Motion Control/​Automation

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Explore the latest developments in motion control and automation. Discover innovative advances from NASA and major research labs in robotics, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, PID controller applications, motor drives and power transmissions.

Blog: Electronics & Computers
Christopher Borroni-Bird and his team want to make an "e-kit" that provides a boost to wheelbarrows, bikes, and other non-motorized vehicles.
On-Demand Webinars: Motion Control
Zip Chain Revolution: Power Transmission Solutions That Transform Operations

In this 45-minute Webinar, a product specialist of power transmission components discusses a revolutionary high-speed electronic actuator designed to help solve process bottlenecks and unique applications that require a small installation footprint.

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
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
Process Control Significantly Reduces Cycle Time and Delivery Delays for Automotive Parts Manufacturer

Officine Meccaniche (OMG) manufactures high-tech mechanical parts and subassemblies for cars, vans, trucks, and tractors. Its extensive...

INSIDER: Medical

Medical sensing technology has taken great strides in recent years, with the development of wearable devices that can track pulse, brain function, biomarkers in...

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...

Products: Motion Control
Battery-pack test systems, data management, connector clips, and more.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Ewellix (Gothenburg, Sweden) has developed a planetary roller screw that's now on Mars.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Vibration-absorbing resonators could better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The tiny motors mimic how rock climbers navigate inclines.
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
The global interoperability standard supports manufacturing and manufacturing DX (digital transformation) in the digital era.
Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
Drive and control platforms provide the vital protection of people and machines in automated manufacturing efforts.
Briefs: Motion Control
The soft and stretchable device converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
See how COMSOL is supporting upcoming modifications to railway infrastructure in India.
Briefs: Software
In a collapsed building or on rough terrain, a robot could balance itself and move forward with just its feet.
Briefs: Motion Control
The technology could improve the control of prosthetic hands and provide a sense of “touch” for amputees.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Motion controllers, electric cylinders, cobot brakes, and more.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A system uses tiny magnetic beads to rapidly measure the position of muscles and relay that information to a bionic prosthesis.
Articles: Materials
Learn seven key design considerations for implementing electrohydraulic valves.
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.
Products: Test & Measurement
Laser-distance sensors, light monitoring, flow meters, and more.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Eddy current displacement sensors can make measurements in harsh Industrial environments, even where pressure, dirt, or temperature fluctuations occur.
Articles: Data Acquisition
These technologies provide a tantalizing glimpse into the future of manufacturing automation.
Facility Focus: Wearables
Today, Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering performs research in robotics, cyberphysical systems, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, energy, and other topics.
Briefs: Transportation
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
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.
NASA Spinoff: Materials
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.

Webcasts

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

The Art of EV Propulsion System Design

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Solutions for Automotive Interior Colors

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Latest Enhancements for ADAS Sensor Testing and Simulation

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Adhesives and the Future of Battery Designs

Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Using High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography to Inspect...

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Digital Solutions to Design Vehicles for Noise and Vibration

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