LASER-D, developed by USC Viterbi researchers, is an animal-like robot that can crawl, crouch and disinfect surfaces and objects to fight COVID-19. Courtesy: Quan Nguyen, USC Viterbi
Robotics January 27, 2021

Disinfection robot developed to halt COVID-19 spread

A team of USC master’s students created a disinfection robot called LASER-D to use on COVID-19 prevention. See video.

By Avni Shah
Free PLC programming software lets students learn on their own instead of needing a lab. Courtesy: AutomationDirect/New Products for Engineers Database
PLCs, PACs January 26, 2021

Free PLC programming software for education

Available programmable logic controller (PLC) software that is free for users is crucial for users and students who can't currently access a lab. See table with a breakdown.

By Jon Breen
Research January 27, 2021

OT, IT collaboration helps IIoT

Recent research indicates more operational technology and information technology collaboration, and 40% are spending more to do it. See a dozen bits of OT/IT collaboration advice.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: ABB
Sensors, Vision January 25, 2021

Optical sensor used for greenhouse gas detection

An optical sensor is being used with the satellite Hugo to detect greenhouse gas emissions from outer space.

Thomas Malone (left) is director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence and the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management. Daniela Rus is director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a member of the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future. Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
AI and Machine Learning January 25, 2021

How artificial intelligence will change work

By MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future
Courtesy: Honeywell’s Workforce Competency Solutions
AI and Machine Learning January 12, 2021

How advanced digital twin technology narrows the industrial skills gap

By Vincent Higgins
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Ethernet January 21, 2021

TSN helping pharmaceutical manufacturers improve operations

By Thomas Burke
An illustration of bilayer graphene showing the characteristic Moiré pattern that results from the rotation of one layer. Courtesy: Nikhil Gerard Josephraj Kishore, Penn State University
System Integration January 20, 2021

Grant awarded to investigate acoustic graphene properties

By Gabrielle Stewart
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 December 14, 2020

How to acquire trained talent through new learning opportunities

By Laura Mabikafola