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2012-10-25 15:20:05

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass., have opened registration and are seeking teams to compete in next year's robot technology demonstration competition, which offers as much as $1.5 million in prize money. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) During the 2013 NASA-WPI Sample Return Robot Challenge, teams will compete to demonstrate a robot can locate and retrieve geologic samples...

2012-09-18 23:01:15

Seven students, including six women, are the first to enroll in an interdisciplinary graduate program that combines research and innovation experiences. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 With an intensive schedule of technical, entrepreneurial, and social activities packed into the week before the formal start of classes, seven graduate students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) completed the inaugural “boot camp” of an interdisciplinary biofabrication program...

2012-09-05 23:04:26

New sites added in Russia, India, New Zealand, Albania, and Maine; In WPI´s pioneering undergraduate curriculum, projects are the lifeblood of the student experience Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) September 04, 2012 Building on a pioneering project-based curriculum and adding to a legacy of experiential learning that has transformed the lives of thousands of students over the course of more than 40 years, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has added five new destinations to its expansive...

2012-07-03 23:03:28

ComputerSupport.com, an innovative provider of reliable and cost-effective IT solutions, announces its recently featured presentation at the Business Fundamentals Bootcamp Series, held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The event, cosponsored by Supporting Strategies and Acceleration Partners, is one of several keynote speeches by Kirill Bensonoff, Founder and CEO of ComputerSupport.com. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 03, 2012 ComputerSupport.com, an innovative provider of reliable and...

2012-06-11 10:21:20

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck will be on hand Saturday, June 16, at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) as six teams of engineers from across the country compete for agency-funded prize of $1.5 million. Garver will join congressional and local officials during opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. EDT on the campus of WPI in Worcester, Mass. (Logo:...

2012-06-11 14:29:23

Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck will be on hand Saturday, June 16, at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) as six teams of engineers from across the country compete for agency-funded prize of $1.5 million. Garver will join congressional and local officials during opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. EDT on the campus of WPI in Worcester, Mass. Media wanting to attend the NASA-WPI Sample Return Robot Challenge should contact Tom Bradley of WPI at...

2012-05-11 23:00:13

American Grippers Inc is proud to participate in collaborative opportunities when they have the potential to lead to innovation and the advancement of robotics technologies and is committed to advancing tomorrow´s leaders in robotics and manufacturing. AGI supported a Worcester Polytechnic Institute student´s efforts to integrate a pneumatic gripper into a Haas machining center - resulting in reduced labor costs and the increased flexibility of a CNC machining center. Trumbull, CT...

2012-05-11 11:52:29

Autonomous robots created by 11 teams of engineers from across the country will compete for a NASA prize purse of $1.5 million on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), in Worcester, Mass., June 14 -17. The challenge: design and develop the next generation of robots to explore the landscapes of other worlds. The NASA-WPI Sample Return Robot Challenge requires the competing teams to design and build an autonomous robotic system that will locate and collect a set of specific...

2012-05-11 06:21:15

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Autonomous robots created by 11 teams of engineers from across the country will compete for a NASA prize purse of $1.5 million on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), in Worcester, Mass., June 14 -17. The challenge: design and develop the next generation of robots to explore the landscapes of other worlds. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The NASA-WPI Sample Return Robot Challenge...

2012-04-04 02:22:24

FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today announced that John P. Casey, president of General Dynamics Electric Boat, will succeed Phebe N. Novakovic as executive vice president of the corporation's Marine Systems group. Novakovic was elected in March by the corporation's board of directors to be its president and chief operating officer. In addition, Kevin J. Poitras, senior vice president of engineering, design and business development of Electric...