The fluid power portion of the show demonstrated a range of new products designed to capture emerging trends, such as miniaturization, energy savings, hydraulic/electric hybrids, and advanced automation software.
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The Hägglunds CBM hydraulic motor from Bosch Rexroth was created to take over from the tried-and-true Hägglunds Marathon motor. The Hägglunds CBM packs 50% more torque into a motor that is smaller and up to 50% lighter than its predecessor, giving it a high torque-to-weight ratio.
(Source: Bosch Rexroth)
If you see a hitchhiker along the road in Canada this summer, it may not be human. That’s because a robot is thumbing its way across our neighbor to the north as part of a collaborative research project by several Canadian universities.
Stanford University researchers have found a way to realize what’s been called the “Holy Grail” of battery-design research -- designing a pure lithium anode for lithium-based batteries. The design has great potential to provide unprecedented efficiency and performance in lithium-based batteries that could substantially drive down the cost of electric vehicles and solve the charging problems associated with smartphones.
Robots in films during the 2000s hit the big time; no longer are they the sidekicks of nerdy character actors. Robots we see on the big screen in recent years include Nicole Kidman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Eddie Murphy. Top star of the era, Will Smith, takes a spin as a robot investigator in I, Robot. Robots (or androids or cyborgs) are fully mainstream in the 2000s.
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