Lego invests in redesigning the STEM revolution. They have maintained a relationship with National Instruments for over 20 years with the purpose of bringing hands-on learning to children in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines and continue to push for modern learning styles.
Submitted by scechowski on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 14:39
In the beginning, machine and robot builder OEMs developing an automation system had the choice of relay ladder logic for PLCs, and assembly language for single-board computers and minicomputers. Automation hardware and software have come a long way since then, but so have machine and robot applications.
Submitted by scechowski on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:46
Robots were once an esoteric and expensive technology that provided limited special-purpose use as welders or parts stackers. In this month's Control Design cover story, Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert explains how robotic advances have brought these devices into widespread use in a host of manufacturing applications, in many cases...