Very seldom will you find a movie recommendation in this motion control blog, but here's one you might want to know about."SAFTEY: Uncover The Competitive Advantage" is a 45-minute film that Siemens Energy & Automation will be showing at movie theaters around the country starting on January 23.The movie's "cast"of safety experts will address changes in safety standards and strategies for bringing safety into the machine design process. And anyone attending the movie will get more than a screening and some popcorn. The movie will be followed by a Q&A session and attendees will receive a Safety Workbook that contains practical advice on OSHA standards, risk assessment, and more.
If you see a hitchhiker along the road in Canada this summer, it may not be human. That’s because a robot is thumbing its way across our neighbor to the north as part of a collaborative research project by several Canadian universities.
Stanford University researchers have found a way to realize what’s been called the “Holy Grail” of battery-design research -- designing a pure lithium anode for lithium-based batteries. The design has great potential to provide unprecedented efficiency and performance in lithium-based batteries that could substantially drive down the cost of electric vehicles and solve the charging problems associated with smartphones.
Robots in films during the 2000s hit the big time; no longer are they the sidekicks of nerdy character actors. Robots we see on the big screen in recent years include Nicole Kidman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Eddie Murphy. Top star of the era, Will Smith, takes a spin as a robot investigator in I, Robot. Robots (or androids or cyborgs) are fully mainstream in the 2000s.
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