Blog: Software
A team of researchers at USC is helping artificial intelligence imagine the unseen.
White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Direct Drive Motor vs. Rotary Gear Motor

For decades, geared servo motors have been one of the most common tools in the industrial automation toolbox. Offering excellent performance for positioning, velocity matching, electronic camming,...

White Papers: Materials
Metal Alloys for Stamping & Deep Drawn Part Manufacturing

Formability and deep draw capabilities are a huge concern for manufacturers and part-makers. Deep drawing requires annealed properties with a homogeneous fine grain microstructure and...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

MIT researchers have designed a sharp-tipped robot finger equipped with tactile sensing to meet the challenge of identifying buried objects. Digger Finger was able to dig through granular media such as...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

USC researchers unveiled a new simulator for robotic cutting that can accurately reproduce the forces acting on a knife as it slices through common food such as fruit and vegetables....

White Papers: Aerospace
Design Considerations for Harsh-Environment Connectivity

As humans continue to explore the depths of the oceans, the heights of the mountains, and the far reaches of galaxies, the technologies we use in these extreme conditions push...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Stumbles in Signal Processing: Oscilloscope Frequency Response

As electrical engineers move towards digital circuits with increasingly short rise-times, it is sometimes useful to remember that our test equipment is not always able to...

On-Demand Webinars: Medical

It’s a fact that 60% of a device's cumulative lifetime cost is committed in the concept/architecture phase. Breaking away from traditional trial-and-error product development can reduce...

White Papers: Aerospace
Evolution of the NanoRF Interconnect

SOSA is the future of standardization. The new military standards accelerate design, testing and upgrading. TE Connectivity (TE) has the SOSA-aligned products and expertise to support defense engineers....

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
New Frontiers in Dynamic Gesture Sensing for Automotive Applications

Automakers predict driver safety will improve when gesture and proximity sensing replace knobs and touchscreens for infotainment, phone, side mirror, climate, trunk, sunroof, and reading lamp controls. However, most gesture-sensing systems in today’s market are based...

On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers
Maximizing Power in High-Reliability Applications – Applying SWaP to Connectivity

This 60-minute Webinar examines SWaP (size, weight, and power) and how it relates to connector selection for high-reliability applications. It looks at each aspect in detail and reviews the implications that system designers must consider when selecting...

Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will ‘Air Power’ Boost the Use of Soft Robots?

Our second INSIDER story today highlighted William Grover and his UC Riverside team’s efforts to swap electronics with air.

Articles: Motion Control
Learn the differences between bipolar and unipolar motors, their driving methods, and advantages and limitations.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A new generation of long-life electric linear actuators has emerged to give designers more flexibility.
Products: Motion Control
Linear motion bearings, magnetic angle encoders, isolation valves, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These common pneumatic circuits can be used alone or as building blocks in larger pneumatics systems.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An OEM must think about how to build a machine that will work on any kind of power system.
Products: Software
Epoxies, reverse-engineering software, temperature loggers, and more.
Articles: Motion Control
Learn about widely used communications technologies for motion control.
Q&A: Semiconductors & ICs
Kristin Sampayan from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory found a fast way to switch high voltages.
Facility Focus: Manufacturing & Prototyping
WPI supports research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, cybersecurity, and fire safety.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Power Electronics - August 2021

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

Briefs: Motion Control
Oscillatory and rotational motions of different parts are combined to pave the way to developing super-miniaturized mechanical devices.
Briefs: Motion Control
This artificial muscle technology enables more human-like motion.
Briefs: Energy
A connection between electricity and mechanical motion in soft, rubber-like materials could improve robot range.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This below-the-hook device enables gentle crane placement to decrease the risk of property damage.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
RightHand Robotics combines machine vision with an intelligent gripper design to make more adaptable robots.
Briefs: Aerospace
SMA tube elements drive rotary and ring gear motion in compact, powerful actuators.
Briefs: Materials
The chemical process turns plastic into biodegradable chemicals for surfactants and detergents.

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