Article - 11 Apr 2019
Robots are reliant on a complex system of power sources, wires, composite microstructures and circuitry to make them function.
Article - 3 Apr 2014
Actuator is an electromechanical device or a motor that controls a robotic system by converting electrical energy into motion. The source of energy of the actuators can be compressed air, pressurized...
Article - 1 Oct 2012
Actuators are motors used in a control system. They are usually the final elements in the system. They use energy input and low power command signal to amplify the signal and produce the desired...
Article - 30 Jul 2012
This article describes the design of a biologically inspired strider robot that can function in a similar fashion to the water strider insect by moving along the surface of water.
Article - 10 Jul 2012
An introduction to the biomechanical properties to a prosthetic hand, and a brief overview on the challenges ahead.
Article - 29 Dec 2012
In this series of Building the Human Body, focus is given to the design and development of the bionic hand.
Article - 2 Nov 2012
This article discusses the design and development of soft-bodied robots.
Article - 2 Aug 2012
This artilce introduces the reader to baby Affetto, the world’s most advanced infant robot, to help study child cognitive development.
Article - 18 Jul 2012
The human muscle is a contractile tissue and one of nature’s finest formations for survival. The concept of artificial muscles opens an array of structural and functional possibilities, but could this...
Article - 25 Mar 2013
Motion control is the key technological foundation of industrial automation. The control of motion is a key concern whether it is the path of a cutting tool, the motion of a product, or the motion of...