INdiana Connections

Indiana-Made Robot Toy Merges Creativity, Technology

Move over, LEGO Mindstorm and K'NEX. There's a new robot toy in town, and it was created right here in Indiana. The HandiMate robot toolkit is the brainchild of Purdue University Professor of Mechanical Engineering Karthik Ramani, and it could soon be a favorite toy in the average American home. While it's undeniably great fun for kids, it's also sparking an interest in technology and engineering that could fan the flame for a future work force able to control similar robots on the production floor of tomorrow's manufacturing industry.

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Mark Sell

Five Tips For Remaining Discreet In The Digital World

Today's social media age has led consumers to embrace companies that are straightforward and explicit in all external communications. However, logistics companies that handle sensitive commodities must be savvy with their communication strategy in order to preserve customers' privacy and security.

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