Keyword: Motion Detectors

Sensors/​Data Acquisition

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Application Briefs: Propulsion
Eddy current displacement sensors can make measurements in harsh Industrial environments, even where pressure, dirt, or temperature fluctuations occur.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A triboelectric generator made of flexible circuit boards creates electricity when the wearer moves.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects for picking and sorting or tool use.
Products: Motion Control
Encoders, quick disconnects, automation systems, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
MEMS sensors have been around for a long time, but requests from the market for new applications are driving upgrades in the technology.
Briefs: Aerospace

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center developed designs for two micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) motion and position sensors: a single-axis accelerometer and a gyroscope....

Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2021

A microwave radiation sensor offers 100,000 times greater sensitivity...Nature-inspired sensors help autonomous machines to see better...New accelerometers aid the development of Electric Vertical...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A research team from National University of Singapore (NUS) has taken a first step towards improving the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms by developing a new range of...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A stretchable system can harvest energy from human breathing and motion.
Briefs: Materials
This system can track the motion of the entire body with a small sensory network.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Applications include aiding patients with impaired hand muscle strength and in manufacturing for operating tools for extended periods of time.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

For planned robotic and crewed missions to the Moon and Mars, NASA is developing and testing precise landing and hazard-avoidance technologies. A combination of laser sensors, a camera, a high-speed...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New software from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) wants to predict all traffic possibilities, so that self-driving vehicles will never get into accidents.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This method provides a key step toward quantum computers, sensors, and distributed quantum information.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart sensors for hazardous areas monitor essential assets, such as motors and pumps.
Products: Test & Measurement
Safety-critical MEMS, absolute pressure sensors, thermal imaging cameras, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new type of motion capture technology accurately tracks an athlete during the push start phase of performance.
Briefs: Transportation
University of Colorado researchers have described a new silicon chip that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.
INSIDER: Medical

In a potential breakthrough in wearable sensing technology, researchers from Cornell and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have designed a wrist- mounted device that continuously tracks...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This technology shows potential for the detection of subtle human motions and the real-time monitoring of body postures for healthcare applications.
Briefs: Motion Control
Combined muscles and sensors made from soft materials allow for adaptable robots.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Small Accurate Temperature Sensor

Würth Elektronik (Waldenburg, Germany) is introducing a 2.0 × 2.0 × 0.5 mm temperature sensor. Its accuracy in the measuring range of -40 to 125°C is...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Inside their boots, firefighters’ have advanced insoles with sensors that make it possible for emergency operations commanders to follow the firefighters’ exact...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Thumbtack-Sized Distance and Motion Sensor Serves as Pocket Radar

Today’s parking assistant systems enable drivers to safely park their cars even in the narrowest of gaps. Such sophisticated parking aids – as well as manufacturing robots – that require millimeter-precision control rely on precise all-around radar distance measurement....

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