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A Soft Robot that Crawls like a Caterpillar

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Mapping Gravity with Motion Control
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Scurrying Centipedes Inspire Many-Legged Robots

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Robots for Building Resilient Space Habitats

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White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
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Top 5 Things You Need to Know When Selecting Directional Valves

Choosing the right valve for controlling system pressure, flow direction, and flow rate is essential in fluid power circuitry design. This guide highlights the top five...

White Papers: Medical
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A Faster Route to Custom-Design Molecular Diagnostic Instruments

This whitepaper delves into developing molecular diagnostics instruments, emphasizing the advantages of collaboration with experienced OEMs using platforms like Cavro® Omni...

White Papers: Motion Control
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How to Design Self-lubricating Bearing Points

Wherever parts move against each other, lubrication is deemed a necessity. It improves friction and protects against not only wear, but corrosion and dirt as well. However, it has long been...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
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Automotive Test & Simulation - May 2024

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Truck & Off‐Highway Engineering, learn about the latest simulation and test technologies for ADAS, autonomous...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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The Missing Link in Efficient and High-Performing AWD and 4WD Electric Powertrain Systems

The Amsted Automotive Dynamic Controllable Clutch is an Electro-Mechanical E-axle Disconnect driveline system that efficiently engages and disengages...

On-Demand Webinars: Energy
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In the U.S., traditional manufacturing processes are being disrupted by various factors, including new technologies, incentives to onshore...

White Papers: Medical
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Robot Manufacturer Strengthens Global Reputation for Quality With Kontron Motherboards

Kontron, renowned for their embedded computer solutions, celebrates over 20 years of partnership with KUKA, the industrial robotics leader, to provide...

White Papers: Motion Control
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Explore the Advantages of Integrated Electric Linear Actuator Designs

Both traditional and integrated electric actuator technologies offer their own performance, reliability and efficiency advantages. Machine designers building systems in...

Blog: Transportation
The Communities Taking Charge funding opportunity extends access to electrification opportunities beyond existing Joint Office–supported programs to more communities across America. Funding is available to academic, non-profit, for-profit, and government entities for planning, demonstration, and/or deployment projects that drive innovation in equitable clean transportation.
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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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Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Whether you are manufacturing, inspecting, aligning or bonding, it is essential to have a fundamental understanding of precision motion principles to effectively engage with suppliers and choose one who will maximize your effectiveness. An ideal motion supplier will navigate your precision motion control journey alongside you as a partner who is invested in your longterm success.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A team of scientists has successfully created a new synthetic metamaterial with 4D capabilities, including the ability to control energy waves on the surface of a solid material. These waves, called mechanical surface waves, are fundamental to how vibrations travel along the surface of solid materials.
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Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new robotic suction cup which can grasp rough, curved, and heavy stone, has been developed by scientists at the University of Bristol. The team studied the structures of octopus biological suckers, which have superb adaptive suction abilities enabling them to anchor to rock.
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Articles: Medical

Complete this form to nominate a woman in one of six categories: Aerospace/Defense, Automotive/Transportation, Electronics, Manufacturing, Medical, or Sustainability. The nominee should be a...

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Articles: Electronics & Computers

The Women in Engineering: Rising Star Awards program celebrates and recognizes women engineers who are enhancing the engineering profession through contributions to the industry and society. The nominee...

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Our muscles are nature’s perfect actuators — devices that turn energy into motion. For their size, muscle fibers are more powerful and precise than most synthetic actuators....

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

The idea of injecting microscopic robots into the bloodstream to heal the human body is not new. It’s also not science fiction.

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White Papers: Transportation
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Hydrogen Fuel Stations Redefined by Emerson

As hydrogen fuel demand escalates, Emerson leads with solutions for quick, reliable, and safe dispensing. Our expertise over two decades in automation is showcased in our white paper, revealing how...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
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Electric Vehicles - April 2024

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Battery & Electrification Technology, learn about the latest advances in solid‐state batteries, electric drivetrains,...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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High Performance, Ultra-low-power Embeddable Accelerometers

Accelerometers play an integral role in condition monitoring programs that reduce unplanned downtime and maintenance costs. As industry shifts to wireless sensing, the technologies...

On-Demand Webinars: Transportation
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Today, OEMs and tiered suppliers face increasing pressure to swiftly introduce innovations in road and rail. With the proliferation of technologies and suppliers in additive...

Articles: Transportation
Automakers are increasingly focusing on the long-delayed promise of solid-state batteries. With no liquid electrolyte, these batteries can be lighter, safer (with reduced fire risk), faster to recharge, and more energy dense while still being able to deliver ranges of 600 miles (965 km) or more.
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Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
See the new products, including ABB Robotics' expanded SCARA robot portfolio, Bodine's gearmotors, the C6675 control cabinet Industrial PC from Beckhoff, and KEB America's DL4 series of brushless servo motors.
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INSIDER: Propulsion

Scientists from Hiroshima University undertook a study of dragonfly wings in order to better understand the relationship between a corrugated wing structure and vortex motions. They discovered that...

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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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ADAS & Autonomous Vehicles - March 2024

In this compendium of popular articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Engineering, see how advances in AI tools, software, sensors, chips, test systems,...

Blog: Power
Purdue University researchers are testing a patented Tesla valve-inspired injection manifold design that could improve the performance of rotating detonation engines (RDEs).
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Q&A: Energy
Prasad Kandula and a group of scientists and engineers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing a modular medium-voltage system to fill the existing gap between high-voltage transmission and low-voltage power electronics.
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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

BB-8 of Star Wars fame is known for its adorable beeps, dome-shaped head, and spherical body. But fighting alongside the Resistance is just one of its many talents. As this spherical robot...

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