February 28, 2013. The February 2013 update from National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) delivering manufacturing innovation.
February 11, 2013. California, Florida and Nevada have already passed similar measures to support local innovators. This effort is a bid to publicize innovative Michigan-based companies who require more than their limited road testing. Manufactures have been discretely testing autonomous vehicles on Michigan roads for years, and this new legislation would establish guidelines and open the market for small and medium sized companies to begin creating new autonomous vehicle technology.
January 29, 2013. The January 2013 update from National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) delivering manufacturing innovation.
September 6, 2012. Affordable robotic appendages able to mimic the dexterity of the human hand may be closer than we think. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have taken the novel approach of incorporating components originally designed for cell phones into their modular design.
August 29, 2012. We recently launched an upgraded online resource to provide streamlined access to all your NCMS membership benefits. Features include an interactive forum, member directory, important collaboration documents and online networking groups.
July 12, 2012. A team at MIT is experimenting with new ways for humans and robots to work together in industrial environments. The result should be greater manufacturing efficiency and productivity. And maybe the philosophers can pick up where the scientists leave off. With every passing moment robots become more and more a part of our daily lives. It’s time we devote some thought to our relationship with a species of device that may soon touch every aspect of what we do and how we live.
April 27, 2012. NCMS News and Events. NCMS will host this executive roundtable where leading industry, academia and government experts will share their perspectives on the sustainability challenges of green design and manufacturing.
March 28, 2012. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), in partnership with the University of Michigan, will host the Second Annual Michigan Robotics Day on Monday, April 9, 2012.
March 22, 2012. NCMS News and Events.
March 21, 2012. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) which calls for a team that will modify the integration interfaces of a set of micro robot components (manipulator, radio, camera, battery) to conform to IOP V0 for the purpose of further validating that specification.
March 21, 2012. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of a common Tactical Robot Control (TRC) System Architecture within the Interoperability (IOP) standards established by the Robotic Systems Joint Program Office (RS JPO).
February 29, 2012. NCMS News and Events.
January 31, 2012. At NCMS we have long asserted that manufacturing is a good place to invest, because we believe that the future of America is not made, it is manufactured. We applaud and support President Obama’s plans for American innovation, infrastructure and investment, and stand with him in making the United States THE place to make things, once again.
January 23, 2012. The purpose of this market survey is to solicit feedback from industry and potential offerors in regards to the Engineering Squad Robot (ESR) program. The Government is drafting cost, schedule and performance requirements for a future formal Request for Proposal (RFP); this market survey is part of the requirements development and program planning effort.
December 12, 2011. Welcome to The CTMA Connector, a monthly newsletter designed to provide news and ideas about the Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) program. The CTMA program is a joint Department of Defense/National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (DoD/NCMS) effort promoting collaborative technology development between industry and the DoD maintenance and repair facilities.
November 8, 2011. In June, President Obama announced the National Robotics Initiative, to “accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside, or cooperatively with, people.
October 28, 2011. It will take more than just technology to bring manufacturing into the 21st Century. It will take companies whose philosophy, business approach and culture are totally committed to innovation — to exploring all avenues associated with the latest advances in digital manufacturing, from the shop floor to the executive office
October 6, 2011 Invitation for Industry Partners to Join with the RTC in Pursuit of the SPAWAR Systems Command Pacific OTA.
October 5, 2011. The Robotics Technology Consortium (“RTC”) announced today the appointment of Mr. John Dulchinos, President and CEO of Adept Technology, Inc., to the RTC Board of Directors.
The RTC was formed in 2008 to speed the development and deployment of ground robotics technology for the Department of Defense (DoD). Currently it has 160 members and has awarded more than $40M in project funding for ground robotics.
September 26, 2011. The September 2011 update from National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) delivering manufacturing innovation.
September 15, 2011. The Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC) has concerns new ITAR regulations being proposed by the U.S. State Department that control, for the first time, unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) in a comprehensive way.