Tag Archives: robotics

Behold! Tradinno!

Behold Tradinno! The fiercest beast ever created with PTC Creo! I’m calling that right now. At 50-feet long and 30-feet tall, this fire-breathing robotic dragon, sometimes called “Fanny,” weighs 11 tons and holds 8 liters of (fake) blood in its veins. Guinness Book of World Records says the mechatronic wonder is the biggest walking robot […]

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Tech Toys 360: Neato Robotics

You take an infrared laser, a centrifugal compression impeller, and a robot with a smidge of artificial intelligence. You put them in the hands of business school students. Add $25,000 in seed money. And what do you get? A vacuum cleaner that doesn’t need you. The Neato Robotics Vacuum is a programmable home-cleaning device that […]

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Creo Customer: Design Issues in Modern Warfare

The military is investing in robots from hefty unmanned vehicles to tiny Throwbots to perform a wide variety of previously impossible missions. To a designer, creating these robots is not only an amazing engineering challenge, but also a way to help save lives in the battlefield. Wartime robots date back to World War II and […]

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MCADCafe: PTC’s Support for FIRST® is Cornerstone of Corporate Social Responsibility Program

“Reaching more than 294,000 students in grades K-12 annually, FIRST has designed accessible, innovative, mentor-based STEM programs. These programs inspire young people to think, design and create something physical using their engineering knowledge and skills. As a Strategic Partner to FIRST,PTC provides free software, including Creo®, Mathcad® and Windchill®, to all participating FIRST teams. Offering Windchill in the cloud to FIRST FRC and […]

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Inventors Digest: FIRST Team Seeks Patent/ Kamen’s Kids

” “This year we’ve learned to use a milling machine and Creo, CAD software from PTC,” says Sean Lanier. “I entered in some of the side panels for our robot and used the machine to cut them out. Marc (Celestini) used a wizard on the machine to etch the team number into the side panel.” “Our […]

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