Content tagged with Automation & Motion Control posted in July 2012
Video: Maintenance Robots Climb Wind Towers
7/27/2012  23 comments
Two different remote-controlled climbing robots have been developed to make wind tower maintenance easier, cheaper, and safer.
You Asked & We Delivered: an iPad App
7/24/2012  4 comments
Readers have been asking us for some time now to produce an iPad app for Design News, and now that the app is available.
Robot Pebbles Duplicate 3D Shapes
7/24/2012  7 comments
Tiny robotic cubes self-assemble to duplicate an object placed in a heap of them.
Slideshow: Rescue Robots Save the Day
7/23/2012  24 comments
Like many robots deployed in military applications, robots used for post-disaster search-and-rescue missions will go places humans can't.
My Opinion on Multidisciplinary Design
7/19/2012  11 comments
Designers of various applications are all converging and operating on a project simultaneously, but what is the next phase?
Engineers: Have You Ever Burned Off Your Fingertip?
7/18/2012  25 comments
We want to hear about your engineering disasters. After all, what good is a scar if you can’t show it off?
Can Pneumatics Play a Bigger Role in Mechatronics Designs?
Mechatronics Zone 
7/17/2012  26 comments
It might seem like it's anyone's guess where engineers pick up the knowledge to apply pneumatics, but these links can help.
Video: Kit Turns Arts & Crafts Into Robots
7/12/2012  23 comments
The Hummingbird kit is designed to get kids interested in engineering and robotics.
Robots Predict Humans' Moves
7/11/2012  15 comments
An algorithm developed by MIT researchers aims to help robots adapt better to humans on the factory floor by predicting their moves.
How Do You Educate Yourself?
7/10/2012  17 comments
We asked our LinkedIn group, "How do you learn about new engineering technologies?"
Video: Robots Develop Sense of Touch
7/6/2012  14 comments
A new combination of sensors, actuators, and software will give them a sense of touch for identifying textures that's even more finely tuned than a human's.
Petroski on Engineering: Checklists & Design
Guest Blogs 
7/2/2012  21 comments
A properly devised checklist for design could prevent mistakes from being made.

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