Keyword: Automation

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The system enables robots to predict what their human coworker will do next.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn the distinct forms that linear bearings take, and where the bearings are being used today.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Biobots based on muscle cells can swim at unprecedented velocities.
Briefs: Motion Control
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Articles: Motion Control
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Briefs: Materials
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The walking quadruped is controlled and powered by pressurized air.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The design could contribute to various applications in the robotics field such as smart prosthetics and human-robot interaction.
Technology Leaders: Internet of Things
Sensors play a pivotal role in solving critical business challenges.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These tiny detectors could record characteristics of light such as color, polarity, and angle.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
You may not be able to see them, but power anomalies that originate within your automated control system are costing you expensive downtime.
Q&A: Robotics, Automation & Control
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include portable aerospace structures and terrestrial structures such as cleanrooms and field hospitals.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm) is a first-of-its-kind robotic technology.
5 Ws: Robotics, Automation & Control
A research team programmed two robots — a humanoid figure and a robotic arm — to measure human physiological signals.
Briefs: Materials
Synthetic materials can mimic how living organisms expand and contract soft tissues, achieving complex 3D movements and functions.
Articles: Unmanned Systems
See how WiBotic — a maker of wireless charging and fleet energy management technologies — is preparing robots for the Moon.
Articles: Motion Control
In North America alone, the gripper market is worth roughly $100 million — and that number is expected to climb up to 5 percent each year.
Briefs: Aerospace
A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pneumatic technologies such as control valves continue to evolve, incorporating sensors, industrial network interfaces, wireless technology, and more.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new type of control system may broaden robots’ range of tasks and allow safer interactions with people.
Briefs: Wearables
Real-time health monitoring and sensing abilities of robots require soft electronics, but a challenge of using such materials lies in their reliability.
Briefs: Materials
The invention can become color-changing “artificial muscle.”
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Additive Manufacturing Automated Process Planning Software
The software automatically maps designs from CAD software to additive manufacturing to help cut unnecessary steps.
Briefs: Energy
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new method manufactures complex shapeshifters for soft robots and biomedical implants.
5 Ws: Materials
The battery can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new method of linking materials with unique mechanical properties could enable robots made of robots.
Application Briefs: Software
“The disruption promised by Industry 4.0 has already begun,” says Jason Melcher from the aerospace manufacturing company Ingersoll.