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
High Rate Pulse Ultrawideband Physical Layer Testing and Certification

Ultrawideband (UWB) is a radio technology operating in the unlicensed spectrum for near-field communications with low power consumption and low complexity at low cost....

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
How All-Software RTOS Machine Control Architecture Protects Machine Builders

Around the world, IntervalZero’s real-time operating system (RTOS) is used by a multitude of customers with prestigious brands in dozens of different industries...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
RightHand Robotics combines machine vision with an intelligent gripper design to make more adaptable robots.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The robot firmly but gently grasps objects as small as 1 millimeter in diameter.
Facility Focus: Manufacturing & Prototyping
WPI supports research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, cybersecurity, and fire safety.
White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
The Future of Autonomous Driving is Almost Here
How Artificial Intelligence, Digitalization, and Simulation are ramping up to enable validation of game-changing advances in autonomous vehicles.

Autonomous driving is changing the way we...

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
UC Berkeley engineers have created a lightweight and durable robot that achieves exquisite control and agility by modulating the electrostatic forces between its feet and surfaces.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects for picking and sorting or tool use.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A production-based X-ray solution performs product quality evaluation directly on the manufacturing line.
Briefs: Materials
The soft material demonstrates autonomous, heartbeat-like oscillating properties.
Briefs: Aerospace
The system uses infrasonic acoustics for weather monitoring and for drone or UAV activity.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These tiny aerial robots can operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
Briefs: Motion Control
Servo motion control delivers powerful, fast, and precise movement onboard robots and for associated equipment.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A robot could immediately alert a human of small changes in their surrounding environment.
Products: Imaging
Temperature transmitters, robotic tool changers, epoxy adhesives, and more.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The system enables robots to predict what their human coworker will do next.
Briefs: Materials
This system enhances processing via real-time, non-destructive defect tracking.
Tech Talks: Robotics, Automation & Control
Developing Realistic Scenes to Enable Virtual Automated Driving Testing

This Tech Talk examines how to design 3D scenes for simulating and testing automated driving systems. The designed scenes can be exported to most driving simulation environments. Also discussed is how to create a scene using RoadRunner and then run it in CARLA, an...

Podcasts: Robotics, Automation & Control
In this episode of Here’s an Idea, we speak to three researchers who are finding ways to automate surgical tasks, from suturing,to spotting tumors.
Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
The technology uses tactile sensing to identify objects underground.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The walking quadruped is controlled and powered by pressurized air.
Q&A: Test & Measurement
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The software could help reduce cost and waste for companies using additive manufacturing to mass-produce parts in factories.
Briefs: Aerospace
This software could also be used for indoor navigation assistance for the visually impaired.
NASA Spinoff: Unmanned Systems
The interface enables one person to accomplish tasks that previously required two sets of hands.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
The Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm) is a first-of-its-kind robotic technology.
Products: Connectivity
A new power supply from Bicker Elektronik has a backup battery that bridges power failures, brownouts, and flicker.
White Papers: Software
The Right Machine Vision System Software: Buy vs. Build

Hardware is the common first step in developing a vision system. However, without the proper software support, challenges will quickly mount. Any organization with a need for a...

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