AIMing for Automated Vehicles blog: U.S. DoD wants energy efficient robots; robots on parade
Realizing the cost of energy on the front lines, the U.S. Department of Defense is now making energy efficiency a priority for combat systems, including robotics, says Control Engineering blogger, Paul F. Grayson, in an Aug. 6 post. Also see how a robot nearly missed its parade float.
Realizing the cost of energy on the front lines, the U.S. Department of Defense is now making energy efficiency a priority for combat systems, including robotics, says Control Engineering blogger, Paul F. Grayson, in an Aug. 6 post.
Also hear Grayson's views on foraging for energy; robot club on parade and the robot that almost missed the float; robotic jobs for kids; and a 4-H gift shop.
Grayson leads American Industrial Magic (AIM), an organization working to save soldiers lives by making U.S. Army supply trucks driverless to help save lives. AIM is funded by donations from individuals like you who want to speed up the development of this life-saving technology. The blog looks over Grayson's shoulder and into the world of unmanned robotic vehicles: "see some of the things that I see, and puzzle over the problems of making vehicles driverless. Welcome to my world!"
Read more, and see photos: U.S. DoD wants energy efficient robots; robot almost misses parade.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey