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How Carriers Can Reduce LAE With Drones HOW CARRIERS CAN REDUCE LAE WITH DRONES

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May 21, 2019

Not satisfied with drones? Maybe you're new to them? Here's how to get significant ROI from them. We understand how tough it is to shorten cycle times, reduce LAE, stay safe, and ensure quality assessments all at the same time. Our solutions ...

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US Warns That Chinese-Made Drones Could Steal Data for China US WARNS THAT CHINESE-MADE DRONES COULD STEAL DATA FOR CHINA

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May 21, 2019

The US government is warning that Chinese-made consumer drones could pose a data theft threat, sending data back to company headquarters in China that could then be accessed by the Chinese government. CNN reports that the warning came in an alert iss...

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How Zipline Became a $1.2 Billion Drone Company HOW ZIPLINE BECAME A $1.2 BILLION DRONE COMPANY

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May 21, 2019

Last week, drone delivery service Zipline announced $190 million in new financing, bringing the company’s valuation to $1.2 billion dollars.  In the world of commercial drones – or any startup – that’s a big number, and a...

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DHS Warning On Drones Stealing Data DHS WARNING ON DRONES STEALING DATA

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May 20, 2019

Following in the footsteps of Google, a number of top American chipmakers – including Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx, and Broadcom – halted their business transactions with Huawei, according to Bloomberg, citing insiders. The companies are said ...

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4 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW before flying your DRONE DRIVER 4 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW BEFORE FLYING YOUR DRONE DRIVER

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May 20, 2019

Chapter 3 of the Drones Academy series! This time I show you 4 little things you should know before doing your first FPV flight. In the next chapter we will raise the flight so go prepare. The good comes! Do you want to come to our academy?

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Competence in Construction COMPETENCE IN CONSTRUCTION

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May 20, 2019

With the construction industry in need of a widespread culture change and a chain of responsibility, who will have responsibility for delivering standards of performance throughout the lifecycle of a building writes Dr Gavin Dunn, Chief Executive Off...

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Drone Flights Over People - The FAA is too Resrictive DRONE FLIGHTS OVER PEOPLE - THE FAA IS TOO RESRICTIVE

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May 20, 2019

In general, the commercial drone industry agrees on several points: The proposed rules for flights over people is too conservative. The FAA is using a risk profile that doesn’t accurately reflect the risks posed by drones. The FAA should provid...

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Drones Can Now Dodge Balls DRONES CAN NOW DODGE BALLS

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May 20, 2019

If you aren’t afraid of drone attacks on humans in the near future, you should be. And if your plan was to simply knock them out of the sky, well, forget that. Drones can now dodge balls that are thrown at them. So, they will probably be very g...

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Drone Food Delivery in Helsinki to Start Summer 2019 DRONE FOOD DELIVERY IN HELSINKI TO START SUMMER 2019

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May 20, 2019

Google’s parent company Alphabet will soon service Helsinki with flying robotic couriers. Alphabet announced that in the coming weeks, residents of the city will be able to order food items by phone, to have them dropped off by Wing drones and ...

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How to make Amazing Drone toy at home HOW TO MAKE AMAZING DRONE TOY AT HOME

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May 19, 2019

Apart from science, commercial and military use, the drone technology has found its way into our homes today through the remote-controlled drone toys. You can define drone toys as remote controlled flying objects. Top drone toys have exciting feature...

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NIMBYism is the biggest multifamily construction barrier NIMBYISM IS THE BIGGEST MULTIFAMILY CONSTRUCTION BARRIER

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May 17, 2019

NIMBYism is the biggest multifamily construction barrier, according to a National Apartment Association report on apartment construction barriers. A survey of government entities, as well as private developers and owners, found that most respondents ...

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How to make Drone Cup HOW TO MAKE DRONE CUP

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May 17, 2019

Drone is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. UAVs are a component of an unmanned aircraft system; which include a UAV, a ground-based controller, and a system of communications between the two. The flight of UAVs may operate with various degr...

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8 Common Construction Estimating Mistakes 8 COMMON CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING MISTAKES

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May 17, 2019

Estimating is one of the most difficult jobs in construction. It is also one of the most important. Profits are typically won or lost based on how accurate your estimates are and how closely they match up to your final project costs. So, how accurate...

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How to make a drone at your home HOW TO MAKE A DRONE AT YOUR HOME

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May 16, 2019

I made a drone that fly's really high and the best part here is all the materials needed to build this is available in online shopping sites.This homemade drone is Very Easy to make so try to make one!

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Ingenious Machines And Amazing Construction Inventions INGENIOUS MACHINES AND AMAZING CONSTRUCTION INVENTIONS

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May 16, 2019

Construction and civil engineering - without it, the skylines of major cities would look depressing and flat. Within the last century, bridges, buildings, and roadways have become functional works of art. Here are our top 10 picks for the best in the...

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Spotlight on Construction: Digital transformation within the industry SPOTLIGHT ON CONSTRUCTION: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WITHIN THE INDUSTRY

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May 15, 2019

Construction is one of the largest industry sectors in the UK, representing around six per cent of GDP, and the government is keen to promote better adoption of digital and manufacturing technologies in order to reduce costs, timescales and greenhous...

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Community Association COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION'S USE OF DRONES FOR COVENANT ENFORCEMENT AND MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONS

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May 15, 2019

While there are many benefits to using drones for issues within a community association, there is a fair share of risks as well. This white paper reviews many considerations that a community association needs to think about before making the choice o...

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Drone Fails 2019 Crash Compilation DRONE FAILS 2019 CRASH COMPILATION

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May 14, 2019

Drone Crash Fail 2019 Compilation includes Mavic Pro Crash, Waterproof Swellpro Drone, Inspire 1, Drone Crash into American Flag, Drone Chasing RC Plane and various other crashes from around the world.

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10 Technologies that will Change the Construction Industry in 2019 10 TECHNOLOGIES THAT WILL CHANGE THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN 2019

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May 14, 2019

With technology continuously advancing and different practical applications for IT ceaselessly being devised it is no surprise that it is making its way in the construction industry. Though the industry is considered traditional and resistant to chan...

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The Endless Opportunities of Drones With Thermal Sensors THE ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES OF DRONES WITH THERMAL SENSORS

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May 14, 2019

Last month, we announced that FLIR Systems made a strategic investment in DroneBase. This agreement establishes FLIR as the exclusive provider of thermal technology for our inspection services and training for our Pilot Network through the FLIR Infra...

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Why you should Network as a Software Engineer WHY YOU SHOULD NETWORK AS A SOFTWARE ENGINEER

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May 14, 2019

A software engineer is a person who applies the principles of software engineering to the design, development, maintenance, testing, and evaluation of computer software. Software engineering is the application of engineering to the development of sof...

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Undervalued Software Engineering Skills: Writing Well UNDERVALUED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING SKILLS: WRITING WELL

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May 14, 2019

I have been coaching several experienced software engineers to further grow professionally, since transitioning to being an engineering manager. I have noticed a few skills that people often underestimate the importance of developing. Skills that add...

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Summer Construction Season Is Coming–Are Your Projects Prepared? SUMMER CONSTRUCTION SEASON IS COMING–ARE YOUR PROJECTS PREPARED?

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May 14, 2019

The days are longer, the temperatures are warmer and there’s the steady sound of hammers banging, cranes lifting and diggers digging everywhere. Yes, it’s summer–the busy season when it comes to construction work. But while summer i...

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4 Ways Technology Innovation Plays a Key Role in the Future of the Construction Industry 4 WAYS TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PLAYS A KEY ROLE IN THE FUTURE OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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May 13, 2019

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we launched Acumatica Construction Edition. The construction industry got its first look at our modern business solution during the NAHB International Builders Show in January 2018, and we offic...

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Is Aerial Drone Photography Right for My Commercial Building? IS AERIAL DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY RIGHT FOR MY COMMERCIAL BUILDING?

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May 13, 2019

There has been a lot of buzz about the drone service industry and the many applications of drone technology in business. Perhaps more than any other industry, commercial real estate professionals have embraced drones as a regular part of their busine...

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Inside Look at 7 of the Top Construction Scheduling Methods INSIDE LOOK AT 7 OF THE TOP CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULING METHODS

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May 13, 2019

We would bet that very few construction professionals agree with the above quote from Bob Dylan. Nonetheless, chaos is a way of life for many of us on a jobsite, particularly when it comes to construction project scheduling. As hard as we try to stay...

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Getting Ready to Plant Corn | First Time Flying Drone GETTING READY TO PLANT CORN | FIRST TIME FLYING DRONE

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May 13, 2019

In spring of 2017, I started Farmable and I spent much of the summer making videos on the farm. It was A LOT of fun and I haven't felt the same about making videos since. In fall of 2017, I started classes again for my Business Management degree....

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Majority of engineers prioritise work and money over a social/love life MAJORITY OF ENGINEERS PRIORITISE WORK AND MONEY OVER A SOCIAL/LOVE LIFE

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May 13, 2019

New research from CV-Library, the UK independent job board, reveals that the majority of engineers (55.6%) feel work is the most important thing in their life right now, with only 17.8% prioritising their social life and 10% their love life. The stud...

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How to Make a Drone at Home - For Beginner HOW TO MAKE A DRONE AT HOME - FOR BEGINNER

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May 12, 2019

Unmanned aerial vehicles have been around for decades, but they have achieved the greatest popularity in recent years with small commercial drones. The new so-called FPV first person view technology gave us a unique experience of flying and the advan...

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What we know and don WHAT WE KNOW AND DON'T KNOW ABOUT AMAZON'S DRONE DELIVERY SERVICE

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May 10, 2019

For Amazon, the year 2013 may as well be an eternity ago. The last several years have seen the eCommerce giant establish a second North American headquarters, offer 1-day free shipping to Prime subscribers, and make its CEO the wealthiest person in m...

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How to stay on top of your plan in construction HOW TO STAY ON TOP OF YOUR PLAN IN CONSTRUCTION

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May 10, 2019

Construction is a very perplexing business where many different stakeholders, tools and equipment are involved in every step along the way. In that sense, it comes as no surprise that the industry is continuously struggling with low productivity, bud...

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How to make a Drone Plane HOW TO MAKE A DRONE PLANE

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May 10, 2019

So you’re looking to get into drones and UAVs? This tutorial series is designed to help you understand the emerging field of UAVs and guide you through the process of building your own UAV using off-the shelf parts.

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How To Make Drone with Pvc at Home HOW TO MAKE DRONE WITH PVC AT HOME

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May 10, 2019

Flying ready-made quadcopters is fun. Eventually, though, most hackers get the urge to build their own. One of the most challenging parts is building a robust airframe. JG Projects has an interesting approach: he uses schedule 21 PVC pipe to build a ...

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5 ways Controller Hardware in the Loop and Model-based Engineering are Reducing Risk 5 WAYS CONTROLLER HARDWARE IN THE LOOP AND MODEL-BASED ENGINEERING ARE REDUCING RISK

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May 10, 2019

Industry 4.0 is dawning, and digitalization, decarbonization, and decentralization are fueling the electric grid revolution.  D3, in turn, creates opportunities for immense value creation, but invokes new technologies and design concepts, and ch...

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U.S. Put-In-Place Construction Spending Hits a Soft Spot U.S. PUT-IN-PLACE CONSTRUCTION SPENDING HITS A SOFT SPOT

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May 09, 2019

Total U.S. put-in-place construction spending, after increasing steadily (although slowly) for seven years, from 2011 through 2017, has lost upwards momentum over the past year and a bit. The cause of the overall weakness has been a retreating reside...

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How to Start a Drone Business HOW TO START A DRONE BUSINESS

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May 09, 2019

Today’s question is about how to start a drone business. What marketing and pricing strategies should drone pilots adopt in the initial stages of their business? Today’s question is about how to start a drone business. How to create a dro...

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When Engineers Become Whistleblowers WHEN ENGINEERS BECOME WHISTLEBLOWERS

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May 09, 2019

Fundamental Canon No. 1 of the American Society of Engineers states that Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public. Most engineering societies have this principle in their codes of ethics. This duty frames the decad...

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Finding the engineers of tomorrow FINDING THE ENGINEERS OF TOMORROW

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May 08, 2019

Simon Biggs explains how businesses and education can collaborate to increase engagement in engineering. According to EngineeringUK, we need to employ 203,000 engineers every year until 2024 to meet demand. One way businesses may can help to close th...

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Engineering professionals react to market boom and snap up bigger pay packets ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS REACT TO MARKET BOOM AND SNAP UP BIGGER PAY PACKETS

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May 08, 2019

New data from CV-Library, the UK independent job board, reveals that engineering professionals are reacting positively to the country’s latest job market boom, with applications for new engineering jobs rising by an astounding 16.5% in April 20...

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Criminal Liability for Job Site Construction Accidents CRIMINAL LIABILITY FOR JOB SITE CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS

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May 08, 2019

As the number of high-profile construction accidents, both domestic and abroad, has grown and media coverage has intensified, the construction industry has trained its focus on not only the best practices for preventing accidents, but also the potent...

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How to Hack Your Way to Being a Super Productive Engineer Tips and Tools HOW TO HACK YOUR WAY TO BEING A SUPER PRODUCTIVE ENGINEER TIPS AND TOOLS

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May 08, 2019

From product development to other aspects of the business, engineers are the key players of an organization. The success of a project highly depends on their energy and productivity. It’s understandable why it’s important to have producti...

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10 of the Safest Construction Companies in the Industry 10 OF THE SAFEST CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES IN THE INDUSTRY

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May 07, 2019

Ask yourself the following question: At the end of a long construction workday, what’s the most important thing? While it’s easy to think about productivity or work progress as a top of mind answers, you’d be wrong. The real answer?...

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University of Warwick to host International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists in 2020 UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK TO HOST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF WOMEN ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS IN 2020

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May 07, 2019

The University of Warwick has won the bid to plan, organise and host the 18th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES18) for 2020. Previously held at Warwick (ICWES9) in 1991, ICWES18 returns at Warwick on 11th-14th Septembe...

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How does civil engineering improve the world we live in? HOW DOES CIVIL ENGINEERING IMPROVE THE WORLD WE LIVE IN?

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May 07, 2019

Our leading civil engineering department teaches students the answers to this and even more crucial questions by finding solutions to environmental problems and managing the impacts of extreme natural and human hazards.

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Traveling with a Drone - Aerial Cinematic Showreel 2019 TRAVELING WITH A DRONE - AERIAL CINEMATIC SHOWREEL 2019

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May 07, 2019

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STEM program taps into kids natural curiosity to inspire interest in engineering STEM PROGRAM TAPS INTO KIDS NATURAL CURIOSITY TO INSPIRE INTEREST IN ENGINEERING

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May 07, 2019

Over the next three years, primary school teachers across the country will have access to workshops and resources to get their students up to speed on engineering skills. The 2019-20 Federal Budget includes $6.2 million for Questacon, Australia&rsquo...

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Five Time Wasters for Reliability Engineers to Avoid FIVE TIME WASTERS FOR RELIABILITY ENGINEERS TO AVOID

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May 06, 2019

Building a reliability program led by competent professionals takes work. It requires setting expectations properly. Most of all, it requires time. How do you accelerate the process to ensure the maximum benefit in the shortest time?

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Drones: The Holy Grail of Construction Site Safety DRONES: THE HOLY GRAIL OF CONSTRUCTION SITE SAFETY

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May 06, 2019

Earlier this year, a drone image of a great white shark swimming alongside an unsuspecting paddle-boarder went viral online. The powerful picture underscores what every construction project manager already knows: some of the most dangerous potential ...

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A Quick Glance at Engineering Jobs in 2019 A QUICK GLANCE AT ENGINEERING JOBS IN 2019

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May 06, 2019

The reason why people choose to work in the engineering field is to solve the biggest impact of our problems in the world such as creating clean energy or detecting cancer. As an engineer, everyone is striving to change the world with inventions and ...

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How to Achieve your Software Engineering Career Goals HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR SOFTWARE ENGINEERING CAREER GOALS

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May 06, 2019

So let's get started. Look at What is Out There. The technology landscape is ever-changing and always advancing. Understand What You Want. Set Achievable Goals. Create a Personal Brand. Be Accountable. Start Setting Your Career Goals Today.

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Robotic Process Automation Proving Fruitful for Early Adopters ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION PROVING FRUITFUL FOR EARLY ADOPTERS

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May 06, 2019

Robotic process automation (RPA) is here and companies at the forefront of the adoption of this technology are reaping a variety of benefits. RPA offers a multitude of benefits, from speed and scalability of process execution to cost savings, to free...

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What Does A Structural Engineer Know That Other Engineers Do Not Know? WHAT DOES A STRUCTURAL ENGINEER KNOW THAT OTHER ENGINEERS DO NOT KNOW?

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May 02, 2019

It is well-known that engineering has many branches leading to the emergence of different types of engineers. There are civil, electrical, mechanical, and structural engineers, among others. While their engineering expertise may vary, they all fall i...

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Data Reliability with Slip Rings in Construction Equipment DATA RELIABILITY WITH SLIP RINGS IN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

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May 01, 2019

Slip rings are used to communicate with and provide power to rotating platforms. A wide variety of construction equipment uses slip rings to power and communicate with a rotating cab. As the bandwidth of these communication channels begins to increas...

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GoBetween Robotics: A traffic stop robot to keep everyone safe GOBETWEEN ROBOTICS: A TRAFFIC STOP ROBOT TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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May 01, 2019

I'm Reuben Brewer, a Senior Robotics Research Engineer in SRI International's Applied Technologies and Science Department. Here at SRI, our goal is to invent a better future by collaborating on key research areas like space satellites, roboti...

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Drones vs. Delta: Who do you think won the first round? DRONES VS. DELTA: WHO DO YOU THINK WON THE FIRST ROUND?

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May 01, 2019

It was 1994 when my Delta Troop and I were training in the desert in preparation to deploy to the Mid-Eastern theater where there was much misbehaving going on. We spent a particular day primarily calling in anti-armor attacks from MH-60 Blackhawk Ha...

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Why Odense? The Small Danish Village with a Big Robotics Industry WHY ODENSE? THE SMALL DANISH VILLAGE WITH A BIG ROBOTICS INDUSTRY

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May 01, 2019

Universal Robots, Mobile Industrial Robots and OnRobot hail from Odense, and more than 100 other industrial robotics companies have offices there, including ABB, KUKA and FANUC. We spoke with Mikael Christofferson, business manager of Odense Robotics...

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Robots Have an Increasingly Important Role in Construction ROBOTS HAVE AN INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT ROLE IN CONSTRUCTION

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May 01, 2019

Imagine if the entire population of Oakland, Calif., suddenly needed a new place to live. You’d have to find a way to build housing and infrastructure for nearly half a million people. As dramatic as this scenario might seem, something comparab...

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Drone Automation for Warehouse 4.0 DRONE AUTOMATION FOR WAREHOUSE 4.0

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Apr 30, 2019

The digital transformation of warehouses - driven by safety, cost and revenue benefits – is underway across the world. Technologies such as IoT, AI and drones are augmenting the business value created by adoption of RFID, robots and real - time...

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Being a woman in Robotics: Elham Mirzaei BEING A WOMAN IN ROBOTICS: ELHAM MIRZAEI

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Apr 30, 2019

I am usually the only woman in a lot of robotics conferences and even in the work space. It can be a bit intimidating, but I'm strong enough to overcome my doubts and fears and earn the initial trust that men have by default. STEM industry is sti...

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The Portable & Intelligent Drone for Everyone THE PORTABLE & INTELLIGENT DRONE FOR EVERYONE

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Apr 29, 2019

The DBUS2 weighs only 8.4oz, which is below the FAA requirement for drone registration. Can be used anywhere indoors and outdoors to capture crisp HD Pictures and stunning 4K video. Can fit in your pocket, purse, or a small bag. Made with Polycarbona...

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Robotic Tanks Guarded Marines in First-Time British War Game ROBOTIC TANKS GUARDED MARINES IN FIRST-TIME BRITISH WAR GAME

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Apr 29, 2019

Robots in the air, on the ocean surface and on the ground guarded British Royal Marines as they stormed a beach during an important April 2019 war game. The ground robot, in particular, is a new capability for the Royal Marines. The gun- and rocket-a...

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Robots guarded Buddha’s relics in a legend of ancient India ROBOTS GUARDED BUDDHA’S RELICS IN A LEGEND OF ANCIENT INDIA

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Apr 28, 2019

As early as Homer, more than 2,500 years ago, Greek mythology explored the idea of automatons and self-moving devices. By the third century B.C., engineers in Hellenistic Alexandria, in Egypt, were building real mechanical robots and machines. And su...

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Dedicated Geometric Design Software Makes Engineering Design Workflows More Efficient DEDICATED GEOMETRIC DESIGN SOFTWARE MAKES ENGINEERING DESIGN WORKFLOWS MORE EFFICIENT

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Apr 26, 2019

This paper explores the question of how to most efficiently streamline engineering-CAD workflows within firms by assigning dedicated geometric design software to those doing engineering & to leave CAD exclusively to those doing drafting. This pap...

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Drones: An Insight Into The Future DRONES: AN INSIGHT INTO THE FUTURE

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Apr 26, 2019

Drones are an effective commercial tool with applications in many sectors, especially construction. There are many benefits to using drones which range from on-site safety to a level of project monitoring which wasn’t previously possible. TRIK ...

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6 Applications for Augmented Reality in Construction 6 APPLICATIONS FOR AUGMENTED REALITY IN CONSTRUCTION

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Apr 25, 2019

Augmented Reality is often thought of as an interesting new twist on video games, but, in reality, it has some great potential for solving some common problems in construction. BigRentz, a construction equipment rental company, recently shared an inf...

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Magnetic Micro-Robots MAGNETIC MICRO-ROBOTS

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Apr 25, 2019

Tiny robots activated by magnetic fields may be used in future biomedical procedures. T. Xu, J. Zhang, M. Salehizadeh, O. Onaizah and E. Diller, Millimeter-scale flexible robots with programmable three-dimensional magnetization and motions. Science R...

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Artificial Intelligence in Medical Robotics - Current Applications and Possibilities ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN MEDICAL ROBOTICS - CURRENT APPLICATIONS AND POSSIBILITIES

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Apr 24, 2019

AI applications in healthcare are becoming more common for white-collar automation and diagnostics. However, medical robotics is an area that may be marginally underdeveloped. This is likely because of regulations concerning automated surgery. In thi...

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Will One Small Step for AI Be One Giant Leap for Robotics? WILL ONE SMALL STEP FOR AI BE ONE GIANT LEAP FOR ROBOTICS?

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Apr 24, 2019

Have you ever wondered how human-like a robot can become? Researchers are one step closer, literally, to machines having more human-like capabilities. A cross-disciplinary research team from the University of Southern California (USC) departments of ...

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Cohuna Solar Farm Construction Commences COHUNA SOLAR FARM CONSTRUCTION COMMENCES

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Apr 24, 2019

Enel Green Power Australia announced last week it had started construction of Victoria’s 34 MW Cohuna Solar Farm. The project is situated approximately 8 kilometres south of the town of Cohuna and around 25km east of Kerang in the Shire of Gann...

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Rising Tide Of Artificial Intelligence Engineers In 2019 RISING TIDE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ENGINEERS IN 2019

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Apr 23, 2019

Artificial Intelligence is one of the biggest revolutions that is bringing in technological advancements. Humans are worried that intelligent machines will replace their jobs. It is a myth. Automation is creating jobs and will be creating space for t...

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AI and the Robotics Revolution - Martial Hebert AI AND THE ROBOTICS REVOLUTION - MARTIAL HEBERT

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Apr 23, 2019

Martial Hebert offers a brief overview of current challenges in AI for robotics and a glimpse of the exciting developments emerging in current research. Why did companies like Intuit, JP Morgan Chase, MasterCard, and BuzzFeed deploy AI and what busin...

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Optimizing the engineering life cycle requires digital transformation OPTIMIZING THE ENGINEERING LIFE CYCLE REQUIRES DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Apr 22, 2019

Today’s engineers are facing a dramatic shift happening in industries like automotive, aerospace, and electronics. Competitive pressures to bring products to market faster, slash development costs, maintain quality standards, and out-engineer a...

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Exploring the SCP Foundation: Anderson Robotics EXPLORING THE SCP FOUNDATION: ANDERSON ROBOTICS

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Apr 22, 2019

Anderson Robotics is a paratech firm specializing in the sale of anomalous robots, androids, artificial intelligence, computer programs, and cybernetics. While it is believed that Anderson Robotics has been in operation since the 1990s, the firm firs...

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Assistive robots in the spotlight of TechCrunch robotics event ASSISTIVE ROBOTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT OF TECHCRUNCH ROBOTICS EVENT

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Apr 22, 2019

The robots are coming - that line strikes fear in many, who worry about superior intelligence and job losses. CGTN's Mark Niu reports. As we get ready for TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI on April 18 at UC Berkeley, we can’t help but look...

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How To Make a Drone Car HOW TO MAKE A DRONE CAR

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Apr 19, 2019

A scale model of a flying drone-car mashup has been unveiled which could provide a preview of future taxis. The Pop.Up Next prototype drone was driven and hovered across an Amsterdam exhibition hall.

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A new robotic arm design for future home robots that do our chores A NEW ROBOTIC ARM DESIGN FOR FUTURE HOME ROBOTS THAT DO OUR CHORES

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Apr 19, 2019

Remember UC Berkeley researcher Pieter Abbeel's fantastic towel-folding robot? Now, Abbeel and his team have prototyped a new kind of robot arm design meant for the home and other human environments. Compared to robot arms common in factories, th...

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Debunking 3 common construction myths DEBUNKING 3 COMMON CONSTRUCTION MYTHS

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Apr 19, 2019

For many, the thought of a construction project brings to mind an unorganized job site being run by a contractor who’s behind schedule and over budget. This common misconception often leaves owners fearful when building a new space or renovatin...

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Top 7 Tips to Increase Engineering Productivity by Frontloading CFD TOP 7 TIPS TO INCREASE ENGINEERING PRODUCTIVITY BY FRONTLOADING CFD

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Apr 18, 2019

The global competitive landscape for manufacturing is squeezing everyone-from the Tier 1 automotive companies to electronics goods manufacturers. It is shortening the required time to market and with little warning. This high-pressure environment req...

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A creative program is helping kids discover the wonderful world of engineering A CREATIVE PROGRAM IS HELPING KIDS DISCOVER THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ENGINEERING

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Apr 18, 2019

Simil Raghavan is attracting more young people to engineering with an innovative program that puts women at the centre of the profession. What do you want to be when you grow up? It can be a tough question, particularly when a good answer might be ob...

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Robotic System for Sorting Recyclables - Waste Robotics ROBOTIC SYSTEM FOR SORTING RECYCLABLES - WASTE ROBOTICS

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Apr 18, 2019

FANUC America is proud to introduce Authorized System Integrator Waste Robotics, developers of robotic systems for sorting recyclables. In north America alone people generate over 800 million tons of waste every year. Only 35% of the waste generated ...

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Monash University Department of Materials Science and Engineering MONASH UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

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Apr 18, 2019

Materials engineers make a unique contribution – not just by making new materials, but also by improving what we already have. Here at Monash, our graduates and researchers are making things stronger, lighter, more functional, more sustainable ...

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How Can Collaborative Technologies Help Me On My Next Construction Project? HOW CAN COLLABORATIVE TECHNOLOGIES HELP ME ON MY NEXT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT?

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Apr 17, 2019

Every day, collaborative construction management software is accelerating project delivery and helping contractors work more efficiently. This informative FAQ provides answers to commonly asked questions related to the benefits of collaborative techn...

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Remote ID & Commercial Drones REMOTE ID & COMMERCIAL DRONES

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Apr 17, 2019

The commercial drone industry is booming. By 2022, International Data Corporation predicts that the number of U.S. commercial drones will hit 5.7 million by 2022 up from 1.8 million in 2018. As the industry matures, how we identify and track the rapi...

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ArcelorMittal Automates Its Financial Process with RPA ARCELORMITTAL AUTOMATES ITS FINANCIAL PROCESS WITH RPA

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Apr 17, 2019

ArcelorMittal, a fortune 500 company and the largest steel manufacturer in the world, explains how the business has benefitted widely from automation in their finance department. Currently, ArcelorMittal has over thirty RPA bots in production. Hear f...

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Litter-Robot III Open Air - About The Hall Effect Sensor LITTER-ROBOT III OPEN AIR - ABOUT THE HALL EFFECT SENSOR

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Apr 17, 2019

Most of you are here because there are 3 lights blinking on the control panel of your Litter-Robot. Sometimes, this problem is caused by a faulty power supply or the motor itself. If even after verifying the set screw on the motor and checking the vo...

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Waypoint MAV3K autonomous mobile robot with 3000lb payload capacity WAYPOINT MAV3K AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOT WITH 3000LB PAYLOAD CAPACITY

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Apr 17, 2019

MAV3K comes equipped with Waypoint’s easy to use Dispatcher software allowing it to be set up and autonomously operating in under 15 minutes. MAV3K’s safe and powerful batteries keep it moving through the longest workday. And Waypoint&rsq...

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Overcoming Construction Inefficiencies OVERCOMING CONSTRUCTION INEFFICIENCIES

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Apr 16, 2019

The construction industry has traditionally been notorious for inefficiencies. But that dynamic is changing. In today’s complex, high-stakes construction environment, information about equipment-its cost, whereabouts, utilization and operating ...

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The State of Information Management in the Construction Industry THE STATE OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Apr 16, 2019

Contractors manage a lot of moving parts on a daily - if not hourly - basis: from crews on the jobsite and subcontractors to equipment, materials and continuously changing conditions. Not to mention, they need to make sure all parts of a job are comp...

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Pasen 2019 - Olmia Robotics PASEN 2019 - OLMIA ROBOTICS

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Apr 16, 2019

For years Peter van Olm had been happily running his business Olmia, specialised in process engineering, when during a particular project he wanted a robot to carry out some screw driving to make the job quicker and more efficient. After delving deep...

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Robotic Investment - Having Second Thoughts ROBOTIC INVESTMENT - HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS

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Apr 16, 2019

Despite our enthusiasm for Moxy the nurse-assisting robot, our medical expert investing partner alerts us to serious concerns about getting the robot into hospitals. Chris, Jordan, and Dave conduct due diligence on Diligent Robotics, maker of the Mox...

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The Benefits of CNC Machine Tending With Collaborative Robots THE BENEFITS OF CNC MACHINE TENDING WITH COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS

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Apr 16, 2019

Machine tending is the process of loading and unloading parts into a computer numerical control machine. Traditionally, this process has been completed manually by a human worker. Over time, machine tending has proven to be repetitive and potentially...

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Popular Focus Areas For Electrical Engineers POPULAR FOCUS AREAS FOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS

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Apr 15, 2019

The latest Bureau of Labor statistics data shows there are 183,370 electrical engineers working today. And their outlook is bright with an average salary of $99,580 per year. We teamed up with All Campus to create this infographic on different electr...

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The Robot that Recycles By Touch, Not by Sight THE ROBOT THAT RECYCLES BY TOUCH, NOT BY SIGHT

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Apr 15, 2019

Developed by MIT CSAIL, RoCycle is a robot system that can automatically identify and sort recyclable materials using pressure sensors. The robot can differentiate between paper, metal, and plastic with an 85 per cent accuracy just by touching them.

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Will Machine Automation Ever Hold Off In Construction? WILL MACHINE AUTOMATION EVER HOLD OFF IN CONSTRUCTION?

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Apr 12, 2019

Expanding automation is met with excitement and dread in equivalent measure. Be that as it may, the potential advantages of self-governance are colossal, says Professor Paul Newman, co-founder of autonomous vehicle software company Oxbotica, and a pr...

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Digital Unplugged: Focus on Robotics DIGITAL UNPLUGGED: FOCUS ON ROBOTICS

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Apr 12, 2019

Robotic Process Automation, or robots, have the potential to reduce risks, enhance process quality, reduce costs and improve customer experience. This digital workforce is set to become a central presence in the workplace. Find out more about the imp...

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This Robotics Company is Creating Innovators of Tomorrow THIS ROBOTICS COMPANY IS CREATING INNOVATORS OF TOMORROW

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Apr 12, 2019

Introducing Avishkaar, the Startup That Develops Construction Kits to Allow the Students Build Their Own Robots. For 38 years, Entrepreneur has been the definitive guide to all the diverse challenges of business ownership. The magazine has quickly ex...

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The construction industry has a problem, and women are going to solve it THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY HAS A PROBLEM, AND WOMEN ARE GOING TO SOLVE IT

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Apr 11, 2019

The $8 trillion construction industry has a major problem. Simply put, we do not have enough people to meet construction demands worldwide. A recent study by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America found that 80% of contractors are...

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Today’s Technological Innovations in Collaborative Robots TODAY’S TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS

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Apr 11, 2019

Collaborative robots have changed dramatically since the first installation of a collaborative robotic arm just over a decade ago. Initially, an innovative robotic technology, collaborative robots have continued to improve in their safety features, t...

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Automated out of existence: Are there any robot-proof jobs left? AUTOMATED OUT OF EXISTENCE: ARE THERE ANY ROBOT-PROOF JOBS LEFT?

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Apr 10, 2019

I recently had a rather long conversation with an old friend who took me to task over something that I had written way back in 2001. Although I can’t seem to find a copy of the article, the statement that I had made was that an IT pro’s j...

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New cement products could kickstart the construction industry’s circular economy NEW CEMENT PRODUCTS COULD KICKSTART THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY’S CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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Apr 10, 2019

Some members of the building industry have begun developing products that not only reuse and recycle waste, they eliminate it entirely. Associate Professor Ali Abbas, lead researcher in the Waste Transformation Research Hub at the University of Sydne...

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The Future is Here: How the Military Uses Robots THE FUTURE IS HERE: HOW THE MILITARY USES ROBOTS

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Apr 10, 2019

The most notable use of robots in the military over the past few decades is also the first thing that will spring to mind for most: the usage of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs, more commonly called drones. These drones have been deployed in combat...

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World Amazing Modern Technology Construction Machines 2019 WORLD AMAZING MODERN TECHNOLOGY CONSTRUCTION MACHINES 2019

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Apr 10, 2019

The use of heavy equipment in the engineering and construction industry has a long history dating back to at least 1st century BC. The ancient Roman architect and civil engineer, Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, described cranes and other construction equipm...

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Women in Engineering: A Review of the 2018 Literature WOMEN IN ENGINEERING: A REVIEW OF THE 2018 LITERATURE

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Apr 09, 2019

SWE’s annual review of the literature summarizing scientific research on women in engineering is intended to promote a greater understanding among engineers of the challenges facing female engineers in what continues to be a male-dominated occu...

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3 essential technologies for a successful project 3 ESSENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

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Apr 09, 2019

Technology is changing how construction projects are delivered. From utilizing virtual reality to create immersive owner experiences, to capturing and tracking real-time data, technology plays a vital role in delivering consistently successful projec...

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Robotics in Food Manufacturing and Food Processing ROBOTICS IN FOOD MANUFACTURING AND FOOD PROCESSING

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Apr 09, 2019

Industrial and collaborative robots in the food industry are increasingly being deployed in primary processing and secondary processing applications. Robotic automation has pervaded an incredibly diverse range of industries all over the globe –...

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Robotics and Automation Set a New Standard for Heat Exchanger Production ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SET A NEW STANDARD FOR HEAT EXCHANGER PRODUCTION

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Apr 09, 2019

Danfoss recently opened the doors of our new, world-class Heat Exchanger Plant in Haiyan, China. Along with the new investments in robots & automation, remote monitoring, and a new R&D laboratory, we reduced the complexity in the manufacturin...

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Factory-based construction with no siloes starts with a single source of truth FACTORY-BASED CONSTRUCTION WITH NO SILOES STARTS WITH A SINGLE SOURCE OF TRUTH

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Apr 08, 2019

What you see is not always what you get in the design and construction industry. This lack of transparency can be especially true when it comes to taking a development project from plans to groundbreaking. Architect’s renderings and 3D models a...

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High Speed, Food Safe Robotic Packaging with Soft Robotics HIGH SPEED, FOOD SAFE ROBOTIC PACKAGING WITH SOFT ROBOTICS

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Apr 08, 2019

Soft Robotics Food and Beverage grippers are safe for food contact - meeting the requirements of FDA 21 CFR and EC 1935/2004. Fully sealed and validated for ingress protection, these grippers conform to the objects being picked in the same way the hu...

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One Minute to Connect with RightHand Robotics ONE MINUTE TO CONNECT WITH RIGHTHAND ROBOTICS

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Apr 05, 2019

RightHand Robotics is a leader in providing robotic piece-picking solutions that improve performance and efficiency in e-commerce order fulfillment and intralogistics. Our RightPick product platform is a software-driven, hardware-enabled solution tha...

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Soft Robotics Bin Picking Solution for eCommerce Order Fulfillment and Logistics SOFT ROBOTICS BIN PICKING SOLUTION FOR ECOMMERCE ORDER FULFILLMENT AND LOGISTICS

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Apr 05, 2019

Despite rising e-commerce, grocery and retail sales, a lack of labor continue to drive companies to automate their fulfillment needs in order to meet customer demands. In response, FANUC America Authorized System Integrator Soft Robotics has develope...

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AppSheet in Construction: Managing Job Sites with an App APPSHEET IN CONSTRUCTION: MANAGING JOB SITES WITH AN APP

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Apr 05, 2019

AppSheet is the trusted platform for building, publishing and managing business apps to support construction projects. Both general contractors with complex operations and smaller subcontractors with single use case need consistently trust AppSheet t...

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Machine Learning in Your Industrial Robotics Application MACHINE LEARNING IN YOUR INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS APPLICATION

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Apr 04, 2019

Machines that are coded with Artificial Intelligence mimic human actions and think like humans. Machine learning and AI capabilities have been quickly emerging in industrial robotics technology. In their journey to boost productivity, manufacturers i...

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How Professional Service Robots Will Change in the Future HOW PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ROBOTS WILL CHANGE IN THE FUTURE

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Apr 04, 2019

Robots have historically been used in the factory environment. Professional service robots automate tasks in highly variable, unstructured environments outside of the factory. A number of advanced technologies have enabled their existence, and as the...

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The Construction Risk Management Guide for 2019 THE CONSTRUCTION RISK MANAGEMENT GUIDE FOR 2019

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Apr 03, 2019

What is your construction company’s level of preparation against a disaster? As a business or firm, you’re most likely aware of the many risks that come with construction projects. Whether it’s meeting the terms of a contract, maint...

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Top 10 YouTube Channels for Learning Robotics, Electronics and Programming TOP 10 YOUTUBE CHANNELS FOR LEARNING ROBOTICS, ELECTRONICS AND PROGRAMMING

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Apr 03, 2019

YouTube is revolutionizing the way we consume audiovisual material! It's like the new television of the 21st century, a new educational destination online. Believe it or not, you can learn almost anything you want on YouTube. It can be a big time...

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Boston Dynamics is giving its industrial robots better brains and eyes BOSTON DYNAMICS IS GIVING ITS INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS BETTER BRAINS AND EYES

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Apr 03, 2019

While Boston Dynamics robots make for fascinating - sometimes disturbing - internet videos, they haven't quite crossed into everyday life. That could change sooner rather than later. Boston Dynamics took a big step toward bringing its box-moving ...

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2019 bonus expectations infographic - construction, property and engineering 2019 BONUS EXPECTATIONS INFOGRAPHIC - CONSTRUCTION, PROPERTY AND ENGINEERING

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Apr 02, 2019

According to data provided by MIDF Research and CEIC Holdings, the biggest demand in jobs came from sectors that were driven by domestic demand, such as agriculture, forestry, manufacturing and construction. Therefore, it comes with no surprise that ...

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2019 bonus expectations in construction, property and engineering sector 2019 BONUS EXPECTATIONS IN CONSTRUCTION, PROPERTY AND ENGINEERING SECTOR

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Apr 02, 2019

According to data provided by MIDF Research and CEIC Holdings, the biggest demand in jobs came from sectors that were driven by domestic demand, such as agriculture, forestry, manufacturing and construction. Therefore, it comes with no surprise that ...

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Mobile Robots Grow Up MOBILE ROBOTS GROW UP

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Apr 02, 2019

Driven by market needs, particularly in warehousing and logistics, the market for mobile robots will be strong in 2019 and for several years thereafter, according to researchers. 2018 was a year with a lot of pilot programs, said John Santagate, IDC ...

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What are Collaborative Robots Used For? WHAT ARE COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS USED FOR?

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Apr 02, 2019

Collaborative robots are a form of robotic automation built to work collaboratively alongside humans. Unlike industrial robots, which operate behind cages and a number of different types of safety equipment, collaborative robots work without any form...

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Advanced Factories 2019: Autonomous mobile robots for logistics and stock control ADVANCED FACTORIES 2019: AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOTS FOR LOGISTICS AND STOCK CONTROL

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Apr 02, 2019

Start automating your industrial facility today with autonomous mobile robots! PAL Robotics will be at Advanced Factories (AF2019, 9-11th April, CCIB Barcelona), one of the main fairs in industrial automation and robotics, with the autonomous robots ...

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How Robotics is Streamlining the Staples Supply Chain HOW ROBOTICS IS STREAMLINING THE STAPLES SUPPLY CHAIN

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Apr 02, 2019

We know that for you, work is more than a job. It’s a career fueled by passion and purpose. It’s people, ideas and solutions. Your Worklife. So we’re here for you, sharing new ways to spark team productivity, keep people connected, ...

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Trends in Platform Engineering: Challenges and Opportunities TRENDS IN PLATFORM ENGINEERING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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Apr 01, 2019

The global revenues of the semiconductor industry have been hovering above the USD 300 billion mark for the past few years, an impressive feat by itself. The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics estimates that the 2015 worldwide semiconductor revenue...

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Humanoids state-of-the-art, Autonomous Mobile Robots, and TIAGo robot teleoperated HUMANOIDS STATE-OF-THE-ART, AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOTS, AND TIAGO ROBOT TELEOPERATED

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Apr 01, 2019

The European Robotics Forum, one of the most influential events in robotics, was a success again on its 10th edition! PAL Robotics could show how service robots can help in different areas, both through our hands-on demos, that attendees could enjoy ...

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Robotics for More Than Just Automation: Robots to Help Patients with Dementia and Alzheimer’s ROBOTICS FOR MORE THAN JUST AUTOMATION: ROBOTS TO HELP PATIENTS WITH DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER’S

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Mar 30, 2019

Helping people with dementia and Alzheimer’s has been a long time goal for many roboticists. We see robots simplifying work and processes for humans every day. Robots have managed to assist surgeons, create and manage assembly lines in factorie...

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Amazon, Google Robotics Hints at Possibility and Danger AMAZON, GOOGLE ROBOTICS HINTS AT POSSIBILITY AND DANGER

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Mar 29, 2019

Amazon has offered a few hints that it plans on cycling up its consumer-facing robotics work. Rohit Prasad, a scientist in Amazon’s Alexa division, told the audience at the MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital AI conference that the onl...

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Agricultural Robots: How They Ease Farm Labor AGRICULTURAL ROBOTS: HOW THEY EASE FARM LABOR

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Mar 28, 2019

Planting, managing, and harvesting agricultural products require a lot of work. Unfortunately, farmers throughout the United States find it increasingly difficult to find enough workers for their fields. Some experts blame the multi-year decline in t...

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Agricultural Robots: Understanding Professional Service Robots in Agriculture AGRICULTURAL ROBOTS: UNDERSTANDING PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ROBOTS IN AGRICULTURE

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Mar 28, 2019

Farmers in today’s agricultural market need to remain globally competitive while achieving strict quality and traceability standards. Global legislation concerning environmental sustainability and eco-friendly farming practices further pressure...

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Handle Robot Reimagined for Logistics HANDLE ROBOT REIMAGINED FOR LOGISTICS

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Mar 28, 2019

A handle is a mobile manipulation robot designed for logistics. Handle autonomously performs mixed SKU pallet building and depalletizing after initialization and localizing against the pallets. The onboard vision system on Handle tracks the marked pa...

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Built Robotics - The Future of Construction BUILT ROBOTICS - THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION

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Mar 28, 2019

We build robots to make construction safer, faster, and more productive. Our focus is the earthmoving industry - things like digging foundations, building roads and grading lots. Built is something between a robotics lab and a construction company, s...

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Engineering startup uses AI to keep pipes watertight ENGINEERING STARTUP USES AI TO KEEP PIPES WATERTIGHT

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Mar 27, 2019

Two engineering graduates have designed an artificial intelligence (AI) solution to find cracks and leaks in pipes more quickly and accurately - saving time, money and precious water resources. Civil engineer Amanda Siqueira and mechatronic engineer ...

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How Innovation is Bridging the Gap Between the Construction Industry and Academia HOW INNOVATION IS BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIA

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Mar 27, 2019

Given my background in construction and technology research and development at Reconstruct, I lead and help with some of the day-to-day administration and operation aspects of the business, ranging from strategic planning, partnerships, and customer ...

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The State of Healthcare Construction in 2019 THE STATE OF HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTION IN 2019

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Mar 26, 2019

Right now, there’s about $400 billion of healthcare construction underway around the world. This includes everything from cutting edge hospitals to groundbreaking research campuses and from telehealth centers to small specialty clinics. Whether...

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STEM Education: What Students and Teachers Want STEM EDUCATION: WHAT STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WANT

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Mar 26, 2019

As part of the Amgen Foundation’s commitment to inspire the next generation of scientists, we partnered with Change the Equation to conduct a survey to better understand what motivates U.S. high school students to pursue a science education. Th...

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5 Questions to Ask Before Investing in Robotic Automation 5 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE INVESTING IN ROBOTIC AUTOMATION

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Mar 26, 2019

Investing in robotic automation, especially for the first time, requires careful consideration and planning before a robot is ever installed on your factory floor. Your processes and your business need to be prepared for the throughput and cost-savin...

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Sustainable water management challenges make engineers essential, says expert SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES MAKE ENGINEERS ESSENTIAL, SAYS EXPERT

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Mar 25, 2019

Water recycling and the water-energy nexus are two major challenges for Australia’s water engineers. But they also provide opportunities to put their skills to good use. Faced with a more variable climate, a growing economy and increasing popul...

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How UAVs are Changing the Oil and Gas Industry HOW UAVS ARE CHANGING THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

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Mar 25, 2019

As of 2019, UAVs have seen widespread adoption throughout the commercial survey industry. Faster, cheaper, and safer than nearly all other traditional forms of aerial and ground surveying, UAVs are quickly becoming the go-to method for most survey pr...

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Purdue Robotics at the Final Four PURDUE ROBOTICS AT THE FINAL FOUR

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Mar 25, 2019

One thing is certain about this year's Final Four in Minneapolis: Purdue will be there in robot form.  It's all part of Bot Shot, a robotics competition sponsored by Land O'Lakes headquartered in Minnesota, where the Final Four baske...

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Rapid Growth Ahead for Industrial Robots in Food and Beverage Processing RAPID GROWTH AHEAD FOR INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROCESSING

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Mar 25, 2019

The food and beverage industry spent $456.1 million on industrial robots in 2017, accounting for 13 percent of all such sales in the Americas that year. Advances in artificial intelligence, as well as hardware innovations that permit robots to remain...

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5 ways designers and builders can use business intelligence with data they already have 5 WAYS DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS CAN USE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE WITH DATA THEY ALREADY HAVE

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Mar 24, 2019

Business intelligence - technologies used for data analysis and reporting - has been a trending topic in our recent work. Nearly all areas of our consulting service make use of one form of BI or another and Nate’s previous blog post highlights ...

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ADAMA Partners with Tactical Robotics ADAMA PARTNERS WITH TACTICAL ROBOTICS

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Mar 24, 2019

ADAMA and Tactical Robotics have begun a feasibility study to evaluate the potential for aerial spraying using the Ag-Cormorant. The video demonstrates an innovative vision for the future of aerial spraying application in the agricultural industry. I...

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Is automated bin picking finally real? IS AUTOMATED BIN PICKING FINALLY REAL?

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Mar 22, 2019

With the lowest unemployment in nearly 50 years, the need for automated bin picking is urgent. In the US, where 38% of the manufacturing labor force moves parts between bins and manufacturing machines, 500,000 jobs remain unfilled. The automation ind...

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Construction Industry Trends You Must Know For 2019 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRENDS YOU MUST KNOW FOR 2019

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Mar 22, 2019

The latest construction industry statistics show a booming and sustainable sector. Yet, rising construction costs and labor challenges in addition to new regulations are reducing the margin for error and waste. For an industry that remains slower to ...

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Robots are Changing the World: Should You Fear Them? ROBOTS ARE CHANGING THE WORLD: SHOULD YOU FEAR THEM?

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Mar 21, 2019

Ultron sought the annihilation of humanity. Most robots in the Terminator franchise have been evil. Humanoid robots in iRobot plotted to take over humans. The war of Autobot and Predacon robots have brought massive destruction on Earth. With all the ...

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66 Massachusetts Contractors Cited and Fined $1.23 million for Wage Theft 66 MASSACHUSETTS CONTRACTORS CITED AND FINED $1.23 MILLION FOR WAGE THEFT

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Mar 21, 2019

Construction is hard work and those working hard for your company should be paid in full and on-time for all hours worked.  Cash flow can certainly complicate things for contractors, as pay draws can be delayed for various reasons, but cheating ...

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The World’s Largest Infrastructure Projects THE WORLD’S LARGEST INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

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Mar 20, 2019

We travel from east to west and bring you the largest infrastructure projects currently under construction on each of the six inhabited continents. THE world we all inhabit relies on built infrastructure. Without it we wouldn’t be able to trans...

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Safety Is a Priority When Designing Collaborative Robots SAFETY IS A PRIORITY WHEN DESIGNING COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS

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Mar 20, 2019

Safety is paramount when it comes to the addition of collaborative robots, or cobots, in the workplace. From testing new designs and technologies to doubling-down on employee safety training, learning to live and work alongside robots is the new norm...

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Construction Week In Focus: 10 building technologies to watch in 2019 CONSTRUCTION WEEK IN FOCUS: 10 BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES TO WATCH IN 2019

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Mar 20, 2019

From Bim to AI and 3D printing to machine learning, these are the construction tech tools that will impact the industry in 2019. The past two decades have seen an explosion in all manner of technologies, with the construction sector susceptible as an...

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The Top States to Work in Construction, Ranked THE TOP STATES TO WORK IN CONSTRUCTION, RANKED

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Mar 20, 2019

For the past year, Construction Junkie has been analyzing hourly wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to determine the Top States to Work in Construction. Now that all 50 states have been ranked, this post will serve as the complete recap fo...

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Particle robots PARTICLE ROBOTS

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Mar 20, 2019

Researchers from MIT, Columbia University, and elsewhere have developed computationally simple robots that connect in large groups to move around, transport objects, and complete other tasks. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independen...

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MOREbot Uses 3D Printed Parts to Introduce Robotics to Children MOREBOT USES 3D PRINTED PARTS TO INTRODUCE ROBOTICS TO CHILDREN

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Mar 19, 2019

A week ago, MORE Technologies launched a campaign on Kickstarter that would be used to develop an open source robot ecosystem. The campaign would need to raise USD 20,000 for it to be a success. MORE Technologies says that the company will fund the p...

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Green innovation in the construction industry GREEN INNOVATION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Mar 19, 2019

As concern for climate change and dwindling natural resources increases, there has been a global shift in the construction industry. Sustainable design is being applied to save energy and conserve finite resources while protecting air and water quali...

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What are Professional Service Robots and How Do They Benefit End Users? WHAT ARE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ROBOTS AND HOW DO THEY BENEFIT END USERS?

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Mar 19, 2019

Professional service robots are a type of robot deployed outside of the traditional factory floor environment within a professional setting. Like industrial robots, they’re often used in dangerous, strenuous, menial or repetitive tasks where au...

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6 Different Excavator Types & Their Uses on the Construction Site 6 DIFFERENT EXCAVATOR TYPES & THEIR USES ON THE CONSTRUCTION SITE

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Mar 19, 2019

When you need to lift heavy amounts of soil, an excavator is a must on your job site. Excavators are popular earthmoving vehicles that feature a bucket, arm, rotating cab, and movable tracks. These components provide superior digging power and mobili...

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Watch 7 Years of Construction of New York’s 2 Newest Supertall Skyscrapers WATCH 7 YEARS OF CONSTRUCTION OF NEW YORK’S 2 NEWEST SUPERTALL SKYSCRAPERS

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Mar 19, 2019

Almost 7 years ago, construction began on the west side of Manhattan’s $20 billion mixed-use development. On March 15, 2019, Hudson Yards, as the development is known, has officially opened. The Hudson Yards development was so massive that it d...

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Why Are Delivery Drones Taking Off? WHY ARE DELIVERY DRONES TAKING OFF?

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Mar 18, 2019

As self-driving technology becomes increasingly advanced, many businesses are starting to explore how they can use this tech to improve their operations. This infographic guide from 2Flow delves into the subject of how the commerce and food sectors c...

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Hanson Robotics Limited - Bringing Robots to Life HANSON ROBOTICS LIMITED - BRINGING ROBOTS TO LIFE

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Mar 18, 2019

Hanson Robotics is an AI company dedicated to creating empathetic, living intelligent machines that enrich our lives.  Our innovations in AI research, robotics engineering, experiential design, storytelling and material science bring our robots ...

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How to Work with an Industrial Robot Integrator HOW TO WORK WITH AN INDUSTRIAL ROBOT INTEGRATOR

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Mar 15, 2019

Whenever a manual process becomes automated or new mechanical systems are replacing older equipment, robot integrators are needed. Robot integrators provide specialized experience and expertise in maintaining and installing robotic equipment. They pl...

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BeamMaster Robotic Welding for Structural Steel BEAMMASTER ROBOTIC WELDING FOR STRUCTURAL STEEL

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Mar 15, 2019

BeamMaster from AGT Robotics is a self-programming robotic welding cell designed to answer all the welding needs of low-volume/high-mix production for structural steel fabricators. A typical building can consist of thousands of unique beams. BeamMast...

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Robotics In Schools: Vertigoal 2019 ROBOTICS IN SCHOOLS: VERTIGOAL 2019

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Mar 14, 2019

Robots are gaining in popularity and we see more and more of them in schools. I’m not talking about robot teachers or janitors but about students being introduced and showing a growing interest in robotics. That's what I had the chance to s...

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4 Extreme Application Environments Today’s Industrial Robots are Automating 4 EXTREME APPLICATION ENVIRONMENTS TODAY’S INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS ARE AUTOMATING

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Mar 14, 2019

Industrial robots are notorious for their ability to tackle tough, dirty, and dangerous applications. In the early days of automation, these were some of the most profitable tasks for robotic automation. Since then, they’ve made their way into ...

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Why Good Relationships Are Good Business in Commercial Construction WHY GOOD RELATIONSHIPS ARE GOOD BUSINESS IN COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION

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Mar 14, 2019

Most people think of commercial construction as a physical, bricks and sticks industry. But if you ask me, commercial construction is first and foremost about relationships. After all, the strongest foundation you can give any commercial construction...

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RightPick2: The Robotic Piece-Picking Solution for Intralogistics RIGHTPICK2: THE ROBOTIC PIECE-PICKING SOLUTION FOR INTRALOGISTICS

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Mar 14, 2019

RightPick from RightHand Robotics helps distribution and fulfillment centers from many industries improve overall customer experience, making them more competitive in the global marketplace. Combining hardware upgrades and new software skills includi...

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Stanley Robotics - Stan reinvents parking at Lyon-Saint Exupery airport STANLEY ROBOTICS - STAN REINVENTS PARKING AT LYON-SAINT EXUPERY AIRPORT

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Mar 14, 2019

For the first time in the world, Stanley Robotics' outdoor automated robotic valet system, developed in partnership with Aéroports de Lyon, was presented in operation on Thursday, March 14.

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 Expectations Are Shifting: How Measurement Solutions Can Help Overcome Chemical Industry Challenges EXPECTATIONS ARE SHIFTING: HOW MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS CAN HELP OVERCOME CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

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Mar 14, 2019

Chemical companies know the value of hard work and persistence. For years, the industry has faced changes with dedication and conviction. You expect that of yourself. You expect that of your people. Now, the industry expects even more from you. In th...

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Insight Into the Future of BIM INSIGHT INTO THE FUTURE OF BIM

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Mar 13, 2019

Over nearly the last two decades, building information modeling has proven itself to be a powerful tool for design and construction teams. Enhancing preconstruction project visualization, identifying clash detection and improving cost estimation are ...

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The Top States to Work in Construction: #1 Illinois THE TOP STATES TO WORK IN CONSTRUCTION: #1 ILLINOIS

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Mar 13, 2019

For the past year, Construction Junkie has been analyzing hourly wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 25 different construction related professions. The goal was to highlight how workers were compensated in each of the U.S. 50 states.

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What Does the Future of Collaborative Robots Hold? WHAT DOES THE FUTURE OF COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS HOLD?

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Mar 12, 2019

The future of collaborative robots is bright. The market is projected to grow rapidly in the short-term, driven by the fact that collaborative robots can quickly and cost effectively address manufacturers most pressing problems. In addition to this r...

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3M Releases Construction Safety Virtual Reality Programs for Hands-on Learning 3M RELEASES CONSTRUCTION SAFETY VIRTUAL REALITY PROGRAMS FOR HANDS-ON LEARNING

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Mar 12, 2019

Traditional safety training for construction workers includes OSHA 10-hour or 30-hour courses, toolbox talks, and safety inspections. Those training techniques are all important and necessary, but construction workers are an extremely hands-on group ...

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Acing the Agreement: How to Avoid Major Risks Involved in Subcontractor Contracts ACING THE AGREEMENT: HOW TO AVOID MAJOR RISKS INVOLVED IN SUBCONTRACTOR CONTRACTS

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Mar 12, 2019

Spending that hour or two putting together an ironclad agreement with your subcontractor and keeping it on hand using construction software is always worth the effort. Nightmare scenarios crop up when general contractors don’t have a good agree...

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Honeybee Robotics Mission to Mars HONEYBEE ROBOTICS MISSION TO MARS

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Mar 12, 2019

The search for alien life continues. Meet the company making the most advanced robotics for Mars exploration. Futurism covers the breakthrough technologies and scientific discoveries that will shape humanity’s future. Futurism's mission is ...

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Effective Building Construction + Planning for SLED Entities EFFECTIVE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION + PLANNING FOR SLED ENTITIES

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Mar 11, 2019

State, local and educational entities are tasked with providing the best value for constituents on a daily basis - including on building and infrastructure projects. By choosing a delivery and construction method designed for efficiency, the entity m...

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Counter-Productive Robotics: Artists Use UR10 robot to Accomplish the impossible COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE ROBOTICS: ARTISTS USE UR10 ROBOT TO ACCOMPLISH THE IMPOSSIBLE

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Mar 11, 2019

What happens when art and robots meet? That question is why Andrea Anner and her husband and business partner, Thibault Brevet, started their collaborative practice – aptly named AATB – last year. Both graduates from the prestigious ECAL ...

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How the ACE Mentor Program is Getting High Schoolers Interested in the Construction Industry HOW THE ACE MENTOR PROGRAM IS GETTING HIGH SCHOOLERS INTERESTED IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Mar 11, 2019

Everyone in the construction has heard over and over again how young people just aren’t interested in joining the construction industry. What you don’t hear a lot about are the groups and organizations who are actively working to change t...

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Fetch Robotics - The Cloud Robotics Platform for On-Demand Automation FETCH ROBOTICS - THE CLOUD ROBOTICS PLATFORM FOR ON-DEMAND AUTOMATION

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Mar 09, 2019

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Fetch Robotics is the pioneer of On-Demand Automation - the only solution that deploys safe, reliable, and versatile Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) for the warehousing and intralogistics markets in just hours. ...

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International Women’s Day - 8M: Calling for more women in STEM! INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY - 8M: CALLING FOR MORE WOMEN IN STEM!

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Mar 08, 2019

If we zoom into the STEM occupations those which relate to science, technology, engineering, and math, we see that women are still underrepresented in some of them. According to data from the Pew Research Center, only 14% of engineering workers are w...

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Robotic Process Automation for Carriers ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION FOR CARRIERS

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Mar 08, 2019

Communication Service Providers face great disruption. Mobility today means much more than phones - connected cars, smart cities, and the Internet of Things will place telecommunications infrastructures under more stress than ever. Moreover, Over-The...

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Contractor Behind Miami Bridge Collapse Has Filed for Bankruptcy CONTRACTOR BEHIND MIAMI BRIDGE COLLAPSE HAS FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY

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Mar 08, 2019

The biggest story in the construction industry last year was a shocking pedestrian bridge collapse that killed 6 and injured many others on FIU’s campus in Miami, Florida. Since the collapse, there have been many civil lawsuits filed, a closed ...

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Robotics and Automation Systems for berry production ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SYSTEMS FOR BERRY PRODUCTION

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Mar 08, 2019

The RASberry funding programme Robotics and Autonomous Systems for Berry Production aim to develop autonomous fleets of robots for the horticultural industry. The first major objective is to support in-field transportation operations to aid and compl...

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How Women are Making Strides in the Construction Industry HOW WOMEN ARE MAKING STRIDES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Mar 07, 2019

In honor of Women in Construction Week, here's a look at some of the stats on women in the construction industry. The 8-trillion dollar construction industry has a major problem. Simply put, we do not have enough people to meet construction deman...

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5 Common Applications of Automotive Robots 5 COMMON APPLICATIONS OF AUTOMOTIVE ROBOTS

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Mar 07, 2019

The automotive industry has long been a trailblazer in robotic technology. The first ever industrial robot, the Unimate, was installed in a General Motors factory in 1959. Since then, the automotive industry has been the biggest buyer of robotic auto...

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Clear A Path to Bring More Women Into Construction CLEAR A PATH TO BRING MORE WOMEN INTO CONSTRUCTION

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Mar 07, 2019

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and National Association of Home Builders analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs hit a cycle high of 382,000 in December 2018. With Associated Gene...

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Celebrating Women in Construction Week! CELEBRATING WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION WEEK!

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Mar 07, 2019

Our colleagues at Convergence Training spoke with Hannah Curtis, a Research Coordinator with the University of Washington School of Public Health, to examine both the positive and negative things women face in construction trade roles. Hannah also pr...

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Ways the UK construction industry is adapting WAYS THE UK CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IS ADAPTING

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Mar 07, 2019

The last few years have been difficult for many industries, but for the construction industry, it’s been particularly trying. Since the 2016 referendum, ongoing uncertainty within the sector has meant construction businesses have had to deal wi...

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Nanobots - Robots Inside Us NANOBOTS - ROBOTS INSIDE US

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Mar 06, 2019

The emerging field of nanorobotics may still be in its nascent stages, but increasing investments in this technology show promise for the future. Considering all the potential of continued research and development of nanobots, here are a few consider...

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The Top States to Work in Construction: #2 Missouri THE TOP STATES TO WORK IN CONSTRUCTION: #2 MISSOURI

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Mar 06, 2019

For the past year, Construction Junkie has been analyzing hourly wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 25 different construction related professions. The goal was to highlight how workers were compensated in each of the U.S. 50 states.

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UWM engineers develop exoskeleton robotics to improve access to physical therapy UWM ENGINEERS DEVELOP EXOSKELETON ROBOTICS TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO PHYSICAL THERAPY

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Mar 06, 2019

Exoskeleton robotics are wearable frameworks that cover the surface of limbs and help debilitated patients regain much of their former abilities by using technology that essentially communicates with muscles when the brain cannot. Two of the most pro...

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Why the industry needs the constructible process WHY THE INDUSTRY NEEDS THE CONSTRUCTIBLE PROCESS

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Mar 06, 2019

By liberating data and breaking down silos across projects, coordination and product management is improved across every touchpoint. This enhances efficiencies throughout the building process-from bidding and estimating to ordering, erecting and inst...

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Why the industry needs the constructible process WHY THE INDUSTRY NEEDS THE CONSTRUCTIBLE PROCESS

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Mar 06, 2019

According to the Construction Intelligence Center (CIC). The global construction output is forecast to rise to the US $12.7 trillion by 2022, up from the US $10.7 trillion in 2017. That’s massive growth. But how will you handle it? Put the Cons...

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The State of Training in 2019: Architecture, Engineering and Construction THE STATE OF TRAINING IN 2019: ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION

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Mar 05, 2019

To understand the top training priorities and challenges of architecture, engineering, and construction firms, RedVector recently surveyed leaders representing more than 200,000 employees. In this infographic, learn what fellow AEC leaders identified...

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New Robot Standards in Development for Industrial Mobile Robots NEW ROBOT STANDARDS IN DEVELOPMENT FOR INDUSTRIAL MOBILE ROBOTS

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Mar 05, 2019

Industrial mobile robots are becoming increasingly common on factory floors around the world. IMRs are essentially the combination of a robotic arm and a mobile platform. By definition, they are ground-based vehicles with some degree of autonomy that...

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Roboticists in Europe, to come together in Bucharest! ROBOTICISTS IN EUROPE, TO COME TOGETHER IN BUCHAREST!

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Mar 05, 2019

Meet us at the European Robotics Forum! Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is getting ready to host the European robotics flagship forum from the 20th to the 22nd of March. As usual, multiple conferences and tracks will take place to discuss the stat...

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Adaptive Robotics Lab at Colorado State University ADAPTIVE ROBOTICS LAB AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

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Mar 05, 2019

The Adaptive Robotics Lab in Colorado State University's Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering is working to develop shape-morphing robots that can change their mechanical structure on the fly. These robots could have potential applications in...

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More robots, more problems MORE ROBOTS, MORE PROBLEMS

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Mar 04, 2019

Relax; count backwards from ten, the robot will see you now; these are hardly the reassuring words you need to hear while in the operating theatre. The surge in surgical robots is coming, but with more robots comes more problems. Harmonics and electr...

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Healthcare Trends for 2019: Robotics, Innovation Envy, and more HEALTHCARE TRENDS FOR 2019: ROBOTICS, INNOVATION ENVY, AND MORE

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Mar 04, 2019

What do innovation envy, enterprise empathy, robotics have in common? Rohit Bhargava, the IT man for macro-trend spotting and trend curation, has his finger on the pulse of-of the hottest, but totally non-obvious, cross-industry trends. Find out what...

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How Real Time Data is Changing the Construction Industry HOW REAL TIME DATA IS CHANGING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Mar 01, 2019

Real-time data has the ability to increase productivity and profits.  With real-time data, project managers are able to make quick, in the moment decisions that can make a big impact on the construction job. Construction companies are having a h...

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Trends and challenges in the construction industry TRENDS AND CHALLENGES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Mar 01, 2019

Do you know what BIM is? It’s short for building information modeling, one of the biggest digital trends in the construction industry. We asked Dr. Jochen Fabritius, CEO at Xella Group, for his thoughts on this and other trends and challenges.

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Powering Construction Project and Program Success with Data Insights POWERING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AND PROGRAM SUCCESS WITH DATA INSIGHTS

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Feb 28, 2019

E&C organizations generate a lot of data across multiple complex projects - from work practices and schedules to materials inventory and expenses. But as McKinsey has noted, companies are data rich but insight poor. Recognizing this challenge, le...

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Construction trends CONSTRUCTION TRENDS

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Feb 28, 2019

Technology is having a profound impact on the construction industry as it embraces innovative and disruptive technologies that were once thought to be science-fiction. Here we take a look at the trends shaping the industry and how companies are stayi...

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Campaign to tackle plastics and packaging in construction launched CAMPAIGN TO TACKLE PLASTICS AND PACKAGING IN CONSTRUCTION LAUNCHED

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Feb 28, 2019

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched its industry-wide campaign Spotlight on plastics and packaging to raise awareness and showcase best practice in how the construction industry can reduce, reuse and recycle plastics and packaging. The l...

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Let LET'S CELEBRATE THE WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION

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Feb 28, 2019

In my role as a journalist, there is no shortage of women in the workforce. Even within the construction industry media, there are a lot of women present. However, the same cannot be said about women working directly in the construction industry. Tha...

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Slump Test Values for Construction work SLUMP TEST VALUES FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK

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Feb 28, 2019

In This video, I will show you:- What is the slump test value for a different type of construction work, Why we do slump Test. To check workability and consistency of fresh concrete, Basic Topic for fresher and site Engineer.

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Digital Transformation in Construction: Three Promising Technology Trends DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN CONSTRUCTION: THREE PROMISING TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

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Feb 27, 2019

Multi-trade prefabrication that’s assisted by digital technology. Multi-trade prefab has a direct impact on improving quality and reducing time spent at the worksite. We’re also paying a lot of attention to machine learning and artificial...

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The Top States to Work in Construction: #3 Minnesota THE TOP STATES TO WORK IN CONSTRUCTION: #3 MINNESOTA

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Feb 27, 2019

For the past year, Construction Junkie has been analyzing hourly wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 25 different construction related professions. The goal was to highlight how workers were compensated in each of the U.S. 50 states. We...

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Will Robots Make Human Jobs Obsolete? WILL ROBOTS MAKE HUMAN JOBS OBSOLETE?

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Feb 27, 2019

Bob thinks that automation is going to leave everyone broke and unemployed. But people have been saying that throughout the entire history of human development, and yet the opposite has always been true. While automation can be disruptive, it also fr...

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Construction Project Management: A Solution to Dramatically Improve the QA/QC Process CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT: A SOLUTION TO DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE THE QA/QC PROCESS

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Feb 26, 2019

Construction companies face increased pressure in today’s market to reduce costs and maintain profit margins. An increase in the cost of materials, the effect of rising wages, the lack of skilled or trained workers to perform the work, and prod...

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Digitalizing the construction industry DIGITALIZING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Feb 26, 2019

The global construction industry is a massive enterprise, with aggregate sales of more than €1,098,569 million and a market capitalization of almost €501,948 million in 2017. Like firms in many other industries, builders are wary of disrupt...

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Women in STEM: the numbers WOMEN IN STEM: THE NUMBERS

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Feb 26, 2019

The following infographic shows that Australia still has a long way to go to achieve gender equity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In 2018, Australia has skills shortages in geology, agricultural science, mechanical, aeronautical...

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A Brief History of Collaborative Robots A BRIEF HISTORY OF COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS

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Feb 26, 2019

Collaborative robots in their current form have emerged relatively recently, and the market is expected to experience robust growth for many years to come. Collaborative robots offer a number of advantages over their industrial counterparts. With the...

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Robotics, AI and Connectivity, the perfect mix ROBOTICS, AI AND CONNECTIVITY, THE PERFECT MIX

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Feb 26, 2019

The future of mobile and connectivity landed in Barcelona this week with the Mobile World Congress and the 4YFN! The MWC Four Years From Now (4YFN) explores the trends that shape how the world will look like in a few years from now, one of which is c...

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How Drones Are Advancing Construction HOW DRONES ARE ADVANCING CONSTRUCTION

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Feb 25, 2019

Over the past few years, drones have outgrown their wider perception as a hobbyist’s pastime to become an exciting new solution within construction. Drones are providing a level of project monitoring and on-site safety that previously wasn&rsqu...

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Attracting Next-gen Construction Workers Calls for Change of Minds ATTRACTING NEXT-GEN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS CALLS FOR CHANGE OF MINDS

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Feb 25, 2019

The technological advancements the construction industry has seen in recent years, and will continue to experience, represent a microcosm of what’s occurring across industries globally. Yet, the changes in this mature and often slow to adapt in...

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Multiple States Eyeing Gas Tax Increase as Construction Season Looms MULTIPLE STATES EYEING GAS TAX INCREASE AS CONSTRUCTION SEASON LOOMS

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Feb 25, 2019

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says that the needs of the nation's failing infrastructure exceed over $2 trillion. Even if President Trump gets the historic $1 trillion infrastructure package he promised the country in 2016, we are still going to n...

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Most Interesting Construction Inventions And Ingenious Machines MOST INTERESTING CONSTRUCTION INVENTIONS AND INGENIOUS MACHINES

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Feb 25, 2019

At Phoenix Curb Machines, we feel that we offer the best slipforming products available today, delivering the best curbing solution/experience in its class. Yet, at the end of the day, lack of knowledge and familiarity with various aspects of concret...

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Tips to Improve Construction Site Safety TIPS TO IMPROVE CONSTRUCTION SITE SAFETY

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Feb 25, 2019

Construction projects can be a chaotic mess full of bureaucratic problems and lots of stalling. Managing a construction site can be an especially stressful ordeal. No matter what’s going on behind the scenes, safety should remain the number one...

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How Truebeck Construction got rid of bottlenecks and improved its relationship with subcontractors HOW TRUEBECK CONSTRUCTION GOT RID OF BOTTLENECKS AND IMPROVED ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH SUBCONTRACTORS

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Feb 25, 2019

See how Truebeck Construction uses BuildingConnected to get rid of bottlenecks, improve its relationship with subcontractors, and streamline the bidding process.

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The most exciting construction projects in pro sports THE MOST EXCITING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN PRO SPORTS

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Feb 25, 2019

These days, every new stadium, arena, and ballpark is bigger and better than the last - making it unsurprising that pro sports construction has become a multi-billion-dollar industry. Between dramatic increases in square footage, premium amenities, a...

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Diversifying engineering: overcoming a national skills crisis DIVERSIFYING ENGINEERING: OVERCOMING A NATIONAL SKILLS CRISIS

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Feb 24, 2019

Australia is facing a growing demand for engineers across a range of industries. The expanding pipeline of projects – in areas such as infrastructure, transport, mining and resources, construction, defence and beyond – means that more and...

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Top 5 Questions asked in Junior Engineer Interviews TOP 5 QUESTIONS ASKED IN JUNIOR ENGINEER INTERVIEWS

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Feb 23, 2019

In This video I will show you:- Most asked interview questions in interviews, How we find carbon content in steel on site, What is punching shear, Bend Test on site, Slip Form construction.

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How Cobots are Levelling the Manufacturing Playing Field HOW COBOTS ARE LEVELLING THE MANUFACTURING PLAYING FIELD

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Feb 22, 2019

Worldwide conglomerates and huge corporations headquartered in major industrialized countries have an inherent edge in the global marketplace. Their ability to take advantage of economies of scale, their access to lucrative local and international ma...

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How do you use your construction contract as a means to get that precious data you need? HOW DO YOU USE YOUR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AS A MEANS TO GET THAT PRECIOUS DATA YOU NEED?

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Feb 22, 2019

Construction project owners are facing a big problem: paper-based progress reports and invoices are making it nearly impossible to quickly find and address errors. The tool kit of the past included a magnifying glass, a pencil, and eraser and a calcu...

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These Engineers Are Everyday Amazing: RedVector Crowns Winners During National Engineer Week THESE ENGINEERS ARE EVERYDAY AMAZING: REDVECTOR CROWNS WINNERS DURING NATIONAL ENGINEER WEEK

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Feb 22, 2019

During National Engineers Week, we paused to celebrate just how much engineers do to improve and shape our lives each day. We were delighted by those who told us about the projects they took pride in – from designing transit lines and substatio...

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Construction workforce difficulties post-Brexit CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE DIFFICULTIES POST-BREXIT

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Feb 22, 2019

The UK construction economy is prone to repeated 8-10 years cycles of boom and bust. After a faltering recovery from the Great Recession (2008-2012), industry forecasts from Glenigan and the Construction Products Association suggest little growth in ...

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Robots in Space: Past, Present, and Future ROBOTS IN SPACE: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

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Feb 21, 2019

Once upon a time, space robots were science fiction. They appeared in comic books and Hollywood movies, floating through the universe and flying to strange new worlds. Today, space robots are a reality, and they help scientists and aerospace engineer...

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Benefits of Drones In Construction BENEFITS OF DRONES IN CONSTRUCTION

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Feb 20, 2019

The construction industry has been around for many many years, however, the tools we use have changed the way we’re able to do construction. Some design principles for buildings have stayed the same for millennia, but the process has evolved. O...

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What the Construction Industry Can Learn from Software Development WHAT THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CAN LEARN FROM SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

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Feb 20, 2019

Well, we in the software industry need to own that. We don’t always get things perfectly right. But of course, there’s a lot we do well. Considering the construction industry’s reputation as a late-comer to technology adoption, ther...

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The Top States to Work in Construction: #4 Washington THE TOP STATES TO WORK IN CONSTRUCTION: #4 WASHINGTON

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Feb 20, 2019

We also counterbalanced the raw hourly wage data with the cost of living index of the states to determine how the pay construction workers in each state were counterbalanced by the cost of groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, health, and ot...

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How to build the foundations for success in a disrupted construction market HOW TO BUILD THE FOUNDATIONS FOR SUCCESS IN A DISRUPTED CONSTRUCTION MARKET

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Feb 20, 2019

The huge pressure on businesses to deliver high quality projects on time and at lower cost can only be met by moving to more integrated and agile business processes. IFS’s predictions for the ECI industry outline how to build the foundations fo...

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How to Control Informal Work Packages with the Last Planner System HOW TO CONTROL INFORMAL WORK PACKAGES WITH THE LAST PLANNER SYSTEM

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Feb 20, 2019

Recent research in Brazil identified that informal packages are executed frequently on construction sites, the exploratory studies estimate that about 30% to 35% of the tasks realized during the week were not planned and this percentage may have been...

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Top 5 - Best Drones in 2019 TOP 5 - BEST DRONES IN 2019

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Feb 20, 2019

We have just laid out the best five drones on the market right now. In 5th place, we have the Tello Quadcopter, which is the best drone under 100. While it may be one of the cheaper options available, it does offer quite a few nice features. In 4th p...

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Robotics 101: An Overview of Robots in Industry for Beginners ROBOTICS 101: AN OVERVIEW OF ROBOTS IN INDUSTRY FOR BEGINNERS

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Feb 19, 2019

Robots have advanced dramatically over the past few decades since their initial use in the automotive industry. Over the years, they’ve come to be a reliable way to automate difficult, dirty and dangerous tasks that require excessive physical e...

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First Approval Granted for Possible Tallest Mass Timber Building in North America FIRST APPROVAL GRANTED FOR POSSIBLE TALLEST MASS TIMBER BUILDING IN NORTH AMERICA

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Feb 19, 2019

A new 21-story apartment building proposed for Milwaukee, Wisconsin has received unanimous approval from the City Plan Commission. If built, the new tower could possibly be North America’s tallest mass timber building. Although the total height...

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Celebrating Engineers that move humanity forward CELEBRATING ENGINEERS THAT MOVE HUMANITY FORWARD

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Feb 19, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, Let's take a look at four famous African American engineers and their profound contributions from locomotives to the Space Shuttle.

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Why your Construction Business could fail unless you disrupt your market WHY YOUR CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS COULD FAIL UNLESS YOU DISRUPT YOUR MARKET

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Feb 18, 2019

Even large contractors are typically one failed project or market dip away from insolvency. Masonry contractors like New York City’s Navillus can after a decline in revenues find themselves entering and then emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy....

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Point to remember for Civil Site Engineer POINT TO REMEMBER FOR CIVIL SITE ENGINEER

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Feb 17, 2019

In This video, I will show:- What are things you should if you are fresher or site Engineer, What are the basic topics you should know if you are going for interviews or for site work, What are the main points you have to remember if you are site civ...

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The Top 10 US States for LEED Certified Construction in 2018 THE TOP 10 US STATES FOR LEED CERTIFIED CONSTRUCTION IN 2018

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Feb 15, 2019

The USGBC recently released their 2018 ranking of the Top 10 US States for LEED construction, which is sorted by Gross Square Footage per Capita. That ranking system allows them to get a fair comparison of states, despite differences in population an...

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World Records For Construction Speed! China, USA, Russia WORLD RECORDS FOR CONSTRUCTION SPEED! CHINA, USA, RUSSIA

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Feb 15, 2019

We present you a selection of world records for construction. Records compiled by us, and not the book of records Guinness. In record time, mostly Chinese are building. The Chinese are very hardworking and use the most modern technology for the const...

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Top 50 construction influencers TOP 50 CONSTRUCTION INFLUENCERS

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Feb 15, 2019

Construction is in the midst of a transformation, and these 50 influencers are the ones determining where it’s headed. They shape trends and the overall pulse of the industry; they’re responsible for designing, building, and manufacturing...

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What is the next evolution of Process Robotics? WHAT IS THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF PROCESS ROBOTICS?

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Feb 15, 2019

The use of software-based robotics and automation to carry out common tasks that make up the plethora of business processes is what we’ve been doing in one form or another at Redwood for 25 years. But the nature of RPA is not one that is static...

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The epic rise of industrialized construction THE EPIC RISE OF INDUSTRIALIZED CONSTRUCTION

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Feb 14, 2019

The construction industry is facing colliding forces that render our current trajectory wasteful, inefficient, and unsustainable. These include a widespread skilled labor shortage and industry productivity rates that continually fail to improve. This...

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Women in Construction: The State of the Industry in 2019 WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION: THE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY IN 2019

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Feb 14, 2019

When you think of any male-dominated industry, construction is probably the first job that comes to mind. Of all the people who work in construction, women comprise only a small 9 percent of the workforce. Even smaller is the number of female constru...

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The Magic of STEM Minds THE MAGIC OF STEM MINDS

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Feb 14, 2019

On February 6th, 2019, World Champion Magician Jason Latimer performed the Grand Prize Show of the Impossible Science Student Challenge live in Toronto. The challenge was hosted on engineering.com's idea sharing platform.

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Weighing the Advantages and Disadvantages of Robotic Surgery WEIGHING THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ROBOTIC SURGERY

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Feb 13, 2019

Surgery is something that, until the 2000s, was considered the purview of medical specialists. If you went to the hospital for a surgical procedure, you could expect to be attended by a human surgeon - until robots entered the operating room. Since t...

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Wall-Funding Scramble Keeps Trump Construction Promise in Question WALL-FUNDING SCRAMBLE KEEPS TRUMP CONSTRUCTION PROMISE IN QUESTION

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Feb 13, 2019

The Wall Street Journal reports that President Trump is likely to sign the border-security deal lawmakers reached this week that would keep the government open past Friday, according to people familiar with his plans, marking a potential concession b...

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Futureproof Your Small Business: Use Chatbots for Construction Automation FUTUREPROOF YOUR SMALL BUSINESS: USE CHATBOTS FOR CONSTRUCTION AUTOMATION

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Feb 13, 2019

The future is definitely digital. If your small construction business is doing things manually, you’re already a dinosaur. In a Software Advice construction industry trends survey, we found that most firms wanted to leverage technology for auto...

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The 3 Parts of a Perfect Construction Subcontractor Management Plan THE 3 PARTS OF A PERFECT CONSTRUCTION SUBCONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

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Feb 13, 2019

In 1995, a Massachusetts woman returned home to find that all of her furniture was covered with dust. Only it wasn’t dust: it was asbestos. What happened? She hired a contractor to place a new floor over her old floor. But that contractor then ...

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Introducing the Robot & Tutorial of the Month Contest INTRODUCING THE ROBOT & TUTORIAL OF THE MONTH CONTEST

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Feb 12, 2019

Are you passionate about robotics? What if you could get rewarded for sharing your knowledge or projects with others? Well, here is your chance! With our new Robot of the Month and Tutorial of the Month contest, starting on March 1st, share your know...

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What are the 4 Types of Collaborative Robots? WHAT ARE THE 4 TYPES OF COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS?

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Feb 12, 2019

Collaborative robots are a relatively new invention in the robotics industry, but already, there are several different kinds. Their instant success in a wide range of industries has spurred rapid product innovation, resulting in four major types of c...

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The future of Social Robotics at JSSR 2019 THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL ROBOTICS AT JSSR 2019

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Feb 12, 2019

When we look at the future, we envision robots that cooperate with us, assist us at home or collaborate in an industrial workspace. Human-Robot Interaction is a must, and this implies robots to get social. That is what the 4th Joint UAE Symposium on ...

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Delivering Predictable Construction Project Outcomes with Innovative Technology DELIVERING PREDICTABLE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT OUTCOMES WITH INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

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Feb 11, 2019

A group is responsible for preconstruction, operations, scheduling, virtual design and construction, and construction technology. We handle innovation efforts, including managing to fund innovative project ideas and implementing various pilots-whethe...

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Accurate Stockpile Measurement with Drones ACCURATE STOCKPILE MEASUREMENT WITH DRONES

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Feb 10, 2019

Whether you work in the construction, mining, or aggregates sectors, stockpile management is a critical requirement on any job site. But measuring stockpiles can be unsafe, time-consuming, and expensive. This puts you in a difficult position. You nee...

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Protecting airports against drones PROTECTING AIRPORTS AGAINST DRONES

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Feb 09, 2019

This white paper describes the issues with drones and airports, explains the impact on flight safety and financial losses and discusses drone detection and mitigation solutions. The use of drones is rising worldwide. The US Federal Aviation Administr...

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The economics of using drones for beyond visual line of sight inspections THE ECONOMICS OF USING DRONES FOR BEYOND VISUAL LINE OF SIGHT INSPECTIONS

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Feb 08, 2019

As the commercial drone industry continues to evolve, widespread BVLOS drone inspection has the potential to significantly change business models for oil and gas, utilities, insurance, and other industries. Representatives we spoke with in those indu...

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Smart Construction for Volatile Economies SMART CONSTRUCTION FOR VOLATILE ECONOMIES

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Feb 08, 2019

Quick construction naturally saves money during the construction process. Shorter construction means less money spent on equipment rentals, equipment use time and living out allowances for the crew. Accelerated construction also means the building wi...

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Almost 80% of Construction Firms Plan to Add Headcount in 2019 ALMOST 80% OF CONSTRUCTION FIRMS PLAN TO ADD HEADCOUNT IN 2019

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Feb 08, 2019

The construction industry is still booming in most of the country, which is turning into a double-edged sword for many contractors. On the one hand, more work equals more money. On the other, more work means the need to find more qualified workers to...

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The 7 Top Software Engineering Trends 2019 THE 7 TOP SOFTWARE ENGINEERING TRENDS 2019

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Feb 08, 2019

The need for software developers is reaching a new high. Demand for skillful software developers have increased and many developers with trending technology skills have seen open doors. With companies getting on board with the new tech trends, talent...

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Using the Whole Body Control online planner with TIAGo robot USING THE WHOLE BODY CONTROL ONLINE PLANNER WITH TIAGO ROBOT

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Feb 07, 2019

Planning high-level tasks online and forgetting about controlling or commanding each and every motor: this is what enables our customization of the Whole Body Control concept developed by N. Mansard, O. Stasse, P. Evrard, and A. Kheddar when coding r...

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Construction buyers report slow start to 2019 CONSTRUCTION BUYERS REPORT SLOW START TO 2019

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Feb 07, 2019

The latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Total Activity Index dropped to 50.6 in January, from 52.8 in December. Residential work was the strongest performing area, although the latest expansion was only modest and the slowest seen since March 2018...

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Next-Generation Engineering Education in the Aerospace Capital of the World NEXT-GENERATION ENGINEERING EDUCATION IN THE AEROSPACE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

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Feb 07, 2019

Since World War II, Wichita, Kansas has been the North American capital of aerospace engineering and manufacturing, home to dozens of aircraft OEM and suppliers. Wichita State University has recently launched the Innovation Campus, a cutting-edge pro...

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Construction Starts in the Biggest Cities in the U.S. and Canada in 2018 CONSTRUCTION STARTS IN THE BIGGEST CITIES IN THE U.S. AND CANADA IN 2018

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Feb 07, 2019

In the U.S., there are 51 metropolitan statistical areas with populations of 1 million or more each.  The 2017 and 2018 values of construction start in those 51 cities are set out in accompanying Tables 1 and 2. Table 1 ranks the cities accordin...

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Best Drones for the Money 2019 BEST DRONES FOR THE MONEY 2019

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Feb 06, 2019

In this video we cover the best drones in 2019 for beginners and advanced content creators. Sean Cannell from Think Media talks with Aldryn from the FlytPath about the best drones for the money in 2019. In this drone buyers guide you hear a dji drone...

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How Earthquake-Proof Buildings Are Designed HOW EARTHQUAKE-PROOF BUILDINGS ARE DESIGNED

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Feb 06, 2019

Throughout history, we’ve built impressive structures and cities only for them to encounter the forces of nature. Earthquakes are one of the Earth’s most destructive forces - the seismic waves throughout the ground can destroy buildings, ...

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Ensuring Construction Worker Safety in Extreme Cold ENSURING CONSTRUCTION WORKER SAFETY IN EXTREME COLD

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Feb 06, 2019

In light of last week’s polar vortex in the US, worker safety concerns have come to the forefront. In the construction industry, where deadlines are strict and the demand is high, extreme weather conditions may not phase some project managers. ...

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Robotics as a Service is Gaining Popularity in the Industrial Sector ROBOTICS AS A SERVICE IS GAINING POPULARITY IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR

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Feb 05, 2019

Robotics as a Service is a new way for manufacturers to leverage the benefits of industrial and collaborative robots in their facility. In this model, manufacturers essentially rent a robot from a vendor and pay for the hours the robot is in operatio...

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Construction careers: Earning a degree vs. completing an apprenticeship CONSTRUCTION CAREERS: EARNING A DEGREE VS. COMPLETING AN APPRENTICESHIP

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Feb 05, 2019

With the skilled labor shortage, it’s never been a better or more lucrative time to take up a trade. Many people exploring a career in construction now find themselves conflicted between earning a college degree or entering an apprenticeship. E...

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10 Most Insane Secret Military Robots 10 MOST INSANE SECRET MILITARY ROBOTS

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Feb 05, 2019

It's quite possible that in the future, wars will not be fought by men, but instead fought entirely by machines. There are currently several types of military robots that are currently in use with more being added to the arsenal every day. If you...

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OSHA Releases 7 Videos To Help Prevent Falls in Construction OSHA RELEASES 7 VIDEOS TO HELP PREVENT FALLS IN CONSTRUCTION

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Feb 04, 2019

Falls have long been the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry, accounting for nearly 40% on an annual basis. Unsurprisingly, OSHA also issues the most citations for falls, and 2 different fall protection standards were on their to...

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Ensure ROI from your AI Investments with Cognitive IQ Bot for Procure-to-Pay Automation ENSURE ROI FROM YOUR AI INVESTMENTS WITH COGNITIVE IQ BOT FOR PROCURE-TO-PAY AUTOMATION

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Feb 04, 2019

AP departments rarely have enough resources and are pressed to do more with less. This is especially challenging since the flow of incoming invoices decreases processing efficiency, measured by the number of invoices per FTE (full-time equivalent), w...

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Digital disruption in the construction industry DIGITAL DISRUPTION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Feb 02, 2019

Technology is disrupting the construction industry in big ways. A recent Teletrac Navman benchmark report indicates construction companies around the world are heavily recruiting new talent despite listing payroll as their largest expense. On a globa...

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Why Math Matters: Rethinking Drone Flight Stability WHY MATH MATTERS: RETHINKING DRONE FLIGHT STABILITY

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Feb 01, 2019

FGC-enabled UAVs poll all sensors and systems and use the collected data to calculate a unified flight space. Constructing a geometric algebraic space with multidimensional operators enables the drone to understand its world by applying a consistent,...

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Why Geocells Outperform Geogrids for Road Construction WHY GEOCELLS OUTPERFORM GEOGRIDS FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION

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Feb 01, 2019

Geocells cellular confinement offer a more effective and practical 3D design solution to load support challenges than multilayered 2D geogrid efforts. Geocells transfer applied loads instantaneously, delivering practical soil stabilization in a produ...

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Giving memories to robots for a better motion generation GIVING MEMORIES TO ROBOTS FOR A BETTER MOTION GENERATION

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Feb 01, 2019

Avoiding obstacles or interacting with a dynamic environment can still be a challenge for robots, especially for those which are complex, like legged humanoids. PAL Robotics is part of an ambitious EU-funded project called MEMMO that aims to solve th...

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Keys to RPA Success KEYS TO RPA SUCCESS

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Feb 01, 2019

Leading organizations typically arrive at maturity after two years working with RPA. Have you? If you action the risk-mitigating, value-enhancing practices detailed in the previous four papers in this series, you will be on the optimal path to maturi...

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U.S. Construction Spending Increased 0.8% in November 2018 U.S. CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASED 0.8% IN NOVEMBER 2018

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Feb 01, 2019

After being delayed a month due to the recent government shutdown, the U.S. Census Bureau just released the latest construction spending numbers for November 2018. Construction spending rose 0.8% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1...

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How Are Robots Improving Business? HOW ARE ROBOTS IMPROVING BUSINESS?

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Jan 31, 2019

Modern robots are far more capable than their early predecessors. They’ve moved beyond the production line, transcending factories to see widespread use in restaurants, hotels, offices, retail outlets, and other workspaces. Today’s techno...

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Top-Recommended PlanGrid Competitors for Construction Management TOP-RECOMMENDED PLANGRID COMPETITORS FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

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Jan 31, 2019

The vast differences in software functionality and pricing make it tough for small construction businesses to select the right software. When purchasing construction management software, failing to ask the right questions about functionality, pricing...

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A Bot for Your ChatBot? A BOT FOR YOUR CHATBOT?

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Jan 31, 2019

Robotic Processing Automation (RPA) and bots help humans work smarter, faster, and more efficiently. But what if bots could help chatbots become more useful as well? We use digital assistants for many of our daily tasks like checking the weather, spo...

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Momentum grows for international regulation of robots MOMENTUM GROWS FOR INTERNATIONAL REGULATION OF ROBOTS

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Jan 31, 2019

New guidelines on AI and data protection published this week state that protection of human rights should be an essential prerequisite when developing or adopting AI applications, in particular when they are used in decision-making processes. AI deve...

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Changing Expectations The Challenges in Downstream Oil & Gas and how Measurement Solutions Address them CHANGING EXPECTATIONS THE CHALLENGES IN DOWNSTREAM OIL & GAS AND HOW MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS ADDRESS THEM

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Jan 31, 2019

Downstream oil & gas companies know the value of hard work and persistence. For years, the industry has faced changes with dedication and conviction. You expect that of yourself. You expect that of your people. Now, the industry expects even more fro...

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The Tallest Skyscrapers Under Construction THE TALLEST SKYSCRAPERS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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Jan 30, 2019

We've travelled from East to West and looked at the tallest skyscrapers currently under construction on each of the six inhabited continents. Now appearing in almost every major city on our planet, these remarkable vertical structures enable us t...

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The Psychology Behind Building and City Design THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND BUILDING AND CITY DESIGN

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Jan 30, 2019

Humans are the product of their genes and their environment. While we often consider the genetic side of the equation, what about the buildings we reside in or waltz by on a daily basis? It turns out that architectural design can have various effects...

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Commercial Construction Trends: Three Headlines That Won’t Die In 2019 COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION TRENDS: THREE HEADLINES THAT WON’T DIE IN 2019

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Jan 30, 2019

After nearly 10 years of publishing Hard Hat Chat more to come on our blog’s 10th anniversary later this year, we know there’s never a shortage of fresh topics and trends to discuss in the commercial construction industry. At the same tim...

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MIT Robot Learns How to Play Jenga MIT ROBOT LEARNS HOW TO PLAY JENGA

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Jan 30, 2019

Using machine-learning and sensory hardware, Alberto Rodriguez, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and members of MIT's MCube lab have developed a robot that is learning how to play the game Jenga. The technology could be used in robo...

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Sophia, the Robotic Citizen of Saudi Arabia SOPHIA, THE ROBOTIC CITIZEN OF SAUDI ARABIA

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Jan 30, 2019

Hanson Robotics, the people who presented the world with the human-like robot Sophia have added a new member to their family. She's called Little Sophia, and is a 14-inch robot meant to get kids hyped on STEM, coding and AI.

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How ROS Industrial is Making Machines and Robots Talk to Each Other HOW ROS INDUSTRIAL IS MAKING MACHINES AND ROBOTS TALK TO EACH OTHER

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Jan 30, 2019

We spoke with Matt Robinson, Program Manager at ROS Industrial Consortium Americas, about a project they did with several industry and research partners including MTConnect in order to develop machine-to-machine communication in a robotic work cell.

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12 Best Construction Project Management Software Solutions in 2019 12 BEST CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS IN 2019

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Jan 30, 2019

New construction technology has been disrupting the construction industry for some time now, so it makes sense the industry would want to leverage the benefits of tools. Project management software breaks down the complexity of a project via smaller ...

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Engineering Students Make a Splash with Unique Pirate Ship Robot ENGINEERING STUDENTS MAKE A SPLASH WITH UNIQUE PIRATE SHIP ROBOT

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Jan 30, 2019

For a mechatronics class, Skyler Iafrate 19, a mechanical engineering major, had to build a robot that could follow a task and interact with sensors. Although he and his group didn’t initially set out to build a pirate ship, they were soon hook...

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Are Human Robots the Future of Construction? ARE HUMAN ROBOTS THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION?

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Jan 30, 2019

Autonomous vehicles, bricklaying robots human robots? Ok, so it's not exactly a human robot, but it is forward thinking the technology that uses robotics tag-teaming with a human worker to improve productivity and reduce worker fatigue. That'...

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Engineers Program Marine Robots To Take Calculated Risks ENGINEERS PROGRAM MARINE ROBOTS TO TAKE CALCULATED RISKS

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Jan 30, 2019

We know far less about the Earth’s oceans than we do about the surface of the moon or Mars. The sea floor is carved with expansive canyons, towering seamounts, deep trenches, and sheer cliffs, most of which are considered too dangerous or inacc...

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Top 5 robotics startups to keep your eye on in 2019 TOP 5 ROBOTICS STARTUPS TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON IN 2019

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Jan 30, 2019

Right from the moment artificial intelligence got off the ground, robotics startups were making significant strides in the tech industry. Now, robots are more than just about assembling parts and handling mundane tasks. Technological advancements in ...

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Medical Robots Make Their Way into the Operating Room MEDICAL ROBOTS MAKE THEIR WAY INTO THE OPERATING ROOM

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Jan 29, 2019

Robotic technology has proved transformational in the industrial sector, automating dull, dirty, and dangerous tasks for substantially higher productivity levels. They’ve brought an entirely new level of efficiency, quality and safety to indust...

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Extra Considerations to Make When Designing a High Rise Building EXTRA CONSIDERATIONS TO MAKE WHEN DESIGNING A HIGH RISE BUILDING

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Jan 29, 2019

High rise buildings are increasingly common because of the demand for high-density development. They allow people to live and work in close proximity to amenities. However, there are extra considerations to make when designing a high rise building th...

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The Construction Innovation Needed to Solve America’s Infrastructure Crisis THE CONSTRUCTION INNOVATION NEEDED TO SOLVE AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE CRISIS

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Jan 29, 2019

One way the DOT can streamline the success of its program is by onboarding–and utilizing–technology faster. Here, we take a closer look at how various new-age construction technologies can help the DOT achieve infrastructure safety, acces...

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8 low-cost ways to make your onsite crew feel appreciated 8 LOW-COST WAYS TO MAKE YOUR ONSITE CREW FEEL APPRECIATED

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Jan 29, 2019

With the labor shortage and steep competition for quality tradespeople, it’s more crucial than ever for contractors to build lasting bonds with their onsite crew. Thankfully, one of the best ways to foster long-term loyalty is through simple ac...

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How Can Drones Help to Reduce Car Crashes? HOW CAN DRONES HELP TO REDUCE CAR CRASHES?

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Jan 29, 2019

A team of engineers at Purdue University is developing drone technology that can assess crash sites much more quickly. This traffic slowdown or stoppage is one of the most vulnerable times for secondary accidents, which often can be worse than an ori...

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The Anatomy of Building Smarter Roads THE ANATOMY OF BUILDING SMARTER ROADS

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Jan 29, 2019

With constantly growing traffic and rapid technological advancements, the vision of building smarter roads is becoming more and more realistic. Futuristic infrastructure is a promising solution to the problem of congestion and pollution related to ca...

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Ancient civilizations fascination with AI, robots, and synthetic life ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS FASCINATION WITH AI, ROBOTS, AND SYNTHETIC LIFE

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Jan 29, 2019

Stanford folklorist and science historian Adrienne Mayor has a fascinating-sounding new book out, titled Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology. It's a survey of how ancient Greeks, Romans, Indian, and Chinese myths im...

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Valet Parking Robot - Stanley Robotics Valet Parking VALET PARKING ROBOT - STANLEY ROBOTICS VALET PARKING

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Jan 29, 2019

Would you let a robot park your car? Soon at London's Gatwick Airport, that will be a possibility. It's already happening in Germany. An intelligent management software coordinates all of the robots. It also ensures a more pragmatic use of sp...

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Owners and Developers Gain Control of Construction Payment Management OWNERS AND DEVELOPERS GAIN CONTROL OF CONSTRUCTION PAYMENT MANAGEMENT

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Jan 28, 2019

How can property owners and developers increase efficiency, visibility, and control in subcontractor payment processes? Three executives representing the public sector, a real estate investment trust, and a nonprofit healthcare organization shared th...

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Top 2019 SEO Trends For Engineering Websites TOP 2019 SEO TRENDS FOR ENGINEERING WEBSITES

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Jan 28, 2019

Are you an engineer looking to top the Google rankings in 2019? In this video Joe Doohan the Wurkhouse SEO specialist shows you the key areas for ranking to focus on for ranking and engineering website.

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How one engineer transformed five shipping containers into a water treatment plant HOW ONE ENGINEER TRANSFORMED FIVE SHIPPING CONTAINERS INTO A WATER TREATMENT PLANT

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Jan 28, 2019

Building a water treatment plant for one of Australia’s most remote communities poses a unique set of challenges. But this innovative engineer thought inside the box. Borroloola, a remote town on the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territor...

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Russia RUSSIA'S ROBOT TANK IS TERRIBLE, BUT ITS MILITARY IS ADOPTING IT ANYWAY

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Jan 26, 2019

It's official: the Russian military has adopted the Uran-9 unmanned ground vehicle developed by weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov Concern despite a reportedly dismal performance during combat testing in Syria, Russian state media reported on Thurs...

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How is the Next Generation of Engineers Tackling Autonomous Driving? HOW IS THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENGINEERS TACKLING AUTONOMOUS DRIVING?

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Jan 25, 2019

SAE and General Motors have been running a three-year AutoDrive Challenge that aims to put the future of fully autonomous passenger vehicles in the hands of engineering students. Future innovations often require fresh minds at the helm. The three-yea...

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Cranes Behaving Badly: Hackers Can Easily Take Control of Construction Cranes CRANES BEHAVING BADLY: HACKERS CAN EASILY TAKE CONTROL OF CONSTRUCTION CRANES

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Jan 25, 2019

Early last week, cybersecurity firm Trend Micro released a report based on a two-year research project exploiting vulnerabilities they found in radio frequency (RF) remote controllers used to operate construction equipment like cranes and excavators....

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How Rwanda Built A Drone Delivery Service HOW RWANDA BUILT A DRONE DELIVERY SERVICE

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Jan 25, 2019

One of the world’s first drone delivery services is all the way in rural Rwanda, where 27-year-old Abdoul Salam Nizeyimana earns a living by launching and retrieving self-flying planes. Nizeyimana was drawn to not only the technology of his emp...

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How Do Robots Dismantle Bombs? HOW DO ROBOTS DISMANTLE BOMBS?

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Jan 25, 2019

Science In The Extremes ventures to the ends of the earth to bring you pioneering research and innovations that are advancing our civilization and broadening our understanding of the universe. Follow intrepid researchers as they plunge into the deepe...

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5 Common Mistakes Implementing and Using a Digital Last Planner System and How to Avoid Them 5 COMMON MISTAKES IMPLEMENTING AND USING A DIGITAL LAST PLANNER SYSTEM AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

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Jan 24, 2019

The Last Planner System is a process used to develop a collaborative production planning that is based on the team experience in order to achieve efficient and effective design and construction processes. A digitized system and its visualization have...

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Specialist contractor Aarsleff expands its ground engineering operations SPECIALIST CONTRACTOR AARSLEFF EXPANDS ITS GROUND ENGINEERING OPERATIONS

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Jan 24, 2019

Aarsleff Ground Engineering has expanded its portfolio of specialist retaining wall solutions to now offer VDW, Secant and Contiguous pile walls. The expansion into new techniques, alongside the investment of a new rig, will allow the company to take...

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5 safety considerations for your construction site in winter 5 SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION SITE IN WINTER

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Jan 24, 2019

Construction sites can be hazardous places at the best of times, but when the temperature plummets and ice and snow become issues, work gets even riskier. Fortunately, it is possible to reduce this level of risk by providing your staff with the right...

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2019 predictions from construction industry leaders 2019 PREDICTIONS FROM CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LEADERS

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Jan 24, 2019

What can you expect for the construction industry in 2019? To find out, we asked some of the experts at top general contractors and subcontractors to make their best predictions for the year to come. These are the top four predictions we gathered, pl...

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Amazon launches autonomous Scout delivery robot AMAZON LAUNCHES AUTONOMOUS SCOUT DELIVERY ROBOT

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Jan 24, 2019

Amazon has launched an autonomous delivery robot called Amazon Scout and will begin testing the device near its headquarters in Seattle. Six of the Amazon Scout robots will be delivering goods to Amazon shoppers in Snohomish County in Washington over...

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Simcenter solutions for Aerospace Performance Engineering SIMCENTER SOLUTIONS FOR AEROSPACE PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING

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Jan 24, 2019

Aircraft and new aircraft concepts have become incredibly complex structures and systems. Effectively engineering the overall aircraft performance and at the same time delivering the aircraft in time has become ever more challenging. Developing compl...

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Robots readied to enter nuclear no-go zones ROBOTS READIED TO ENTER NUCLEAR NO-GO ZONES

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Jan 24, 2019

Robust, intelligent robots that react to their surroundings are being developed to work in situations that are too dangerous for humans, such as cleaning up Europe’s decades-old radioactive waste or helping during a nuclear emergency. When Japa...

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Top Robotic Technologies of 2018 TOP ROBOTIC TECHNOLOGIES OF 2018

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Jan 23, 2019

The editors of Science Robotics have chosen the most exciting robotic technologies for the last year. We identify 10 exciting robotics developments and technologies, ranging from original research that may change the future of robotics to commercial ...

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Drones Shown To Make Traffic Crash Site Assessments Safer, Faster And More Accurate DRONES SHOWN TO MAKE TRAFFIC CRASH SITE ASSESSMENTS SAFER, FASTER AND MORE ACCURATE

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Jan 23, 2019

Idling in a long highway line of slowed or stopped traffic on a busy highway can be more than an inconvenience for drivers and highway safety officers. It is one of the most vulnerable times for secondary accidents, which often can be worse than an o...

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The U.S. Navy Wants Robotic Warships THE U.S. NAVY WANTS ROBOTIC WARSHIPS

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Jan 23, 2019

The U.S. Navy is considering developing robotic warships. Cheaper to build than today ship's and expendable, the unmanned vessels could help the Navy quickly to grow - and could allow the fleet to develop new tactics for battling a high-tech foe....

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Change Lives of Elderlies One Robotic Pet at a Time CHANGE LIVES OF ELDERLIES ONE ROBOTIC PET AT A TIME

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Jan 22, 2019

To help alleviate the stress on senior care workers, many experts believe that socially assistive robot technology could take some of the new roles. This doesn’t just mean smart technology, but physical robots, as well. Recently the use of comp...

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An Update on Vision Guided Robot Technology AN UPDATE ON VISION GUIDED ROBOT TECHNOLOGY

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Jan 22, 2019

Over the past few decades, automation technology has advanced dramatically. Robots have become faster, more accurate and more capable of automating a wider range of tasks. Vision technology has become cheaper, faster and more intelligent over the yea...

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OhmniLabs Uses Robots to Make Telepresence a Reality OHMNILABS USES ROBOTS TO MAKE TELEPRESENCE A REALITY

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Jan 22, 2019

Although video chat has been a key form of long-distance communication for many years, it can be cumbersome and feel artificial. OhmniLabs uses robots to transform simple video chat into telepresence, a more natural and immersive form of communicatio...

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Australia’s water security issues require engineering interventions AUSTRALIA’S WATER SECURITY ISSUES REQUIRE ENGINEERING INTERVENTIONS

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Jan 22, 2019

Last year, South Africa faced the prospect of one of its largest cities, Cape Town, running out of the water. Australia is in the grip of one of the most crippling droughts in recent history. As Australia’s population hits 25 million, there is ...

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Intelligent Automation - Putting Content into Context INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION - PUTTING CONTENT INTO CONTEXT

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Jan 21, 2019

Traditional ECM solutions no longer meet business needs when it comes to managing and extracting value from rapidly increasing sources and volumes of information. A new generation of content services extend the strengths of ECM deeper into the lead a...

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How cutting-edge robotics technology can be advantageous to manufacturing industry? HOW CUTTING-EDGE ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY CAN BE ADVANTAGEOUS TO MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY?

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Jan 21, 2019

In the case of Attl A Spol, a company producing stainless steel tubes for a Volkswagen supplier, automated robots allowed them to perform monotonous manual labor with heightened precision and 20 hours a day, 6 days a week without any required downtim...

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Collaborative robotics for testing at Airbus Helicopters COLLABORATIVE ROBOTICS FOR TESTING AT AIRBUS HELICOPTERS

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Jan 21, 2019

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space, and related services. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide. This video showcases Automation of testing phases on helicopters avionics sup...

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Collaborative Robots and Mobile Robots Will Unlock New Levels of Productivity COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS AND MOBILE ROBOTS WILL UNLOCK NEW LEVELS OF PRODUCTIVITY

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Jan 18, 2019

Collaborative robots on mobile platforms, or mobile cobots, will be highly productive automated systems for the right applications. Many of the major robot manufacturers have had prototypes in development for years and the need for these systems exis...

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Essential Cost Estimating Construction Management Features ESSENTIAL COST ESTIMATING CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT FEATURES

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Jan 18, 2019

Securing a construction contract usually depends on the accuracy of your cost estimation report that you submit along with your bid proposal. A simple clerical mistake or oversight can result in huge losses and forgoing of contracts to the tune of mi...

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How Accurate Budgeting With Construction Software Can Boost Profits HOW ACCURATE BUDGETING WITH CONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE CAN BOOST PROFITS

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Jan 18, 2019

Here’s a sobering fact: Only the top 19 percent of contractors and subcontractors set specific overhead, profit and sales targets for the year, and then track their progress monthly. That means 4 out of 5 contractors are just winging it. How on...

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State of the Construction Labor Market: What Firms Need To Know STATE OF THE CONSTRUCTION LABOR MARKET: WHAT FIRMS NEED TO KNOW

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Jan 18, 2019

The construction industry is in a weird place right now: Spending on construction projects has surpassed a trillion dollars in recent years, and the construction software market is expected to reach $1.8 billion in 2022. Yet, despite these statistics...

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Construction forecasters bet on delayed soft Brexit CONSTRUCTION FORECASTERS BET ON DELAYED SOFT BREXIT

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Jan 18, 2019

Forecasters predict construction will just avoid an output decline this year if a soft Brexit is finally delivered. But economists for Experian warn that their forecast of sluggish growth would have to be ripped up if the UK crashes out of the Europe...

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Top general contractors on the challenges facing the construction industry TOP GENERAL CONTRACTORS ON THE CHALLENGES FACING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Jan 18, 2019

The construction industry is continuing to grow and evolve. According to the 2019 Dodge Construction Outlook, total construction starts will rise to $808.3 billion, up from $806.8 billion in 2018. At the same time, it’s in the midst of increase...

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Getting an AI bot to work for your Airport GETTING AN AI BOT TO WORK FOR YOUR AIRPORT

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Jan 18, 2019

There are a wide variety of current use cases for AI technologies: self-driving cars; automated stock trading; medical scan analysis and diagnosis; explosive charge planning in mining; crop planning and management. One of the most widely adopted and ...

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6 Reasons Why Construction Companies Fail 6 REASONS WHY CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES FAIL

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Jan 18, 2019

Running a successful construction company isn’t easy. The industry is full of risks can challenges that can lead to failure. According to data from BizMiner, of the 1,021,350 building, heavy/highway, and specialty trade contractors operating in...

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Why a Pre-Engineered Cell Could be the Better Buy WHY A PRE-ENGINEERED CELL COULD BE THE BETTER BUY

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Jan 18, 2019

We spoke with Zane Michael at Yaskawa Motoman to learn about the costs and capabilities of three robotic product offerings. For manufacturing professionals seeking to procure flexible automation for tasks such as automated assembly, deburring, or wel...

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Essential Construction Management Features for General Contractors ESSENTIAL CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT FEATURES FOR GENERAL CONTRACTORS

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Jan 17, 2019

Choosing the right construction management tool can be daunting because of the sheer number of features and applications offered in these tools. The industry you serve matters as well. For example, the ideal software for specialty contractors fishing...

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How technology is attracting new preconstruction talent HOW TECHNOLOGY IS ATTRACTING NEW PRECONSTRUCTION TALENT

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Jan 17, 2019

With an aging workforce and shortage of new labor entering the industry, contractors find themselves in a stiff competition for the best and the brightest new employees. In 2018 - and for the third consecutive year - the #1 concern among contractors ...

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20 Major Upcoming Library and Museum Construction Projects 20 MAJOR UPCOMING LIBRARY AND MUSEUM CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

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Jan 17, 2019

The accompanying tables show 20 of the largest upcoming library and museum construction projects in the U.S. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations. Shopping centers, hotels, ...

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Engineering Students Reflect on Building Small Car Powered by a Chemical Reaction ENGINEERING STUDENTS REFLECT ON BUILDING SMALL CAR POWERED BY A CHEMICAL REACTION

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Jan 17, 2019

The days stretched into nights as the 10 engineering students discovered a deep-rooted electrical inefficiency in the battery of the small car they’d designed and were building for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) annual Che...

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This Robot Skeleton is Helping Scientists Learn How Prehistoric Animals Moved THIS ROBOT SKELETON IS HELPING SCIENTISTS LEARN HOW PREHISTORIC ANIMALS MOVED

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Jan 17, 2019

A robot mimicking a prehistoric fossil suggests the ancestors of reptiles, birds, and mammals might have walked more efficiently on land than previously thought. Nowadays, the most widespread tetrapods, or four-limbed animals, are the amniotes - crea...

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Top Ten retail benefits of robotic process automation TOP TEN RETAIL BENEFITS OF ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

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Jan 17, 2019

E-commerce has grown significantly over the last five years. Given that digital retail now accounts for more than 18% of retail sales in Europe, it’s no surprise that many brick-and-mortar retail stores struggle to keep up with the everchanging...

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The New Expectation Using Measurement Solutions to Address Challenges in Midstream Oil & Gas THE NEW EXPECTATION USING MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES IN MIDSTREAM OIL & GAS

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Jan 17, 2019

Midstream oil & gas companies know the value of hard work and persistence. For years, the industry has faced changes with dedication and conviction. You expect that of yourself. You expect that of your people. Now, the industry expects even more from...

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Building Value: A pathway to circular construction finance BUILDING VALUE: A PATHWAY TO CIRCULAR CONSTRUCTION FINANCE

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Jan 16, 2019

The transition to a Circular Economy requires innovative business models that stimulate the optimized use of repairable products, reusable components, and recycling of materials. A Community of Practice (CoP) was established in which experts from dif...

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This Robot Dog Teaches Itself New Tricks THIS ROBOT DOG TEACHES ITSELF NEW TRICKS

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Jan 16, 2019

According to a paper today in Science Robotics, an international team of engineers created a way for legged robots - inspired by and physically similar to quadrupedal canines - to use machine learning techniques to learn better ways to move around an...

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Mind These 9 Finance & Accounting Gaps with Robotic Process Automation MIND THESE 9 FINANCE & ACCOUNTING GAPS WITH ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

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Jan 16, 2019

Did you know 50-90% of financial processes can be automated by capture and workflow automation software? If you are still searching, transferring, copying, pasting, sorting and filing information, chances are you are mired in paper and manual process...

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Bring on the Drones BRING ON THE DRONES

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Jan 15, 2019

Drones! They’re everywhere. Drones are invading our skies, they’re in the news, and if some retailers get their way, they’ll soon be on our front steps. As Americans, we have a fascination with these futuristic, unmanned planes, and...

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UK, Other European Space Agencies Test Mars Robot Technologies In Morocco UK, OTHER EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCIES TEST MARS ROBOT TECHNOLOGIES IN MOROCCO

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Jan 15, 2019

As far as we know, Mars is the only planet populated entirely by robots! Due to the time taken for commands to travel to Mars (eight minutes each way), hand guided robots are limited to traveling only a few dozen meters a day. New software developed ...

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How IoT and Connected Tools Are Helping Accelerate Construction Jobsite Productivity HOW IOT AND CONNECTED TOOLS ARE HELPING ACCELERATE CONSTRUCTION JOBSITE PRODUCTIVITY

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Jan 14, 2019

Burcin Kaplanoglu, executive director, innovation officer for Oracle Construction and Engineering, recently spoke with Bosch about how their company is helping drive digital transformation in the ever-evolving and dynamic E&C landscape. As an Ora...

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Top-Recommended Procore Competitors for Construction Management TOP-RECOMMENDED PROCORE COMPETITORS FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

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Jan 14, 2019

Finding the right construction management software can raise a lot of questions: Do you need a solution that helps only with construction project management, or do you need cost estimation features as well? Should the construction software you buy al...

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The most in-demand preconstruction jobs - and how much they pay THE MOST IN-DEMAND PRECONSTRUCTION JOBS - AND HOW MUCH THEY PAY

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Jan 14, 2019

It’s no secret that the construction job market is booming. Hiring surged in 2018 with 38,000 new construction jobs created in December alone, and 2019 is expected to be another strong year for job creation. If you’re considering a new ca...

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Top 5 construction equipment trends of 2018 TOP 5 CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT TRENDS OF 2018

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Jan 14, 2019

Telematics, data analytics, digitization, electromobility, autonomy, and simulation-based training – these are some of the buzzwords that have been capturing the imagination of construction equipment manufacturers and customers alike in recent ...

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Use a Bot to Get Organized and Work Smarter USE A BOT TO GET ORGANIZED AND WORK SMARTER

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Jan 14, 2019

Did you know that January 14th is National Clean Off Your Desk Day? It’s a day to take time to clear your desk and start the new year off with an uncluttered, clean, and organized workspace. But what to do with the stacks of paper and overflowi...

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The Future of Collaborative Robots THE FUTURE OF COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS

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Jan 14, 2019

The nascent collaborative robot market grew by more than 60% in 2018, according to a recent research report by Interact Analysis. The industry was worth less than $400 million in 2017 but grew to nearly $600 million in 2018, said the research firm. S...

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LEGO Engineers of the Future celebrated at Parliament LEGO ENGINEERS OF THE FUTURE CELEBRATED AT PARLIAMENT

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Jan 14, 2019

Last year LEGO Education joined forces with the government’s Year of Engineering campaign and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to give more children around the country the opportunity to meet engineering role-models and to ta...

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This is STEM Robotics THIS IS STEM ROBOTICS

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Jan 14, 2019

This video is to showcase for our Vex Robotics teams. Robotics plays a large role in our school culture and pride. Robotics is full of competitions and the build-up to them so, we tried to capture the essence of those moments. The main ideas that gui...

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Ahold Delhaize Orders Up Nearly 500 Floor Roaming Robots AHOLD DELHAIZE ORDERS UP NEARLY 500 FLOOR ROAMING ROBOTS

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Jan 14, 2019

Dubbed Marty, the Badger Technologies robot has been in tests at GIANT locations where, according to the press release, the robots were easily recognized by customers in stores by their friendly appearance where they were tested and used to identify ...

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Mobile Industrial Robots Automate Internal Logistics and Material Handling MOBILE INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS AUTOMATE INTERNAL LOGISTICS AND MATERIAL HANDLING

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Jan 14, 2019

Mobile robots and autonomous vehicles are a growing segment, finding applications in supply chain, logistics, and manufacturing. We took the opportunity to sit down with Mobile Industrial Robots at IMTS 2018 to take a look at their latest line of mob...

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Artificial Intelligence identifies international construction projects ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IDENTIFIES INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

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Jan 13, 2019

Every day many companies in the construction industry are looking for relevant construction projects with high personal and time expense. They are manually searching in newspapers, magazines, and blogs for the right project. This is not innovative, a...

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Creating a better Jamaica through robotics and coding CREATING A BETTER JAMAICA THROUGH ROBOTICS AND CODING

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Jan 13, 2019

Marvin Hall has talked the talk and is now walking the walk in an effort at giving Jamaican children an opportunity to be on a level playing field as their counterparts in other more developed countries, and in the process, he has pioneered a new and...

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Ukraine is Developing Remote-Control Killer Robots to Wage War in Eastern Ukraine UKRAINE IS DEVELOPING REMOTE-CONTROL KILLER ROBOTS TO WAGE WAR IN EASTERN UKRAINE

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Jan 13, 2019

For several years, Ukrainian troops have been locked in a frozen conflict with Russian-backed separatists for control of the Donbas region in Eastern Ukraine. The maneuver warfare and urban/airport siege phase of the conflict ended in 2015. Now the o...

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The 7 Coolest Construction Projects of 2018 THE 7 COOLEST CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS OF 2018

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Jan 11, 2019

Coolest, in its very essence, is a very subjective term, but I tried my best to cover construction projects throughout the world that set themselves apart, through either design, construction method, or situation. If you have a project that you thoug...

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5 Commercial Construction Trends to Watch in 2019 5 COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

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Jan 11, 2019

All in all, 2018 was a good year for the commercial construction industry. Construction spending was up and there were 280,000 jobs added last year. The latest report on workplace fatalities with data from 2017 shows that construction worker deaths d...

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Top 10 Reasons To Learn RPA. Why You Should Learn RPA? TOP 10 REASONS TO LEARN RPA. WHY YOU SHOULD LEARN RPA?

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Jan 11, 2019

Intellipaat's Top 10 reasons to learn RPA video will help you enough to understand why you should go for RPA. Following are the reasons that we have covered in this video: Popularity and High Salary, Time Saving and Automation, Easy to Learn, Enh...

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Samsung is getting into robotics SAMSUNG IS GETTING INTO ROBOTICS

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Jan 11, 2019

A funny thing happened at Samsung’s CES press conference. After the PC news, 8K TVs and Bixby-sporting washing machines, the company announced one more thing, handing over a few brief moments to announce a robotics division, three new consumer ...

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Self-Driving Tesla And AI Robot Collide And Cause Accident SELF-DRIVING TESLA AND AI ROBOT COLLIDE AND CAUSE ACCIDENT

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Jan 11, 2019

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for this year showcased a number of unusual products, from a prototype drone taxi to Hyundai’s walking car. However, one of the most irregular events associated with the show was the apparent maiming of a rob...

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Augmented Reality in Construction: 6 Applications in 2019 AUGMENTED REALITY IN CONSTRUCTION: 6 APPLICATIONS IN 2019

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Jan 10, 2019

The construction job site is changing. Paper drawings, sketches, and design plans are giving way to drones, 3D models, and a new interactive experience called augmented reality. Augmented reality, or AR for short, is one of the most talked about tech...

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The 13 Most Interesting Advances in Construction Technology of 2018 THE 13 MOST INTERESTING ADVANCES IN CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY OF 2018

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Jan 10, 2019

When we first began talking about construction technology in 2015, there were a lot of pie-in-the-sky ideas.  Many products had financial backing, but no legitimate proof of concept or path to a commercial market.  Fast forward just 3 years...

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5 Considerations When Choosing an RPA Solution 5 CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CHOOSING AN RPA SOLUTION

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Jan 10, 2019

As the market for RPA solutions continues to grow and evolve at a hyperbolic rate, several themes emerge. We’ve included 5 simple ones here, of relevance to all customers whether initially embarking upon the enterprise automation journey, or sc...

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6 Real World Use Cases for Robotic Process Automation in Healthcare 6 REAL WORLD USE CASES FOR ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION IN HEALTHCARE

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Jan 10, 2019

We’ve discussed several use cases and implementation tips for finance, insurance, law, utilities and mining. Let’s turn our attention towards the healthcare industry: many manual processes here are simple, rule-based and high volume - pre...

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Manufacturing Performance: Automotive and A&D Gaining Momentum with Analytics MANUFACTURING PERFORMANCE: AUTOMOTIVE AND A&D GAINING MOMENTUM WITH ANALYTICS

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Jan 10, 2019

As the scope of data grows, manufacturers are shifting from metrics to analytics, and from manual data management to automated workflows and analyses. This shift has increased the insight and value that data can provide for the automotive and aerospa...

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Driving the Value of Data with Smart Manufacturing DRIVING THE VALUE OF DATA WITH SMART MANUFACTURING

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Jan 10, 2019

How do we make things better, cheaper, & faster? Since the industrial revolution first introduced the world to the concept of machine based production and automation, industrial manufacturing has been asking itself the same question: how do we make t...

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The Top States to Work in Construction: #10 Indiana THE TOP STATES TO WORK IN CONSTRUCTION: #10 INDIANA

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Jan 09, 2019

For the past year, Construction Junkie has been analyzing hourly wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 25 different construction related professions. The goal was to highlight how workers were compensated in each of the U.S. 50 states. We...

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How a Construction Communication Plan Can Help You Win Bids HOW A CONSTRUCTION COMMUNICATION PLAN CAN HELP YOU WIN BIDS

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Jan 09, 2019

Sometimes the simplest communication mistakes lead to catastrophic consequences. Take the Mars Climate Orbiter, which NASA sunk more than $300 million into by the time it launched in the late 1990s. The spacecraft entered the Martian atmosphere too l...

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Industry leaders on what it’s like being a woman in construction INDUSTRY LEADERS ON WHAT IT’S LIKE BEING A WOMAN IN CONSTRUCTION

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Jan 09, 2019

As of December 2016, approximately 939,000 women were working in construction in the United States. That’s only 9.1 percent of the construction workforce. As an industry, we still have a long way to go, but organizations and initiatives like th...

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15 Best Cities for STEM Careers and Quality of Life 15 BEST CITIES FOR STEM CAREERS AND QUALITY OF LIFE

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Jan 09, 2019

It’s a good time to work in STEM field-many companies are hungry for engineers, developers, and mathematicians. But not every metro area is a good one for STEM careers; for example, many have lots of job opportunities, but a stratospheric cost ...

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Succeeding as a woman in biomedical engineering SUCCEEDING AS A WOMAN IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

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Jan 09, 2019

As a scientist and a professor, my typical day is focused on teaching the younger generation of engineering students and expanding on my own research. I teach both undergraduate and graduate students in bioengineering as well as guide the students at...

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