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Content tagged with Automation & Control posted in October 2008
Mechatronic Artificial Heart Doesn't Beat
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"Beat-less" heart uses a clever control strategy to emulate the natural heart's function minus the pulsation
Industrial Robots on the Move
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New report estimates numbers will almost triple by 2011
IEEE and NIST Launch Virtual Manufacturing Automation Competition
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Tutorials begin this week, continue in December
Positive Train Control Ran Successfully in Years-Long Burlington Northern Railroad Trial
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10/21/2008  Post a comment
ARES promised to thrust the railroad into the digital age
L.A. Crash Could have Been Averted with Positive Train Control
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PTC will transition a signaling system with near-total reliance on train crews to a digital model that compensates for human error
Automakers: Electronic Content Still Rising
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Software will increase; microcontrollers will decline
GMC Growth Driven by Globalization, Mechatronics
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Improved performance and reduced costs provide benefits, analyst says
Telehandlers on the Move
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Newer systems combine power of hydraulics, electronic controls, software
STMicro Targets Automotive Applications with Three-Axis Accelerometer
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Motion sensor targets security and navigation applications
Extending Mechatronic Modeling Tools
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New language helps engineers push boundaries on advanced models
Solar Power Heats up Design Challenge for BigBelly Trash Compactor
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Self-contained unit posed design challenges around parts and materials selection to accommodate low-energy consumption
New Compensation Method Improves Machine Tool Accuracy
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Siemens' volumetric compensation system battles thermal, geometric errors
Prototypes That Heal
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Rapid prototyping and 3-D Imaging Systems are seeing increasing use to produce surgical aids, custom implants
The Computing Landscape Cultivates a Greener Edge
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Companies take control of skyrocketing energy costs and create a more eco-friendly computing environment
Mindful of the Gap
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Communicating with MTConnect
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Machine tools can talk with open-source standard
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Fluid Power
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Where the Cookie Will Crumble
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Five don't-miss trends in 2005
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Fluid Power
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