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Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
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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...

Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
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Space Technology - November 2023

Read about NASA's plans for future Mars exploration, ultrafast laser-based space communications, new strategies for cleaning up orbital debris, and much more in this compendium of recent articles from the...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Anyone who has ever tried to pack a family-sized amount of luggage into a sedan-sized trunk knows this is a hard problem. Robots struggle with dense packing tasks, too.

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Special Reports: Energy
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Robotics - October 2023

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

Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Since its introduction, dozens of steel mills — ranging from hot to cold and bar to sheet — have recognized the benefits of incorporating INSTAclamp Lock Rings into their operations. Despite a redesign with a new material, the product is not restricted by which mill types it can operate within.
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Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See the new products, including PI's custom air-bearing motion systems, Kollmorgen’s multi-axis servo systems, HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION's EnDat 3 encoder interface, Nexen Group's new line of Rotary Indexers, and more.
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Special Reports: Defense
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Test & Measurement - September 2023

In this new report from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, you'll meet the NASA Mars rover's digital twin, discover how 3D scanning is becoming a key weapon for mil/aero...

INSIDER: Materials

A new type of ferroelectric polymer that is exceptionally good at converting electrical energy into mechanical strain holds promise as a high-performance motion controller or...

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Products: Motion Control
Motion Design’s 2023 Guide to Motors provides a comprehensive list of today’s top manufacturers in many technology fields.
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INSIDER: Nanotechnology

Purdue University engineers have developed a patent-pending tool to make the manufacture of ultrathin semiconductors more consistent, controllable, and...

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Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
As manufacturing automation rapidly advances, conveyors are not only being used for transportation but also accurate material (or product) placement.
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Articles: Motion Control
Automate, to be held from May 22-25 in Detroit, MI, will provide attendees the latest in cutting-edge robotics, vision, artificial intelligence, motion control, and more.
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Products: Design
See the new products for April 2023, including combustion valves, a linear motion system, an autonomous mobile robot, and more.
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Blog: Energy
The all-terrain walking mech’s aim is to give humans the size and strength of giants. It does just that — times 50.
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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Some 30,000 people in the U.S. are affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a neurodegenerative condition that damages cells in...

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Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
A study has perhaps solved the wind-turbine issue of causing harm to bats.
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Briefs: Motion Control
This mechanism improves rotordynamic stability in turbomachinery.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.
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Briefs: Aerospace
A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.
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Articles: Design
The products of tomorrow.
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INSIDER: Design

Combustion engines, propellors, and hydraulic pumps are examples of fluidic devices — instruments that utilize fluids to perform certain functions, such as generating power...

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Articles: Test & Measurement
The integrated measuring system (IMS) has demonstrated notable cost savings and improved design efficiencies in linear motion automation applications.
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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Programming a robot for small series production activities with great diversity involves many trajectories, which is time-consuming.
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Products: Design
The new products for December 2022, including a micro-sized servo drive, HVAC drives, the LogiDrive system, and more.
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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Electrostatic actuators are simple and lightweight devices that emulate human muscles. However, their usage has primarily been restricted to moving small devices since they...

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Products: Energy
New products on the market in November 2022, including automotive relay, power inductors, RFID Read/Write modules, and more.
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Briefs: Motion Control
Oscillatory and rotational motions of different parts are combined to pave the way to developing super-miniaturized mechanical devices.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The integrated tool eliminates the need for manual operators or additional custom fixtures.
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