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Robotic Exoskeleton: For more quality of life

POSTED: 11/11/2013

Worldwide, an estimated 185 million people use a wheelchair daily. A company based in Auck-land (New Zealand) has developed innovative robotic technology that helps people with mobility impairment get back on their feet: the robotic exoskeleton from Rex Bionics. The integrated

Not a hair out of place, even at 100 miles.

POSTED: 09/06/2013

With the AIRCAP®, Mercedes-Benz offers for its E-Class Convertible an automatic draft stop that can be activated at the push of a button, thus greatly reducing turbulence in the interior. Actuated is the AIRCAP® by a maxon drive system. The

Firefighting Humanoid Robot

POSTED: 04/29/2013

With funding from the U.S. Navy Research Laboratory, Virginia Tech’s RoMeLa laboratory is designing and building their Shipboard Autonomous Fire Fighting Robot, or SAFFiR.   Agility, speed, strength, balance are all qualities needed to fight fires,

Human-Like Bipedal Walking Robot

POSTED: 04/29/2013

In the world of robotics engineering there are two primary ways to view how a robot walks. Either the robot has to be quasi-statically stable at every moment of movement, or it

Nachi AX Robot Controller

by Technical Bulletin

POSTED: 12/11/2012

 

Getting Swinging Lights to Stop on a Dime

POSTED: 02/15/2012

At the Royal Shakespeare Company’s refurbished venue, lightweight lights are hung from swinging cables. A unique design stops the swinging to put the spotlight on the actors.   The Royal Shakespeare Company recently went through a $200 million refurbishment atThe RSC Lightlock system operates using Newton’s third law of motion:

Focusing on Dark Energy

POSTED: 02/15/2012

The HETDEX project is the first major experiment to search for dark energy in the universe using a set of spectrographs to map the three-dimensional positions of one million galaxies.   The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) is located at the McDonald Observatory in West Texas.The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (left) shown with its

Humanoid Robotic Hand Moves

POSTED: 01/18/2012

Robot performance moves NASA. Cape Canaveral tour guide will have same motors as the Mars Rover

POSTED: 01/18/2012

A versatile robot actor, created in the UK, has beaten off international competition to become the public face of NASA’s world-famous Kennedy Space Center. First developed in 2006 by Cornish company Engineered Arts, “Robothespian” stands five feet nine inches tall, with

Motor Type Selection

POSTED: 10/13/2011

Parameters that define a motor type are the mechanical output power, the shaft bearing system, the commutation system used, and the possible combinations with gearheads and sensors. The most important criteria include the

Choosing the Right Drive Technology

POSTED: 10/13/2011

Coming up with the right drive technology for your application often depends on the options before you. Here are five of the most common drive configurations being used today, along with their benefits and drawbacks.   Although there are a number of variations of drive technologies for motion applications, there

Machine Optimization Through DC Motor Selection

POSTED: 09/21/2010

Selecting the right DC motor is an important aspect of optimizing medical machine performance.   There are so many motors on the market today, from heavy-duty AC motors to tiny DC brushless and stepper motors. To use any of the motors users must have a full understanding of the

Intensity-Modulated Radiosurgery System

POSTED: 09/21/2010

Engages a shape-shifting multi-leaf collimator to focus radiation on tumors while protecting surrounding healthy tissue in sensitive areas of the body.   The problem can be a matter of life and death to the patient. Until a few years ago, head and


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