Keyword: Automation

Briefs: Imaging
An off-the-shelf USB camera captures the shadows made by hand gestures on the robot’s skin.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Incorporating semiconductor components, microscopic robots are made to walk with standard electronic signals.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items buried under piles and completely out of view.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Articles: Propulsion
With the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft, NASA will return humans to the lunar surface.
Application Briefs: Lighting
To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
These technologies provide a tantalizing glimpse into the future of manufacturing automation.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
The global interoperability standard supports manufacturing and manufacturing DX (digital transformation) in the digital era.
Articles: Motion Control
Drive and control platforms provide the vital protection of people and machines in automated manufacturing efforts.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
In a collapsed building or on rough terrain, a robot could balance itself and move forward with just its feet.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Artificial intelligence helps train robots to work together to move an object around two obstacles and through a narrow door in computer simulations.
Briefs: Imaging
These tactile imaging sensors can measure pressure distribution without using pressure-sensitive materials.
5 Ws: Semiconductors & ICs
The durable soft electronics could be used in wearable electronics and soft robotics and could someday be part of a stretchable smartphone.
Briefs: AR/AI
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A deep-learning technique optimizes the arrangement of sensors on a robot’s body to ensure efficient operation.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces and climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The robot can walk, run, jump, and interact with the environment in synchrony with a human operator.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A new generation of long-life electric linear actuators has emerged to give designers more flexibility.
Briefs: Energy
A connection between electricity and mechanical motion in soft, rubber-like materials could improve robot range.
Briefs: Materials
This artificial muscle technology enables more human-like motion.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
RightHand Robotics combines machine vision with an intelligent gripper design to make more adaptable robots.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These common pneumatic circuits can be used alone or as building blocks in larger pneumatics systems.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn about widely used communications technologies for motion control.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The robot firmly but gently grasps objects as small as 1 millimeter in diameter.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects for picking and sorting or tool use.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A production-based X-ray solution performs product quality evaluation directly on the manufacturing line.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These tiny aerial robots can operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
Briefs: Motion Control
Servo motion control delivers powerful, fast, and precise movement onboard robots and for associated equipment.

Trending Stories

Briefs: Aerospace

Self-Healing, Recyclable, Shape Memory Polymers

NASA Spinoff: Materials

Nanotechnology Repairs Engine Damage in Cars

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Autonomous Robot Opens Doors, Finds Wall Outlets

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensing Hazardous Gases Can Save Lives

INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

Smaller, Cheaper, and More Dynamic Computer Chips

INSIDER: Motion Control

Non-Contact Tip/Tilt Sensor