- PODCAST Ten teams in the 2007 Urban Challenge made use of a positioning and orientation system from Applanix Corp. In this podcast, Louis Nastro, Applanix's director of land products, explains how these systems have evolved to give positioning accuracies down to a few centimeters.
Reflective Optical Encoder Technology for Miniaturization- WEBCAST In partnership with Avago This webcast reviews how optical encoders were successfully used in applications including pick and place machines, digital camcorders, printers, security cameras and miniature motors. There is also a selector guide of alternative encoder technologies. Watch Now
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Lantronix Inc. has expanded its line of controllers for sensor networks with the release of a rugged controller that improves management of automation systems used in a number of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, and chemicals.
Inspired by the hooks a parasitic worm uses to penetrate its host's intestines, the Karp Lab has invented a flexible adhesive patch covered with microneedles that adheres well to wet, soft tissues, but doesn't cause damage when removed.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is