Diagnostics, Asset Management

MIT researchers have created a “sensorized” skin, made with kirigami-inspired sensors, that gives soft robots greater awareness of the motion and position of their bodies. Courtesy: Ryan L. Truby, MIT CSAIL
Robotics February 16, 2020

Soft robotic arm uses flexible sensors to understand its position

MIT researchers have developed flexible sensors and an artificial intelligence model that tell deformable robots how their bodies are positioned in a 3D environment.

By Rob Matheson
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Cybersecurity February 15, 2020

Cybersecurity tool uses machine learning, honeypots to stop attacks

Purdue University researchers have developed a cybersecurity tool designed to stop cyber attacks using supervised machine learning, unsupervised machine learning and rule-based learning

By Chris Adam
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Other Networks January 9, 2020

Collaboration needed to redesign manufacturing network

The manufacturing industry is adopting methodologies that will help make operations faster and more efficient than ever before, but companies need to collaborate and collect as much data as possible.

By Ray Watson
Courtesy: CFE Media
AI and Machine Learning January 3, 2020

Leveraging augmented reality wearables on the plant floor

Augmented reality (AR) wearable technology can provide workers and companies real-time information about conditions on the plant floor to make everyone safer.

Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Robotics January 1, 2020

Robotic offline programming increases manufacturing production

Robotic offline programming (OLP) reduces initial setup time, programming time, and changeover and alteration time for manufacturers.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
New “computer clusters” in the Clarkson University Data Center, Monday, December 9, 2019. The National Science Foundation recently awarded $400,000 to Clarkson University to construct a new high-performance computing cluster to support data and computationally intensive projects. Courtesy: Steve Jacobs, Clarkson University
Industrial PCs December 19, 2019

University receives grant to construct high-performance computing cluster

Clarkson University received an NSF grant to construct a new high-performance computing cluster to support data and computationally intensive projects.

By Clarkson University
At Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure (YII) 2019 Conference in Singapore, Senthil Kumar said that Capital Asset Lifecycle Management (CALM) would help manufacturers make the digital transformations more efficiently. Courtesy: Aileen Jin, Control Engineering China
Info Management December 5, 2019

Make digital twins easier to implement for manufacturing industries

International: Move from vision to reality: It’s time to embrace digital twins for manufacturing. Benefits include more efficient digital transformations and more effective asset monitoring and performance.

By Aileen Jin
Figure 1: This figure depicts how a single Type 1 hypervisor manages two virtual OSs on an industrial controller, a RTOS for real-time control and a guest OS for edge processing. Courtesy: Emerson
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics December 4, 2019

Industrial virtualization heads to the plant floor

End users are comfortable with virtualization in their information technology (IT) server rooms and desktops, and many similar benefits now can be realized with industrial programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and programmable automation controllers (PACs).

By Vibhoosh Gupta
Figure 4: Wireless sensors were installed as part of a complete data-to-desk system, including powerful data visualization and analytics. Courtesy: Emerson
Asset Management December 3, 2019

Maximize production by monitoring erosion

Data from two complementary monitoring technologies enable maximized production rates, even with high entrained solids.

By Jake Davies, Ph.D.
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics November 18, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 11-17

Articles about information and the cloud, control panel building tips, the Engineers' Choice finalists, control system migration, and the Motor Drives Study were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 11-17. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra