To be held April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center/Las Vegas Hilton, NAB2005 (National Association of Broadcasters) is the world's largest conference and exhibition for the electronic media. Showcases at the show include digital communications technologies, including television and radio broadcasting, film/video production and post production, audio production, multimedia, Internet, satellite, and telecommunications. Boasting over 1,400 exhibitors, this year's show will feature a functioning station on the exhibit floor, designed to show attendees everything that goes into putting together a digital television operation. For more information, go to www.nabshow.com.
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.
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.
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.