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Elizabeth M
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Mitsubishi's Dexterous Robots for Factory Automation
Product News 
3/28/2013  13 comments
Mitsubishi has released the latest in a series of vertical-axis robots that are designed to perform particularly dexterous and complex tasks formerly operated by humans in a factory setting.
Robot Helps People Walk Again
3/26/2013  32 comments
The Ekso wearable robot applies torque to the hip, knee, and ankle joints to help people move, powered by a computer worn by the patient in a backpack.
Robotic Rat Used to Advance Depression Research
3/26/2013  11 comments
Scientists at Waseda University in Japan have created a robotic rat as part of their research into depression.
Comment:Engine issues - Elizabeth M-3/25/2013
Army Uses 3D-Printed Tentacles to Help Robots Manipulate Objects
3/25/2013  5 comments
Army researchers designed suction cups to be used on robots that can replace humans in perilous situations, such as during disaster-recovery efforts.
Slideshow: Competitors Gear Up For DARPA Robot Challenge
3/21/2013  33 comments
The stage has been set for a $2 million Department of Defense competition to develop a robot that could perform a number of physical tasks that might be required to respond to an emergency.
German Student Creates Device That Harvests Energy From Air
3/20/2013  84 comments
A German university student has designed an energy harvester that derives energy from electromagnetic fields in the air to recharge small batteries and appliances.
Comment:Re: Good idea - Elizabeth M-3/19/2013
Comment:Good idea - Elizabeth M-3/19/2013
Stringed Nano Beads Could Improve Lifespan of Lithium-Ion Batteries
3/19/2013  16 comments
A team at the University of Maryland has created nanoscale beads of silicon that could extend the number of charging cycles lithium-ion batteries can go through by about 10 times the current design.
Comment:I am a VW fan - Elizabeth M-3/18/2013
Renesas Launches Low-Power Microcontroller Line
Product News 
3/18/2013  4 comments
Renesas has introduced the first products in its RX210 series of microcontrollers designed to couple low power with high performance.
3D-Printed Hybrid Car Drives Toward Mass Production
3/15/2013  17 comments
KOR EcoLogic has teamed with Stratasys's RedEye On Demand 3D printing business unit to fabricate a lightweight electric car, Urbee, that could take to the streets in about two years.
Comment:Informative - Elizabeth M-3/14/2013
Comment:Re: Good news - Elizabeth M-3/14/2013
Comment:Less is more - Elizabeth M-3/14/2013
Energy-Harvesting Soccer Ball Gets a Kickstart
3/14/2013  21 comments
Uncharted Play Inc. founders have developed a prototype soccer ball that captures the kinetic energy created when it is kicked or thrown.
Comment:Re: Evolution - Elizabeth M-3/13/2013
Comment:Re: Good news - Elizabeth M-3/13/2013
Comment:Re: Evolution - Elizabeth M-3/12/2013
Comment:Re: Good news - Elizabeth M-3/12/2013
Comment:Impressive - Elizabeth M-3/12/2013
Comment:Evolution - Elizabeth M-3/12/2013
Comment:Good news - Elizabeth M-3/12/2013
Comment:Re: material? - Elizabeth M-3/11/2013
Opto 22 Develops Tool to Build Mobile Automation, Monitoring & Control Interfaces
3/11/2013  11 comments
Automation and control system provider Opto 22 is readying the release of a new tool that will allow engineers to build and deploy mobile, web-based automation, monitoring, and control interfaces for a variety of device platforms regardless of operating system.
Comment:Wow - Elizabeth M-3/7/2013
AAEON Releases Ruggedized, Sleek Panel Computer for Automation
Product News 
3/7/2013  7 comments
The 15-inch multitouch ACP-2153 is rugged enough for an industry environment but attractive enough for home automation systems.
Comment:Great idea - Elizabeth M-3/6/2013
Slideshow: MIT Engineering Students Design Wish-List Devices for Physicians
3/5/2013  15 comments
Many physicians at one time or another have probably thought their jobs might be a lot easier if they had custom-made devices to help them perform procedures. For the past nine years, a class at MIT has been making some of these wishes reality.
Comment:New method? - Elizabeth M-3/4/2013
Maxon Releases New Digital EtherCAT Controller
Product News 
3/1/2013  11 comments
Maxon Motor has released a new compact digital controller with EtherCAT that allows for real-time positioning and high-speed synchronization of multi-axis systems, including robotics, automation, and mechantronics.

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