For millennia, materials have mattered-so much so that entire eras have been named for them.
The second International Drone Expo (IDE) and Drone Business Conference, the largest global commercial drone gathering today announced the IDE 2015 Drone Pitchfest, a once in a lifetime opportunity for drone entrepreneurs to get in front of the most influential venture capitalists dominating the powerful drone community with $150,000 of funding to be won.
From Techcrunch: Y Combinator-backed Auro Robotics is currently testing their driverless shuttle system at several universities, and is actually beginning to deploy shuttles on the campus of Santa Clara University. The company is also planning to expand to other markets like amusement parks, retirement communities and small islands, with some projects in those spaces already set to take off “in the later part of this year.” Auro has chosen to focus on these small, contained environments largely because they are controlled by private corporations, and thus are not subject to the heavy government regulation that Google and other companies are stuck behind with their driverless cars... ( full article ) From Auro Robotics: How does it work Auro Prime uses latest technology to ensure safe navigation even on busy roads. The vehicle is equipped with Lasers, camera, Radar and GPS providing it complete 360 degree vision under all environment situations. The shuttles relies on a prior 3D map of the environment, which is created once in the lifetime at the beginning. In all subsequent runs, it uses this 3D map to localise itself and interpret road topography. Passengers can input their destinations through a simple to use touch screen mounted on the vehicle, or through their mobile app. The underlying software automatically figures out the optimum high-level route to reach safely to the destination... ( more info )
Bishop-Wisecarver Group Expands Product Offering with Acquisition of Specialty Motions, Inc. Linear Actuator Product Lines
Addition of SMI4Motion linear actuators will enable BWG to service all markets and customers needing linear motion technology
Real Earth Partners with Velodyne to Lower Cost of Entry for Creating High Res LiDAR Maps -- Without GPS
Alliance Seen Enabling Growth of New Applications; Collaboration Supports Velodyne's Full Line of Real-Time 3D LiDAR Sensors
One Milacron. One booth. Ferromatik, Mold-Masters, Uniloy, DME, Tirad and CIMCOOL come together at booth B3-3203
InterDrone Las Vegas Welcomes Leading Venture Capitalists to Program. Accel Partners to Sponsor Start-Up Zone
Largest North American Drone Conference Creates Dynamic Environment Called The Hangar for Start-Ups to Connect With Leading Funding Companies; Adjoins Main Expo Hall, Includes Targeted Panel Sessions
Local and regional groups partner with UBM Canon Medical, Design, and Advanced Manufacturing Event
SCIENCE CENTER'S MAKER STUDIO CAPACITY DOUBLES WITH RECORD DONATION FROM LEADING EUROPEAN 3D PRINTER MANUFACTURER, ULTIMAKER
Science City Now Has One of the Largest Installations of 3D Printers, Supporting Growing Demand for STEAM Education
RFC4800 Series now features a CANopen ouput version that is CiA DS-301 compliant.
Knowing exactly where and what task a robot will do next can help workers avoid injury.
* novel task-oriented HMI simplifies control of plunge grinding operations
ROSS Controls, Troy MI, introduces a new and improved 1-1/4" pneumatic automatic counterbalance for large mechanical stamping presses.
Canaccord Genuity 35th Annual Growth Conference in Boston on Thursday, August 13, 2015
3D printing now possible outside the ISS, in the vacuum of space.
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RTX64 turns the Microsoft 64-bit Windows operating system into a Real-time operating system (RTOS). RTX64 enhances Windows by providing hard real-time and control capabilities to a general purpose operating system that is familiar to both developers and end users. RTX64 consists of a separate real-time subsystem (RTSS) that schedules and controls all RTSS applications independently of Windows.RTX64 is a key component of the IntervalZero RTOS Platform that comprises x86 and x64 multicore multiprocessors, Windows, and real-time Ethernet (e.g. EtherCAT or PROFINET) to outperform real-time hardware such as DSPs and radically reduce the development costs for systems that require determinism or hard real-time.