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Robotics, Automation & Control

Stay updated on the fast-changing advancements in robotics, automation, and control. Access the technical briefs and applications that are trending in AI, robotic operating systems, and machine learning.

Latest Briefs & News

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: February 2020 Motion Design

Encoder

The AI25 hazardous series AI25 encoder from Dynapar (Gurnee, IL) is suited for Class 1 Division 2 applications where a Zone 1 or Division 1 encoder may have previously been...

Articles : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Manufacturing Control
Today's advanced smart CNC controls allow manufacturers to optimize the manufacturing process right on the factory floor
Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
Robot Circulating Liquid Stores Energy and Provides Power
This robot “blood” stores energy, transmits force, operates appendages, and provides structure, all in an integrated design.
The flat structure morphs into another shape when temperature changes, enabling self-deploying tents or adaptive robotic fins.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Shape-Shifting Robot Uses New Locomotion Strategy
The robot is built entirely from smaller robots and can form a robophysical system that can move by itself.
These soft robots can be rolled up and carried in a pocket.
Systems of tiny robots could build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements.
Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Intelligent Microrobots
Such machines, only a few tens of micrometers across, could be used in the human body to perform small operations.
Cornell researcher T.J. Wallin explains what's so cool about a robot that sweats.
INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
VIPER Rover to Map Lunar Water Ice

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 looking...

A fun way to show the robustness of a soft robot? Swat it.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Helping Autonomous Vehicles See Around Corners
A system senses tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there’s a moving object coming around the corner.
This microbot can walk on land, swim, and walk underwater.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Modular Toolbox Builds Safe Robots
Various components are used to assemble robots that are more aware of their surroundings.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Particle Robot Works as a Cluster of Simple Units
Loosely connected disc-shaped “particles” can push and pull one another, moving together to transport objects.
Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
Microrobot Powered by Soft Muscles
This microrobot with soft actuators can crash, fall, and collide without being damaged.
Briefs : Motion Control
Robot Performs Complex Maneuvers
An upgraded mini robot can leap over obstacles with ease.
Blog : Robotics, Automation & Control
How to Fix Satellites — With Satellites
If a satellite breaks in orbit, there's not much that can be done. A professor envisions a new idea for refueling and repair.

Webcasts

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Using Simulation to Design Robust Adhesively Bonded Structures

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Electric-Vehicle Transmission Development and Simulation

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Thermal Management Crisis: Knowing Your Passive Solution Options

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IoT’s Role in Today’s Transportation Systems

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Testing and Inspecting 3D-Printed Parts

On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D Printed Metals Are Not All the Same