August 2020

Complex locomotion techniques enable the rover to climb hills covered with soft granular material.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
4D Printing of Morphing Structures
A new method manufactures complex shapeshifters for soft robots and biomedical implants.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers Develop 3D Hand-Sensing Wristband

In a potential breakthrough in wearable sensing technology, researchers from Cornell and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have designed a wrist- mounted device that continuously tracks...

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have made it possible to remotely determine the temperature beneath the surface of certain materials using a new technique they call depth...

Researchers have developed a new way to build power efficient and programmable integrated switching units on a silicon photonics chip. The new technology is...

A team of Brown University physicists has developed a new type of compact, ultra-sensitive magnetometer, 20 times more sensitive than many traditional sensors. The...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Distributed Sensing Beyond Rayleigh Scattering Limits in Single and Multicore Fiber Waveguides

Optical fibers with enhanced scattering properties can provide distributed reflection signals beyond the limits set by Rayleigh scattering in...

White Papers: Design
Dac Brief: Showcasing the Latest Innovations in Analog Mixed-signal Verification

This brief provides a high level summary of advancements in Mentor’s AMS Verification solutions since we saw you all last year at DAC 2019 in Las Vegas....

Question of the Week: Imaging
Do the Advantages of Tiny Cameras Outweigh Privacy Risks?

A recent Tech Briefs TV video showcased a wireless camera from the University of Washington – a device that is small enough to fit on an insect’s back, literally.

While the imaging advancement offers potential applications in biology and exploration, the UW team acknowledged...

This 30-minute Webinar examines a proprietary shapeable desiccant that features remarkable compressive strength and can be shaped to fit into limited or complex...

Hendrik Kolvenbach sees the best way to get around on the moon as less of a step and more of a giant leap. Learn how Hendrik created a jumping space robot called Spacebok.
Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
How to Test a Living Sensor, Made with Bacteria
Dr. James Rees is spending the time in his lab testing sensors made from bacteria.
On-Demand Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control
Autonomous Bin Picking for Cobots: Is It Finally Here?

Bin picking comes in many shapes and sizes, from high payload automotive and heavy equipment manufacturing applications, to pick and drop e-commerce order fulfillment and part...

White Papers: Automotive
BCON+ High Voltage Connection System: Touch-Safe Bolt Termination for Traction Batteries

TE Connectivity’s new BCON+ high voltage connection system is a versatile, compact, robust, and touch-safe solution for interconnecting cell modules...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
NASA’s Robot Hotel Gets Its Occupants

A protective storage unit for robotic tools called Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS) was among the items launched to the International Space Station last December as part of SpaceX’s resupply services...

On-Demand Webinars: Defense
On-Demand Web Seminar: The Future of Manufacturing and Product Support in Aerospace/Defense

Aerospace and defense companies are experiencing a digital transformation that is leading to a period of exciting innovation. However, this also means they are faced with delivering new, more complex products to their customers faster and with...

Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will SpaceBok Someday Reach the Moon?

Our lead story today highlights the jumping space robot known as SpaceBok.

“We are at the stage where we want to go into more challenging environments: caves, craters, highlands, areas in which we would find water or other volatiles, or information about the geological history of a certain...

Webcasts

Upcoming Webinars: Electronics & Computers

OpenVPX Technology: The Future of Military Computing

Upcoming Webinars: Lighting

Driving Ahead of the Curve: Visionary Headlamp Concept

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

The New DIS ISO/SAE 21434: Road Vehicles – Cybersecurity...

Upcoming Webinars: Medical

Conformal Coating Protection of Critical Medical Technologies

Upcoming Webinars: Photonics/Optics

Alignment Strategy for Complex Part Geometries

Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Next-Generation Design for Heavy Equipment

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