Anyone who follows NASCAR knows that it's gone high-tech. Just how high-tech? In this Design News podcast, Dr. Eric Warren, the technical director for Evernham Motor Sports and a PhD aerospace engineer, will talk about the ways that CNC machining, robotics, and linear drive technology are giving NASCAR teams an edge on race day. Listen here.
Unlike industrial robots, which suffered a slight overall slump in 2012, service robots continue to be increasingly in demand. The majority are used for defense, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and agriculture, such as milking robots.
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