NCMS West Partners with Navy to Support ROV STEM Challenge

June 20, 2013. NCMS, in collaboration with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & IMF and NUWC Keyport, WA, held the 2nd Annual Underwater Vehicle Competition at Olympic High School Pool in Bremerton, WA. This event, aimed at promoting higher education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, hosted 116 students from 15 western Washington schools.

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Michigan Paves Road Toward Autonomous Vehicle Licensing

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.

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Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto – My Robot, My Friend?

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.

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2012 Michigan Robotics Day- April 9

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.

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RFP Announcement – Tactical Robot Control System Architecture

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).

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Engineering Squad Robot Market Survey

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.

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