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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.

This technology could help control driverless cars and automated warehouses.
Square trusses replace round for enhanced strength and robotics compatibility.
As advancements in technology continue to define how pneumatic or electromechanical linear devices lift, move, or place a load, the requirements of excellent closed-loop positioning and accuracy greatly increase
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Reimagining Robotics in a Connected World
Manufacturers are beginning to realize the same benefits by cloud-connecting their equipment and processes on the shop floor.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
PLCs Directly Access Internet Information
The newest PLCs can directly access Internet resources, much like a mobile device, to obtain information for improving operations.
Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Mechanical Controller for Robot-Assisted Surgery

Robot-assisted surgery has advanced dramatically over the past decade in almost every surgical sub-specialty. Robot-assisted surgery is usually performed using surgical robot systems that...

Facility Focus: Test & Measurement
Facility Focus: California Institute of Technology
See some of the world-changing tools and technologies launched by Caltech scientists, from earthquake monitoring to helping the blind see.
These materials can be used in soft robotics, self-healing electronics, and medical devices.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robot Draws Blood and Inserts Catheters

Rutgers University engineers have created a tabletop device that can draw blood or insert catheters to deliver fluids and drugs. The device can accurately pinpoint blood vessels, improving success...

On-Demand Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control
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...

Massive manufacturing bots have evolved into something new — collaborative robots.
White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
What Automotive Engineers and Developers Need to Know About Thermal Imaging

The FLIR Thermal for ADAS and AV solution briefs provide a comprehensive introduction to thermal imaging technology for automotive engineers and developers. From why...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
The Critical Role of Data in Automotive Innovation

Data is crucial for every stage of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving development and has become a key differentiator in an industry undergoing significant...

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
The Next Mars Rover Name? 'Perseverance'
The new Mars Rover Name is Perseverance, thanks to a suggestion from Virginia 7th grader Alex Mather.
White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Hyundai Kefico Improves Test Time by 15 Percent

Hyundai Kefico needed to meet manufacturing test deadlines for increasingly complex powertrain electronic control units (ECUs) with over 200 pins and 20,000 test steps, while staying...

The new arm design enables unmanned aerial vehicles to fly in windy conditions.
The device retrains patients with spinal cord injury to sit more stably and gain an expanded active sitting workspace.
This technology could impact new directions in robotics design.
White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Special Requirements Call for Custom Coupling Solutions

Design engineers see the most efficient and reliable solutions to their applications. While often times, standard products are ideal, there are also instances when an application...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
The cMT-CTRL01 IIoT PLC

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is both the present and future of manufacturing. Part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0, IIoT utilizes smart machines and real-time analysis. IIoT is a...

See what the SuperCam will do when it arrives on Mars in 2021.
White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Ways to Increase Productivity with ‘Smart’ Systems

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) like the Festo Motion Terminal promise to increase production, simplify value chain processes and future-proof plants. In a new white paper, we explore...

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.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Multimaterial Fiber “Ink” for 3D-Printed Devices
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: Electronics & Computers
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: Robotics, Automation & Control
Smart Manufacturing Control
Today's advanced smart CNC controls allow manufacturers to optimize the manufacturing process right on the factory floor

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