New Education Partnership Provides Free Motion Control Products for Academic Research and Development

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iBot is a great way to get advanced motion hardware into the hands of innovative thinkers. By focusing on academic research projects, iBot will help raise the awareness of motion control to a generation of students and researchers.

Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD), a world-wide leader in motion control technology is proud to announce the launch of iBot, Motion Control for Higher Education, an innovative program that will put the latest motion control products directly in the hands of students, researchers, professors, and other academically-oriented projects. With iBot, PMD provides free motion control hardware for applications in academic research and development that include motion control in their design. iBot thereby reduces the costs of designing and developing advanced projects which use motion control components.

Participants in the program are encouraged to review all of PMD’s motion control chips, cards, modules, and software to determine which product would best suit the project’s requirements. On or before the 1st of every month, PMD accepts applications sent via the website, http://ibot.pmdcorp.com and then reviews each application by the 15th of the same month. Projects are judged on factors such as technical innovation, uniqueness of the project, and overall feasibility. The project that shows the most promise / highest potential based on these criteria will be awarded their specified motion control hardware, free of charge, from PMD. Entries that are not selected in one month are welcome to re-submit in following months.

In addition to awarding hardware, PMD follows the project through to completion, providing support when required, and updating the iBot website with progress reports and photos of the project development. Throughout the process, participants are encouraged to provide updates as often as possible, which will be posted to the website, giving valuable exposure to these important projects.

Chuck Lewin, President and CEO of PMD comments, "iBot is a great way to get advanced motion hardware into the hands of innovative thinkers. By focusing on academic research projects, iBot will help raise the awareness of motion control to a generation of students and researchers."

http://ibot.pmdcorp.com

Performance Motion Devices (PMD) is a world leader in motion control chips, boards, modules, and software. PMD provides high-performance single and multi-axis motion control products for DC brush, brushless DC, and step motors.

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