CATS News

CATS director Dan Walczyk joins Albany Business Review’s Table of Experts for a discussion on the state of the manufacturing industry and the benefits of working with CATS.

Dr. Walczyk made a strong argument for an increase in state funding to New York’s 15 Centers for Advanced Technology. These centers work with businesses large and small to innovate product development, improve manufacturing, impact profitability and grow jobs. With a 40-to-1 documented return on investment, this has been money well spent by the State, but has not been increased in over 30 years.

Glenn Saunders, senior research engineer in Rensselaer's Center for Automation Technologies and Systems, discusses robotics, robot operating software (ROS), and the future of the intelligent factory in the January 2017 edition of Control Engineering.

Rensselaer will be responsible for administering the Northeast Regional Manufacturing Center (RMC) of the DOE Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), involving regional partners from industry, academia, and government. Overall, the CESMII partners will bring more than $140 million in public-private investment from industry and acedemia to develop smart technologies and systems for use in advanced manufacturing.

The Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS), together with the RPI Student ASME Chapter, present a seminar by Dr. Addison K. Stark, ARPA-E Fellow, Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), entitled: "Perspectives on Advanced Manufacturing and Process Intensification for Energy Applications," to be held in JEC 3117 on Tuesday, May 5 at 2:00pm. Everyone is welcome!!

Rensselaer CATS is sponsoring a short course in Plantwide Process Control, with a focus on self-optimizing control (selecting economic controlled variables) to be held May 20-22 in CII 3051 on the RPI campus. The course will be led by Sigurd Skogestad, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Johannes Jäschke, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Rensselaer CATS and the Center for Economic Growth partner again to drive manufacturing innovation. Over 300 leaders from industry, government and academia attend the 2nd annual Advanced Manufacturing Conference.

Rensselaer Professor and Manufacturing Expert To Lead the University’s Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS)

The Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department and the Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) are pleased to present a seminar by Dr. Balajee Kannan, Senior Scientist, Distributed Intelligent Systems Lab, GE Global Research Center, entitled: "Advanced Robotics – Why Now, What Now and What Next?" to be held in JEC 3117 on Wednesday, April 2 at 4:00pm. Everyone is welcome!!

Precision manufacturing expert Johnson Samuel, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).