Question of the Week: Aerospace
Will Rovers Find Life Below the Surface of Mars?

Our lead story today highlighted a hypothesis from astrophysicist Dimitra Atri. Atri believes that the sub-surface conditions of Mars could be home to organic molecules.

White Papers: Automotive
Selecting the Right Camera for Vehicles and Transportation Applications

With high resolution and wide dynamic ranges, miniaturized digital video cameras are being deployed for safety, security, and law en­forcement applications. They are...

White Papers: Medical
Superior Alloys for Innovative Medical Implant Devices

Precision rolling and shaping of stainless steels and special metals plays an integral role in creating life-saving medical devices. With industry-leading dimensional control, real-time...

Blog: Aerospace
Although life has not been found on Mars just year, a researcher from NYU thinks there could be life...under it.
Blog: Data Acquisition
A reader asks: How can self-driving car manufacturers guarantee safety when snow, ice, or mud impair a vision system?
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...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

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...

Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
Dr. James Rees is spending the time in his lab testing sensors made from bacteria.
Podcasts: Motion Control
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.
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...

White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
Status Update + Latest Innovations in High-level Synthesis, Verification & Rtl Low-power

Catapult® High-Level Synthesis (HLS) is hot in markets like Deep Learning/AI, Computer Vision, Communication (5G, IoT), and Video, just to name a few....

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....

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

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

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

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...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

Application Briefs: Motion Control

As an integral part of onshore and offshore drilling, mud pumps circulate drilling fluids to facilitate drilling oil and natural gas wells. Mud pumps stabilize pressure and support the well during...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This approach could be used to cost-effectively make soft robots and wearable technologies.
Articles: Imaging
When inspecting products for instance, machine vision is not only faster but also far more accurate.
Application Briefs: Materials
See how a system feeds plants, delivering about 5,417 gallons of water per hour.
Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
With the emergence of a new generation of ultra-efficient electronic chips, the Wiegand technology is showing significant promise, especially in the exciting area of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The gripper’s soft, sensitive fingers could enable robots to help with tying knots, wire shaping, or surgical suturing.
Briefs: Materials
Inspired by a coral polyp, this plastic mini robot moves by magnetism and light.
Briefs: Motion Control
Complex locomotion techniques enable the rover to climb hills covered with soft granular material.
Briefs: Motion Control
This technology can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips.
Products: Motion Control
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include absorbers, tuned mass dampers, harmonic absorbers, and seismic dampers.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new method manufactures complex shapeshifters for soft robots and biomedical implants.
Briefs: Materials
The device brings lithium metal batteries one step closer to commercial viability.

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