An encoder is a sensor that is fixed to a rotating object such as wheel or motor to measure the rotation of the object. This measurement can help robots to determine the angle of a rotating sensor, velocity, acceleration and displacement.
In a robotic system, a microcontroller employs discrete values to perform tasks like computation of values and performing comparisons. For this reason, analogue to digital (A/D) converter is used for converting analogue signal into digital signal.
In this series on intermediate robotics, focus is given to the integration of a stepper motor for use in robotic technology.
A new proof of concept study using human cells has helped to demonstrate the use of molecular "robots" to target specific cells, which could open up a new approach to anti-cancer therapy and the delivery of anti-cancer agents to clearly isolate cancerous cells.
A compass is a navigational device capable of showing directions of reference which is relative to the earth’s surface. It can be a valuable sensor used in robots for navigation in an outdoor environment.
An artificial neural network is a mathematical model inspired by the complex network of neurons in the brain.
This article introduces the reader to unmanned combat robots and highlights some of the latest advancements in this field of science.
Managers of large power plants strive to ensure outage optimization, lifetime extension and outage reduction. This article looks at the design and deployment of robots to inspect the conditions of a power plant.
Boston Dynamics have created a 6’2 humanoid robot, ATLAS - one of the World’s most advanced robots. At 330 pounds and anatomy put together with sensors and actuators, this automated giant is operated using a human controller.
Researchers at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth have developed the Yeti Robot - a battery-powered four-wheel drive rover designed to explore treacherous terrain at research sites in Greenland and the Antarctica.
We spoke with SEA-KIT International about their offshore technology which keeps sustainability and environmental awareness at the core of its activities.
Motion control technologies are vital to the safe and efficient functioning of many robot devices. Learn more about what the future looks like for this area of design.
Cloud computing offers access to huge amounts of data processing capacity and storage space to the food industry, allowing key challenges in the sector to be addressed.
This page discusses Celera Motion’s Capitan Series to their line of premium performance Ingenia servo drives.
This page details the capabilities of the TeraRanger Evo Mini, a single- and multi-pixel capability in one sensor.
The basis of the fiber alignment system is a very stiff set-up consisting of the H-811 hexapod and P-616 NanoCube® nanopositioner.