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With almost supersonic speed, solar energy has advanced to unprecedented levels of use and a growing need for linear actuators. Actuators play an important role that is linked to solar panels for solar energy. A linear actuator borrows plant logic … Continue reading

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A linear actuator is a type of motor that uses the energy inherent in rotational motion to convert it to energize motion in the linear plane (a straight line). Linear actuators are valuable items in the engineer’s tool box and … Continue reading

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Another interesting and creative use of linear actuators and mini actuators was discovered by team 1.21 Jigawatts of Red Bull Creation. “The Hunt for Red September”, as it is called, is a submarine simulation game relying on both mini actuators … Continue reading

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The Mini Humanoid Wearable Communication Robot, or MH-2 for short, is the creation of Yuichi Tsumake, Fumiaki Ono and other members of the Telerobotics Lab at Yamagata University in Japan. The wearable robot was recently presented at the 2012 IEEE … Continue reading

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Just opened an unrefrigerated can of cola? Is the living becoming too warm? Inside ice dispensers and several types of heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are water actuators. It is these water electric actuators that controls the appliance … Continue reading

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Even though we are aware of many technological advances in the medical field, robots performing surgery might still seem like sci-fi. But many doctors, surgeons and other healthcare professionals advocate a robotic approach to surgery because it’s safer for their … 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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