Keyword: Control systems

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

In-space and planetary surface assembly for human exploration is a challenging domain that encompasses various technological thrusts to support human missions. NASA is developing autonomous assembly agents to...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

For many types of machinery and test equipment, there is a great need to perform basic automatic control functions, or even just sensor monitoring. Developing hardwired automation is...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Students designed important components for self-balancing two-wheeled robotic vehicle.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
To make robots truly see, you need the right software.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.
Articles: Motion Control
Drive and control platforms provide the vital protection of people and machines in automated manufacturing efforts.
Briefs: AR/AI
Artificial intelligence helps train robots to work together to move an object around two obstacles and through a narrow door in computer simulations.
Briefs: Motion Control
A system uses tiny magnetic beads to rapidly measure the position of muscles and relay that information to a bionic prosthesis.
Articles: Motion Control
Explore manufacturers and products in over 25 motion-design categories.
Articles: Motion Control
Learn about widely used communications technologies for motion control.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Servo motion control delivers powerful, fast, and precise movement onboard robots and for associated equipment.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Designers who must sense motor position, speed, or acceleration have a lot of choices, including resolvers, optical encoders, and Hall-effect devices.
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.
NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
The interface enables one person to accomplish tasks that previously required two sets of hands.
Articles: Energy
A comparison of passive and active supercapacitor charging methods emphasizes the need for a close inspection on power source and supercapacitor demand.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Learn about the sensors assessing and analyzing plant equipment.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
By consolidating tasks traditionally performed by multiple devices into a single, high-performing controller, manufacturers can improve operations.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Open source microcontroller technologies in industrially hardened form factors address critical applications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technique can be used by people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.
Articles: Lighting
Here's what you'll need to know when you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Robot-assisted surgery has advanced dramatically over the past decade in almost every surgical sub-specialty. Robot-assisted surgery is usually performed using surgical robot systems that...

Briefs: Communications
The newest PLCs can directly access Internet resources, much like a mobile device, to obtain information for improving operations.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Machine and system designers now have greater options in choosing a motor to meet motion control requirements.
Briefs: Connectivity
Software portal solutions can connect legacy control systems and field devices to the cloud.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Embedded Gas and Temperature Sensors for Extreme Environments

Innovative process control systems for improved efficiency and lower emissions in current and future fossil-fuel-based power systems and related applications require durable, embedded sensor technology that can operate at higher temperatures and in harsh conditions.

Articles: Communications
Sensing technology will help to transform manufacturing floors into the connected factories of the future.
Briefs: Motion Control
Researchers have developed a self-contained wheel unit that combines a wheel and an electric motor.
Articles: Test & Measurement

In the digital age, the measurement of rotation of a mechanical shaft on a motor or a rotating instrument knob needs to be done quickly and efficiently....