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.

White Papers: Automotive
Opteon™ YF Automotive Refrigerant (R-1234yf)

Opteon™ YF (R-1234yf) is a non-ozone depleting, low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant that replaces Freon™ (R-134a) in automotive air conditioning systems without compromise to...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A robotic hand system was developed at MIT that can reorient over 2,000 diverse objects with a hand facing both upward and downward, in a step toward more human-like manipulation....

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers from Harvard University developed a new approach in which robotic exosuit assistance can be calibrated to an individual and adapt to a variety of real-world walking tasks in...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

An autonomous robotic rover, Benthic Rover II, has provided new insight into life 13,100 feet beneath the surface of the ocean. The data collected are fundamental to understanding the...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Streamline and Optimize Your Production Line

Conveyors are designed to move products from point A to point B and beyond. But how do you move a product while it is still being assembled, painted, tested, or all of these? What about when you...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Data Supply Chain for Data Centric AI

The pivot of AI/ML teams toward “Data Centric AI” means more attention on data quality, diversity, and fit for the intended purpose of training and improving model and system performance.

Blog: Transportation
A reader asks a simulation expert: How do you compensate for the interaction of rain or snow storms on lidar sensors?
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
A vision-based control algorithm saves a quadrotor after the complete loss of a single motor.
Facility Focus: Energy
The "ERDC" helps solve problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences.
Briefs: Imaging
An off-the-shelf USB camera captures the shadows made by hand gestures on the robot’s skin.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Incorporating semiconductor components, microscopic robots are made to walk with standard electronic signals.
Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
See this year's product designs from engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items buried under piles and completely out of view.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
The third flight of SLS and Orion will carry the first woman and first person of color to the Moon.
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Forget puzzles — In the early days of quarantine, Notre Dame professor and robotics engineer Yasemin Ozkan-Aydin used the time at home to put together robots.
White Papers: Automotive
3 Reasons Functional Safety is Important in Electric Vehicle Development

The HORIBA Functional Safety Team helps battery and fuel cell manufacturers, as well as OEMs, integrate electrified technologies into their vehicles and address hazards...

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...

Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2021

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in satellite and...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These technologies provide a tantalizing glimpse into the future of manufacturing automation.
Facility Focus: Unmanned Systems
Today, Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering performs research in robotics, cyberphysical systems, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, energy, and other topics.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
As the U.S. lands a craft on the Moon for the first time since 1972, technology built by Louisiana State University students will report back from the lunar surface.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & 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: Robotics, Automation & Control
Motion controllers, electric cylinders, cobot brakes, and more.
Briefs: Software
Artificial intelligence helps train robots to work together to move an object around two obstacles and through a narrow door in computer simulations.
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...

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An intelligent robot being uses A.I. and sophisticated navigation to find good peaches and remove them from trees.

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