Free copies of the 2004-05 supplier directory by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) is now available at www.roboticsonline.com. New this year is a quick-reference table, "User's Guide to Robot Systems Integrators," that presents listings sorted by applications areas. Other firsts include the features titled "A 30-Year Perspective: The Past and Future of Robotics" and "Keep Domestic Manufacturing Strong by Investing in Robotic Automation." Also included are new and improved supplier profiles, editorials, and factoids on the RIA's 30th anniversary.
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.