The new Allen-Bradley Kinetix 3 component servo
drive from Rockwell Automation provides machine builders the ability to better
match the needs of manufacturers without the complexity of traditional servo
solutions. Offered in models as small as 50W, the drive provides the
flexibility to tailor axes to a machine's actual power requirement, which will
minimize system size and cost. Its compact design makes the drive ideal for
machines that require less than 1.5 kW and up to 12.55 N-m of instantaneous
torque, such as intermittent form/fill/seal machines, indexing tables, medical
devices, laboratory automation equipment and semiconductor processing.
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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