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Top 5 Control Engineering Articles April 13-19, 2020

Article about COVID-19 impacts, robotics and bluetooth smart phone signals helping fight the coronavirus pandemic and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 13-19, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay April 20, 2020
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The top 5 most read articles online, from April 13-19 for Control Engineering covered COVID-19 impacts, different ways robotics and bluetooth smart phone signals are helping with health care workers and others fight the coronavirus pandemic and more. Links to each article below.

1. Robots and automation are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic

Robots and automation are on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle and are helping manufacturers, health care officials and many more.

2. COVID-19 impact on engineering, engineers

Engineers like facts and seek credible information sources on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) effects to the engineering-related world. Engineers also have technologies, processes and expert advice that can help. See Control Engineering highlights.

3. Bluetooth smartphone signals could automate COVID-19 contact tracing

MIT researchers have developed a system that enables smartphones to transmit “chirps” to nearby devices could notify people if they have been near an infected person.

4. An overview of industrial IoT, from edge to cloud

Next generation distributed I/O brings users one step closer to seamless connectivity.

5. Coronavirus will force manufacturers to enhance automation, digitalization

COVID-19 is forcing manufacturers to rely more on automation and digitalization for long-term operations to reduce the financial impact from epidemics and other potential economic challenges.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, April 13-19, for articles published within the last two months.

Keagan Gay, digital media & production coordinator, CFE Media, kgay@cfemedia.com.


Keagan Gay
Author Bio: Keagan Gay is a digital media & production coordinator for CFE Media.