Courtesy: International Federation of Robotics (IFR)
Robotics October 28, 2020

Robot sales rise due to increased automation, COVID-19 pandemic

Professional service robot sales increased by 32% worldwide from 2018 to 2019 and the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to increase sales even more.

By International Federation of Robotics (IFR)
Engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute developed a predictive model for such a device, which will allow researchers to better understand and optimize its functionalities. Courtesy: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Energy Management October 29, 2020

Predictive model reveals function of energy harvester device

An energy harvesting device that can transform subtle mechanical vibrations into electrical energy could be used to power wireless sensors and actuators.

By Torie Wells
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
PPE October 26, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles October 19-25, 2020

Articles about heated face masks, R&D project performance, facility energy management, collaborative robot optimization and COVID-19 worker risks were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 19-25, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: i-5O
Sensors, Vision October 29, 2020

Digital twin start-up offers guidance to manufacturers

Albert Kao, CEO and co-founder of the company, offered some background about his company, i-5O, and their work with digital twins powered by computer vision systems.

By CFE Media
Figure courtesy: Seeq
Analytics October 29, 2020

How raw data is made ready for applying analytics

By Michael Risse
The NTU robotic system is capable of processing information efficiently with minimal wiring and circuits. Courtesy: NTU Singapore
Robotics October 15, 2020

Mini-brains developed to help robots recognize pain and to self-repair

By Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Students work during the summer with Purdue’s Mach 6 quiet wind tunnel. The tunnel will be involved in research by a new multidisciplinary hypersonics program. Courtesy: John Underwood, Purdue University
Labs, Research October 27, 2020

Universities team up to improve hypersonics research and facilities

By Brian Huchel
Courtesy: Keagan Gay, CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering July 9, 2020

Virtual meetings are the rule rather than the exception

By Annette Manz