The Linear Transfer Vehicle is billed as an accurate high-speed linear transfer system that takes full advantage of the latest advances in linear servo drive technology. It is designed to revolutionize material movement applications through its speed and precision, thus allowing material handlers and manufactures to move, pick and put away product with greater efficiency. It reportedly moves at speeds that are 10 times faster than conventional belt drive systems, with a positioning accuracy of 0.010 inch.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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