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Quiz: Connectivity
Office buildings use a significant portion of the world’s energy resources. Integrated building systems such as HVAC and lighting can significantly reduce that load. How much do you know about integrated building systems? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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INSIDER: Design

Researchers from NUS, together with industry partners Soitec and NXP Semiconductors, have demonstrated a new class of silicon systems that...

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Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
See the new products, including Kollmorgen's latest update to its AKD2G Servo Drive, Teledyne FLIR IIS's Bumblebee® X series, Emerson's Movicon.NExT™ HMI/SCADA, Pleora Technologies' expanded eBUS Edge GigE Vision software transmitter solution, Bodine Electric Company's 12 new AC inverter-duty hypoid hollow shaft gearmotors, Linear Servo Motor from Moticont, and more.
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Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See what's new on the market, including OnLogic's new Tacton Series of rugged panel PCs and industrial touchscreen displays; binder's M12 series of surface-mount devices; SINAMICS DriveSim Basic's new software solution; L. S. Starrett's latest Video System in its KMR Series: the new KMR-MX 200; and more.
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Products: Internet of Things
See the product of the month: The new multi-purpose ICAM-B charge amplifier from Kistler, which is ideal for use with piezoelectric sensors.
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INSIDER: Internet of Things

While the adoption of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and collaborative robots (cobots) has increased in logistics and manufacturing industries, mobile manipulation robots (MMRs) —...

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

“The problem with industrial automation today is that it’s very costly, said Etienne Lacroix, CEO of Vention, the Canada-based cloud robotics company. “It’s...

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Automate, the flagship educational conference and tradeshow for robotics and automation professionals, has returned to Chicago for the first time in five years. The event...

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Quiz: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
As more and more elements of automotive systems are computer-controlled, accurate system-wide sensors are critical for proper operations, whether in internal combustion, hybrid, or completely electric vehicles. How much do you know about automotive sensors? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.
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Blog: Information Technology
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gave birth to the Internet of Things (IoT), but applications of the IoT are growing at an uneven pace due to real-world constraints beyond the capabilities of the technology.
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Quiz: Data Acquisition
The industrial internet of things (IIoT) is the result of an evolution of technology that started with the invention of the programmable logic controller (PLC) in 1968. It has blossomed in recent years with the incorporation of artificial intelligence and advanced networking protocols. How much do you think you know about the IIoT? Try this quiz to check your knowledge.
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Quiz: Electronics & Computers
How much do you know about the status of 6G wireless networking technology? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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INSIDER: Data Acquisition

A new system that brings together real-world sensing and virtual reality would make it easier for building maintenance personnel to identify and fix issues in...

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Products: Photonics/Optics
See the product of the month: 2Pi Optics' high-resolution fisheye sensor based on optical metalens technology.
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Products: Electronics & Computers
See the products of the year: The Talaria TWO Module Ultra-Low Power Wi-Fi optimized solution for cloud-connected IP video IoT devices by InnoPhase IoT; Hexagon's Elements, simulation software to better understand the increasingly complex behavior of systems in modern products; and Nexa3D's highest throughput additive production system, the QLS 820.
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Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
See the products of tomorrow, including: a new wireless smart textile technology that can boost hand mobility of stroke patients, a metal-free magnetic gel, and a new fuel cell that harvests energy from microbes living in dirt.
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Products: Imaging
See what's new on the market, including igus' two- and four-hole fixed flange bearings; FixtureBuilder 3D fixture-modelling software from Renishaw; XENON Corporation's X-1100/2x Pulsed Light Research System; Rad Source NDT's NDT 1000 X-ray Inspection System; and more.
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Quiz: Medical
PoE is growing ever more powerful and useful. As IoT, automation, smart devices, and connectivity become more ubiquitous, new applications are continuing to expand. Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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Quiz: Data Acquisition
One of the benefits of modern digital technology is that industrial maintenance can be done in a more efficient way than ever before, by using a process called predictive maintenance (PdM). See how much you understand about it — take this quiz.
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Blog: AR/AI
Software is a key component of automation, and with AI, software developers will be able to create more customized and optimized solutions for various tasks and challenges.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Moving robots demands a lot of energy, and batteries, the typical power source, limit lifetime and raise environmental concerns. Researchers at the University of Washington have now created MilliMobile, a tiny, self-driving robot powered only by surrounding light or radio waves.
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White Papers: Internet of Things
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Modern Edge Computing Accelerates Smart Manufacturing Initiatives for Discrete Manufacturers

Want to enhance productivity and drive reliable, efficient operations with less cost and less risk? Learn how to overcome the challenges of...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Moving to a smarter manufacturing industry requires new technologies, including initiatives such as TSN for using Ethernet in real-time control applications.
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Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Industrial Internet of Things — sharing, collecting, and analyzing information across a complete manufacturing enterprise — can significantly enhance the bottom line. Not only in monetary terms but also in the quality and reliability of the products and the ability to deliver them on time.
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Articles: Information Technology
Devices to remotely monitor patients’ health have been around for more than 20 years, but their use is rapidly expanding now. As networking technologies such as LoRaWAN are maturing, and artificial intelligence is being embedded in “smart” sensors, the medical device industry is motivated to take advantage.
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Articles: Internet of Things
Autonomous mobile robots are one of the most exciting technologies in the robotics and automation sector. How important is the integration between the hardware and software? How will AI influence the next generation of AMRs? Tech Briefs posed these questions to five industry experts to garner their views on the current status and future outlook for AMRs.
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Blog: Connectivity
The technique has enabled, for the first time, imaging the English alphabet through walls with Wi-Fi, a task once deemed too difficult.
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Blog: Connectivity
The connected factory has a lot to offer, but getting it from the minds of the designers to a working system on the shop floor is not a simple process.
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