Improved performance at the system level results from improvements in one or all of the subassemblies in the system. Completing the design could mean adding a right-angle gearhead, an incremental encoder or a controller. Improved performance could come from lower-backlash in the gearhead, higher resolution from the encoder, or the ability to control up to six motion axes. Here are examples in each of these areas.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicleís parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but thatís just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
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