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Design

High-Power Electrostatic Actuators to Realize Artificial Muscles

Electrostatic actuators are simple and lightweight devices that emulate human muscles. However, their usage has primarily been restricted to moving small devices since they...

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Test & Measurement

New on the Market: November 2022

New products on the market in November 2022.

Briefs
Motion Control

NanoGear Molecular Gear

Oscillatory and rotational motions of different parts are combined to pave the way to developing super-miniaturized mechanical devices.

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Locking Side Pull Hoist Ring

The integrated tool eliminates the need for manual operators or additional custom fixtures.

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Motion Control

New Products

Read about the new products for October 2022.

Articles
Imaging

Perfecting a Comprehensive Design Process

This article looks at two real-world applications in which machine vision and motion control work in harmony to solve different manufacturing challenges.

Articles
Unmanned Systems

The Distributed Extreme Environment Drive System (DEEDS)

DEEDS is made up of a highly capable avionic motion control system that is integrated with a modular mechanical drive system.

Briefs
Motion Control

Inflatable Actuators Use Origami Principles to Deform

Researchers have taken inspiration from origami to create inflatable structures that can bend, twist, and move in complex, distinct ways from a single source of pressure.

Products
Motion Control

New on the Market: October 2022

See the new products on the market in October 2022.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Humans in the Loop Help Robots Find Their Way

Just like us, robots can’t see through walls. Sometimes they need a little help to get where they’re going. Engineers at Rice University have developed a method that allows humans to help...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Artificial Skin Gives Robots a Sense of Touch

We tend to take our sense of touch for granted in everyday settings, but it is vital for our ability to interact with our surroundings. Imagine reaching into the fridge to grab an egg for...

Articles
Motion Control

Encoder Selection: Finding the Right Fit

Key considerations to keep in mind while selecting the best encoder for your application.

Products
Robotics, Automation & Control

New Products

New Products from the August 2022 issue of Motion Design.

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Improved Fixed-Wing Gust Load Alleviation Device

Gust load alleviation is an increasing concern for the design of fixed-wing aircraft with ultra-high aspect wings.

Products
Motion Control

New Products

RiPanel Online Enclosure

Rittal North America (Schaumburg, IL) announced the new RiPanel online enclosure configurator — making it easy for machine and control system design engineers to individually configure...

Articles
Motion Control

Smart Design for Pneumatics Proves Vital

While the U.S. historically has had much lower energy costs than in other parts of the world, today’s volatile energy market combined with the initiatives of many corporations to reduce carbon...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Joystick-Operated Robot Could Help Surgeons Treat Stroke Remotely

MIT engineers have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick,...

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Photonics/Optics

Ensuring Optical Fiber Alignment

Most optical networks have many fiber couplings and even minor losses at these junctions will produce significant signal losses that cause problems in data transmission. Precise fiber alignment at the optical...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

New on the Market: May 2022

Dual Locking C14 IEC Connector

The SG03DC from MEGA Electronics, New Brunswick, NJ, contains side locking tabs similar to the Raritan Securelock. It will mate with any standard nonlocking C13 Outlet along...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

New Products

Modular robot platforms, automated crane systems, motion smoothing, and more.

Application Briefs
Motion Control

An Omni-Directional Treadmill Revolutionizes VR

Infinadeck’s omni-directional treadmill debuted in 2018 when it provided Warner Brothers Studios with its prototype omni-directional virtual reality (VR) treadmill for the Steven...

Application Briefs
Motion Control

Stabilization Control of a Self-Balancing Robotic Vehicle

Students designed important components for self-balancing two-wheeled robotic vehicle.

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Motion Control

Crane Safety Equation

Crane operators at a construction site can be guided to safely and quickly transport heavy loads using an equation derived from studying the motion of a tortional pendulum.

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Electronics & Computers

New on the Market: March 2022

Smart contactors, an industrial edge platform, tiny engines, and more.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products

Test servo drives, robot monitors, AC motors, and more

NASA Spinoff
Aerospace

NASA Helps Drones Take Flight

At the height of the pandemic in 2020, amid stay-at-home orders, social distancing requirements, and uncertainty about how COVID-19 spreads, some residents of San Mateo and Contra Costa counties in California began receiving mask and hand-sanitizer deliveries by drone.

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Motion Control

Product Focus: Motors & Motion Control

Open Aperture Voice Coil Stages

Designed for closed loop servo operation, a series of open aperture voice coil stages from Moticont, Van Nuys, CA, include a standard integral quadrature optical...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

New Products

Motors, suspension arms, slit couplings, and more.