Robotics, Automation & Control

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Access your resource for innovative automation technologies and applications. Find technical briefs and applications that play an essential role in today's age of automation in industrial manufacturing and medical industries.

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Data-Driven Development and Breakthroughs for New Mobility Technologies

Engineers are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to develop the sophistication needed for new mobility technologies, including autonomous vehicles. Deep neural networks and machine learning models and data all play an essential role in training and...

Special Reports : Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotics & Machine Vision - November 2019

Advances in robotics and machine vision are transforming the factory floor. To help you keep pace with the latest developments in industrial automation, we present this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Medical Design Briefs magazines.

Articles : Robotics, Automation & Control
5G in Manufacturing: What’s Here and What’s to Come
5G has the potential to provide connectivity for a range of different uses in manufacturing.
Facility Focus : Electronics & Computers
Facility Focus: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Filaments with embedded circuitry can be used to print complex shapes for biomedical and robotic devices.
Such grippers would be suited for human-robot partnership in assembly lines in the automotive, electronic packaging, and other industries.
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 : Connectivity
Smart Manufacturing Control
Today's advanced smart CNC controls allow manufacturers to optimize the manufacturing process right on the factory floor
Briefs : Green Design & Manufacturing
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.
Blog : Robotics, Automation & Control
A Soft Robot That Can Maintain Its Temperature? No Sweat!
Cornell researcher T.J. Wallin explains what's so cool about a robot that sweats.
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.
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.

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Collaborative Robots: Are They as Safe as They Sound?