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Content tagged with Automation & Control posted in October 2009
Reviving a 20-Year-Old Robot Using NI LabVIEW
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College students build a complete robot drive and control system from scratch
Pneumatics Extend Reach into Packaging Applications
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New technologies deliver intelligent control, networking and inexpensive sensing solutions
Model-based Design on the Move at Cleveland FES Center
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Leveraging MathWorks' suite of design tools, researchers can more quickly customize and test FES devices to help restore mobility to patients with neuromuscular disabilities.
Four Game-Changing Fluid Power Technology Initiatives
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10/1/2009  1 comment
From a novel hydro-mechanical system for a hybrid car to a compact, free piston engine for pickups, researchers look to broaden fluid power's reach
3D Systems Makes Big Move into the Service Bureau Business
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Weak Machine Sales Spur Shift in Strategy for the Rapid Prototyping Pioneer
New Hydraulic Fluids Aimed at Energy Savings
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Early field test results show promise in the effor to boost the efficiency of mobile fluid power applications
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