Motion Control

Motion Control

Browse innovative developments in motion control technologies. Find essential news, technical briefs, and applications used in PID controllers, servo motors, direct drive solutions, autonomous positioning, and motion-related components.

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

While the adoption of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and collaborative robots (cobots) has increased in logistics and manufacturing industries, mobile manipulation robots (MMRs) —...

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Del Costy, President and Managing Director at Siemens Digital Industries (Plano, TX), unveiled how the company is making automation easy with their first generative...

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Intralogistics solutions provider Kardex (Zurich, Switzerland) demonstrated one of the fastest order fulfillment solution per square foot on the market...

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Comau (Southfield, MI) debuted its new S-Family of small yet powerful robots at Automate 2024. The first two high-speed robots, with payloads of 13 kg and up to 18 kg,...

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

ABB Robotics (Auburn Hills, MI) is continuing the expansion of its modular large robot portfolio with the introduction of the new IRB 7710 and IRB 7720 that made their debut...

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INSIDER: Software

At Automate 2024, Denmark-based Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) showcased its latest MiR1200 Pallet Jack — an AI-powered autonomous mobile robot (AMR) solution...

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

InOrbit.AI (Mountain View, CA), a provider of robot operations (RobOps) solutions, introduced InOrbit RobOps Copilot™ at Automate 2024. This innovative technology...

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Automate, the flagship educational conference and tradeshow for robotics and automation professionals, has returned to Chicago for the first time in five years. The event...

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

AFORMIC (Duncan, SC) is showcasing its latest cutting-edge autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for flexible manufacturing and warehousing during the Automate Show. The...

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INSIDER: Power

WiBotic (Seattle, WA) is demonstrating its new 1kW (1000 Watt) wireless charging system at the Automate Show. WiBotic’s new platform will provide a larger class of mobile...

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INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Festo (Islandia, NY) introduced its newest generation of Cartesian-handling-system mechanical axes at Automate 2024. The ELGD-TB, tooth belt, and ELGD-BS, ball screw, axes feature an...

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White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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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...

INSIDER: Motion 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: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Jellyfish can't do much besides swim, sting, eat, and breed. They don't even have brains. Yet, these simple creatures can easily journey to the depths of the oceans in a way that humans,...

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INSIDER: Medical

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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Quiz: Software
Cobots are robots designed to work alongside humans rather than in their own space on a broad range of tasks. So, how much do you know about cobots? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
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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...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
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Drive Systems for Robotics & Automation

Robots are nowadays almost omnipresent, they explore other planets, produce car parts, operate patients, transport goods, work in hazardous environments or even support the agriculture industry by...

Special Reports: Software
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Robotics - March 2024

Read about the latest advances in robots for space exploration, healthcare, search & rescue, warehouse automation, and more in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs, Medical Design...

INSIDER: Medical

“Soft robots,” medical devices and implants, and next-generation drug delivery methods could soon be guided with magnetism — thanks to a metal-free magnetic gel...

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INSIDER: Medical

Scientists have long strived to develop artificial molecular motors that can convert energy into directed motion. Researchers at Linköping University have now presented a solution to a challenging...

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INSIDER: Physical Sciences

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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INSIDER: Physical Sciences

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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INSIDER: Motion Control

The lungs are one of the most difficult organs for physicians to navigate. They have a dense network of blood vessels, bronchi, and other critical anatomical structures that makes...

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White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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Top 3 Ways to Increase Your Positioning System’s 3D Accuracy

Discover fundamental positioning system design considerations that can be implemented to achieve micron and nanometer scale manufacturing tolerances.

Briefs: Nanotechnology
A technique enables manufacturing of minuscule robots by interlocking multiple materials in a complex way.
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INSIDER: Motion Control

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have furthered a new type of soft material that can change shape in response to light, a discovery that could advance “soft...

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INSIDER: Research Lab

Compared to robots, human bodies are more flexible, capable of fine movements, and can efficiently convert energy into movement. Drawing inspiration from human gait,...

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