Courtesy: International Federation of Robotics (IFR)
Robotics October 28, 2020

Robot sales rise due to increased automation, COVID-19 pandemic

Professional service robot sales increased by 32% worldwide from 2018 to 2019 and the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to increase sales even more.

By International Federation of Robotics (IFR)
Courtesy: Iconics, New Products for Engineers Database
DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 24, 2020

Using SCADA software as a tool for Industry 4.0 integration

The role of SCADA software in smart factories and hardware-independent software is essential for making the transition to Industry 4.0.

By Martyn Williams
Courtesy: Advantech/New Products for Engineers Database

The rise of the PAC

October 18, 2020
A prototype system to provide workplace training using augmented reality is under development at Purdue University with support from the National Science Foundation. Courtesy: Jared Pike, Purdue University
AI and Machine Learning October 30, 2020

How augmented, virtual reality can reduce manufacturing skills gap

A Purdue team has entered a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create an augmented and virtual reality experience prototype called Skill-XR to reduce manufacturing's skills gap.

Courtesy: Kaspersky/ISSSource
Cybersecurity October 26, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Oct. 19-25, 2020

Articles about heated face masks designed to inactivate coronaviruses, evaluating IoT wireless protocols, cybersecurity, human and artificial intelligence, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Oct. 19-25, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Students work during the summer with Purdue’s Mach 6 quiet wind tunnel. The tunnel will be involved in research by a new multidisciplinary hypersonics program. Courtesy: John Underwood, Purdue University
Labs, Research October 27, 2020

Universities team up to improve hypersonics research and facilities

By Brian Huchel
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Mobility October 19, 2020

Connecting industrial applications to a private 5G network

By Control Engineering Europe
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Cybersecurity October 22, 2020

IIoT’s growing impact on ICS cybersecurity

By Gregory Hale
Researchers led by Shengxi Huang, assistant professor of electrical engineering and biomedical engineering at Penn State, have altered 2D materials to enhance light emission and increase signal strength. Courtesy: Penn State University
Electrical October 29, 2020

Tailoring 2D materials to improve electronic and optical devices

By Sarah Small
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Business of Engineering October 10, 2020

Control Engineering subscribers at work

By Mark T. Hoske