In The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® "Build for Good" Competition
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 01:15 PM
But the real innovation could be coming from the builders of tomorrow - 64% of parents who ask their children for advice are turning to them for tech-related support - according to a national survey

The Vision Show and Conference to be held in Boston, April 15-17, 2014
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 01:12 PM
North America's largest vision and imaging trade show and conference

Gumstix Announces AeroCore™ Micro Aerial Vehicle Control System
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 01:10 PM
Small, lightweight Gumstix systems have been the top choice of MAV enthusiasts, robotics educators and enterprise users at universities and companies around the world since 2004.

Rethink Robotics Expands Executive Team
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 01:08 PM
New Hires Bring Software Expertise to Collaborative Robotics Leader

New Approaches to Robot-Based Automation Alongside Industrial Robots
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 01:05 PM
Augsburg-based robot and system builder KUKA is focusing on human-robot collaboration, i.e. safe cooperation between humans and robots, at AUTOMATICA 2014 in June. At the press conference in April, the company presented the road to the future in automation.

All Programmable Embedded Solutions for Machine Vision Applications to be Demonstrated at AIA Vision Show 2014
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 01:03 PM
Xilinx, Inc. and its Alliance Program Members, Silicon Software and Sensor to Image, will demonstrate All Programmable embedded solutions for machine vision applications at the AIA Vision Show 2014.

Robots4Autism Extends Name Our Robot Contest
Submitted on: 04/14/14, 01:04 PM
Overwhelming Response of Names Suggested for RoboKind Robot Used in Autism Intervention

Sandler Law Launches Drone Law Practice Group
Submitted on: 04/14/14, 01:02 PM
The firm delivers comprehensive legal services to designers, manufacturers, and operators of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Student Creates a Top 10 App for the Pebble Smart Watch
Submitted on: 04/14/14, 01:01 PM
Developer of the popular fitness application is also part of a WPI research team working on a smartwatch application that will improve care for patients with severe diabetes.

Kessler Foundation Purchases Second Robotic Exoskeleton from Ekso Bionics
Submitted on: 04/14/14, 12:59 PM
Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., a robotic exoskeleton company, announced today that Kessler Foundation, a global leader in rehabilitation research, has purchased a second exoskeleton, the Ekso GT, to be used in a new study examining the effectiveness of wearable robots for neuro-rehabilitation and gait training.

CeMAT 2014: Seegrid Offers Try Before You Buy Program
Submitted on: 04/14/14, 12:58 PM
European manufacturers and distributors will find an affordable automation solution to streamline processes while remaining efficient and productive with Seegrid, maker of automated guided vehicles (AGVs). Dori Kozak, Seegrid Marketing Manager discussed the past challenges and future opportunities for European manufacturers and distributors.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Opens Certified Training Center in Norwood, Mass. for Automation Customers in the Northeast U.S.
Submitted on: 04/14/14, 12:57 PM
Those interested in training at the new facility at Gibson Engineering are invited to view the training calendar at www.meau.com for available classes and dates.

DARPA Tactical Technology Office (TTO) Invites Innovative Risk-Takers to Attend 2014 Office-Wide Proposers' Day
Submitted on: 04/14/14, 12:54 PM
Two-day event encourages proposals designed to move military technology and capabilities far beyond the state of the art

Adept Technology Names John Villadsen Vice President of Global Operations
Submitted on: 04/14/14, 12:31 PM
"John Villadsen comes to Adept with more than 20 years of experience managing companies' operations, establishing global supply chains, and implementing lean practices worldwide"

VISION links system providers and end users
Submitted on: 04/14/14, 12:20 PM
Première of presentation forum for industry-specific machine vision solutions with comprehensive B2B matchmaking offer

KOMET and SCHUNK Synergy
Submitted on: 04/14/14, 12:04 PM
Komet and Schunk honed in on their Synergy and held a joint distributor event last week at Komet of America's facility in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Advancements Spotlighted at Chicago Event
Submitted on: 04/14/14, 11:48 AM
RadTech, the non profit for the advancement of UV technologies is sponsoring a unique Additive Manufacturing/3d Printing conference.

Michigan Manufacturing Success Story
Submitted on: 04/10/14, 03:34 PM
EMP Utilizes ATI Tool Changers in Product Changeover Tooling

Wynright Names Its 2013 Top 10 Integrator-Distributors for Automotion® Conveyor Solutions
Submitted on: 04/10/14, 12:53 PM
15h Annual Award Recognizes Top Sellers of Conveyors from Intelligent Material Handling Solutions Provider

Introducing TinkerBots, A New Building Set That Makes Creating All Kinds of Toy Robots a Snap - Literally
Submitted on: 04/10/14, 12:51 PM
Pre-Ordering Begins Today on International Crowdfunding Platform Indiegogo.com

The Micro 3D Printer Reaches $2 Million in 3 Days on Kickstarter
Submitted on: 04/10/14, 12:47 PM
$299 first consumer 3D printer on course to overtake Oculus Rift in crowdfunding race

senseFly Boosts Farming Efficiency With Launch of eBee Ag Drone for Precision Agriculture
Submitted on: 04/10/14, 12:43 PM
Swiss mini-drone manufacturer senseFly today announces the eBee Ag, a fully autonomous aerial imaging drone (or UAV) for precision agriculture applications.

Diversified Machine Systems Partner, Fagor Automation, Rolls Out New ProGTL3 Programming Language
Submitted on: 04/10/14, 12:41 PM
Colorado Springs-based 3 & 5 Axis CNC router designer & manufacturer, Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) announces strategic international partner Fagor Automation's new ProGTL3 Programming Language on the Fagor 8065 CNC Control for making complex shapes quickly & easily.

AMA and AUVSI Lead 33 Organizations in Calling on FAA to Expedite Rulemaking for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Submitted on: 04/10/14, 12:39 PM
Lead by the Academy of Model Aeronautics and Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, manned and unmanned aviation communities come together to advocate for regulatory framework.

Ultra Electronics USSI and Liquid Robotics Announce the Development of Long Duration, Maritime Security Solution
Submitted on: 04/10/14, 12:36 PM
Liquid Robotics and Ultra Electronics USSI today announced the joint development of a revolutionary and cost effective surveillance system for the global maritime security market. This new product leverages the Liquid Robotics Wave Glider, the world's first wave powered ocean robot, with Ultra Electronics USSI's state of the art acoustic sensing and signal processing to provide a persistent, best-of-breed, surveillance capability.

Collaborative Robots Workshop in Boston on April 16, 2014
Submitted on: 04/10/14, 12:17 PM
"This workshop brings together robotics industry leaders, researchers, suppliers and integrators to help us understand where we are today and where we're headed in the future with collaborative robots."

National Robotics Week: Intelligrated hosts local students at St. Louis robotics lab
Submitted on: 04/10/14, 06:31 AM
Educational demonstrations and facility tours build interest in robotics engineering

Savioke Secures Seed Funding From AME Cloud Ventures, Google Ventures and Morado Venture Partners
Submitted on: 04/09/14, 03:11 PM
Former Willow Garage CEO to Lead Service Robotics Company

Evana Automation Contracted by Prominent Manufacturer of Health Monitoring Products to Provide Two Automated Turnkey Assembly Systems
Submitted on: 04/09/14, 03:10 PM
Evana solution will help medical product manufacturer improve production speed and efficiency of Cardiac Panel Sensors

Pneumatic and Electric Automation Technology Solutions Provider, Festo, Reports Rise in Turnover
Submitted on: 04/09/14, 03:08 PM
With a rise in turnover of around 2% to €2.28 billion in the business year 2013 (2012: €2.24 billion), the Festo Group continued on its course of growth in a difficult environment of volatile global markets. Festo has thus grown more than 8 % per year over the past four years (2010 to 2013).

Kratos Subsidiary Receives $4 Million Contract to Produce Unmanned Aerial Drone Command and Control Systems
Submitted on: 04/09/14, 03:01 PM
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Micro Systems, Inc. subsidiary, of its Advanced Drones and Target Systems Division, recently received a contract from the U.S. Army valued at $4 million to produce unmanned aerial drone command and control systems.

RoboClam Nearly as Efficient as the Atlantic Razor Clam
Submitted on: 04/09/14, 03:00 PM
A digging robot inspired by the unique mechanisms employed by the Atlantic razor clam has been created by a group of researchers in the US.

Schunk Introduces New Improvements to Compact Ring Indexing Table
Submitted on: 04/09/14, 02:52 PM
The new RST-D has been strengthened in areas that help increase performance and improve lifecycle.

Michigan Manufacturing International (MMI) Releases Manufacturing Trends for 2014-2015
Submitted on: 04/08/14, 06:11 PM
CEO of MMI provides an overview of manufacturing trends for the coming months.

SPIE DSS Returning to Baltimore With Expanded Emphasis On Sensors, Tech Transfer
Submitted on: 04/08/14, 06:09 PM
With long-standing conferences, training courses, and an exhibition in optics, infrared imaging, and lasers, SPIE DSS has earned the reputation as a valuable opportunity for mission-critical interactions among government researchers and suppliers. The event, sponsored by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has expanded its scope this year to advance the drive to commercialize sensing technologies and increase applications opportunities.

The Micro Reaches $1 Million on Kickstarter in 25 Hours
Submitted on: 04/08/14, 06:05 PM
M3D smashes $50,000 target to bring 3D printing to widespread consumer market.

New Stratasys 3D Printing Material Simulates Polypropylene
Submitted on: 04/08/14, 06:03 PM
Tough material for PolyJet 3D Printers is ideal for parts with flexible living hinges or snap fits

Robotic Technology Seminar Featured at Texas Automation Trade Event
Submitted on: 04/08/14, 06:01 PM
Fort Worth Convention Center May 7-8, 2014

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