The Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley Automation Fair will take place October 27-28 in Orlando, FL. Attendees can choose from five industry tracks: automotive, food and beverage, life sciences, packaging and material handling, and water/wastewater. The fair features technical sessions, tutorial sessions, hands-on labs, and more than 100 exhibitors. If that doesn't tempt the engineer's palate, attendees may take advantage of the special events, which include a brewing symposium and Walt Disney World backstage tours.
Two different shape-shifting polymers have been announced from two different universities: Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Zhejiang University in eastern China. Both of them change their shapes when immersed in water, and the one from Wyss Institute was made with 3D-printing techniques.
When you think of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, you may imagine complex humanoid contraptions made of metal and wires that move like a Terminator Series T-90. But what actually happened at the much-vaunted event was something just a bit different.
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.