Robotics, Automation & Control

Automation

Access your resource for innovative automation technologies and applications. Find technical briefs and applications that play an essential role in today's age of automation in industrial manufacturing and medical industries.

This technology provides rapid results, improving hospital workflow and patient care.
The ultra-light robotic insect can be folded or crushed, yet continues to move.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Force/Torque Sensor Helps Rover Sample Mars
See how one company reached out to NASA with an offer to develop a custom sensor for the Mars 2020 mission rover.
This technique can be used by people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Technique Mass-Produces Cell-Sized Robots
This process could lead to tiny, self-powered devices for environmental, industrial, or medical monitoring.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Executive Forum: Machine Learning & AI
Tech Briefs posed questions to machine learning/AI industry execs to get their opinions on platform selection, data interpretation, and more.
Application Briefs: Connectivity
USB and GigE Connectivity for Modern Machine Vision
Learn the USB3 and GigE vision standards, how they keep pace with imaging technologies, and how augmenting the cabling is critical for optimal performance.
Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Aerospace & Defense - September 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, you'll learn about the technology driving the Mars 2020 rover, how NASA will use GPS to...

Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will Sound Support Valuable Robotics Tasks?

Our lead story today demonstrated how Carnegie Mellon researchers are building a dataset of sounds to help robots detect specific objects.

鼓风机g: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Clang! Robots Detect Objects By Sound
Carnegie Mellon researcher Lerrel Pinto wants to prove that sound can be a valuable asset for robots.
White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
ATOM™ Encoders Help JUSTEK Deliver Custom Motion Control Solutions that Drive up Profits

One of the greatest commercial challenges that OEMs face is one they share with their component manufacturers: understanding what the market will buy...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
RLS Magnetic Encoders Enable Marsi Bionics to Build “Life-Changing” Exoskeletons

Marsi Bionics S.L. is a technology start-up based in Madrid, Spain that designs and builds custom exoskeletons for medical applications with the aim of...

鼓风机g: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Scientist Proposes Life on Mars, Below the Surface
Although life has not been found on Mars just year, a researcher from NYU thinks there could be life...under it.
Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will SpaceBok Someday Reach the Moon?

Our lead story today highlights the jumping space robot known as SpaceBok.

“We are at the stage where we want to go into more challenging environments: caves, craters, highlands, areas in which we would find water or other volatiles, or information about the geological history of a certain...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
NASA’s Robot Hotel Gets Its Occupants

A protective storage unit for robotic tools called Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS) was among the items launched to the International Space Station last December as part of SpaceX’s resupply services...

应用简介:机械与流体系统
Valve Leakage Detection in Industrial Pumps

As an integral part of onshore and offshore drilling, mud pumps circulate drilling fluids to facilitate drilling oil and natural gas wells. Mud pumps stabilize pressure and support the well during...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Traverse System Enables Vertical Farming
See how a system feeds plants, delivering about 5,417 gallons of water per hour.
Briefs: Motion Control
Gripper Handles Freely Moving Cables
The gripper’s soft, sensitive fingers could enable robots to help with tying knots, wire shaping, or surgical suturing.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Wireless Aquatic Robot Cleans Water
Inspired by a coral polyp, this plastic mini robot moves by magnetism and light.
Complex locomotion techniques enable the rover to climb hills covered with soft granular material.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Flexible Feet Help Robots Walk Faster
This technology can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips.
See how "APL" is developing ways to ensure the safety and performance of autonomous systems.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Neural Hardware for Image Recognition in Nanoseconds
An ultrafast image sensor with a built-in neural network can be trained to recognize certain objects.
Special Reports: Internet of Things
Smart Manufacturing - August 2020

Factories are getting "smarter" and more automated by the day, thanks to advances in connectivity, controls, sensors, and robotics. See the future of manufacturing in this compendium of recent articles from...

鼓风机g: Robotics, Automation & Control
Watch: The Mars 2020 Perseverance Launch

Watch below as the Perseverance rover and its Ingenuity helicopter make their way to Mars.

Mars 2020 NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and other NASA experts offer a briefing on this week's launch of the Perseverance rover.
鼓风机g: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Watch: NASA's Mars 2020 Sample Return Briefing

Watch below as NASA experts review how they plan to return samples from the surface of Mars back to Earth.

In the past 24 months, there has been increased skepticism regarding the ability of the automotive industry to deliver fully functional Level 3...

Can NASA "joystick" the landing of the next Mars rover? A Tech Briefs reader asks our NASA expert.

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鼓风机g: Electronics & Computers

Metal-Free Battery Degrades on Demand

鼓风机g: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers Make 3D-Printable Jelly (For Robots, Not Toast)

INSIDER: Motion Control

NASA Rover Seeks Moon Resources

Videos: Sensors/Data Acquisition

5G Power Harvesting Supports IoT Ideas, Self-Driving Cars

Videos: Materials

NASA's Handheld Laser Torch Welds Hard-to-Reach Materials

Videos: Motion Control

Simple 'BOBbots' Swarm to Accomplish Complex Tasks

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NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Nanotechnology Repairs Engine Damage in Cars

Articles: Electronics & Computers

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Articles: Photonics/Optics

CCD and CMOS Sensors

鼓风机g: Electronics & Computers

Metal-Free Battery Degrades on Demand

Videos