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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Robotic Gripper for Satellite Capture and Servicing

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The Less is More Approach to Robotic Cable Management
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Podcasts : Robotics, Automation & Control
Here's an Idea: Listen to the Story of Humanoid Robots

Some conditions are too dangerous, or just too mundane, for people.

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Piezomagnetic Material Changes Magnetic Properties When Stretched

Piezoelectric materials, which generate an electric current when compressed or stretched, are familiar and widely used; for example, lighters that spark when a switch is...

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Polymer-Based 2D-to-3D Transformable Surfaces

Technologies using stretchable materials are increasingly important. Yet, in general, it is not possible to control how they stretch with much more sophistication than inflating balloons. A method was developed that allows the calculated transformation of 2D stretchable surfaces into targeted 3D...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Novel 3D Printing Method Embeds Sensing Capabilities Within Robotic Actuators

Soft robots inspired by nature can crawl, swim, grasp delicate objects, and even assist a beating heart, but none of them has been able to sense and respond to the...

Articles : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Understanding Smart Machines: How They Will Shape the Future

Powered by smart machines, the new industrial revolution is changing how machine builders design, and how manufacturers operate today and in the future. To remain competitive and...

Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
3D Printing of Shape-Shifting Smart Gel

A “4D printing” method was developed for a smart gel that could lead to the development of living structures in human organs and tissues, soft robots, and targeted drug delivery.

Webinars : Medical
How Robotics Are Revolutionizing Rehabilitation

Robots are playing an increasingly important role in healthcare, helping people regain motor skills lost to injury. Examples include therapy robots that help injured patients regain their motor functionality, and stroke rehabilitation, through the application of advances in robotics and...

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