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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers who develop social robots — ones that people interact with — focus too much on design features and not enough on sociological factors, like human-to-human interactions, the...

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Because they can go where humans can’t, robots are especially suited for safely working with hazardous nuclear waste. But first, those robots need to become like the humans...

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INSIDER: Motion Control

Before a robot can grab dishes off a shelf to set the table, it must ensure its gripper and arm won’t crash into anything and potentially shatter the fine china. As part of its...

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On-Demand Webinars: Test & Measurement
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Fatigue analysis is one of the most critical applications of strain gauge technology, representing a fascinating concept...

Quiz: Materials
No space habitat has yet been constructed beyond Earth orbit, but many design proposals have been made and aerospace engineers are working on new technologies to turn this science fiction into reality. Take this quiz to learn more about space habitats.
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Blog: Photonics/Optics
Researchers have leveraged deep learning techniques to enhance the image quality of a metalens camera. The new approach uses AI to turn low-quality images into high-quality ones.
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Tech Talks: Medical
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Getting unexpected or failing test results for any biocompatibility test can feel like the end of the line for a medical device. As a vital step in...

Technology & Society: Green Design & Manufacturing
UBC’s nature-based solution with locally available earthen materials could aid in building climate-resilient infrastructure.
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White Papers: Electronics & Computers
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Wi-Fi 7 - the latest Wi-Fi standard

IEEE 802.11be, or Wi-Fi 7, uses 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz as well as 6 GHz bands, whereas the current Wi-Fi 6/6E (IEEE 802.11 ax) uses 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz only. What this means to the end user is:

Faster Speeds:...

White Papers: Software
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21st Century Engineering, Are We Ready for the Journey?

The first step towards digital engineering and all its benefits begins with model-based systems engineering (MBSE), allowing us to build and optimize systems and components digitally...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
Researchers have demonstrated a new method that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and computer simulations to train robotic exoskeletons to autonomously help users save energy while walking, running, and climbing stairs.
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White Papers: Medical
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Beyond Science Fiction: Realizing the Potential of Robotic-Assisted Surgery

This white paper discusses the roots of robotic-assisted surgery (RAS), its milestones, how and why RAS is gaining the public trust and five key technologies for its...

NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wireless microphone array quickly, cheaply, accurately maps noise from aircraft and much more.
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5 Ws: Motion Control
A team of researchers at Delft University of Technology has developed a drone that flies autonomously using neuromorphic image processing and control based on the workings of animal brains.
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White Papers: Aerospace
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Simultaneous Multiple Gas Detection Using Photoacoustic Spectroscopy

Researchers from China have developed and demonstrated a simultaneous, multi-component gas detection system based on differential Helmholtz resonance spectroscopy with a...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
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Hybrid Energy Efficient Environmental Control Unit (ECU)

Industrial computed tomography (CT) is transforming the landscape of product development, providing engineers with a powerful tool to unlock new insights, streamline processes, and...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
A University of Pennsylvania team demonstrated memory technology capable of enduring temperatures as high as 600 °C — more than twice the tolerance of any commercial drives on the market — and these characteristics were maintained for more than 60 hours.
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Quiz: RF & Microwave Electronics
How much do you know about unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs)? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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Upcoming Webinars: Software
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To adapt to new customer demands such as convenience, safety, autonomy, and electrification, the automotive industry is moving to...

INSIDER: Motion Control

Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated miniature soft hydraulic actuators that can be used to control the deformation and motion...

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INSIDER: Medical

Scientists have created innovative soft robots equipped with electronic skins and artificial muscles, allowing them to sense their surroundings and adapt...

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INSIDER: Medical

At first glance, Rabih O. Al-Kaysi’s molecular motors look like the microscopic worms you’d see in a drop of pond water. But these wriggling ribbons are not alive;...

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White Papers: Materials
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Metal 3D Printing Fundamentals

Go from digital CAD file to metal part in one day. How?

White Papers: Design
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Multi-Energy Vehicles: Improving Efficiency and Accelerating Development

As the shift away from fossil fuels continues to ripple through the automotive industry, OEMs and suppliers face the daunting challenge of continuing development of...

Blog: Design
The soft-robotic prototype, driven by strong magnets controlled by a wearable external actuator, can aid patients suffering from blockages caused by tumors or those requiring stents.
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Podcasts: Manned Systems
Jean-Christophe Lambert, Ascendance Co-founder and CEO, joins the Aerospace & Defense Technology podcast to explain why the hybrid approach is essential to near-term development of electric aircraft.
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Quiz: Electronics & Computers
Programmable DC power supplies have many more uses than those that are just controlled manually. The output levels can be remotely programmed to meet system and application requirements, for example in performing equipment testing. How much do you know about programmable power supplies? Take this quiz to find out.
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White Papers: Automotive
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Finding The Right Precision Motion Components To Drive Automated EV Manufacturing Advances

EV production processes must satisfy aggressive throughput goals and automated systems are poised to address this challenge. However, specifying and...

Upcoming Webinars: Aerospace
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Today, aircraft manufacturers encounter various challenges, from meeting flame, smoke, and toxicity (FST) requirements to optimizing parts...

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