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Motion Control System and Linear DC Actuators Any linear DC actuator would be useless without a control system. Linear DC actuators rely on electro-mechanical motors to create the motion. Regardless of whether you need to control many actuators or a … Continue reading

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One of the most difficult problems in robotic science is how to design a robot that can land on its feet if it falls or is dropped from a height. Usually a robot will land in a heap and then … Continue reading

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The uses of linear actuators is broad and varied, as they become more and more popular in a variety of motion related fields. Innovative uses for actuators appear regularly. Recently a linear actuator was applied to the problem of simulating … Continue reading

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The Inari-zushi Robot by Suzumo can make anywhere from 1,200 to 2,500 pieces of Inarizushi in one hour. Productivity and quality of the food product is improved because the individual pieces are handled less and more quickly. First the operator … Continue reading

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NASA and GM became partners in the development of the Human Grasp Assistant device in 2007. The idea for the device, affectionately nicknamed Robo-Glove, was conceived while they working together on the Robonaut 2 (R2) project. R2 needed to be … Continue reading

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The Capsule Camper, created by designer David Tonkinson, is a mobile living space intended for urban environments. While standard types of campers, including RVs are ideal for long road trips, this compact, two-person camper is sure to appeal to those … Continue reading

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You need flour to make gravy, spices to flavor the rice and sugar because you’re whipping up a little something for dessert. What if you could make the right cupboard door open automatically with just a wave of your hand … Continue reading

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It sounds like something James Bond would do – park his car and then make it disappear. But you don’t have to be a spy to find the CarDok appealing. At first glance, this custom car elevator looks like a … Continue reading

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You’re lounging in the sun on the terrace. It’s getting a little warm, so you decide to go for a swim. You step to one side, push a button and slowly the pool reveals itself. The walls or house fronts … Continue reading

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These panels might look like a modern art installation, but they actually make up the Domino Clock produced by the Carbon Design Group. It takes something old school and gives it a facelift. In a busy world that constantly pings, … Continue reading

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