Motioninfo.com is now offering two expert systems designed to make the entire process of designing, specifying, finding, and evaluating electric motors faster and cheaper. ComponentSelector lets users search for electric motors using a new search engine called MotionMatch, which functions as a database for sellers and for buyers. The second system, ServoSizer, functions as an independently operated, web-based axis analysis and servo motor sizing expert system. For more information, or to try out any of these systems, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-504.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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