New Book Explores the Application of Autonomous Technologies, Co-Published by SAE International and AUVSI

SAE International and AUVSI offer a new book on autonomous technologies and how they are being applied now, and their future use.

Vacuum-based Bag Handling

Traditionally, vacuum-based bag handling systems have been marred by problems to the extent that it has been almost impossible to use them.

Automation System PSS 4000 from Pilz Automation Safety, L.P.

These days the quality of the packaging is as important as the packaging lines being multifunctional. Not only must the lines satisfy the very highest requirements in terms of productivity, flexibility and reliability, but safety must also be absolute.

NASA discusses Global Hawk UAVs used for earth observation at UAS 2014

SMi's 14th annual Unmanned Aerial Systems conference takes place on the 17th - 18th December 2014, London, UK.

Startup Company, Intugine, Introduces Nimble: Gesture Control Technology To Enhance All Technology Interactions

Team of young entrepreneurs launch an Indiegogo campaign to fund their futuristic technology that allows users to control technology simply by moving their hands

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.

Introducing the Processor Independent Embedded Platform by E3 Embedded Systems

The Processor Independent Embedded Platform (PIEP) may revolutionize embedded development. With the PIEP, engineers, educators and enthusiasts will be able to finish their projects more quickly and easily.

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: A  PASCAL-style  detection challenge on fully labeled data for 200 categories of objects, and 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 )

National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) Appoints Anthony Melita to Serve as Executive Director

Internationally Recognized Expert in Land Warfare Systems to Lead Expanded Consortium

Macron Dynamics Introduces Industry Leading 7-day Turnaround for Actuator Orders

Customers can visit Macron's product Web pages and configure actuators to meet their specific needs.

TechNavio Publishes SCARA Robot Market Report Ahead of ASME's Advanced Design & Manufacturing Impact Forum 2014

ASME's Advanced Design & Manufacturing Impact Forum

IMTS 2014 - ABB Robotics to introduce new robots, turnkey manufacturing cells and enhanced technology at IMTS 2014 in Chicago

Highlights include the new IRB 1200 robot family, the FlexMT machine tending cell, and part handling with the higher payload FlexPicker delta robot

maxon motor takes part in chase to catch up with a comet

After more than ten years of travel through space, the European space probe Rosetta has reached the comet Chury. Three months from now, for the first time in the history of space travel, a lander will touch down on the surface of the four-kilometer-wide comet. DC motors manufactured by maxon are part of this pioneering feat.

Yaskawa Motoman Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Looking Ahead to Yaskawa's Global Centennial Anniversary Celebration in 2015

Gamma 2 Robotics Now Ready to Supply the World with American-Made Robots

All Elements in Place to Efficiently Meet Growing Demand for Vigilant Security Robots

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Midwest Motion Products Inc - “GRA52” Right Angled Gearmotor System

Midwest Motion Products Inc - "GRA52" Right Angled Gearmotor System

Midwest Motion Products Inc., based in Howard Lake, Minnesota, is pleased to announce the release of the new "GRA52" Right Angled Gearmotor System. This new 1:1 Right Angled Gearbox allows for significantly increased versatility, and design whose geometry allows for the unit to be mounted in tight spaces. We employ our Standard Brushed or Brushless DC Motors and Planetary Gearheads to complete the new R/A Design. Features/Benefits: Cost effective design - as low as $250*, Very Versatile - Output Ratios ranging from 3.7:1 to 2076:1, Fully Reversible Design, Readily available - Samples can be built from Stock Material, High Volume capacity.