The Chrysler Foundation continues its long time commitment to furthering science, engineering and technology education as it announces recipients of 2011 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotic grants.
Led by Malcolm MacIver, associate professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering at Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science a robotic fish that can move from swimming forward and backward to swimming vertically almost instantaneously by using a sophisticated, ribbon-like fin has been created.
Marport Deep Sea Technologies Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of sonar products for the defence and commercial fisheries markets, announced the launch of its new wholly-owned subsidiary company called Marine Robotics Inc. to take on its underwater robotics venture.
Robot drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are being used extensively not only for military applications, law enforcement and environmental monitoring.
A new technology that will allow robotic inspection and help owners examine ‘unpiggable’ pipelines has been announced by The R&D arm of the Northeast Gas Association known as NYSEARCH (NGA/NYSEARCH) and InvoDane Engineering Ltd.
An AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) is a torpedo-like instrument that swims independently through the ocean collecting data in places beyond human reach. These tools of the marine studies trade are getting an upgrade from the researchers of the University of Delaware.
NASA is offering $20 million in support of the robotics non profit organisation ‘FIRST’ or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.
As a part of its incentive for student participation in science, technology and mathematics with a focus on robotic technology, NASA is providing up to $20 million over the next five years to support a national program.
The Alabama Robotics Technology Park will soon be open to the general public. Alabama Governor, Bob Riley will be attending the grand opening of the Phase I of the park on Wednesday November 10, 2010.
The NICTA chief executive David Skellern is due to retire early next year and Hugh Durrant-Whyte will replace him. He was appointed the new CEO after an international search by executive placement specialists Russell Reynolds and Associates.