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Robotic cucumber harvester. Source: www.ieee-ras.org
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Data-Driven Food Processing Extends to the Farm

Just like their food processing counterparts, U.S. food farmers are using data-based decisions to maximize production and increase profitability.
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Optimize Supply Chain Risk Management

The industrial equipment manufacturers that see the best return on their investment in risk management are those that make it a priority, centralize responsibility and invest aggressively.
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Industry View
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The Promise of Cognitive Computing

Cognitive computing could help provide a solution to the knowledge gap left by industry experts retiring in great numbers.
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Solar Snapshot
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Solar Industry Snapshot

2011 was a good year for solar panel manufacturers, and the world's solar power capacity.
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University Robot Research
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Scratch Your Robot Itch

Robotic, mechatronic and cybernetic intelligence projects under development at universities all over the world are showcased in a new online site.
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FPGA Platform
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FPGA Processing Platform for Machine Vision

Trends come and go, but the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) trend is alive and well with vision-related products. Dalsa announces a next generation, real-time FPGA processing platform that includes the Xcelera-CL VX 4 vision processor and Sapera APF development environment.
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Top Ten Articles in 2011

See what resonated with Automation World readers in 2011!
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Robotic Safety Resource
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Robot Safety Resource

Online resource compiles robot safety and safety-standard compliance education and event information from the Robotic Industries Association.
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Phoenix Contact Joins ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute

The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute announced that Phoenix Contact has joined the group as a supplier member, supporting development of products compatible with the ISA100.11a standard.
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Wish for 2012: More Engineers in Executive Suites

“On the Edge” is an insightful blog on manufacturing operations, management and leadership in the packaging industry written by Keith Campbell.
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Operators and Alarm Management
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Operator Involvement in Alarm Management

Members of the Automation World LinkedIn group weigh in with their thoughts on the involvement, or lack thereof, of process operators in the alarm management process.
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Top Technology Trends for 2012 That Will Affect the Automation Team

LNS Research is establishing benchmarks in key areas of interest to industrial automation, manufacturing line-of-business and corporate information technology executives.
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Pinto Prognostications 2012

I have a hunch that 2012 will not be another same-old, same-old year for industrial automation. Expect opportunity niches to arise around industrial wireless, Ethernet, mobile interface technologies.
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