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.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

NASA Kennedy Space Center developed the Inductive Non-Contact Position Sensor for motion control applications. The sensor was designed to monitor the precise movements of an optical inspection system that...

INSIDER: Motion Control

University of Cincinnati researchers developed an autonomous robot that can open a door for itself. It uses an appendage on a simple motorized lift the robot can raise and lower to reach a...

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: Energy
Managing Pipelines of the Future Through Digitalization

Digitalization and Industrial IoT (IIoT) are major disruptive trends. Both will reshape how industries and companies conduct business and manage their assets in the future. Many...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Beyond Battery Cycling

As automotive battery technologies continue to advance, battery testing is a critical step in the process of bringing a vehicle to market, particularly for hybrid and battery electric vehicles. Lifecycling is an...

Blog: Transportation
A reader asks a simulation expert: How do you compensate for the interaction of rain or snow storms on lidar sensors?
Facility Focus: Software
The "ERDC" helps solve problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The third flight of SLS and Orion will carry the first woman and first person of color to the Moon.
Products: Motion Control
Infrared lens testers, fiber optic transceivers, spectral radiometers, and more.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Low-voltage DC stepper and servo drives offer space-saving options for applications traditionally handled by AC servo drives.
Articles: Materials
A vision-based control algorithm saves a quadrotor after the complete loss of a single motor.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
An off-the-shelf USB camera captures the shadows made by hand gestures on the robot’s skin.
Articles: Automotive
See this year's product designs from engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Incorporating semiconductor components, microscopic robots are made to walk with standard electronic signals.
Briefs: Imaging
This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items buried under piles and completely out of view.
Articles: Motion Control
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The e-kit promises to be a low-cost solution in the developing world.
Blog: Energy
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.
INSIDER: Motion Control

Future Army missions will have autonomous agents, such as robots, embedded in human teams making decisions in the physical world. One major challenge toward this goal is maintaining performance...

White Papers: Automotive
Get the Inside Story on Customized Sensor Solutions from Wells Engineered Products

Wells Engineered Products provides both off-the-shelf and customized precision engine management and power control products for a wide variety of vehicle...

Blog: Energy
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
Implementing Automotive Cybersecurity in the Supply Chain

Vehicles are becoming increasingly complex with many convenience, functional, performance, and safety features added constantly. Such complexity and multitude of features also...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Magnetic Encoders Support Stabilization Control of a Self-Balancing Two-Wheeled Robotic Vehicle

In the design of a self-balancing two-wheeled robotic vehicle, accurate high-speed measurement of angular rotation is a key requirement....

INSIDER: Wearables

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: Automotive
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...

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