An increasing number of students from Michigan’s most financially strapped urban school districts, including Detroit and Flint, are joining robotics teams because local universities are making space and materials available at no charge.
Fanuc announced Tuesday that it has merged all of its operations in the Americas into a single company named Fanuc America Corp. The new company, headquartered in Rochester Hills, will have 22 locations and sales of more than $1 billion.
Pratt & Miller Engineering has announced its support of the Michigan Automated Systems Collaborative, a new organization intended to serve as a meeting place for industry, academia and professional association to promote Michigan as the national leader in the design, development and manufacturing of robotics and automation.
The Denso North America Foundation has awarded $50,000 to Lawrence Technological University to help create a new multidisciplinary bio-robotics lab that will benefit students in two growing bachelor’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and robotics engineering.
Employers looking to hire high-quality, experienced employees in full-time, part-time, internship and co-op positions can find them at the Wayne State University College of Engineering’s upcoming career fairs on Thursday, Oct. 3 and Thursday, Oct. 10.
Arotech Corp. (NasdaqGM: ARTX), a provider of defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets, announced that it will be showcasing its batteries for robotics and unmanned vehicles at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems show, being held this week in Washington, D.C.
The Michigan Technical Academy will host its Powered To Dream Youth Tech and Innovation Camp Monday, July 29 through Saturday, Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 19940 Mansfield St. in Detroit.
Lawrence Technological University has signed an agreement to allow students from Terra State Community College in Fremont, Ohio, to transfer up to 64 credits toward completion of a bachelor of science degree in robotics engineering.
Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s newest career academy, Mechatronics, is being renamed to better describe the training and type of employment that graduates can expect to attain. The new training program is now called the Mechatronic Systems Technician Academy. This training program will prepare students to perform the work of installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting mechanical and electrical equipment that is controlled by electronic and computer driven components.
Society 2030, an innovative consortium bringing together University of Michigan researchers with corporate leaders to prepare for society’s changing age structure, kicks off its third year on Sept. 19 with a meeting focusing on emerging assistive technologies, including robotics.