Motion Control/Automation

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Agile New Robot Takes ‘Roach’ Approach
Application Briefs: Imaging
Optical Bonding of Automotive Smart Surfaces
Briefs: Motion Control
Hydraulically Amplified Actuators
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Blog : Electronics & Computers
A Look Back at the Trailblazing "Manny" Robot – A Firefighter's Friend
In 1988, a team at Pacific Northwest Laboratories built a mannequin robot. One of the original engineers talked with Tech Briefs about his time making "Manny."
Tech Talks : Motion Control
Roller Guide Evolution: How Needle Rollers Are Improving Linear Bearing Performance

The demand for higher performing roller guides is increasing. This 20-minute Tech Talk discusses the evolution of roller guides and then examines how needle rollers and the latest innovative technology are incorporated into a new-generation design that integrates...

On-Demand Webinars : Motion Control
Smallest Precision Cycloidal Reducers

Design engineers may find that their ultra-low or no backlash flex spline reducer lacks torque density or the ability to tolerate torque shock. This presentation will feature the technical functionality, product features, and capabilities that DieQua’s miniature TwinSpin series of cycloidal reducers...

On-Demand Webinars : Robotics, Automation & Control
Connected Commercial Vehicles: Platooning, ADAS, Autonomous - More Than Mere Buzzwords

Platooning, ADAS, autonomous technologies – all these areas converge as the commercial vehicle industry looks to improve both fuel efficiency and operator efficiency while not sacrificing safety. This one-hour Technical Webinar from the editors of SAE...

Blog : Medical
The ‘Create the Future’ Design Contest is Open for Entries
Have a product design idea? The "Create the Future" Design Contest is now open for submissions until July 2, 2018.
Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: March 2018 Sensor Technology

Digital Temperature Sensors

The ProSense® ETS series digital temperature sensors from Automation Direct (Cumming, GA) now include a precision RTD sensing element, measuring...

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Gimbal for Steering Propelled CubeSats

NASA is preparing for the next generation of CubeSats that are propelled and will make directional maneuvers. The new gimbal mount provides a seat for the motor, and controls the position of the...

Articles : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Space Imaging

The term Space Imaging covers a wide variety of mission types and technologies.

Application Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
Hyperspectral Imaging – Teaching Robots to See

Hyperspectral imaging is an exciting and promising new technology. When combined with modern machine learning software and actuators such as robots, air-jets, or flippers, hyperspectral...

Articles : Materials
Technological Advances, and How Structural Adhesives Support Manufacturing

Exciting new technological innovations are making the planet cleaner, people healthier, food more plentiful, transportation speedier, communication more accessible,...

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