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RFID: Watching the Plant Over the Radio
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9/2/2014  Post a comment
RFID offers visibility into the plant. What inventory is being consumed? What stuff is being built? What's done and out the door?
Top 20 US Undergraduate Engineering Schools
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8/29/2014  13 comments
Take a look at the top 20 US undergraduate engineering programs. Then tell us -- did your school make the cut?
Programs & Technology Boost Manufacturing's Return
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8/26/2014  3 comments
Programs to boost domestic manufacturing combined with technological advances are bringing production back to the US.
Analytics Becomes Big Data & Goes Mainstream
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8/25/2014  1 comment
Plants are using big data to improve equipment performance and optimize the entire production system.
Gull Wings Can Power Buildings
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8/22/2014  12 comments
Festo is developing small wind turbines for generating power to buildings. The model for the mini wind devices is the seagull wing.
Big Stars Become Robots in the 2000s
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8/14/2014  13 comments
Robots in films during the 2000s hit the big time; no longer are they the sidekicks of nerdy character actors. Robots we see on the big screen in recent years include Nicole Kidman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Eddie Murphy. Top star of the era, Will Smith, takes a spin as a robot investigator in I, Robot. Robots (or androids or cyborgs) are fully mainstream in the 2000s.
Using Python to Program the Raspberry Pi
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8/12/2014  2 comments
The Continuing Education Center course looks at embedded programming with the Raspberry Pi using Python.
Top 16 Robots in Late-90s Film & TV
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8/11/2014  20 comments
Late-90s robots in film and TV included a wide range of mechanical and android-like creatures.


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