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Ancient artifacts routinely make their way across the globe, being displayed in museums for awe-struck visitors all year round. So how do you move these ancient artifacts without them crumbling to dust?   In 2013, the Museum of Boston needed … Continue reading

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You might think we have more than enough information about the sun – but NASA aims to learn more about our parent star in the coming years. The region between the upper atmosphere and the visible surface of the sun, … Continue reading

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While most people are aware of the innovate robotics projects the American military is developing, many might not be so up-to-date on what the other side is doing. China certainly has not announced whether their military capabilities meet or exceed … Continue reading

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For years, kitchen appliance companies have been developing and inventing ways to conserve space. A microwave can take up a good deal of space that could be used for other purposes. A microwave that sits on a countertop can be … Continue reading

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If you thought it wasn’t possible for robots to have soul, this video will likely change your mind. These four robots, Harry, Dave, Chuck and Ritchie, presented their composition on Mechatronics TV in 2011 to an enthusiastic audience. And so … Continue reading

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In 2010, Ryerson University students designed and built an automated desk with the memory capacity. For university students, this prototype gives any student a desk that can be tailored to any height. For others who spend long hours in seated … Continue reading

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When Boston Dynamics needed a mechanism that could perform like an actual muscle, they found the perfect solution in electric linear actuators. The ‘Cheetah’ robot – the fastest four-legged robot in all of history – is in the midst of … Continue reading

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Observatories around the world use linear actuators to control the closing and opening of their roof panels when they want to observe the sky. The La Canada observatory in Avila, Spain uses two actuators to extend the window panels that … 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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