The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) launched a new Robotics Online site at www.roboticsonline.com . Browse articles, technical papers, and case studies, or search through a list of vendors in robotic applications, including material handling and assembly and welding. Also on the site is the opportunity to Request for a Bid on a product or system and receive information from the manufacturer. Users can also submit robotics-related questions to their "Ask the Expert" feature or participate in online discussions through a message board or live chat.
NASA and Boeing developed a huge, carbon composite cryogenic fuel tank for deep space missions, and started testing it last month. The 18-ft cryotank will enable heavy-lift launch vehicles to send both humans and robots into deep space.
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