CATS News and Events

GE's Immelt: Fear-mongering about robots replacing humans is 'B.S.'

In a story from Yahoo Finance June 2016, GE's CEO Jeffrey Immelt confronts the idea that robots are a threat to human workers.

President Obama announces winner of new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

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.

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.