How Google's Self-Driving Car Works

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 to automate chemical complex in Saudi Arabia

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).

National Instruments Announces Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite 2011

New Software's Ready-to-Run Vibration Logger Simplifies MCM, NVH and Audio Test Development

IROS 2011 Montage

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

AutomationDirect announces APR40 series power relays.

NASA, NIA Announce 2012 Student Rover Contest

NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) are launching a 2012 undergraduate and graduate level student robotics competition.

Upcoming Webinar: Precision Linear Actuators

Basics for Design Engineers

GlobalSpec Industrial Automation & Robotic Systems Online Event Draws More Than 2000 Attendees

Ninety-Seven percent of engineering, technical and industrial professionals at GlobalSpec virtual event are decision makers

Self-Propelled Transporter Slashes Turbine Manufacturing Costs

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.

TSMC Solar Completes Phase I Equipment Move-in

New CIGS Fab Features State-of-Art Automation

Lean Logistics: Goodyear's Automated Warehouse Puts Customers on Top

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.

A Robot Playing Jenga

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 STI publishes Guide to Machine and Process Safeguarding

Omron Scientific Technologies introduces the 2011-2012 Product Selection Guide to Machine and Process Safeguarding.

FANUC introduces iLimitS CNC software

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 Receives New Order From Republic of Korea Navy for the HD ROV

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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