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White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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Technology & Benefits of Advanced Inductive Position Sensor Technology

This white paper describes new and improved technology that offers engineers specific advantages in speed, accuracy and reliability over previous linear position...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
MIT researchers have developed a camera-based touch sensor that is long, curved, and shaped like a human finger. Their device provides high-resolution tactile sensing over a large area. The sensor, called the GelSight Svelte, uses two mirrors to reflect and refract light.
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Application Briefs: Motion Control
Plasmatreat recently unveiled a new plasma treatment unit. A key innovation with this treatment unit is that it uses XPlanar, a planar motor system from Beckhoff, to transport workpieces with high precision and flexibility.
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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A new type of ferroelectric polymer that is exceptionally good at converting electrical energy into mechanical strain holds promise as a high-performance motion controller or...

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INSIDER: Physical Sciences

Purdue University engineers have developed a patent-pending tool to make the manufacture of ultrathin semiconductors more consistent, controllable, and...

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Inspired by centipedes, Georgia Tech researchers have developed many-legged robots that can move across uneven surfaces without any additional sensing or control technology.

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INSIDER: Data Acquisition

A new system enables makers to incorporate sensors into gears and other rotational mechanisms with just one pass in a 3D printer.

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Videos of the Month: Robotics, Automation & Control
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Briefs: Materials
Made from 3D graphene foam, the sensors use a piezoresistive approach, meaning when the material is put under pressure it dynamically changes its electric resistance, easily detecting and adapting to the range of pressure required, from light to heavy.
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INSIDER: Medical

A new method of generating gaits for robotic assistive devices aims to guarantee stability and achieve more natural locomotion for different users. The method is being developed by a team at...

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Legged robots are very promising for use in real-world applications, but their operation in narrow spaces is still challenging. One solution for enhancing their environmental...

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Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The wire harness is changing as vehicles become “computers on wheels.” A reader asks how electrification impacts the wiring harness.
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Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Test servo drives, robot monitors, AC motors, and more
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Briefs: Communications
The suit can be controlled with a double tap to the chest or via an app.
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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers at Caltech have built a bipedal robot that combines walking with flying to create a new type of locomotion, making it exceptionally nimble and capable of...

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Articles: Test & Measurement
As more manufacturers implement robots, hand guidance tools and techniques will continue to expand in functionality and become even easier to use.
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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A robotic hand system was developed at MIT that can reorient over 2,000 diverse objects with a hand facing both upward and downward, in a step toward more human-like manipulation....

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
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NASA Spinoff: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
With a clever design by NASA, waiting for hot water could be a thing of the past.
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Products: Motion Control
Servo drives, magnetic angle sensors, draw wires, and more.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Emerging robotics technology may lead to better buildings in less time.
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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A Cornell University team has created microscopic robots that incorporate semiconductor components, allowing them to be controlled – and made to walk – with standard electronic signals. The...

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Briefs: Medical
A soft hydrogel, driven by an oscillatory chemical reaction, produces an autonomous integrated pump for microfluidic applications.
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Facility Focus: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NIBIB is committed to integrating the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care.
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INSIDER: Power

A new metal-air scavenger works like a battery, in that it provides power by repeatedly breaking and forming a series of chemical bonds. But it also works like a harvester,...

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Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Doctoral Programs student Ayato Kanada came up with his leech-like robot in a place you’d least expect it: His bathroom.

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Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
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Automotive Manufacturing - April 2019

Factories are getting smarter thanks to advances in robotics, analytics, simulation, metrology and more. To help you keep pace with the latest developments, we present this compendium of recent articles...

Special Reports: Transportation
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Connected Commercial Vehicles - March 2019

Trucks and other commercial vehicles are becoming smarter and more connected, moving rapidly on the road to autonomy. To help you keep pace with the latest developments, we present this compendium...

Special Reports: Data Acquisition
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ADAS/Connected Car - December 2018

Today's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connected cars are paving the way for tomorrow's automated vehicles. To help you keep pace with the latest technology developments, we present this...

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