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Stay updated on advancements in mechanical components and mechatronics systems. New technologies in MEMs, fluid systems, and propulsion are driving breakthroughs in transportation, electrification, autonomous driving, and manufacturing.

On-Demand Webinars: Power

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The components that make up electric vehicle (EV) propulsion systems are critical to overall vehicle performance and efficiency. This 60-minute Webinar...

INSIDER: Information Technology

An autonomous spacecraft exploring the far-flung regions of the universe descends through the atmosphere of a remote exoplanet. The vehicle, and the researchers who programmed...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Mimicking the human body, specifically the actuators that control muscle movement, is of immense interest around the globe. In recent years, it has led to many innovations to improve...

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...

Quiz: Design
NASA plans to retire the International Space Station by 2030; its operations will be transitioned to commercial low-Earth orbit destinations. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the ISS.
White Papers: Materials
Download Boyd’s Solution Guide for Electric Vehicle Displays and HMI

As a leading innovator in Electric, Hybrid, and Autonomous Vehicle Solutions, Boyd’s guide covers the wide range of advanced materials and components that go into an EV...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Electro-Hydraulic Steering Solutions Explained

The decentralized nature of EVs gives engineers the freedom to rethink the design of steering systems with an eye toward reducing complexity, improving performance and decreasing maintenance...

Question of the Week: Propulsion
Tiny Robotic Crab Is Smallest-Ever Remote-Controlled Walking Robot

Northwestern University engineers have developed the smallest-ever remote-controlled walking robot — and it comes in the form of a tiny peekytoe crab.

Articles: Medical
A life-saving device developed by Vascular Perfusion Solutions uses compressed oxygen to extend the life of organs for transplants.
Special Reports: Transportation
Vehicle Electrification - July 2022

Innovation is happening at a rapid pace in the e-mobility space. Read this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Truck & Off-Highway Engineering to learn about...

Special Reports: Aerospace
Space Technology - July 2022

Read about a novel approach to space mining, an advanced propulsion system for hypersonic flight to Mach 17, how digital technology is fueling a new space economy, and much more in this compendium of recent...

Articles: Energy
Aviation is emerging aggressively from the pandemic to turn setbacks into comebacks.
Articles: Design
Envisioning smaller and more lightweight robotics, designers realized that cobots could be used for millions of assembly tasks now being carried out by humans.
Articles: Aerospace
As advancements in space exploration continue, more funding will not only help achieve scientific goals but also inspire the next generation of leaders in STEM, just as it did during the 1960s.
Articles: Aerospace

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University took an all-terrain vehicle on wild rides through tall grass, loose gravel, and mud to gather data about how the ATV...

INSIDER: Motion Control

Northwestern University engineers have developed the smallest-ever remote-controlled walking robot — and it comes in the form of a tiny peekytoe crab.

INSIDER: Motion Control

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Pennsylvania have developed soft robots that are capable of navigating complex environments,...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Fireflies that light up dusky backyards on warm summer evenings use their luminescence for communication — to attract a mate, ward off predators, or lure prey.

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A number of the engineers I’ve interviewed have taken their inspirations from nature. As one said to me, nature has been evolving and perfecting its designs over thousands of years — we should...

White Papers: Transportation
EV Battery Emulators Provide Realistic Conditions for Fast, Accurate Test Results

The battery is critical for all systems of an electric vehicle (EV) to function properly, but testing each component with a real battery can be impractical,...

On-Demand Webinars: Transportation

Standards such as ISO 26262 define strict requirements, processes, and methods that all stakeholders – IP vendors, sub-system developers, and semiconductor...

On-Demand Webinars: Energy

Transportation is the world’s fastest growing source of energy-related carbon emissions, accounting for 17 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2021. A new generation of...

On-Demand Webinars: Transportation

Electric vehicles (EVs) are driving the future of the automotive industry. Success in this fast-paced, high-voltage, high-power transition to EVs requires readily...

On-Demand Webinars: Transportation

Whether it’s electric vehicles, autonomous driving applications, or connectivity to the cloud, more data in the vehicle means...

Podcasts: Manufacturing & Prototyping
CTO Daniella Sladen and her team at Zulu Pods have created an oil-delivery system that fits in the palm of your hand.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

While the U.S. historically has had much lower energy costs than in other parts of the world, today’s volatile energy market combined with the initiatives of many corporations to reduce carbon...

Articles: Motion Control

Any manufacturing facility that uses hydraulics powered by conventional fixed-speed hydraulic power units (HPUs) has engineers and personnel who know all too well how large,...

Articles: Power

Decarbonization goals across the globe are leading to an increased adoption of electric vehicles. With electric car sales soaring, even the most successful...

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