Keyword: Automation

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5 Ws: Robotics, Automation & Control
A team of researchers at Cornell Engineering has developed a soft robot that can detect when and where it was damaged — and then heal itself on the spot.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers have been able to successfully teach micro-robots how to swim via deep reinforcement learning, marking a substantial leap in the progression of micro-swimming capability.
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Briefs: AR/AI
The model allows robots to ask clarifying questions to soldiers.
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Briefs: Motion Control
A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.
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Articles: Design
The products of tomorrow.
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Articles: Test & Measurement
The integrated measuring system (IMS) has demonstrated notable cost savings and improved design efficiencies in linear motion automation applications.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers designed a new type of soft robotic gripper that uses a collection of thin tentacles to entangle and ensnare objects.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A team has installed electronic “brains” on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size so that they can walk autonomously.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The new system learns directly from visual inputs to let a robot with a two-fingered gripper see, simulate, and shape doughy objects.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new robotic system fuses visual information and radio-frequency signals to efficiently find hidden items buried under a pile of objects.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Traditional time-of-flight LiDAR has many drawbacks that make it difficult to use in many 3D vision applications.
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Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
The platform was developed to democratize programmable matter; to make prototyping, innovation, and research with soft robotics incredibly quick and easy; and to enable researchers, designers, and makers of all backgrounds to unleash their creativity and bring their ideas to life.
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Briefs: Medical
The fibers measure subtle and complex fabric deformations.
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NASA Spinoff: Unmanned Systems
Aquanaut, built on lessons from NASA’s robot astronaut, will cut costs for ocean industries.
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Application Briefs: Design
Robots have been widely used in industry for many years, but cobots, or collaborative robots, are a more recent arrival to the market.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Researchers have taken inspiration from origami to create inflatable structures that can bend, twist, and move in complex, distinct ways from a single source of pressure.
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Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Roose’s Chocolate World, based in Belgium, is using an automated solution, “ChocoMatic,” that doesn’t break the bank.
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Facility Focus: Design
From artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and manufacturing to health sciences, robotics, and more, the Virginia Tech College of Engineering offers an advanced engineering curriculum.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The technology could be useful in manufacturing and assembly plants for sorting packages, or in any environment where humans and robots collaborate.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new general-purpose optimizer can speed up the design of walking robots, self-driving vehicles, and other autonomous systems.
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Briefs: Design
Interactive program aids motion planning for environments with obstacles.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The piezoelectric “meta-bot” is capable of propulsion, movement, sensing, and decision-making.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The robots will be challenged to carry out work too dangerous for humans.
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Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A team of engineers from the University of Glasgow led by Professor Ravinder Dahiya developed an artificial skin with a new type of processing system based on...

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Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Although industrial factories and processing plants have long been automated, it remains vital for human decision-making to be involved in operations, sometimes to a great extent. Automation in...

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The automation of additive manufacturing (AM) is limited and usually still requires human labor workflows, including the fundamental step of removing the finished object from the printer...

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Briefs: Design

Robotic assistants are expected to become increasingly marketable as caregivers; however, the external hard structure of current caregiving robots prevents them from establishing a safe human-robot interaction....

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Briefs: Imaging

Robots are good at making identical repetitive movements such as a simple task on an assembly line. But they lack the ability to perceive objects as they move through an environment. A...

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Briefs: Materials

A fish-inspired robot that can travel 26 meters through the air after takeoff could be used to collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments,...

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