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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NCMS at a Glance- May 2013- Manufacturing Innovation

May 30, 2013. The May 2013 update from National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) delivering manufacturing innovation powered by “Collaboration That Works”. George Mason University and NCMS Celebrate Launch of New Center for Collision Safety & Analysis, CTMA Partners Meeting, Digital Manufacturing SIG, and Robotics SIG.

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NCMS at a Glance- April 2013- Manufacturing Innovation

April 29, 2013. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder saluted Michigan Robotics Day, which “…highlights to the rest of Michigan and the entire country how important robotics are,” and by its third year has grown to one of the premier events celebrating National Robotics Week. He also answered questions on a wide range of subjects during a Q&A session moderated by NCMS President & CEO Rick Jarman.

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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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