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Microsoft's Robotic Move Microsoft Corp. this week released the commercial version of its Window-based robotics software development kit. Called Microsoft Robotics Studio (MSRS), it consists of a visual robot programming language, 3D physics-based simulation tools and a services-oriented runtime architecture. Full Story NI LabVIEW and Windows Vista NewsNational Instruments announced that its NI LabVIEW software, as well as related software and device drivers will be compatible with Windows Vista. Full story If You Can't Beat IT, Join ITThis Design News webcast, available on demand, covers key software and hardware developments for more efficient motion control. Full Story
Mechatronics: 21st Century Design Engineering Why should a company consider embracing a mechatronic approach to design? Join an expert in the field of mechatronics, Dr. Kevin Craig, professor of mechanical engineering at RPI for a special webcast presentation "Mechatronics: 21st Century Design Engineering." This webcast is available for viewing now.
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New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.