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Content tagged with Automation & Motion Control posted in November 2012
Time Is Running Out
Blog 
11/30/2012  2 comments
Tuesday, December 4 is your last chance to enter the Golden Mousetrap Awards. So, what are you waiting for?
Future of Farming Geared for Efficient Robotic Workers
Blog 
11/28/2012  32 comments
With overpopulation and a decaying environment, the world needs more food, faster. Robots come to rescue, delivering tireless efficiency to the farmland.
Slideshow: Finding Success by Focusing on Failure
Guest Blogs 
11/27/2012  10 comments
Rob Manning, chief engineer of the Mars Science Laboratory, sits down for a chat with Design News.
Understanding Gas Flow & Measurements
Guest Blogs 
11/21/2012  7 comments
To measure gas flows effectively, the volumetric flow rate must be converted to standard conditions for temperature and pressure.
Slideshow: Great Space Rovers
Blog 
11/20/2012  31 comments
The Canadian Space Agency, makers of the International Space Station's 30-year robotic Canadarm project, is working on lunar and Mars robot rovers.
Slideshow: Sports & Technology
Blog 
11/19/2012  15 comments
Check out some of the amazing technologies that sports and athletes have adopted over the years.
Video: What Do You Call a One-Armed Bartender?
Blog 
11/19/2012  19 comments
JAMES, a robotic bartender, can take orders, serve drinks, and respond to commands from customers.
Engineers: It's BYOD for Life
Blog 
11/19/2012  16 comments
The concept of "bring your own device" to work is causing every type of business to do some restructuring for the sake of security.
Robots Take Human Factor Out of Mining
Blog 
11/16/2012  21 comments
Engineers have developed robots to take the human factor out of mining work and provide automation in the process, making it more efficient and less dangerous for the people involved.
Video: German Robot May Beat You at Ping-Pong
Blog 
11/15/2012  13 comments
A German research team created the first robot that can not only play ping-pong like a human, but also improve its game by learning from its human opponents.
The Work Day of the Future
Blog 
11/15/2012  27 comments
In 20 years, what will the typical work day be like? That is the question the Working Worlds in 2030 project is trying to answer.
Is Your Personal Device Personal?
Blog 
11/13/2012  14 comments
Do you use your personal mobile device in your plant, and does your company expect you to use your own iPad or smartphone for company use?
Acoustic Signatures Reveal Railway Bearing Defects
Mechatronics Zone 
11/13/2012  13 comments
The RailBAM can detect damage to the wheelset bearings in trains sooner than other techniques, improving reliability and reducing maintenance costs.
Is Your Network Safe?
Blog 
11/13/2012  23 comments
Network security has become a major issue now that plants are connected to the outside world.
Slideshow: Service Robots Can Do Most Anything
Blog 
11/12/2012  41 comments
The range of services that robots can perform is extremely broad -- from assisting the elderly to cleaning polluted water to repairing spacecraft.
Indignation With Taking Liberties
Blog 
11/12/2012  23 comments
What happens when the talented but willful production team takes engineering directives as suggestions?
Slideshow: Pack Expo Packs 'Em In
Blog 
11/8/2012  13 comments
The world's biggest packaging show, Pack Expo in Chicago, provided a glimpse of the future of automated machinery and robotics.
Video: Making a 10,000-Year Clock
Blog 
11/8/2012  24 comments
The Long Now Foundation is building a clock designed to last 10,000 years.
My Opinion on IEC 61508: It Puts Safety First
Blog 
11/6/2012  2 comments
IEC 61508 is intended to be a basic functional safety standard thatís applicable to all industries.
Video: The Incredible Lego 'Great Ball Contraption'
Gadget Freak 
11/5/2012  35 comments
Hey Gadget Freaks -- check out the largest, most intricate Lego machine we've ever seen!
Servo Woes Fired Up the Machine
Made by Monkeys 
11/5/2012  20 comments
The servo drives kept overheating, and some caught fire, but the driver manufacturer said nothing was wrong.
Optically Isolated Relays Can Handle Industrial Systems, Too
Guest Blogs 
11/1/2012  3 comments
If you think optically isolated relays are just for test-and-measurement applications, think again.




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