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Adaptive Robots
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Adaptive Robots

Following the sensation created by new adaptive robots like Big Dog, research in this area continues to deliver exciting news. The newest development is a robot that can re-learn how to walk with a broken leg in less than two minutes.
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Why Lead Integrators Are Important to the Future of Manufacturing
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Lead Integrators and the Future of Manufacturing

A new level of partnership between manufacturers and automation solution providers aims to fill the engineering skills gap.
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It Came From Outer Space…

Many of the technologies created for government programs have found their way into industrial applications.
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ARC 2011: News & Product Announcements

(Updated 2/9/11) The first automation conference of 2011 is underway and see below for all the news and product announcements coming from the ARC 2011 World Industry Forum, Feb 8-11, Orlando, Fla.
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ARC 2011: Market Insights with Doug Donzelli, Apprion

Jim Chrzan, Publisher, Automation World, sat down with Doug Donzelli, CEO, Apprion, at the 2011 ARC World Industry Forum and filed this report.
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Hart Communication Foundation Executive Director Ron Helson (2nd from left) presents the 2010 Hart Plant of the Year Award to MO

MOL Danube Refinery Named Hart Plant of the Year

A 2002 decision to install Hart-enabled devices has paid off for the Hungarian refinery, with savings estimated at $2 million.
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MES/MOM Global Education Program Launched

A new certificate program from MESA International, as well as recent market research from Frost & Sullivan, may signal growing importance for manufacturing execution systems in today’s post-rece
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Factory-focused Ethernet Switches

A new series of compact Ethernet switches is focused on machine and factory automation applications.
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Instruments Adds EtherNet/IP

The fieldbus protocols of the BLH-Nobel Weighing Systems G4 family of multichannel weight/force indicators have been expanded to include EtherNet/IP.
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Servos Add EtherCat Interface

The BG family of brushless DC servo motors with drives covering an output power range of 40 to 500 watts are now available with an EtherCat interface, joining CANopen and Profibus DP (V1).
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Unmanaged Ethernet Switches Debut

As the first two products in the MES family of industrial unmanaged Ethernet switches, the MESP 2406 and MESM 2408 offer six and eight ports, respectively.
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Dissatisfaction Pushes the Envelope

Did you ever notice how engineers are never satisfied? You give them a tool for one thing, and then they want to see how it can be used in other ways.
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Deterministic Networks: Synchronizing Standard Gains Steam

Deterministic networks can ensure that messages arrive within time limits, but their delivery guarantees aren’t enough when large, complex systems have many elements that must move in tightly synchron
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