Keyword: Automation

Briefs: Energy
The technology is inherently safer and more energy-dense than today’s lithium-ion batteries.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Just like smartphones, the same trend of combining separate components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Your 2020 winners include a bacteria-repelling wrap, an advanced prosthetic leg, flash graphene, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This detector could help robots, drones, and self-driving cars avoid collisions.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These hands, with a large grasping force, enable safer human-robot interactions.
Articles: Test & Measurement
A panel of experts explains how robots are playing a larger role in manufacturing.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Applications include retractable covers and awnings, camera booms, and spacecraft and astronaut positioning.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Smart electric actuators not only enable fine position adjustments, but they also provide real-time feedback on the extent of those adjustments.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
RadiBond technology, based on nanometer-thin coatings, provides ultra-strong and ultra-tight bonding between metals and plastics.
Briefs: Medical
The mobile system could reduce healthcare workers’ exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This lightweight, portable garment is designed for active shoulder and elbow positioning.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This robotic finger has a highly precise sense of touch over a complex, multi-curved surface.
Briefs: Communications
The antenna is designed for use in extreme conditions such as outer space.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This method enables users to control their robotic fingers precisely enough to gently land on fragile surfaces.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The robot blocks jump, spin, flip, and identify each other.
Briefs: Energy
Adaptable automation reduces manufacturing time and costs.
Briefs: Aerospace
This versatile new material family could build realistic prosthetics and futuristic Army platforms.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This technology enables robots, electronic devices, and prosthetic devices to feel pain through sense of touch.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Tests show magnetoelectric power is a viable option for clinical-grade implants.
Briefs: AR/AI
MIT engineers are envisioning robots more like home helpers.
Application Briefs: Materials
With Nikon's Layer Thickness software module, comprehensive information about a specimen is obtained more quickly than if an operator is making all the measurements by hand.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This technology can work with multiple wavelengths of light simultaneously.
Briefs: Wearables
Fully integrated flexible electronics made of magnetic sensors and organic circuits open the path towards the development of electronic skin.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New collaborative robot-based vision systems are changing how manufacturers can inspect their parts.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
“EasyPass” would enable smart warehouses, automated factories, and more to operate without delays.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
By consolidating tasks traditionally performed by multiple devices into a single, high-performing controller, manufacturers can improve operations.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This mini robot improves precision and control of teleoperated surgical procedures.
Briefs: AR/AI
The robots could fly silently for covert operations and stay steady through turbulence.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Features include unusual color changes and high touch sensitivity.