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Weekly Wrap Up 02.24.2017

Interview: The Automation Boom in Mexico

Jeff Burnstein, President of A3, says Mexico may be the next global player in the automation arena, but the international skills gap could be problematic. Last year proved record-setting for robotics in terms of orders and shipments in North America, according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA).

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Gill Pratt, Daniela Rus Win Engelberger Robotics Awards

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has named Dr. Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), and Dr. Daniela Rus, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the recipients of the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards.

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Putting Cartesian Robots to Work for Your Manufacturing Needs

Cartesian robots are easily integrated into assembly operations, highly accurate, and have been used with dramatic results to boost throughput. They’re one of the five main categories of industrial robots so get to know them, read about their use in different industries, and decide how Cartesian robots can benefit your workplace.

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Warehouse Robot Developed that Can Pick Groceries

A new robotic arm capable of safely grasping a wide variety of products was recently announced. The arm, used in picking up grocery items, was the result of collaboration between Ocado Technology and the Technische Universität Berlin.

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It’s time for action – don’t miss your chance to become a Certified Motion Control Professional.

Automate is your ONLY opportunity to take the Certified Motion Control Professional (CMCP) program in 2017! MCMA’s new CMCP program will enhance the careers of you and your team, while helping your company stand out in the industry.

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