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Robotics Community Gains Access to Xsens IMUs

researchers to use the popular MTi-series of inertial measurement units (IMU, VRU, AHRS and GNSS/INS) in robot designs.Under the arrangement, Ontario, Canada-based Clearpath Robotics has been appointed as an authorized distributor of Xsens’ MTi-series with a regional focus on Canada and the Eastern United States.Clearpath Robotics enjoys close relationships with a broad community of researchers, academics and R&D teams who use robots such as its Warthog unmanned ground vehicle, Boxer indoor robot and Heron unmanned maritime surface vessel. Clearpath Robotics, which works closely with academic

SonarWiz 2019 Training Dates Announced

the latest version of SonarWiz and focus on sidescan, single beam and multibeam bathymetry. Please register online at:http://2ughld46m1gt1arvat2ix2d8-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/August2019-SonarWizWorkshop_BC.pdf-- Fall training will be held Dec 10-12 at a location in the Eastern United States to be determined soon. Registration for the three day course will cost $695.00 and will cover sidescan, sub-bottom, bathymetry, magnetometry processing and a data collection day on the water.https://chesapeaketech.com/events

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Yale Cordage Acquires Largest Test Bed in Eastern US

and non-destructive testing of synthetic rope, wire rope, shackles, chain and slings up to 1,300,000 pounds in tensile and a low-range capacity of up to 250,000 pounds. With a maximum test sample length of 116 feet with a 15 foot stroke, it is one of the largest and most capable test beds in the eastern United States.“We are very excited to bring this added test capability to Yale for our existing and future clients,” says Bill Putnam, President of Yale Cordage. “We're constantly striving to take the synthetic rope industry to new heights and test the limits of our engineering capacity

Sand Tiger sharks congregate together in the shallow waters of the Delaware Bay in summertime. Researchers at the University of Delaware in Lewes use acoustic tags to track the movements of individual Sand Tigers in the open ocean throughout the rest of the year. (Credit: Danielle Haulsee)

Scientists Reveal Sharks’ Surprising Social Networks

out these types of behaviors in non-mammalian species, as behavior can often give us insight on how species interact with their ecosystems and how resources that humans depend on are distributed around the world.”   Sand Tiger sharks, top predators that live in coastal waters off the Eastern United States, have experienced drastic population declines over the past several decades. Sand tigers are important regulators of marine food webs but have been historically understudied, according to Haulsee.   In the summer, Sand Tigers congregate together in the shallow waters of the Delaware

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