Rensselaer CATS will be exhibiting at Automate 2013, the largest solutions-based showcase of automation technologies in North America, from January 21-24, 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Come visit us at Booth 1148!!

Rensselaer CATS hosted a delegation of energy efficiency professionals from Russia on December 4 as part of the U.S.-Russia Management Training Exchange Program, which is jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Russian Ministry of Economic Development.

Imagine this: A soldier with a gunshot wound arrives in a battleground hospital and undergoes X-rays and CT scans to determine the full extent of the damage. The attending surgeon inputs the scans into a computer, which uses the data to create an ultra-realistic 3-D model of the injury site. The surgeon then hits “print” and within a few minutes is holding a near-perfect, full-size replica of the injured area—whether it’s a shoulder, a thigh, a head, or an internal organ.

The second annual RPI Business Plan Competition is looking for Rensselaer students who are interested in taking their entrepreneurial ideas to the next level. Coaching and mentoring will be provided to students who participate. Deadline for intent to submit is Dec 14th by 5PM. Please send a 2-3 sentence description of your business idea, your team name and members' names to

The Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) is pleased to present a seminar by David H. Altman, Mechanical Engineer, Advanced Technology Programs Directorate of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, entitled "Thermal Management Challenges in Modern Defense Systems" to be held in JEC 3117 on Friday, November 16 at 1:30pm. Everyone is welcome!!

In the 1966 movie Fantastic Voyage, doctors put a new spin on the term “house call.” Using microminiaturization technology, scientists shrink a team of surgeons to the size of the flu virus, then send the group on a mission to destroy a blood clot deep inside the brain of a Russian defector.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) features two of Rensselaer CATS' industrial partners, MPI, Inc. of Poughkeepsie, NY and Ceralink, Inc. of Troy, NY, in a new video showing how new and established New York State companies are partnering with NYSERDA to conduct energy research, development, and product innovation to compete in the global economy.

NYSERDA’s Biomimicry Technical Assistance Team, in collaboration with the Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, are pleased to present a seminar exploring what additive manufacturing may be able to learn from nature's manufacturing expertise. The seminar will be held from 1:30-4:00pm in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) Auditorium on the RPI Campus.

The Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) is pleased to present a seminar by Dr. Lalit Mestha, Principal Scientist, Xerox Reserach Center in Webster, NY, entitled: "Control, Imaging and Sensing Opportunities in Healthcare Systems," to be held in JEC 3117 on Friday, October 5 at 1:00pm. Everyone is welcome!!

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Partners with HVCC, CEN, CEG, and Others To Give Students First-Hand Look at How High-Tech Products Are Made