National Robotics League Seeks Pneumatics Help

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The National Robotics League (NRL) is looking for technical assistance to revise the Pneumatics Systems section of their Technical Regulations and Safety Checklist. NRL is hoping to revise these regulations this summer so they are ready for the next school year. NRL prohibits the use of projectiles, so the robots, called “bots”, face off in…

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NFPA Adds VEX Robotics to Robotics Challenge Scholarship Eligibility

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One of the ways the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) invests in tomorrow’s workforce is by supporting students in their pursuit of fluid power education, like we do with the Robotics Challenge Scholarship Program. In an effort to help more students, NFPA has expanded eligibility for the Robotics Challenge Scholarship to include students who participate…

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NFPA Seeking Judges for 2022 Robotics Challenge

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NFPA is in need of judges for the upcoming 2022 Robotics Challenge. The program offers a $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 per year for four years) to a high school senior who participates in a FIRST® Robotics, National Robotics League, or VEX Robotics Competition Team and uses fluid power in the competition. The scholarship must be used…

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2021 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship Winner Announced

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Programs like the Fluid Power Robotics Challenge Scholarship are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. Caleb Qiu of Midland, Michigan is the winner of the 2021 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship. Despite a number of FIRST® Robotics…

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Learn about Robotics in Manufacturing on Fluid Power Forum

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Episode 7 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s new fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Donna Ritson of DDR Communications, who presents about the use of industrial robots in markets important to fluid power. The podcast builds upon her presentation at the 2019 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC). [button link=”https://fluidpowerforward.libsyn.com/robotics-in-industrial-applications-donna-ritson” target=”blank” style=”primary”]Listen to the Podcast[/button] [button link=”https://www.dropbox.com/s/3qwc2hrh5oomh7i/Ritson-Presentation-2019-IEOC.pdf?dl=0″ target=”blank” style=”primary”]Download…

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NFPA’s Robotics Challenge Scholarship Drives Students to Use Fluid Power

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The NFPA Robotics Challenge is a scholarship program that supports of the missions of FIRST® Robotics and the National Robotics League (NRL). NFPA offers one merit-based scholarship for $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years) to a high school senior who participates as part of a 2019 FIRST® Robotics or NRL Competition Team. This scholarship may be used to study engineering…

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Co-Located FPIC, Milwaukee Regional Take Deep Dive into Robotic Automation

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The co-located Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar and Milwaukee Regional Meeting brought together over 40 fluid power professionals for networking and presentations on robotic automation at the InterContinental Milwaukee on September 7. The morning seminar presentations covered an array of use cases for robotic automation, including several types of collaborative robots, robots with specific…

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September 7 FPIC to Cover Robotic Automation in Manufacturing

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Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) September 7, 2018 InterContinental Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI Learn more about robotic automation for small batch manufacturing of fluid power components at the September 7 MSOE Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar at the InterContinental Milwaukee. This seminar is co-located with the NFPA Milwaukee Regional Meeting, which will take place after lunch. Separate registration…

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Milwaukee Regional Meeting: Program & Speakers Announced

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The 2018 NFPA Milwaukee Regional Meeting, scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, September 7 at the InterContinental Milwaukee, will extend the technology focus of the co-located morning Fluid Power Industrial Consortium Seminar. The Regional Meeting presentation, Robotics in Manufacturing & Distribution: Collaboration, Communication & Creating the Future Workforce, will feature two speakers who are preparing students to keep pace with industrial automation and…

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Robotics Challenge Scholarship Winner Helps Create Formula Hybrid Car

Spencer Tiegs, the 2017 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship winner, has been very busy since winning his scholarship! Not only is he attending the Milwaukee School of Engineering for mechanical engineering as part of the University Scholars Honors Program, he also continues to coach and mentor FIRST® Robotics high school students and is part of the…

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