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- 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.
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Harmonic Drive LLC is the leading manufacturer of precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear components. Zero backlash Harmonic Drives are utilized, achieving positional accuracy &1 arc-min and repeatability of ± 5 arc-sec. Standard products may be modified to meet customer needs or complete, custom motion control solutions can be provided. Click Here.
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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 discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.