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Robotics, Automation & Control

Assembler Robots to Eventually Build Nearly Anything

MIT researchers have made significant progress toward creating robots that could build nearly anything, including objects much larger than themselves — buildings, vehicles, or...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

A Lesson in Soft Robotics

Soft robotics engineer Jim Neilan and mechanical engineering intern Anthony Dempsey explain the benefits of soft robotics in human spaceflight and some of the skills that make for a good soft robotics...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Robotics Controlled by Bursts of Air

Robotics researchers, engineers, and materials scientists from Rice University and Harvard University proved it possible to make programmable, nonelectronic circuits that control the actions of...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Video Tutorial on Ball-Detent Safety Couplings

Learn about the inner workings of mechanical torque limiters Torque overload is mechanical. Take a closer look at the how and why of preloaded ball-detent safety couplings, and how they...

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Motion Control

Test Your Knowledge About Automated Automobiles

See how much you know about automated automobiles.

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Design

Gripper Robot Can Grasp Objects from Very Fine to Large

The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) announced that it has developed a gripper capable of all gripping movements, inspired by elephant trunks. It mimics how...

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Design

Tentacle Robot Can Gently Grasp Fragile Objects

If you’ve ever played the claw game at an arcade, you know how hard it is to grab and hold onto objects using robotic grippers. Imagine how much more nerve-wracking that game would be if,...

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Motion Control

The Burrowing Mole Crab Robot

The unassuming Pacific mole crab, Emerita analoga, is about to make some waves. UC Berkeley researchers have debuted a unique robot inspired by this burrowing crustacean that may someday help evaluate the...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Leading Sensor Technology for Machine Monitoring

Eddy current sensors belong to the group of inductive displacement sensors and are ideal for industrial applications. Eddy current sensors are ideal for monitoring machinery and equipment...

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Manned Systems

Autonomous Black Hawk® Flies Missions Without Pilots on Board

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have successfully demonstrated to the U.S. Army for the first time how an...

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Electronics & Computers

Introducing the 2022 CTF Design Contest Grand Prize Winner

FlowIO is a fully integrated, miniature pneumatic development platform for actuation, sensing, and control of soft robotics and programmable materials. The platform was...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environments

A University of Washington safety operator monitors a RACER Fleet Vehicle as it autonomously traverses a course at Fort Irwin.

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Motion Control

Easing Industrial-Grade Ethernet Implementation

Equipment and test system designers need Ethernet devices that outperform consumer-grade components, while remaining easy to use.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Using Metrology to Measure and Enhance the Performance of a Positioning System

Conducting motion metrology is a critical step in understanding the performance of a motorized positioning system. In this white paper you will learn what...

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Imaging

Automotive Test & Simulation - November 2022

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering magazine, learn about the latest simulation and test technologies for ADAS, EV batteries, NVH, vehicle cybersecurity, and...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Medical Robotics - November 2022

"Millirobots" swimming in your bloodstream...soft robots you can print on demand...cobots hard at work in the test lab. Read about these and other innovative technologies in this compendium of recent articles...

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Materials

Additive Manufacturing - November 2022

AM/3D Printing is fundamentally changing how products are prototyped and produced in aerospace, medical, electronics, and many other fields. To help you keep pace with the latest advances, we present...

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Design

Volvo Leads the Shift to ‘Driver Understanding’

Volvo started teasing out some of the details of its all-electric replacement for the XC90 SUV, dubbed the EX90.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Nanoprecise Distance and Thickness Measurements

The white light interferoMETERs are optimized for industrial use and enable measurements of the smallest details such as structures on semiconductors and electronic components. The...

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Automotive

Your Quick Guide to Customizing Access Hardware

Locks, Latches and Hinges play a critical role in the life and function of your application. Whether designing an industrial cabinet, electrical cabinet or data cabinet, your choice should...

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Software

How is AI Transforming Manufacturing?

Artificial intelligence (AI) adoption is gradually increasing across industries. How much do you know about AI in manufacturing? Take this quiz to find out.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Robots Walk Autonomously Via Microscopic Brains

Engineers have installed tiny electronic “brains” on solar-powered robots so that the machines can walk autonomously, sans external control.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Robots One Step Closer to Learning Like Humans

Watch how University of Michigan researchers use a new data augmentation-based method to train robots how to learn faster like humans.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Metal Alloy Solutions for Automotive Applications

Advances in automotive engineering demand precision alloys as innovative as their applications. From airbag systems and sensors to engine components and other stamped parts, fabricators must...

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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...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Meet 'GTGraffiti,' The Graffiti-Painting Robot

Graduate students at the Georgia Institute of Technology have built a first ever graffiti-painting robot. See how 'GTGraffiti' uses motion capture tech to mimic the fluidity of human...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

ACRYLITE® Creates Striking Illuminated Details in the Interiors of the New SEAT Ibiza and SEAT Arona

Spanish car manufacturer SEAT gave its popular Ibiza compact car and Arona compact SUV models a facelift in 2021. The most striking changes...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Space to Sea: An Underwater Robot Takes a Deep Dive

Aquanaut, built on lessons from NASA’s robot astronaut, will cut costs for ocean industries.

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Lighting Technology

Glow-in-the-Dark Algae May Be Ideal for Soft Robots

Engineers developed soft devices containing algae that glow when under mechanical stress —perfect for building soft robots.