Dextre Lifts off Dextre, described as a robotic mechanic at the international space station, is expected to cut down on maintenance time for astronauts, allowing more time for scientific research. Full Story
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NeuroArm Surgical Robot Operates with Guidance from MRI - VIDEO Nanomotionís piezoelectric motion components go into medical devices in close proximity to magnetically sensitive imaging systems. The latest example is the NeuroArm, a surgical robot that operates with real-time guidance from an MRI machine. Watch Now
Are Standards Required for Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems?- WEBCAST Part of Design News' new Sensor Solutions website! Servicing tires and replacing tire pressure monitoring systems have issues gaining recognition in many circles. Guest expert Mark Shaw from Freescale Semiconductor provides insight into the situation and proposes answers. Watch Now
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Avid photographers talk about image focus, shutter speed and depth of field, but rarely do they talk about image sensors, gyroscopes, actuators and ultrasonic motors. But the digital camera is truly a mechatronics marvel. Kevin Craig's three-part webcast takes you through the basics of photography through the birth of the digital age to explain how mechatronics is revolutionizing the digital camera. Read More Partnering with Iowa State's Institute for Physical Research and TechnologyIn partnership with Groschopp Inc.
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CST represents a unique collection of companies under one umbrella as a distinct global business unit within Schneider Electric. Now a singular business, they represents a set of proven brands with a long-standing ability to deliver advanced application-specific solutions across a wide array of sensing technologies along with control and actuation products.View All Resources from CST
Schmidt CouplingsVendor:ZERO MAX INC | Type:Product CatalogThe basic function of a power transmission coupling is to transmit torque from an input shaft to an output shaft at a given shaft speed and, where necessary, to accommodate shaft misalignment. Misalignment is the result of many factors including installation errors and tolerance variations.
EMI-Shielded O-ringsVendor:Apple Rubber Products | Type:Design GuideApple Rubber provides EMI-Shielded O-rings and seals as an alternative to metallic coating of parts and other methods utilized for EMI shielding, while delivering a reliable sealing solution.
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Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.