UWindsor undergrad cuts research costs with DIY wear sensors

UWindsor undergrad cuts research costs with DIY wear sensors

Ben Chettle, a third-year student at UWindsor, helps attach one of his pressure sensors to a concrete block to keep it submerged. Photo: Ben Shettle by Jack Armstrong A graduate student from the University of Windsor is busy pulling handmade appliances from lakes in the small town of Ontario. The devices, strapped to concrete blocks …

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Students compete in the robotics competition at LSU Alexandria University

LSUA increases access to STEM jobs through robotics and support for surrounding schools

Middle and high school students gain access to computer programming and math skills through robotics competitions at LSU Alexandria that help open career paths in STEM fields. – Photo: Tania Lauder, LSUA Through robotics and community outreach to elementary, middle, and high schools in central Louisiana, LSU Alexandria, or LSUA, is increasing access to careers …

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"You have to start thinking that robots can do some of these jobs," experts say.

“You have to start thinking that robots can do some of these jobs,” experts say.

As companies struggle to find ways to tackle a nationwide labor shortage, automation is becoming increasingly attractive. Initially seen as a job killer, automation may in fact be the answer to an ongoing labor shortage, particularly in the manufacturing sector, which is expected to have 2.1 million job vacancies by 2030, according to the Study …

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The Corsi-Rosenthal Box is a DIY air purifier. Some are making theirs kid-friendly by adding unique design elements, while others are getting creative in how to transport them from office to class. (left: @roofeo24 on Twitter, right: James Andrew Smith)

COVID: Corsi-Rosenthal Box DIY air purifier works, studies say

This fall, teachers and parents shared photos on social media of DIY air purifiers they made for classrooms to help protect children from the transmission of COVID-19. But do these low-cost purifiers really work? According to the researchers, they do. They’re called Corsi-Rosenthal Boxes, and they’re an air purifier first designed in the summer of …

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US$4.1 billion additional growth expected in warehouse robotics market, driven by demand for efficiency in distribution channels - Technavio

US$4.1 billion additional growth expected in warehouse robotics market, driven by demand for efficiency in distribution channels – Technavio

New YorkAnd the October 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – file Global warehouse robotics market It will witness significant growth in the coming years. One of the major factors affecting market growth will be the increased demand for efficiency in distribution channels. Consumers nowadays are looking for e-commerce players who can quickly deliver products to their doorstep. …

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Yellow City Ventures to become a major investor in Hyper Food Robotics

Yellow City Ventures to become a major investor in Hyper Food Robotics

With Hyper Autonomous Kitchens, it takes 8 minutes to cook a pizza for a comprehensive process and the kitchen can produce up to 120 pizzas per hour. An unoccupied kitchen can operate three times more efficiently than a human-operated kitchen by reducing overheads of labor costs and rent, as well as reducing food waste. Modules …

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250 startups automating crop production

250 startups automating crop production

recent report From the Western Farmers Union highlighted the persistent labor shortages, rising costs, and the effects of climate change facing farmers today among other challenges. While the report focuses more specifically on the need to automate harvesting activities, challenges appear real during other times in the crop production cycle as well. Inspired by the …

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Meet the artist who gives control of machetes to plants and guns to flies

Meet the artist who gives control of machetes to plants and guns to flies

For more than a decade, artist David Bowen has explored the strange relationship between the natural world and robots. His latest sculpture uses the electrical signals of a houseplant to control a swinging sickle. Bowen began his artistic career 20 years ago as a kinetic sculptor. While completing his Master of Fine Arts in the …

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