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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... (View Full Article)
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One of the growing problems facing the nursing career is a thinning staff, and with it the need to care for overweight patients with very little help. This effort has led to musculoskeletal disorders... (View Full Article)
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Aseptico (Woodinville, WA) is an innovator, designer, and manufacturer of endodontic, implant, and portable dental equipment. The company performs all its design and manufacturing in-house. As with... (View Full Article)
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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.... (View Full Article)
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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.... (View Full Article)
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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.... (View Full Article)
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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 can walk like a human... (View Full Article)
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The human hand is undoubtedly one of the most universal and complex tools of nature. Researchers have been studying the characteristics and special features of this evolutionary design for years. Now... (View Full Article)
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The problem can be a matter of life and death to the patient. Until a few years ago, head and neck tumors could not be safely bombarded with radiation without the possibility of damaging organs like... (View Full Article)
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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 application... (View Full Article)
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Up until 2006, the only broadcast-use professional motorized Pan/Tilts in the market were very heavy. This is because the equipment was built to hold analog video cameras, which could weigh as much as... (View Full Article)
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Medical engineers consistently look for ways to provide devices to physicians that offer smaller incision requirements, a more accurate procedure, and the opportunity for a quicker recovery.... (View Full Article)
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maxon drives also play an important role in model making - for example, many locomotives run their rounds powered by maxon motors. But even crazier things can be found in the world of model making:... (View Full Article)
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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... (View Full Article)
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The Dome C telescopes in Antarctica must operate continuously in weather that is the most severe on the planet.... (View Full Article)
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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.... (View Full Article)
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The Ultrasound Probe System developed by Interson (Pleasanton, CA) delivers all the capabilities of a standard ultrasound probe but without the six-figure price tag. The device does not require the... (View Full Article)
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The Onyx guided parachute designed and manufactured by Atair Aerospace (NY) is an autonomous precision airdrop system. Each system fulfills the precision airdrop requirements under the U.S. Army's... (View Full Article)
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Golf is becoming increasingly popular and has become a common recreational sport. In the spring and summer millions of people around the world head to the greens to work on their handicap or to just... (View Full Article)
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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.... (View Full Article)
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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... (View Full Article)
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One advanced technology company is taking on the challenge of developing hand-held, robotic surgical instruments to help patients hurt less and heal faster. High torque maxon motors ensure jerk-free... (View Full Article)
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Immersion Medical (Gaithersburg, MD) designs and manufactures surgical simulators. Similar in idea to that of flight simulators for pilots, a surgical simulator allows a medical student to practice an... (View Full Article)