George Brown College Launches a New Online Program: Automation Technician

New program offers flexible, introductory training in automation technology for manufacturing

NYU School of Engineering Professor Honored for Study of Energy Expenditure in Robotic Systems

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Selects Joo H. Kim for the 2015 Freudenstein / General Motors Young Investigator Award

KC Robotics, Inc. Partakes in Summer Camp for Robotics Week

Industrial Robotics Company Happy to be Part of Primrose School's Summer Camp Program

DENSO Offers New Guide to Buying Small Assembly Robots

Free Resource Helps Buyers Assess the True Cost of Ownership for the Best Value

Mouser and Imahara Launch New Home and Factory Automation Series to Connect Engineers to the Latest Innovations in Technology

Mouser Electronics is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara on an exciting new Home and Factory Automation Series in the Empowering Innovation TogetherTM program.

Robotics Programs Increasingly Becoming Popular in China

Manny Salvacion for YIBADA:  Robotics education and its important application in engineering has reportedly taken off in China over the past years, as robots have become increasingly popular among people, the China Daily reported. Liang Yujun, head of the science education department at Beijing Youth Center, said that there are nearly 300 primary and middle schools in Beijing offering robotics-related curricula and activities now. Liang is in charge of robotics education in the capital and also the general referee of the national youth robotics activity. According to Liang, only about 20 schools had such curricula and activities in the early 2000s. The report said that about 3,000 registrants from 160 schools and extracurricular teams participated in the 2014 Beijing Student Robotic Intelligence Competition. "We have to hold the competition in one of the city's largest sports fields now, which can accommodate the increasing number of players," said Liu Yi, who is charge of running the competition at the Youth Center in Haidian District. Liu said that the competition, which began in 2012, reflects the dramatic growth of robotics education in the country. Cont'd...

SA introduces new, enhanced suite of integrated industrial cybersecurity courses and certificate programs addressing the IACS lifecycle

"No organization has a more complete set of industrial cybersecurity courses and certificate programs and is better capable of providing the all-encompassing, expert training needed to develop a highly skilled and well-prepared industrial cybersecurity workforce than ISA"

Makeblock mBot: Introducing kids to robotics and programming

By Hitesh Raj Bhagat, ET Bureau:  This cute little fella is the mBot — a do-it-yourself educational robot kit from robotics experts Makeblock. Built around the Arduino open-source platform, it's designed to induct kids into the fields of robotics and programming. The company chose to build around the concept of STEM education: science, technology, engineering & mathematics. Specifically, it helps children get an early start into these disciplines. There are two versions of the mBot: a Bluetooth version for home use 2.4Ghz WiFi version, which is designed for classroom use.  The company took to Kickstarter to generate funds for mBot and promised one unit for $49 (plus shipping). From a modest $20,000 goal, a staggering $285,463 was raised during the campaign. Now, you can buy a kit from Makeblock's website. Coming back to the mBot, everything that you need to build it is in the box — in a nutshell, you need to assemble it using the precise instructions provided and add batteries. There are 45 pieces and it's easy to put them together in about 15 minutes. It's neatly packaged and consists of very high quality materials — including some attractive anodised aluminium parts in your choice of pink or blue. Every little part that you need — from the main Arduino board, DC motors, to each screw, cable and even a set of tools — is in the box. It comes pre-programmed but it's also designed to be tinkered with. Parent of pre-teens might be familiar with Scratch — a free, graphicalbased programming language developed by MIT Media Lab. Well, Makeblock has built their own version for this and called it mBlock (it's based on Scratch 2.0 and free to download from their website). The idea behind mBlock is that younger children can start out with graphical programming and move on to text-based programming as they become more advanced.   Cont'd...

DUNWOODY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATES STRATASYS' ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY INTO ITS CURRICULUM

Technical college adds additive manufacturing certificate program

ThinkFun and MakerBot Inspire the Engineer in Every Child with Maker Studio Construction Sets Available Online on Thingiverse

Sets to Create Imaginative, Kinetic Machines Now Available on Thingiverse, the World's Largest 3D Design Community

Major Boost To UK Robotics Capability With Launch of EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network

The UK's ability to develop and exploit the vast potential of Robotics and Autonomous Systems was given a major boost today with the formal launch of The EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network).

Widespread backing for UK robotics network

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has announced the launch of a new robotics network that aims to foster academic and industry collaboration. The UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network) will have a strong academic foundation, with a number of universities acting as founding members. According to the EPSRC, the network has already received strong support from major industrial partners, as well as from professional bodies such as Royal Academy of Engineering, IET, and The Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Globally, the market for service and industrial robots is estimated to reach $59.5 billion by 2020. A primary aim of the network will be to bring the UK’s academic capabilities under national coordination, fuelling innovation in the robotics sector and taking advantage of the growth in the industry.   Cont'd...  

ISA's 58th Power Industry Division (POWID) Symposium attracts 120 attendees to examine and offer solutions to critical automation challenges

Experts examined the critical issues and explored the latest news and trends spanning across all energy sources, including fossil fuel, nuclear power and renewable energy.

Siemens Expands Frontier Partner Program for Manufacturing-focused Startups to Accelerate Innovations to Market

Siemens and Silicon Valley combine engineering and entrepreneurship to forge breakthrough technologies, harness the power of data and make 'real' things. ---Frontier Partner program grants 3D printing and robotics-focused startups access to Siemens software and technology to accelerate product development. ---Announcements made at The Atlantic Silicon Valley event discussing software innovation and the next generation of manufacturing and 3D printing.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Joins The White House "Nation of Makers" Initiative

WPI responds to President Obama's call to develop a workforce oriented towards innovation, invention, design and manufacturing.

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