Weekly Wrap Up 07.25.2014

This Week in Automation


Video Interfaces Deliver Advantages in Industrial Automation

Complicated and expensive. If this is your perception of machine vision for industrial automation, it’s time to reconsider. Choosing the right video interface can help designers and end-users reduce complexity, lower costs, and gain performance advantages.

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A3 Business Forum Set for January 21-23, 2015 in Orlando

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has announced the opening of registration for the Annual A3 Business Forum to be held January 21-23, 2015 at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Orlando, Florida USA. Registrations are now open.

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Medical Robots Market – Global Forecasts 2018

Over the years, the demand for medical robots has increased significantly. This is due to a paradigm shift in the healthcare industry, where more emphasis is being laid on minimally invasive surgeries through the use of robots. Surgical robots improve the accuracy of procedures and thus reduce the complication rates in surgeries. Read the Global Forecasts to 2018 – Medical Robots Market by Type.

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C-TEC Lands $1.5M Robotics Grant

The robotics program at the Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County is about to get a $1.5 million upgrade.

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Research and Education Initiatives Are Preparing the Future Workforce


Rethink Robotics, a leading provider of interactive robots for research and education, has partnered with three new distributors to deliver the Baxter Research Robot to more universities, schools and corporate R&D labs worldwide.

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Whale Path Study Finds Over 1 Million Industrial Robots Installed Worldwide

A 60% rise since 2009 in the global market for industrial robots has brought the number of in use to over 1 million, according to a study released today by Whale Path, the leading research marketplace. Whale Path’s report Trends In Robotics also noted the total global market for industrial robots is now $13.3 billion annually.

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