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.

Briefs: Materials
Such machines, only a few tens of micrometers across, could be used in the human body to perform small operations.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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An engineering model of the VIPER lunar rover is being tested at NASA’s Glenn Research Center. About the size of a golf cart, VIPER is a mobile robot that will roam around the Moon’s South Pole...

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Cells are observed to “crawl” by attaching themselves to a surface and using these anchor points to push themselves forward (like crawling on the ground). Scientists have identified a different...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This microbot can walk on land, swim, and walk underwater.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Loosely connected disc-shaped “particles” can push and pull one another, moving together to transport objects.
Briefs: Communications
These stickers wirelessly beam health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing.
Briefs: Motion Control
An upgraded mini robot can leap over obstacles with ease.
Special Reports: Propulsion
CONEXPO/IFPE - January 2020

Coming to Las Vegas in March, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE are North America's largest events for the construction/commercial vehicle, fluid power, power transmission, and motion control industries. In this Special...

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Researchers developed a microrobot that measures a few micrometers across and resembles a paper bird made with origami. It flaps its wings or bends its neck and retracts its head via...

White Papers: Design
Safety First - the Position Determination and Checking Algorithms of the RESOLUTE™ True-Absolute Optical Encoder

This white paper gives an overview of the operation of the RESOLUTE absolute encoder and describes in detail the safety...

Articles: Motion Control
“Cobots” allow companies of almost any size to automate processes that were previously out of reach.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensing technology will help to transform manufacturing floors into the connected factories of the future.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A technology uses a combination of WiFi signals and accelerometer technology to track devices in near-real-time.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A synthetic skin enables robots to sense their own bodies and surroundings
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Researchers have developed a self-contained wheel unit that combines a wheel and an electric motor.
Briefs: Motion Control
The technology can be used in commercial motors, robotic systems, and hybrid and electric vehicles.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The ESA has commissioned its industry partners to design a new docking system called the International Berthing and Docking Mechanism (IBDM).
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The algorithm speeds up the planning process that robots use to adjust their grip on objects.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The skin could help rehabilitation and enhance virtual reality by instantaneously adapting to a wearer's movements.
Products: Test & Measurement
Actuators, Encoders, Gripping Tools, and More
Application Briefs: Motion Control
Salty air the Dutch city of Harlingen causes exposed metal parts to corrode.
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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory took inspiration from flying insects to create a miniaturized gyroscope, a special sensor used in...

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MIT and Toyota researchers have designed a new model to help autonomous vehicles determine when it’s safe to merge into traffic at intersections with obstructed views. The model uses its own...

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If you’ve ever tried to hold a camera steady for a long exposure in low light, you know exactly what happens: the camera shakes and the image blurs. The same can happen with images from...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
White Paper: Why Electromechanical Actuators are Increasingly Replacing Hydraulic Actuators

Hydraulic actuation has traditionally provided much of the muscle for the industrial revolution, but that functionality has come with a cost....

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have created a motion-powered, fireproof sensor that can track the movements of firefighters, steelworkers, miners, and others who work in high-risk environments where they cannot always be seen....

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

A perception system for soft robots was developed that is inspired by the way humans process information about their own bodies in space and in relation to other objects and people. The system includes a...

Products: Test & Measurement
3D-printing platforms, simulation software, transistors, and more.

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