Motion control seems to be an area of increased focus for vendors and developers alike. It's becoming an increasingly important thing for designers to know how to work with, and also is becoming more of a key feature of connected automation and robotic systems. The wireless capability of Roboteq's controller is an especially important feature, as it allows for more freedom of movement and a wider range of applications.
Two different shape-shifting polymers have been announced from two different universities: Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Zhejiang University in eastern China. Both of them change their shapes when immersed in water, and the one from Wyss Institute was made with 3D-printing techniques.
When you think of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, you may imagine complex humanoid contraptions made of metal and wires that move like a Terminator Series T-90. But what actually happened at the much-vaunted event was something just a bit different.
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