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Teaching Robots to Love - Programming a Roomba

A few weeks ago, I was coerced by my girlfriend into buying one of those silly "floor cleaning robots." Yes, I mean a Roomba. I was skeptical, but I sat down and did some research.  Little did I know that while I had been slaving aw...


 Customer Service Fundamentals - Part III

This is the third of five postings on our Customer Service Fundamentals. The topic is Be Nice! The previous posting can be found here and here. Be Nice. It is something that everyone is taught from an early age but that not everyone practices c...


Spotlight: Two 3D Scanner tools

Purpose-built 3D scanning tools are an exciting new development in machine vision. People have been building their own 3D scanners for years with cameras and line lasers. Now, a couple of integrated and factory-calibrated units are on the market w...


DMC featured in Fermilab newsletter from National Instruments

Underscoring DMC's successes with National Instruments and the US Department of Energy, the Fermilab newsletter from NI featured DMC's work in electrochemical storage test systems at the Argonne National Laboratory. "Internationally r...


Kevin Johnson of ILF Visits DMC for the Week

During this past week, DMC had the opportunity to work with Kevin Johnson of ILF Technologies at the DMC office. ILF, located in Romeoville, IL, produces web finishing products for the printing and converting industries. The machine we are current...


Schneider Electric's Energy Management Seminar

Yesterday, I attended the 2009 Energy Management Seminar presented by Schneider Electric. The seminar focused on strategies and technologies to monitor and improve energy efficiency. The keynote speaker, Peter Garforth, made a compelling case for ...


DMC-Sponsored Northwestern Design Competition a Success!

DMC sponsored Northwestern University's Design Competition once again this year and the turnout and competition were once again amazing. What Went Down? The competition included 12 fully autonomous robots competing head-to-head in a challen...


Solar Panel Project Featured in Design World

A Solar Panel Assembly Project that DMC recently completed was the basis for a feature article in Design World Magazine. The article can be found here. DMC provided controls engineering and programming services for a company that makes machines th...


Customer Service Fundamentals - Part II

LISTEN! I previously wrote about our first Customer Service Fundamental - Always Remember the Importance of the Customer. Today I am going to write about our 2nd customer service fundamental - Listen. Until about a year ago I had never explicit...


DMC Attains Two New LabVIEW Certifications!

Congratulations to Eric Nielsen and Jesse Batsche on passing the certification exam to be LabVIEW Certified Associate Developers! They had the opportunity to take this exam at the National Instruments Developer Education Days event here in Chicago...


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