MIT and Olin College Engineers Innovate at Barrett Technology

Barrett Technology, Inc., the leader in advanced robotic manipulators, has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Undergraduate Practice Opportunity Program (UPOP) and Olin College to recruit elite engineering students for summer internships.

NEW 3-D PROCESS IMPROVES FORM ACCURACY OF DIFFRACTIVE OPTICS

Two Leaders in Ultra Precision Manufacturing Unveil Advancement At Annual Meeting of American Society of Precision Engineering

Seegrid Shows Immediate Bottom-Line Impacts in Labor Cost Reductions

Seegrid's director of sales and marketing David Noble recently shared how labor costs can be reduced to $2.24 per hour.

QinetiQ North America Appoints Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Rick Lynch as Senior Advisor, Robotics and Warfighter Systems

QinetiQ North America today announced that Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Rick Lynch will serve as Senior Advisor, Robotics and Warfighter Systems for its Technology Solutions Group (TSG).

Global System-On-a-Chip (SoC) Market to Reach US$48.8 Billion by 2017, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on System-On-a-Chip (SoC) market. Global market for System-On-a-Chip (SoC) is projected to reach US$48.8 billion by the year 2017. Growth will be driven by encouraging developments in the field of multiple systems on a chip and increasing Internet-centric applications of SOC, such as in networking and data storage systems.

Microchip Announces Results of 2012 Arizona VEX® Robotics Competitions

44 High-School Robotics Teams Participated, Two Are Eligible to Attend the VEX Robotics World Championship April 18 - 21 in Anaheim, CA

QUAN Hones in on New Robotics Targets

Quantum is moving forward with its aggressive acquisition plans in order to capitalize on the robotics tipping point now at hand

GAM Gear Achieves Record Sales and Boosts Capacity to Meet Market Demand

By building domestic production capacity and inventory, GAM enhances customer experience and expedites shipping of robust, feature-rich standard and custom components

Beckhoff introduces AM8800 Stainless Steel Servo Motors

Beckhoff Automation introduced the AM8800 stainless steel servo motor series. The stainless steel motors are implemented completely in a food-grade design; they can be used in extremely harsh or corrosive environments and are particularly suitable for use in the food, chemical or pharmaceutical industries.

Aerotech introduces A3200 Automation Controller

Aerotech introduced the A3200 Automation Controller, a motion control industrial computer The controller is a rugged, compact panel-mount or rack-mount (1U or 4U) computer designed for industrial environments.

ST Robotics Introduces the R12-six: A Remarkably Low-cost Six-axis, Articulated Robot Arm

Utilizing digital motors driven by steel-reinforced, polyurethane timing belts, R12-six is suited for testing, sample handling, and machine feeding. Self-contained 6-axis bench-top unit is available with optional incremental optical encoders, plus hand that incorporates mounting plate for grippers and vacuum cups.

EPRI Tests Confirm Viability of Using Drones to Assess Storm Damage on Distribution Systems

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has completed tests determining that unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, can be used effectively to assess storm damage on utility distribution systems.

New Kuka machining cell to be debuted at Automatica 2012 by Robotmaster

Robotmaster CAD/CAM software for programming robots - Robotmaster seamlessly integrates robot programming, simulation and code generation delivering quicker robot programming. Ideal for all applications including trimming, de-burring, dispensing, grinding, polishing and mold

DARPA Robotics Contest Announced

The Pentagon’s research and development agency has announced a contest to develop ground robotic capabilities to execute complex tasks in dangerous, degraded, human-engineered environments. The program will focus on robots that can utilize available human tools, ranging from hand tools to vehicles.The DARPA Robotics Challenge will consist of three key events – a Virtual Disaster Challenge, and two (2) Disaster Response Challenges. Participation in the Virtual Disaster Challenge is required only for teams working exclusively on control software development. The agency has not yet announced how much it intends to spend on the program or the size of the prize but previous contest awarded two million dollars for the top prize with one million dollars for the runner up. The full contest details and registration can be found here .

Why are there more unmanned platforms than customers?

Why are unmanned systems developers offering so many different kinds of platforms and ideas, when there is comparatively little demand by the civilian market? Why are there more offerings than customers?

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