robotics

Manufacturing

4 Inventions That Changed the Manufacturing Industry

Manufacturing is a constantly evolving field. Technological developments play a huge part in making production more efficient, more uniform, and less dangerous. Here are some of the inventions that changed the manufacturing industry the most. Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Design – or CAD for short – has revolutionized the manufacturing industry. When used effectively, CAD software

Education

YC’s Skilled Trades Center Opens To ‘Hero’ Trades Job Seekers

Three days before its state-of-the-art labs filled with students launching into “hero,” livable-wage careers, Yavapai College and community partners celebrated the completion and grand opening of the Verde Valley Skilled Trades Center. The Aug. 13 event at the YC Verde Valley Campus in Clarkdale featured celebratory remarks from college and civic leaders, tours of the

Science

Robotic police dogs: Useful hounds or dehumanizing machines?

If you’re homeless and looking for temporary shelter in Hawaii’s capital, expect a visit from a robotic police dog that will scan your eye to make sure you don’t have a fever. That’s just one of the ways public safety agencies are starting to use Spot, the best-known of a new commercial category of robots

Science

NAU mechanical engineers develop new high-performance artificial muscle technology

Photo: NAU mechanical engineer Michael Shafer and graduate student Diego Higueras-Ruiz conducting a visual inspection of their new compliant robotic arm actuated with cavatappi artificial muscles In the field of robotics, researchers are continually looking for the fastest, strongest, most efficient and lowest-cost ways to actuate, or enable, robots to make the movements needed to

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