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Advanced Manufacturing Training Starts as Early as High School

January 15, 2017
school shop class room

Technical education in high school is a proven precursor to later academic success. Almost 80% of high school students who concentrated on career and technical studies pursued some type of postsecondary education within two years of finishing high school. But long gone are the days of widespread shop class, or even "vocational training"; however, in a limited number of schools, it’s making a high-tech comeback.

Technology Looking to Replace Low-Skill Food Picking Tasks with Highly Skilled Labour

November 07, 2016
robotic fruit picker

For those who’ve ever wondered why certain fruits and vegetables are so expensively priced at their local grocery store, the reason is a relatively simple one. More often than not, prices are high because there is a significant cost associated with getting it from the farm to the store. This distinction is generally found in produce that is cultivated by hand – the high cost of using human pickers are passed along first to the grocery store and then to the consumer.

Advanced Robotics Technology Promises To Increase Factory Production

October 01, 2016
graphic of robot on assembly line

Identifying the wonders of the future is by no means a simple task for even the brightest contemporary mind. Technology, and the many uses society is developing for it, continue to shock and awe on a daily basis. And while the shape of the world in the not-too-distant future remains a mystery to most, there is one inalienable conclusion that can be drawn: the world of tomorrow will rely heavily on robotics.

How Has 3D Printing Mutated Manufacturing?

September 01, 2016
Red Eye Factory

Since the steam engine kicked off the industrial revolution, the manufacturing sector has pretty much followed the same fundamental rules governing the mass production of goods.To be fair, the sector is poised to see some tremendous advancements and efficiencies through the use of PLC programmers and automated robotic workforces but now, thanks to the rapidly

Science Works to Make Robots Smarter With Swarm AI!

January 16, 2016
Kilobot Robot Swarm

When we think of robots, what comes to mind these days is usually something like a Roomba, arobot vacuum, or a huge arm that can be used to assemble cars, or a walking, talking, bipedal science-fiction style android. What all of these seemingly disparate robotic forms have in common is that they’re individual ‘creatures’ with a central control system and a single ‘body’, much like humans and many other animals.