RTOS 101: Semaphores and Queues

The use of a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) is increasingly common in embedded software designs.

Dexmo Robotics has created a mechanical exoskeleton glove for VR use

Julia Alexander for Polygon:  With HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets, the first wave of mainstream, consumer VR has officially arrived, and with it, comes the question of how to constantly better the experience for those using it.

As it stands right now, those who want to use devices like the Vive or Rift must do so with controllers; the Rift uses an Xbox One controller while the Vive comes with its own dedicated peripheral. Both are functional and serve their purpose, but they come with certain limitations when trying to achieve the ideal VR experience.

Now, Dexmo Robotics has unveiled what it thinks will solve some of those frustrations: a mechanical exoskeleton glove that can be paired with VR headsets. The glove, which can be seen in the video above, provides 11 degrees of freedom for movement, and the company touts the fact that each finger comes with a pressured sensor. Essentially, if you’re playing a first-person shooter, you’ll be able to feel the in-game gun's trigger bring squeezed as well as the recoil.  Full Article:

Transforming 64-Bit Windows to Deliver Software-Only Real-Time Performance

Freed from the isolation of the real-time system and from other functions such as the user interface, OEMs are able to explore more innovative solutions with less risk and overhead.

Robotic Motion Planning

George Konidaris and Daniel Sorin of Duke University have developed a new technology that cuts robotic motion planning times by 10,000 while consuming a small fraction of the power compared to current options. Watch one of their robotic arms in action as they explain how their innovative solution works.

INNOVATION MATRIX PARTNERS WITH TRANSCEND ROBOTICS TO PROVIDE ROBOTICS MOBILITY PLATFORM TO PAC-RIM REGION

ARTI3 Mobility Platform Now Available in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Australia

Fast, High-Load Hexapod for Motion Simulation, Stabilization, and Cancellation

PI's newest hexapod, driven by brushless servo motors, easily handles loads to 130 lbs.

Motion Controller Integrates Multiple Drive Technologies: from Electromagnetic to Piezoelectric, up to 40 Channels

With automatic detection at start, PI's C-885 saves set-up and programming time.

Hardware vs Soft Motion Control: Costs and Performance Compared

Businesses succeed when they produce quality products at lower cost and faster time to market than their competitors.

Industrial Machine Automation: Soft motion control has better performance and value than hardware

Businesses succeed when they produce quality products at lower cost and faster time-to-market than their competitors

Ethernet or EtherCAT for Motion Control Webinar: Choosing the Right Network for Your Applications

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Pack Expo - ErgoPakPal Introduced at Pack Expo Vegas

Combi Packaging Systems and Motion Controls Robotics, Inc (MCRI) will be introducing a new robotic end of line case packing and palletizing solution at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, September 28-30, 2015 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

TRINAMIC Enters EtherCAT Market with World's First Slave Controller IC offering Latency-Free advanced peripherals

Component is First IC in New Interface Device Family

Pack Expo - ErgoPakPal Introduced at Pack Expo Vegas

Combi Packaging Systems and Motion Controls Robotics, Inc (MCRI) will be introducing a new robotic end of line case packing and palletizing solution at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, September 28-30, 2015 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Bishop-Wisecarver Group Expands Product Offering with Acquisition of Specialty Motions, Inc. Linear Actuator Product Lines

Addition of SMI4Motion linear actuators will enable BWG to service all markets and customers needing linear motion technology

Motion Controls Robotics to Exhibit at CPP Expo

Automation improves the safety and efficiency of the roll handling process. Visit Motion Controls Robotics in booth #4421 at the CPP Expo to see how FANUC robots are integrated into the application to transform the roll handling process.

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