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Patented SwRI inkjet system can literally ink a jet
Disruptive system enables robotic printing on large complex surfaces, including aircraft
[Tuesday, February 28, 2017]

SwRI assisting Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground
Lone Star State one of 10 designees by the U.S. Department of Transportation
[Tuesday, January 24, 2017]



Team of researchers, aerospace manufacturers to adapt industrial robots for U.S. Air Force
Air Force Research Laboratory to improve automation for aerospace manufacturing
[Wednesday, December 14, 2016]

SwRI developing methane leak detection system for DOE
Technology pinpoints small leaks of greenhouse gas that typically go unnoticed
[Tuesday, October 11, 2016]

SwRI to hold Manufacturing Day open house
Presentation, tours to showcase advanced technologies, processes
[Wednesday, September 28, 2016]

SwRI collaborating with Singapore researchers to expand ROS-Industrial
Consortium to provide robotics R&D for advanced manufacturing in Asia-Pacific region
[Tuesday, August 02, 2016]

SwRI celebrating decade of unmanned systems program during Eurosatory
R&D leader develops technologies for autonomous vehicles used in defense, automotive sectors
[Tuesday, June 14, 2016]

SwRI to showcase Ranger automated vehicle technology at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016
Patented technology enables automated driving independent of GPS at lower cost
[Tuesday, April 26, 2016]

Southwest Research Institute sponsors ITS America 2016 Student Essay Competition
ITS America essay contest encourages innovative ideas and concepts
[Tuesday, April 05, 2016]



SwRI’s RANGER localization technology allows precise automated driving
RANGER recognized as one of top 100 inventions of the year
[Friday, November 20, 2015]

SwRI wins two 2015 R&D 100 Awards
CAPCOM corrosion modeling, RANGER localization technology among top inventions of the year
[Tuesday, November 17, 2015]



Manufacturing Day Open House: SwRI® offers glimpse into advanced technologies, processes available
SwRI will showcase flexible robotics solutions with presentation and tour on Oct. 3
[Tuesday, September 23, 2014]

SwRI® demonstrates leadership role in connected automation at 21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems
SwRI to showcase connected automation technologies at Technology Showcase on Belle Isle
[Monday, September 08, 2014]

SwRI-sponsored Student Essay Winners announced
Three essay finalists chosen from entries throughout the United States
[Monday, September 08, 2014]

SwRI® to develop New England Advanced Transportation Management System
New highway information infrastructure system to be developed in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine
[Thursday, June 12, 2014]

SwRI announces collaboration with OSRF to advance industrial robotics
SwRI and OSRF enter cooperative agreement to support manufacturing automation and industrial robotics.
[Tuesday, June 03, 2014]

SwRI develops first ERCOT-qualified vehicle-to-grid aggregation system
System allows electric delivery truck fleet owners to make money by using normal vehicle charge times to assist in managing grid frequency
[Tuesday, January 14, 2014]



SwRI operating Connected Vehicle Affiliated Test Bed
SwRI is now operating a Connected Vehicle Affiliated Test Bed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation
[Friday, December 06, 2013]

SwRI to launch Automotive Consortium for Embedded Security™ (ACES)
SwRI to hold information exchange meeting on Automotive Consortium for Embedded Security (ACES).
[Wednesday, September 25, 2013]

SwRI deploys novel vehicle-to-grid aggregation system
SwRI has deployed the first SAE-compliant electric vehicle aggregation system that provides bidirectional power using direct current fast charging technology
[Monday, September 09, 2013]

DARPA selects Southwest Research Institute to support DARPA Robotics Challenge
SwRI to develop and support the test apparatuses used to evaluate competitors
[Friday, August 23, 2013]

Southwest Research Institute recognized for developing connected commercial vehicle technology
ITS New York recognized CVII team for advancing national connected vehicle technology
[Monday, July 01, 2013]



SwRI will participate in a U.S. Army program to demonstrate alternative sources for an emergency electrical power grid
$7 million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract will demonstrate integration of electric vehicles, generators and solar arrays to supply emergency power
[Tuesday, November 13, 2012]

SwRI sets low-cost ROS-I consortium membership entry fees
SwRI funds internal research to accelerate ROS-Industrial development and benefit the technical needs of the consortium
[Tuesday, October 16, 2012]

SwRI establishes ROS-Industrial Software Repository
ROS-Industrial Software Repository will facilitate cutting-edge research in industrial robotic applications
[Thursday, January 19, 2012]



SwRI hosts 2011 International SpaceWire Conference
Conference will highlight a network technology developed primarily for use on spacecraft
[Thursday, October 27, 2011]

SwRI demonstrates traffic management to minimize environmental impacts
New environmental traffic management concepts showcased at ITS World Congress
[Friday, October 14, 2011]

SwRI, robot manufacturer sign collaboration agreement
Collaboration will release an interface for open source ROS software
[Thursday, September 01, 2011]



Underwater cave-mapping sensor wins technology award
SwRI-developed remote neutrally buoyant sensor that maps caves and underground conduits wins R&D 100 Award
[Friday, July 23, 2010]

SwRI models traffic behavior associated with mass evacuation of urban areas
Smartphone apps may offer solution
[Monday, January 25, 2010]



Fully autonomous, driverless vehicles to be demonstrated at ITS World Congress
SwRI is coordinating, participating in the autonomous vehicle demonstrations
[Thursday, November 13, 2008]

SwRI plays significant role in 15th World Congress on ITS
Participation includes demonstrations, technical presentations, student essay contest sponsorship
[Thursday, November 13, 2008]

SwRI supports vehicle infrastructure integration demonstration at ITS World Congress
Vehicle Infrastructure Integration test bed to demo next-generation ITS technology
[Thursday, November 13, 2008]

SwRI, INRIA to demonstrate a cooperative vehicle-to-vehicle pedestrian safety system at ITS World Congress
Vehicle-to-vehicle communications, active safety system sensors can provide greater traffic awareness
[Thursday, November 13, 2008]

SwRI software group earns Level 5 Capability Maturity Model Integration rating
Model Integration rating Level 5 marks highest rating for systems, software process improvement
[Tuesday, April 08, 2008]

SwRI expands international collaboration on autonomous vehicle technology
Collaboration to enhance field of road automation
[Tuesday, April 01, 2008]

SwRI, TMAC offer “Lean Office” course March 10-12
Three day course provides techniques for managers, supervisors and administrators
[Thursday, February 21, 2008]



SwRI signs international autonomous vehicle collaborative agreement
Collaboration with INRIA of France will advance autonomous vehicle technologies
[Thursday, September 13, 2007]

NASA robot uses SwRI-developed tools to sample life deep underwater
DEPTHX collects samples from world's deepest sinkhole
[Tuesday, August 14, 2007]

Underwater probe to explore Earth and possibly Jupiter’s moon
SwRI scientists are part of a NASA-funded team developing DEPTHX, an autonomous underwater probe
[Thursday, March 01, 2007]



SwRI supports next phase of intelligent transportation technology
Institute will develop test methods for OmniAir DSRC certification program
[Tuesday, October 17, 2006]



SwRI-designed tool gives F-16 wings a lift during maintenance
Ground crews can more easily remove and reattach F-16 wings
[Wednesday, October 19, 2005]

SwRI wins Air Force Materiel services contract
Institute to lead team of 25 companies through 2012
[Tuesday, July 05, 2005]



SwRI wins award for 3-D measurement tool
R&D Magazine selected SwRI system as one of the top 100 technological achievements
[Monday, August 23, 2004]

SwRI, San Antonio EMS and U.S. Army studying early treatment alternatives for trauma patients
System to record vital signs and treatment after injury
[Monday, April 26, 2004]

SwRI named statewide integrator for Florida intelligent traffic systems
Institute will develop and deploy a standard, statewide software system
[Tuesday, January 13, 2004]

SwRI wins contract to redesign veterans' pharmacy system
Effort will re-engineer, rebuilt software and processes
[Friday, January 09, 2004]



SwRI software group earns Level 3 software engineering maturity
Institute software process improvement recognized
[Thursday, May 15, 2003]

SwRI automated surveillance systems use machine intelligence to increase security effectiveness, alertness
Systems can analyze video feeds
[Friday, March 14, 2003]



SwRI wins contract to provide software for veterans’ health care
$21.9 million contract for designing, building, and testing new software
[Tuesday, October 15, 2002]

SwRI wins contract for Statewide Intelligent Transportation Systems in Texas
SwRI will continue expanding ITS across state
[Monday, September 30, 2002]

SwRI optical system yields precise 3-D scans of very large, small surfaces
Innovative optical technique has capability to measure items in various sizes
[Tuesday, July 09, 2002]

SwRI expands international collaboration on autonomous vehicle technology
Collaboration to enhance field of road automation
[Monday, April 01, 2002]

SwRI provides Lean cost savings to A-10 program
Savings could total $5 million a year
[Thursday, March 28, 2002]



SwRI to bring "lean" principles to military depots
USAF awards $5.7 million contract to SwRI
[Monday, November 22, 1999]



SwRI’s Bioengineering Department receives ISO 9001 certification
Standards ensure quality for healthcare industry
[Wednesday, December 16, 1998]

SwRI selected for military Information Operations contract
Engineering services contract worth up to $48.5 million
[Monday, November 09, 1998]

SwRI software allows increased collaboration with remote sites
Java language makes multiple computer platforms possible
[Tuesday, September 01, 1998]

SwRI Electromagnetic Compatibility Research Section gains international accreditation
ISO 9002 and ISO/IEC Guide 25 standards met
[Monday, July 13, 1998]



Added safety and convenience just down the road for San Antonio motorists
SwRI to develop six systems for the $13.5 million Model Deployment Initiative
[Friday, April 04, 1997]



SwRI gives South Texas manufacturers a competitive edge
Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center offers industrial and manufacturing expertise
[Monday, November 25, 1996]



SwRI nonthermal plasma reactor neutralizes harmful emissions
Experimental nonthermal plasma reactor neutralizes harmful emissions
[Monday, November 20, 1995]


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