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March 19, 2018

Autonomous Tuggers Pull Their Weight in FedEx Hub

Autonomous, or driverless, tuggers are being used by FedEx Ground to transport bulky packages through hub facilities. The tuggers know the shape of the building and are packed with sensors. These large e-commerce deliveries (trampolines, exercise equipment, canoes, etc) represent the fastest growing portion of FedEx Ground package volume, currently about 10% of total volume.

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June 29, 2015

The Ultimate Sport for the Mind: FedEx Supports FIRST [Video]

FIRST was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. The FIRST World Championship was later developed to allow STEM students the forum to showcase their skills and learn the value of teamwork.

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April 24, 2014

Here’s to the Tinkerers – FedEx and FIRST Robotics

Do you know a tinkerer? There are a few definitions of this term and some are not so positive. My definition of a tinkerer is a future innovator – someone who is passionate, creative and committed to solving problems and helping others.   

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March 5, 2014

Engineered for the Future: FedEx and FIRST Robotics

In 1989, Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway and the portable insulin pump, wanted to find a way share his enthusiasm and inspire young people to become science and technology leaders.

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February 19, 2013

Knowing Our History

When I was in college and working on my undergraduate degree, I majored in engineering. I and my fellow students learned a great deal in those few years - we learned about stresses, like those in engineering: static and dynamic...as well as those resulting from the curriculum itself. We learned about Laplace transforms - look it up on Wikipedia for an interesting (or not) read. We learned about engineering economics - and, no, that is not an oxymoron!

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