CATS News and Events

CATS director Dan Walczyk and Albany Business Review

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.

CATS Director Walczyk advocates for NYS manufacturers in joint legislative hearing

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.

Rensselaer CATS and "Robotics Software for the Next Generation"

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.

CATS / ASME Seminar, "Perspectives on Advanced Manufacturing and Process Intensification for Energy Applications" to be Held May 5

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 Sponsors Short Course in Plantwide Process Control

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.