IEEE Spectrum has an article explaining how Google's new autonom ous vehicles project works. The article is based on a recent presentation that Sebastian Thrun and Chris Urmson gave at keynote speech at the IEEE In ternational Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems . The article can be found here .
ABB won the Main Automation contract for Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a joint venture between affiliates of Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and The Dow Chemical Company (Dow).
New Software's Ready-to-Run Vibration Logger Simplifies MCM, NVH and Audio Test Development
The IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems took place a few weeks ago in San Francisco. Willow Garage put together a nice montage video of some of the robots on display. Enjoy.
AutomationDirect announces APR40 series power relays.
NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) are launching a 2012 undergraduate and graduate level student robotics competition.
Basics for Design Engineers
Ninety-Seven percent of engineering, technical and industrial professionals at GlobalSpec virtual event are decision makers
Solar Turbine's Mabank TX manufacturing facility has incorporated a pair of Wheelift IP-SPMTs (In-Plant Self-Propelled Modular Transporters) into their manufacturing process to benefit from increased efficiency, effectively reducing the cost of manufacturing via the savings in time and personnel gained through the use of Wheelift's transporter technology.
New CIGS Fab Features State-of-Art Automation
With the high number of SKUs, manual sorting capabilities had reached capacity, and Goodyear wanted to protect its workforce from the risk of injuries. It was also essential to have a Supply Chain Deployment strategy that offered real advantages to customers.
Torsten Kröger of Standford programmed a robot arm to play the block stacking game Jenga in order to demonstrate the potential of multi-sensor integration in industrial manipulation. The record height the robot was able to achieve was 28 stages, that is, ten additional stages consisting of 29 blocks that were put onto the top of the original tower.
Omron Scientific Technologies introduces the 2011-2012 Product Selection Guide to Machine and Process Safeguarding.
FANUC introduces iLimitS CNC software option that provides machine process monitoring including spindle load, spindle speed and up to 4 coolant flow devices. iLimitS monitors the process and protects the machine, parts and fixtures.
Schilling Robotics, LLC, experts in subsea systems, announced today the order for two (2) 150hp, 3,000m rated HD ROV systems from GMB USA, Inc. for delivery to the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy.
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