The ongoing pressure on engineering companies to reduce costs, increase efficiency and yield a higher return on investment (ROI) is pushing many business leaders to consider alternatives to direct-drive motor systems in the form of various mechanical transmission solutions. Although gearing systems can offer simplicity, cost effectiveness and flexibility, it's not always clear which type of setup is best to use. Here, Graham Mackrell, managing director of Harmonic Drive UK, explores and critiques the four main gear types.
Honeywell And Israel Aerospace Industries To Demonstrate New Sense-And-Avoid Capabilities For Unmanned Aerial Systems
Joint development to prove viability of technology to reduce collisions, create safer civilian airspace
Endeavor Robotics Partners with Persistent Systems to Integrate MPU5 Radios onto Battle-Proven Family of Robots
Leading Robotics provider integrating cutting edge radio communications to provide greatly enhanced and battle-proven capabilities to the US Warfighter
Velodyne LiDAR Announces Partnership Agreement with Dibotics, Targeting Emerging Markets for Drone Mapping and Mobile Robotics Applications
Using Velodyne Sensors, Pioneer of New Real-Time 3D SLAM Algorithm To Team with LiDAR Market Leader
Sinclair College and The Ohio State University are co-hosting the Second Annual Unmanned Systems Academic Summit in Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 15, 2016.
APEM's new PC Series was developed to provide a control method that is intuitive and easy to adapt to. Modeled from consumer video game controllers, the familiar design reduces the operator "learning cycle" and quickly increases efficiency and productivity.
The Pharos™ is a newly-developed smart antenna for drones and robotic platforms that forms a directional, high gain beam and keeps it always pointed to the drone control station, regardless of the drone's motion. It can be used on both sides of the link, the ground control station, and the drone. It is an electronically-controlled tracking antenna with no moving parts.
BZ Media and Skylogic Research Release "The Truth About Drones in Construction and Infrastructure Inspection"
In-depth assessment reveals significant opportunity with distinct cost and safety advantages over traditional competitive approaches
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide to Offer sUAS Safety and Operational Familiarization Workshop at Drone World Expo
This one-day, hands-on course, to be offered as a pre-event workshop at Drone World Expo on Monday, November 14th at the San Jose Convention Center, introduces small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) commercial operators to topics and concepts essential for safe, legal, and responsible use of multirotor systems within the U.S. National Airspace System.
Memorial University and Ozaukee High School take top honors at underwater robot competition held at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab
LIQUID ROBOTICS OCEAN ROBOT SWIMS 2,808 NAUTICAL MILES TO HAWAII AFTER HELPING TO FIGHT ILLEGAL FISHING IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC
The Wave Glider began its mission on November 27, 2015 in the South Pacific, where it helped the UK FCO protect the Pitcairn Island Marine Sanctuary against illegal fishing activities. After successfully completing its mission, the Wave Glider was remotely piloted more than 2,808 nautical miles (5200 km) - through strong equatorial currents, doldrums, and challenging sea states - back to port in Hawaii.
Agricultural drones market Size Set to Exceed USD 550 million by 2023, With Over 21% Growth From 2016 to 2023.
Agricultural Drones Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Development, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 - 2023
From All About Circuits: Google ATAP is bringing touchless interfaces to the market using a miniaturized radar chip no bigger than a dime. This is Project Soli. Soli’s radar sensor is a marvel in many respects. For one thing, it solves a long-lived issue when it comes to gesture-recognition technology. Previous forays into the topic yielded almost-answers such as stereo cameras (which have difficulty understanding the overlap of fingers, e.g.) and capacitive touch sensing(which struggles to interpret motion in a 3D context). Google ATAP’s answer is radar. Radar is capable of interpreting objects’ position and motion even through other objects, making it perfect for developing a sensor that can be embedded in different kinds of devices like smartphones... (full article)
The industry-leading Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) software will help pilots avoid flying drones near airports and other sensitive locations, and automatically updates with temporary flight restrictions around wildfires to help protect authorized firefighting aircraft and help ensure fire crews can operate without disruption.
To coincide with the 15th birthday of its platform, TraceParts challenged its users to take part in a competition
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