Jul
17

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Are we there yet?

Industry 4.0 is a marketing campaign to create a perception of value in something that doesn’t exist yet.  What it really is, is a useful framework to start…

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Jul
10

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Robot Hero?

The world of mechatronics has an unlikely hero.  A bomb disposal robot became the delivery system for 1 pound of C4 explosive which killed the sniper in Dallas…

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Jul
3

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Is Driver-less Driving the Answer?

Tesla Motors had its first fatality.  The response from Tesla included a very odd statistic.  The company estimates that there were 130,000,000 miles driven last year in Tesla…

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Jun
26

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Control Fast Forward

There are three major trends that will shape the coming generation of control technology.  These trends are largely independent and not likely to go away.  They are increasing…

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Jun
19

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Control Architecture and the Future of Control

The architecture problem is stretched further as the next generation of computing emerges.  When it is possible to embed a 32 bit processor that costs $1. into a…

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Manufacturing Trends

PNG_Manufacturings next act_ex1

Are we there yet?

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Industry 4.0 is a marketing campaign to create a perception of value in something that doesn’t exist yet.  What it really is, is a useful framework to start…

DriverlessCars2

Is Driver-less Driving the Answer?

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Tesla Motors had its first fatality.  The response from Tesla included a very odd statistic.  The company estimates that there were 130,000,000 miles driven last year in Tesla…

control system

Control and Architecture

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The next wave of control system architecture is already emerging.  As processor power continues to grow and cost continues to decline, how do we leverage that emerging capability?…

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Manufacturing USA

Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Department of Commerce produces information on about the US economy every five years.  In an economy estimated at $28.7 trillion, the largest segment was Manufacturing at $5.8 trillion….