Rethink Robotics thinks its latest creation, Baxter, will redefine how robotics are used in manufacturing.
Following is a sample of some of the newest conveyor technology that’s available on the market right now, including food-safe options, control system and maintenance kits.
Boeing shows off a mock-up of a spacecraft that could be the first to carry astronauts from Kennedy Space Center into orbit since the shuttle's retirement nearly three years ago.
Aerial drones, a technology perhaps best known for helping hunt terrorists, may soon begin helping U.S. farmers monitor what's happening in their fields.
There are core questions all manufacturers ought to be asking themselves if they’re looking to implement a 3D printing strategy that could potentially expand their business and makes them more competitive in the marketplace.
According to a joint news release, scientists at both companies believe they can use tomato fibers to manufacture composite materials used for wiring brackets, or storage bins in cars instead of petroleum-based plastics.
The Walmart truck involved in the accident that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another passenger in his limo bus had a system designed to slow the truck's speed and notify the driver of stopped traffic ahead.
GE plans to invest $400 million over the next ten years in Greenville, SC to expand the company's advanced manufacturing capabilities.
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.
Take a look at how commercial aviation may change in the coming years.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said at the company's annual shareholder meeting that he's thinking of doing something "fairly controversial" regarding the company's patents.
German manufacturer Adidas says the "Brazuca" was tested by more than 600 of the world's top players, and 30 teams in 10 countries over two and a half years.
New technology that automates a lot of the driving is already saving lives. Safety advocates want it mandatory in all new cars.
If implemented correctly, wearable technology has the potential to transform manufacturing processes, improve productivity, increase efficiency, and even enhance employee engagement.
A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space.
Imagine a world where you can 3D print a full-size cargo plane or quickly produce a body part to save someone's life.
Modern computing and manufacturing has made building a roller coaster a lot like putting together a Lego set.
The two-seater won't be sold publicly, but Google said Tuesday it hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on public roads.
The success of Tesla has inspired other independent American car makers. Paul Elio, founder of Elio Motors has designed an efficient sporty car that gets 84 miles per gallon.
The ambitious project implants some of the iPhone's main applications in automobiles so drivers can control them with voice commands, a touch on the steering wheel or a swipe on a display screen in the dashboard.
Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 3 tablet at an event on Tuesday, saying the goal of the device is to "take away the conflict" between owning a laptop and a tablet.
In this issue of IMPO, we visit America's oldest continuously operating paper mill, talk to experts about ways to improve Lean efforts, and showcase advancements in the material handling industry.
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.
Google is amassing cash overseas to help finance a foreign shopping spree that could cost the Internet company up to $30 billion.
Elite U.S. special operations forces may be a few short years away from donning a similar suit, one that can monitor the user's vital signs, give him real-time battlefield information and be bulletproof from head to toe.