Keyword: Materials handling

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
RightHand Robotics combines machine vision with an intelligent gripper design to make more adaptable robots.
Briefs: Materials
By reclaiming polymers in plastics, the process could cut down on millions of tons of plastic waste.
Briefs: Aerospace
The solution increases water recovery, prevents mineral scaling, and cuts the volume of brines in half.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
A NASA-developed technology for testing heat shields transforms garbage into reusable chemicals.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Thanks to its flexibility and adhesion, the biodegradable display can be worn directly on the hand.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

Innovators have developed an RFID-based system for sensing the angular position of rotating systems. The RFID-Based Rotary Position Sensor can be used as a position/orientation sensor or implemented in a...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & 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: Materials
A chemical process converts polyethylene plastic into a strong, valuable adhesive.
Briefs: Materials
The stretchable sensor has applications in environmental monitoring and healthcare.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This supercapacitor promises storage, high power, and fast charging.
Briefs: Aerospace
While this technology was designed for CubeSats, it may be utilized in any technology that utilizes a structural frame, such as drones.
5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
Users can take paper sheets from a notebook and turn them into a music player interface or make food packaging interactive.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
“EasyPass” would enable smart warehouses, automated factories, and more to operate without delays.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
For nearly 50 years, engineers in the electronics, aerospace, defense, medical device, and transportation industries have relied on Parylene coatings.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Low-power radio design is enabling new connected IoT products for consumer, commercial, industrial, and medical markets.
NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA’s LED lighting system enables food and other crops to be grown indoors in places like skyscrapers.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This cost-saving piping insulation has uses in refrigerated containers that protect food, medicine, and other perishables.
Briefs: Materials
An engineered surface treatment can reduce waste and improve efficiency in many processes.
Briefs: Materials
The coating can prevent the transfer of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and other bacteria in settings ranging from hospitals to kitchens.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This packaging provides protection for SiC sensors and electronics in harsh, hightemperature environments.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

A system was developed that uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to help robots target moving objects with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The system could enable greater...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

Although Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is being used widely for pallet and box-level tracking in the commercial sector, significant technology gaps remain for tracking dense quantities at the item...

Briefs: Aerospace
Fluid-Filled Frequency-Tunable Mass Damper

Innovators at Marshall Space Flight Center developed the fluid-filled Frequency-Tunable Mass Damper (FTMD) technology that allows for significant distribution of loads while also providing a simple mechanism that allows for the capability to change its frequency of mitigation with negligible impact on...

Briefs: Software

A new learning system improves a robot’s ability to mold materials into target shapes and make predictions about interacting with solid objects and liquids. The system, known as a...

Briefs: Wearables

Simon Fraser University and Swiss researchers are developing an eco-friendly, 3D printable solution for producing wireless Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors that can be...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Three-dimensional (3D) imaging applications are used in many different industries ranging from industrial pick and place, palletization/depalletization, warehouse, robotics, and metrology to...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Banner Engineering
Plymouth, MN
www.bannerengineering.com

Sorting parcels and packages prior to delivery is an essential step in shipping and handling. Order...

NASA Spinoff: Propulsion

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in...

Briefs: Materials
Transparent Test Patch Determines Food Contamination

A transparent test patch, printed with harmless molecules, signals food contamination as it happens. The patch can be incorporated directly into food packaging, where it can monitor the contents for harmful pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella. The new technology has the potential to...

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