Warner Electric's newest actuators have a number of new features. A round, ground ball nut makes ball bearing transition a lot more consistent than a tapped square nut, and lasts longer. It also uses bearings to support the motor shaft, not bushings. The actuators also over limit switch and potentiometer options. They are small enough to fit in confined areas, but still can move loads from 25 to 1,330 lbs. They are weatherproofed, too, so they can be used outside. No maintenance is needed either, since the adjustments and lubrication is made at the factory. Stock orders will ship in 24 hours, are handled by Warner Electric's staff, and the actuators are backed by Warner Electric's premium service.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
The DDV-IP is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on hot summer days. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the user.
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
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