Whether drama or comedy or pure spectacle, entertainment engineering is a serious business that keeps shows running in a safe and reliable manner. And automation is playing an ever-larger role in delivering creative content.
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Largely behind the scenes, a major change has taken place in embedded systems technology over the past 10 years that is affecting not only OEM system customization, but even in-the-field upgrades by end users.
And vice versa. Particularly in the industrial space, increasing connectivity is driving sensor growth, but sensor innovation is also creating big strides for IoT applications. Through it all, M&A activity is running high.
Faced with rising production costs and lower price demands from customers, Tegra Medical, a contract manufacturer of medical devices, automated key aspects of its production operations with small, collaborative robots.
The Industrial Internet Consortium launches an asset efficiency testbed and Georgia Tech announces the founding members of its Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies.
A matched control and drive system designed for automating the test and measurement of machinery combines National Instruments’ controller and programming environment with Bosch Rexroth’s drives and motors.