Articles : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Air Force Research Laboratory

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, was formed in October 1997 through the consolidation of four former Air Force laboratories and the Air Force...

Briefs : Materials
Modified, 3D-Printable Alloy for Flexible Electronics and Soft Robots

Liquid metal printing is integral to the flexible electronics field. Additive manufacturing enables fast fabrication of intricate designs and circuitry. The field features...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Product of the Month: August 2018

Pepperl+Fuchs, Twinsburg, OH, introduced the R200 and R201 photoelectric sensors in a design that is suitable for specific mounting situations. Standardized IO-Link connection via smart sensor profiles...

White Papers : Automotive
Making Sense of Sensors

Today’s LiDAR systems are generating particularly high levels of interest and development in the automotive/mobility market. This new paper describes how design engineers for LiDAR system OEMs can choose the correct sensor technology for their application. It also reviews how to ensure the selection of the appropriate...

On-Demand Webinars : Electronics & Computers
Making Autonomous Vehicles Safe with Simulation

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and fully Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) are being actively developed across the world with their promise of reducing traffic fatalities, freeing up commute times, reducing congestion, and many other benefits. Before viable AVs can be brought to market, they...

Blog : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Scientists Find Right Combination for a Better Flow Battery

By introducing some new ingredients to the flow battery, Stanford University scientists are advancing a new way to store wind and solar electricity.

Question of the Week : Test & Measurement
A Role for Cell-Sized Robots?

Today's lead INSIDER story highlighted cell-sized robots developed by a team at MIT. The researchers say the nanobots could someday support oil-pipeline inspection or medical diagnostics. What do you think? Where Do You See Cell-Sized Robots Being Used?

On-Demand Webinars : Robotics, Automation & Control
Managing Big Data for ADAS & Automated Vehicles

Big Data is a both-sides-of-the-street opportunity – and concern – as vehicles adopt increasing levels of driver-assistance and autonomous functionality. Software and hardware developers are grappling with how best to manage the enormous amount of onboard data required for ADAS and autonomous...

Blog : Defense
Engineers Teach Computers to Detect Radiation Damage
Engineers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are teaching computers to quickly detect microscopic radiation damage.
INSIDER : Materials
Future Robots Powered by Light

A novel actuating material – nickel hydroxide-oxyhydroxide –can be powered by visible (Vis) light, electricity, and other stimuli. The material actuation can be instantaneously triggered by visible light to...

Blog : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers Ready Cell-Sized Robots for Inspection Tasks

Researchers at MIT have created cell-sized robots that may someday be used to inspect and analyze hard-to-reach locations, from oil pipelines to the human body.

White Papers : Automotive
Choosing the Best Ultra-Thin Corrosion Protection

You are looking for an ultra-thin coating which protects your components effectively? We are talking about the KL120 from Dörken MKS. The effective zinc flake system fulfils all requirements for corrosion protection, with the option of giving the components a stable black surface. Read all about...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Choosing Two-Leg Versus Three Leg Control

When an industrial application requires a thermal system with a large amount of energy, three-phase heaters are used due in part to the reduced current per leg as well as the increased efficiency of three phase over single phase. Logically controlling electricity flow to this type of heater requires a...

Blog : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
How Would You Use An Electronic Circuit Sensor Sticker?

Researchers at Purdue University and the University of Virginia have designed peelable electronic films that can be cut and pasted onto any object, offering new sensing capabilities to...

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
Understanding Radar Signals Using Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers

Designing effective modern radars is a difficult and demanding task. Tektronix provides the expertise and innovative solutions to help you meet the challenge. Learn more about how to see aspects of your signals that were previously invisible, and how to recreate stimuli and...

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