LEGO® Education Evolves STEM Learning with the Next Generation LEGO MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Platform

The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 platform is the third generation of LEGO Education robotics technology designed for classroom use. It is a full teaching solution developed with educators to actively engage students in a number of key curriculum areas such as computer science, science, technology, engineering, and math correlated to national standards.----- The EV3 platform includes customizable curriculum and digital workbooks; a hardware platform based on real-world robotics technology for engaging, hands-on activities; an intuitive software platform consisting of both programming and data-logging interface including 48 step-by-step tutorials; and extensive professional development courses.----- The LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 platform is backward compatible with the previous MINDSTORMS Education NXT platform, ensuring that existing sensors, motors, and building elements can be reused. It is also possible to program NXT using the new EV3 software.

Manufacturing Efficiency Leader, Grantek Systems Integration, Invests in Rockwell Automation's RAPID Line Integration

Grantek's strategic investment in RAPID Line Integration training ensures leading manufacturing expertise in the configurable line control solution to decrease cost of deploying and optimizing manufacturing equipment

Applied Manufacturing Technologies Offers Expertise and Employment Opportunities at Automate 2013

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) will showcase their technical knowledge and give prospective employees the opportunity to connect with a leading employer in the industry. Staff members at their exhibit (booth 420) will be happy to discuss the services they provide and direct interested parties to information on career opportunities.

NASA Kicks Off 2013 First Robotics Season With Live Broadcast Jan. 5

NASA Television will broadcast the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Kickoff event on Saturday, Jan. 5, starting at 10:30 a.m. EST from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. The event also will be streamed live on NASA’s website.

As in past years, NASA plays a significant role by providing public access to robotics programs to encourage young people to investigate careers in the sciences and engineering. Through the NASA Robotics Alliance Project, the agency provides grants for almost 250 teams and sponsors four regional student competitions, including a FIRST regional competition in Washington that will be held March 28-30.

Each year, FIRST presents a new robotics competition scenario where each team receives an identical kit of parts and has six weeks to design and build a robot based on the team’s interpretation of the game scenario. Other than dimension and weight restrictions, the look and function of the robots is up to each individual team. This year more than 2,500 teams from 49 states, and 12 countries will participate.

NASA Kicks Off 2013 First Robotics Season with Live Broadcast Jan. 5

NASA Television will broadcast the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Kickoff event on Saturday, Jan. 5, starting at 10:30 a.m. EST from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. The event also will be streamed live on NASA's website.

Morphex III Becomes Boca Bearing Company's Innovation Contest Winner

The Boca Bearing Company is pleased to announce the final winners of the 2012 Innovation Contest. To celebrate 25 years in business Boca Bearings challenged their community of engineers, robot builders, mechanics and makers to show us their innovative mechanical project videos. The only rule was their project had to utilize ball bearings, roller bearings, linear bearings or any form of full ceramic or ceramic hybrid bearings in some capacity.

iRobot Introduces New Mirra 530 Pool Cleaning Robot and Takes Looj® 330 Gutter Cleaning Robot International

Mirra 530 provides an easy, energy-saving solution to pool cleaning.

Wynright Introduces Automotion AutoSort 20 for Growing Distribution Centers

Innovative design improves sortation speeds while reducing cost per unit and noise levels

Intelligrated Releases Enhancements to I-Watch Sorter Maintenance Software

Upgrade enables the Intelligrated technical service team to proactively monitor performance and condition of IntelliSort sliding shoe sorters

Microscan Introduces AutoVISION 2.0 Software at Automate 2013

Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision and lighting solutions, will demonstrate AutoVISION™ 2.0, its latest generation of machine vision software in booth #425 at Automate 2013, scheduled to take place at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, January 21-24.

Automate 2013

I want the attendees to understand that automation can help companies in every industry become stronger global competitors. This is true for companies of all sizes - automation isn't just for large companies. Automation is more affordable and easier to implement than ever before, which is why we're seeing fast growth in automation use around the world.

The Patent Grip Loosens

There has been a lot of gossip and more serious discussion within the healthcare devices industry about patents, their use in marketing strategy, their hindering product development, and their true value as intellectual property (IP).

Interview With Gard Van Antwerp Of Reis Robotics

A turnkey automation provider like Reis, with extensive experience in solar module manufacturing specifically, can help you derive the best configuration for your product and your business plan.

Interview with Jay Liew of Double Robotics

The Double is "wheels for your iPad". Imagine having a Skype video conversation with your grandma who lives across the country--but with the additional ability for you to independently "walk" around her home, and go to the kitchen to see what's she's cooking for dinner.

Interview with Larry Sweet, Chief Technology Officer of Symbotic

A typical highly productive "selector" uses a voice pick system that directs the robot to a pick location, where he selects the case and solves the three-dimensional puzzle to build the pallet - at a rate of 150 cases per hour, driving over a mile in the process!

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

New KUKA Robot:  KR 3 AGILUS Maximum performance in minimum space

New KUKA Robot: KR 3 AGILUS Maximum performance in minimum space

Great advances often start with small steps - in manufacturing cells measuring only 600 × 600 mm. Here, the KR 3 AGILUS is in its element. Particularly in the case of small parts and products which must be produced in a minimum of space. KUKA expertise, concentrated into the smallest of spaces, is setting new standards for the 3-kg class. The lightweight robot masters various tasks with agility, dynamism and maximum precision, leading to high flexibility in production - even when it comes to extremely narrow spaces.