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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.

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White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Implementing Automotive Cybersecurity in the Supply Chain

Vehicles are becoming increasingly complex with many convenience, functional, performance, and safety features added constantly. Such complexity and multitude of features also...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Magnetic Encoders Support Stabilization Control of a Self-Balancing Two-Wheeled Robotic Vehicle

In the design of a self-balancing two-wheeled robotic vehicle, accurate high-speed measurement of angular rotation is a key requirement....

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Keyless Vehicle Access via Smartphone and Bluetooth Enables More Efficient Commercial Vehicle Management

Physical vehicle keys have the disadvantage of not always being where the driver needs them. This is often the case with commercial...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Ewellix (Gothenburg, Sweden) has developed a planetary roller screw that's now on Mars.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
In a collapsed building or on rough terrain, a robot could balance itself and move forward with just its feet.
Products: Motion Control
Motion controllers, electric cylinders, cobot brakes, and more.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Artificial intelligence helps train robots to work together to move an object around two obstacles and through a narrow door in computer simulations.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
A bulk metallic glass could slash prices of collaborative robots and lead to advanced 3D-printed metals.
UpFront: Robotics, Automation & Control
NASA reveals winners of a CO2 conversion challenge.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.
INSIDER: Motion Control

Modeling the mechanics of the strongest punch in the animal kingdom, researchers built a robot that mimics the movement of the mantis shrimp, whose club-like appendages accelerate faster...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Select the Right Interchangeable Pneumatic Actuator for Your Application

When your operation calls for a pneumatic actuator, you’ll find a wide range of products available from various manufacturers. But because no two applications are...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Connecting the Factories of Tomorrow - Today

With the rise of IIoT, production systems are driving toward a “seamlessly connected” future, in which all mechanical, electrical and intelligent interfaces work together as one complete...

Blog: Motion Control
An intelligent robot being uses A.I. and sophisticated navigation to find good peaches and remove them from trees.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Friction Stir Welding Industrialization for E-mobility

TRA-C industrie has written this white paper to present Friction Stir Welding applications to e-mobility: compliance with technical requirements, increased quality and productivity, and...

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
Professor Francois Barthelat wants to incorporate the fish fin's strong, flexible characteristics into robotic and aerospace designs.
White Papers: Design
The State of Product Development & Hardware Design 2021

In The State of Product Development & Hardware Design 2021 report, you’ll gain insights on:

Aspects of the product design process that need the most improvement How...

Briefs: Data Acquisition
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
UpFront: Robotics, Automation & Control
NASA Washing Machine Designs Go for a Spin

Right now, there is no laundry service in space.

Astronaut garments aren’t washed. They are put onto ships that burn up in the...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A deep-learning technique optimizes the arrangement of sensors on a robot’s body to ensure efficient operation.
Briefs: Energy
The soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces and climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The robot can walk, run, jump, and interact with the environment in synchrony with a human operator.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Applications include wearables, airplane cabin monitoring, medical diagnostics, and indoor air quality measurement.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Test & Measurement - September 2021

An automated CT system “sees” deep inside electronics to spot hidden defects...a NASA moon mission spinoff now monitors forest fire emissions...a novel way to test bonded structures in critical...

Briefs: Energy
This work could help severely injured people, such as soldiers, regain the ability to control their movements.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These tactile imaging sensors can measure pressure distribution without using pressure-sensitive materials.
5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
The durable soft electronics could be used in wearable electronics and soft robotics and could someday be part of a stretchable smartphone.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The approach could lead to more flexible health monitors, wearable devices, sensors, optical communication systems, and soft robotics.

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