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Neonode announces Johan Swartz as Vice President HMI Products

Neonode announces Johan Swartz as Vice President HMI Products


Mr. Swartz has spent more than 20 years in the semiconductor and technology industries focusing on B2B sales.

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Impact of COVID 19 on Manufacturing

Impact of COVID 19 on Manufacturing


ARC Advisory Group and Automation.com recently conducted a web survey to gain insights into the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on industrial manufacturers and what they are doing in response. ARC supplemented the survey responses with additional interviews from a cross section of industries. Here, we provide a summary of the results of that original survey supplemented with some additional insights from a second web survey performed in the interim. 

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MassTech & MassRobotics announce ‘Robot Stories’ student-focused ‘STEMinar’


The ‘Robot Stories’ series is targeted primarily at middle and high school students who get the opportunity to interact with several roboticists about what the future of robotics looks like. The series will be broadcast on Wednesday afternoons starting tomorrow, May 20th, with additional episodes launched on May 27th, June 3rd, and June 10th.

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Neonode announces Johan Swartz as Vice President HMI Products

Mr. Swartz has spent more than 20 years in the semiconductor and technology industries focusing on B2B sales.

Impact of COVID 19 on Manufacturing

ARC Advisory Group and Automation.com recently conducted a web survey to gain insights into the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on industrial manufacturers and what they are doing in response. ARC supplemented the survey responses with additional interviews from a cross section of industries. Here, we provide a summary of the results of that original survey supplemented with some additional insights from a second web survey performed in the interim. 

MassTech & MassRobotics announce ‘Robot Stories’ student-focused ‘STEMinar’

The ‘Robot Stories’ series is targeted primarily at middle and high school students who get the opportunity to interact with several roboticists about what the future of robotics looks like. The series will be broadcast on Wednesday afternoons starting tomorrow, May 20th, with additional episodes launched on May 27th, June 3rd, and June 10th.

Koch Engineered Solutions announces acquisition of DarkVision

In conjunction with the acquisition, KES has also made a significant growth equity investment in DarkVision to fund future growth, R&D and expansion. DarkVision is an early stage industrial acoustic imaging company.

Becoming a Robot: Automation Helps Honor Pandemic Affected 2020 Graduates

To bring its graduates their special day of recognition while still maintaining social distancing standards, Arizona State’s Thunderbird School of Global Management partnered with Double Robotics to provide a unique solution

ESMERA project announces 20 new experiments underway

Out of these 69 applications, the most promising 20 experiments have now been selected. In Phase I of ESMERA, proving their concept, they get funding of up to 75.000 Euros each as well as technical support and business mentoring by the ESMERA consortium.

CERATIZIT USA partners with companies to join ventilator manufacturing process

High-precision drilling, reaming, countersinking and boring are specialties of CERATIZIT. Involved in this effort is Staub Precision Machine and the industrial distributor Abrasive Tool.

SCHNEEBERGER announces partnership with Sung-il Machinery Co

SCHNEEBERGER's offering of ball screws deliver performance in precision, running properties, wear resistance, and operating temperature — with safe operation up to the physical limit of the driving motors.

ABI Research Report: Record $46 billion 2019 investment in robotics industry

Most of the funding was focused on autonomous passenger vehicles (APV’s), surgical robotics, and warehouse automation, with significant growth for field robotics and drone services.

Beckhoff Automation announces Steve Rastberger as Northeast Region District Manager

He will work directly with Graham Harris, East Region Manager, and a team of sales and applications engineers in the area to drive further growth in Beckhoff sales and market share.

SATO joins RAIN RFID Alliance

The RAIN RFID alliance aims for the advancement of IoT technologies, with specific focus on promotion of the UHF RFID standard (ISO/IEC 18000-63 and GS1’s EPC “Gen2”) through the testing, support and education of service providers and end users.

Beckhoff helps LSP Technologies increase flexibility in laser peening system

To meet challenges, LSPT sought technologies that were reliable, accurate and fast. The system’s complex requirements made Beckhoff Automation a fit for LSPT.

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