Robotics June 21, 2019

Using AI to help robots remember

Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a method to combine perception and motor commands using the hyperdimensional computing theory, which could fundamentally alter and improve how robots translate what they sense into what they do through artificial intelligence (AI).

By Gregory Hale
CNC Motion Control June 11, 2019

CNC technology developments help engineers cut corners in all the right ways

Cover Story: Automation technologies continue convergence across platforms and computer numerical control (CNC) technology advances, along with faster control hardware and software, allow engineers to complete more accurate cuts in less time.

By Matt Prellwitz
Events and Awards June 17, 2019

Leaders Under 40 nominations extended to June 28!

Nominations for the 2019 Engineering Leaders Under 40 program has been extended to June 28. Nominate a young engineer today!

Sensors, Vision June 19, 2019

Machine vision component and system sales decline in first quarter

The AIA reported that machine vision component and system sales declined 4.5% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018.

By AIA
Cybersecurity June 20, 2019

Researchers developing tools to encourage users to change passwords

Researchers from the University of Bath and Goldsmiths investigate whether a device that plugs in to a PC and signals to a user to change their password could help improve cybersecurity.

By Gregory Hale
Recent Content
Test driven development (TDD) postulates that for each step in development, only enough application code should be created to successfully complete a given test requirement. Courtesy: Avanceon
Project Management June 25, 2019

Benefits of test driven development for automation applications

Test driven development (TDD) is potentially useful for automation applications by eliminating the separate task of creating requirements and specifications by incorporating requirements into the test protocols.

Maintenance Strategy June 25, 2019

12 benefits of using standards in design, implementation for iMOM projects

Integrated manufacturing operations management (iMOM) is designed to increase and sustain business benefits for users such as improved accuracy and thorough implementation.

By Stan DeVries
Companies reliant on DCS technology realize migration is difficult and the process delicate, but it's worth it because the costs of losing control of a process is much higher. Courtesy: Maverick Technologies
DCS, SCADA, Controllers June 24, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles June 17-23

Articles about DCS migration, industrial automation and mobile technology, the Career and Salary Survey, monitoring assets, and alarm management and process safety were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 17-23. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Dr. Shankar Chellam, J. Walter "Deak" Porter '22 & James W. "Bud" Porter '51 Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University, is leading collaborative efforts to investigate how to enhance water filters that turn wastewater to drinking water. Courtesy: Texas A&M University
Process Safety June 24, 2019

Researchers enhance water filtration systems

Texas A&M University is lead collaborative efforts to enhance water filters that turn wastewater to safe drinking water, which is a meticulous process.

By Hannah Conrad
Borzoo Bonakdarpour, assistant professor of computer science at Iowa State University, is working on ways to improve efficiency and maintain security when operating a fleet of drones. Courtesy: Iowa State University/ISSSource
Robotics June 23, 2019

Researchers working on automating fleet of drones

A team of researchers at Iowa State University are looking to deploy fleets of drones, but it's trickier than it sounds due to unexpected weather events and cybersecurity concerns.

By Gregory Hale
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Sensors, Vision June 23, 2019

Detecting defects with 2-D and 3-D automated optical inspection

2-D and 3-D automated optical inspection (AOI) scan printed circuit boards (PCBs) for both catastrophic failure and quality defects, but each inspection system has particular strengths and weaknesses.

By AIA
“Fiat Cryptography,” a system developed by MIT researchers, automatically generates — and simultaneously verifies — cryptographic algorithms optimized across all hardware platforms. Courtesy: Chelsea Turner, MIT
Cybersecurity June 22, 2019

Automated cryptocode generator developed to secure web browsers

An MIT-developed cryptographic system, Fiat Cryptography, is helping better protect a user's data and better secure websites by automatically generating optimized cryptography code that’s usually written by hand.

By Rob Matheson