Like biological fat reserves store energy in animals, a new rechargeable zinc battery integrates into the structure of a robot to provide much more energy, a team led by...

On-Demand Webinars: Software
How to Perform Accurate, Automated 3D Fatigue Crack Growth Predictions

This 30-minute Webinar demonstrates how to use your own CAD models and FEA tools to perform accurate, automated 3D component-level fatigue crack growth predictions.

On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Next-Generation Design for Heavy Equipment

Heavy equipment manufacturers face new challenges every day. As the industry moves toward machines that provide zero harm, zero downtime, and zero emissions, there is increasing pressure from competition, regulators, and customers to meet and exceed expectations. As if that isn’t enough,...

A reader asks our expert: When it comes to autonomous vehicles, what’s best: Radar, LiDAR, or cameras?
On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
LiDAR Technology Advancements and Market Trends

LiDAR appears to be the fastest moving of all automated-vehicle hardware development efforts. By some estimates, there are more than 80 companies currently developing LiDAR for passenger- and commercial-vehicle applications, and many boast of having superior proprietary technology. After...

A new modeling tool from USC engineers generates automatic indicators when data and predictions from AI algorithms are trustworthy.
On-Demand Webinars: Photonics/Optics
Alignment Strategy for Complex Part Geometries

When developing a CMM measurement program, alignments are necessary to form a stable frame of reference for the workpiece to be measured. Non-standard geometries with complex surfaces, such as a jet engine turbine airfoil, can be aligned by using datum target points defined on a print or...

White Papers: Aerospace
Flame Retardant Epoxies and Silicones Meet Critical Safety Requirements

Used in aircraft applications, epoxies and silicones must maintain their primary role as adhesives or coatings while exhibiting resistance to heat and flame in...

White Papers: Automotive
Multicore Systems Management: Hypervisor or Multicore Framework

With increasing application of multicore to embedded devices, a number of important decisions are necessary to ensure optimal design. One such decision concerns the overall...

Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Are You OK With a Robot Taking Your Vitals?

The "Spot" robot, developed by Boston Dynamics, can measure skin temperature, breathing rate, pulse rate, and blood oxygen saturation in healthy patients, from a distance of 2 meters.

White Papers: Automotive
Achieve Alternative Fuel ROI in Less Than Five Years with ANG

Learn how adsorbed natural gas (ANG) can bring operational benefits for your fleet and pay for itself in less than five years. ANG is specifically suited to light-duty fleets and...

White Papers: Automotive
Using Built-in-self-test Hardware to Satisfy ISO 26262 Safety Requirements

Semiconductor content in today’s vehicles is growing rapidly and we are approaching the point where the value of the electronics is expected to exceed 50% of the...

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
With a Flash of a Laser, Microscopic Robots Move
A Cornell team developed paramecium-sized robots that can be controlled with lasers.
White Papers: Motion Control
Breaking the (Injection) Mold

Since its creation in the 1980s, 3D printing has evolved tremendously, with more printing technologies and material types available. Research shows that engineers in North America are optimistic about the future...

White Papers: Motion Control
Kit Encoders: New Technologies for a Dynamically Changing Market

Closed-loop motion control systems use feedback to ensure the precise positioning of mechanical components. Self-contained position sensors, such as rotary encoders, can do a...

Before delivery drones start carrying packages (and passenger drones start delivering ourselves), engineers will need to keep refining an unmanned aircraft's ability...

The reliability of critical components, systems, and devices takes top priority in today’s healthcare environment. With the continued development of highly sophisticated...

This high-strength material could be used to improve safety and reduce the cost of producing cars.
The robots could fly silently for covert operations and stay steady through turbulence.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Ultra-Sensitive Device Detects Magnetic Fields
The magnetic device is inexpensive to make, works on minimal power, and is 20 times more sensitive than many traditional devices.
Features include unusual color changes and high touch sensitivity.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: September 2020
Foam gasket tapes, data analytics software, ceramic tape, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Wireless “Pacemaker” for the Brain
This neurostimulator could deliver fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s.
Briefs: Materials
Liquid-Repelling Substance Works on All Surfaces
The new coating can eliminate complex disinfectant procedures for protective face shields.
The “E-dermis” will enable amputees to perceive through prosthetic fingertips.
NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Printed Polymer Makes Integrated Airplane Parts
In 2019, NASA engineers test-fired a 3D-printed rocket engine combustion chamber.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Automated Robotic Device for Faster Blood Testing
This technology provides rapid results, improving hospital workflow and patient care.
People who use sign language could communicate directly with non-signers, without needing someone else to translate for them.
The material was designed specifically for biomedical or wearable technologies, since sweat and volatile organic compounds evaporate away from the skin.

Webcasts

On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers

Helping HEV/EV Batteries Go the Distance and Stay Cool Under Pressure

Upcoming Webinars: Test & Measurement

Standardization for Automated-Vehicle Testing and Simulation

Upcoming Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Rotary Position Sensing for EV Powertrain Applications

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Best Practices for Avoiding Systematic Faults and Handling Random...

Upcoming Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control

How to Identify Good Collaborative Robot Projects

Upcoming Webinars: Transportation

Commercial Vehicle Electrification: Still on Track?

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