The Department of Motor Vehicles in California has issued testing permits that allowed three companies to dispatch 29 computer-driven vehicles onto freeways and into neighborhoods — with a human behind the wheel in case the onboard computers make a bad decision.
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An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release of CENTUM VP R5.04, an enhanced version of the company’s flagship integrated production control system. This new CENTUM release features enhanced alarm and batch functions.
The Internet of Things is not a futuristic technology; it’s here today.
Craft beer is one of the fastest growing segments of the alcoholic beverage industry. What started as a niche market has grown rapidly over the last two decades.
The old fashioned farm hand is being replaced by a set of high-tech robots that clean, feed and milk dairy cows. Farmers can take a break and let the machines do the work.
Due to the large volume of valves being manufactured on the production floor, the amount of tools, gauges and components used in the process can be overwhelming.
Rethink Robotics thinks its latest creation, Baxter, will redefine how robotics are used in manufacturing.
Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and German rival Siemens AG say they are considering making a joint bid for parts of French engineering firm Alstom.
Innovations stemming from this challenge may improve NASA's capability to explore a variety of destinations in space, as well as enhance the nation's robotic technology for use in industries and applications on Earth.
Imagine a world where you can 3D print a full-size cargo plane or quickly produce a body part to save someone's life.
Not only is automation helpful for increasing the efficiency of a plant, but it can also help prevent costly mistakes, leading to product waste and recalls.
Nearly three in four managers rank distribution center automation as the number one way to increase productivity.
Closing the skills gap and connecting the private sector with local, educated talent is part of a formula the Wolverine State governor is using to create an environment for success.
Google X is the top-secret lab where the company strives for world-changing innovation. It's been completely off limits to journalists until now.
The U.S. military hopes its new robot, Atlas, can one day take on missions deemed too dangerous for humans. But Pentagon researchers are still learning how hard it is to get the technology to perform even the simplest of tasks.
Nathan Myhrvold, CEO and Co-Founder of Intellectual Ventures and also Microsoft's first chief technology officer, is on a mission to keep America innovating, one patent at a time.
The idea is that if employees are more skilled, and less a “human robot” that performs the same task repeatedly during their shift, they might be able to better identify inefficiencies in the process or think up ways to make it better.
This complimentary white paper outlines how ASRS equipment aligns process improvement strategies such as lean.When better accuracy can be combined with sizable improvements in labor productivity and space savings, the case for dynamic storage as an enabler of lean efficiencies is clear cut.Reshoring appears to be gaining momentum, however, North American manufacturing will need to be as lean and efficient as possible to turn the tables on offshoring.Download the complimentary white paper.
To better protect the rivers from runoff, the city began building a network of combined sewer overflow basins. The basins play a major role in protecting the surrounding watersheds, and the people and wildlife living there.
There are diverse views on the impact that automating business processes can have on organizations. Though there may be some debate about the depth and breadth of process automation benefits, one fact is indisputable — Business Process Automation is on the rise.
CBS News gets a behind-the-scenes look at the family-run business that has been making candy for longer than 100 years.
Automation has traditionally meant replacing human activity. Now recent advances in automation technology and the demands of the future have moved the industry into a new age.
Take a spin around the globe with GE as they highlight five manufacturing technologies GE researchers are developing.
Insights on how to calculate financial justification for migrating your legacy distributed control system to a new automation system.
This latest episode of Engineering Newswire from Product Design & Development takes a look at 3D printing documentaries exploring challenges of emerging companies, talks about toilet lights and imagines riding the flying phantom above the water.
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