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Automation/Control
November 21, 2012
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Top Stories
Video: Robot Turns Your Dreams Into Art
As part of a European hotel's "Sleep Art" advertising campaign, ABB's smallest robot, the IRB 120, will paint patterns inspired by the dreams of 25 people. more » » » 
 
Slideshow: Pack Expo Packs 'Em In
The world's biggest packaging show, Pack Expo in Chicago, provided a glimpse of the future of automated machinery and robotics. more » » » 
 
Slideshow: Service Robots Can Do Most Anything
The range of services that robots can perform is extremely broad -- from assisting the elderly to cleaning polluted water to repairing spacecraft. more » » » 
 
Acoustic Signatures Reveal Railway Bearing Defects
The RailBAM can detect damage to the wheelset bearings in trains sooner than other techniques, improving reliability and reducing maintenance costs. more » » » 
 
Slideshow: Solving the Driver Distraction Dilemma
Automakers and suppliers are taking it upon themselves to improve the safety of devices that they're building and putting into vehicles. more » » » 
 
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Gadget Freak Case File #174: Bus Alert
Miles Moody created a device with a buzzer that tells him when the bus is almost at his apartment.
 
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Video: Robots Set to Explore Fukushima
The Japanese government is readying its Sakura robot to explore the disabled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear reactor buildings.
 
 
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