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Lifesaver on the Battlefield Vecna’s heavy-duty humanoid robot, teleoperated through remote control, can walk, run, and lift heavy objects on its track-powered, jointed legs.&NOBR>Full Story&/NOBR>
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Show Biz Automation in VegasKÀ, Cirque du Soleil’s latest extravaganza at the MGM Grand, draws much of its magic from a sophisticated control network driving more than 200 axes of motion. Full Story Pushing the Envelope with MechatronicsTo meet the demands of high-precision applications, engineers are relying more on mechatronics solutions, says Aerotech’s Robert Novotnak. Examples include a new high-precision system used to fabricate medical stents. Full Story Simulator Provides the Racer’s Edge L&H Engineering has designed a precise, servo-ballscrew system to tune suspensions for OEM customers and NASCAR competition. The rigs costs about $300,000. Full Story What’s Ahead for 16-bit Processors?Flanked by 8- and 32-bit processors on performance, price, and power, can 16-bit devices survive in the marketplace? Nearly 15 manufacturers still think so. Full Story Robots Put on a Natural FaceA motion control system simulates the human face’s 48 major muscle groups in response to speech and machine vision. An Einstein robot head is actuated by 33 servo motors. Full Story Sensors: Masters of Damage ControlIn fast-paced stamping press operations, wise use of sensors and controls ward off expensive equipment problems and material waste. Full Story No “After-thought” Adds-ons AllowedRPI Professor Kevin Craig discusses the need in mechatronics design to integrate key engineering disciplines at the earliest stages of the project. Full Story
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PTC will offer a virtual desktop environment for its Creo product design applications, potentially freeing engineers to run them from remote desktops on a variety of operating systems and mobile devices.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.