Presented by the Robotic Industries Association and the Canadian Standards Association, the 2005 North American Robot Safety Conference will be held March 21-23 at the Holiday Inn Select at the Toronto International Airport. The training event will address critical and emerging issues for engineers as well as occupational health and safety professionals. Events include Control of Hazardous Energy workshop, Overview of Safety Circuits, a speaker panel discussion, and a circuit design workshop. To register and for more information, visit www.csa.ca or www.roboticsonline.com.
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.
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.