There’s a lot more to online 3D virtual worlds than Avatars and fun and games. As hot spot destinations like Second Life gain in popularity, many leading companies, including one very well-known CAD and PLM software provider, are hopping aboard to see how the virtual world can help them better connect to customers.
UGS is launching UGS Innovation Connection within Second Life, making it the first PLM company to create a presence in this mainstream online virtual world. UGS will use various locations throughout the Innovation Connection to collaborate with customers and partners, host virtual conferences and provide what it bills as a more immersive way to experience its solutions as they’re used day-to-day by customers around the world.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.