The EDA Consortium has produced the first EDA Industry Operating System (OS) Roadmap, designed to enhance planning for OS support, migration, and end of OS support. The Roadmap offers recommended OS support timelines and a webpage that links to specific OS support plans of Consortium members. The Roadmap includes support recommendations for HP-UX, Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Windows OSs running on SPARC, Intel, PA-RISC, or AMD compute platforms. For more information, go to www.edac.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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