The Hydraulics Institute has just introduced a new subscription-based service for engineers, which enables them to receive automatically the most recent ANSI-HI pump standards—hot off the press. Four new standards are expected to be released this year. Users have a choice of formats: CD-ROM, web-based, or hard copy. Downloadable copies of the 2003 standards, cross-reference guide, and master index are available free at www.pumps.org.
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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