More than just hygienically safe Pneumatic drives DSBF, CRDSNU and DGRF with genuine added value

Three hygienically safe pneumatic drives have just been launched that offer more than just suitability for use with foods and corrosion resistance. The standard cylinder DSBF and the round cylinder CRDSNU are equipped with self-adjusting cushioning PPS, while the guided drive DGRF is designed to handle work pieces under harsh environmental conditions.

Festo Corporation Celebrates 40 Years of Advancing Automation in the United States

Festo was the leader in the field of pneumatic rodless actuators with its groundbreaking DGO magnetically coupled cylinder.

QinetiQ North America Introduces Q-Gen 2.0 One Man-Portable Generator

Rugged and ready today for battlefield use, Q-Gen 2.0 offers a competitive advantage over other generators in that it starts and operates on the most common battlefield fuel, and it does not depend on accelerants or specialty fuels.

Magnetic Sensors Find Attractive Opportunities in Green Energy

In the industrial market, a main growth driver for magnetic sensors is renewable energy, such as solar installations, and to a smaller extent, wind turbines," said Richard Dixon, Ph.D., principal analyst for MEMS and sensors at IHS.

Intelligrated hires new senior sales engineer for southern operations

Intelligrated® announces the appointment of Tracy Perdue to the position of senior sales engineer for the company's southern regional operations.

BAE Systems' Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System to be Integrated on Unmanned Aircraft

"APKWS' precision firepower will soon be available on a UAV platform"

Health Robotics' Launches Embedded RFID Support for Temperature and Location Tracking, Simultaneously Moving Into the Blood/Plasma Automation Market

At the same time, Health Robotics announced that it entered the Blood/Plasma Automation Industry by leveraging its unique technology benefits across the Pharmaceutical and Blood/Plasma industry sectors.

Nanotronics Imaging to offer multi-functional defect inspection system

nSPECR now detects and categorizes defects on semiconductor wafers after photolithographic patterning and other chip processing steps.

ReconRobotics and the Minnesota High Tech Association to Host the Second Annual Robotics Alley Conference and Expo on November 15

International lineup of industry leaders to present the latest developments in robotics at this full-day conference

QUAN: Apple Technology Poised to Make Robots Easier to Use Than Ever

To produce powerful robots that even children will be able to quickly master without instructions.

Human Support Robot From Toyota

Toyota Motor Corporation has developed a human support robot (HSR) prototype to assist independent home living for persons with limited arm or leg mobility. Aiming to improve quality of life, Toyota has developed the HSR prototype in cooperation with the Japan Service Dog Association to identify the needs and desires of individuals with limited limb mobility, and developed functions focused around picking up dropped objects, retrieving items, and communicating with family members and caregivers. In 2011, TMC conducted in-home trials using the robot with individuals with limb disabilities in cooperation with the Foundation for Yokohama Rehabilitation Service and incorporated user feedback into development.

1° OE INNOVATION DECADE: 3650 days of pure optical innovations

In 2002 Opto Engineering was founded. Today, a decade later, Opto Engineering is the leading company in telecentric technology and one of the most innovative players in machine vision optics worldwide.

Grishin Robotics Invests $250,000 Into Double Robotics

Grishin Robotics announcing today its $250,000 investment into Double Robotics .The parties do not disclose other terms of the deal.

cmRobot Announces the Release of the Element UGV, a Rugged All-Terrain Unmanned Ground Vehicle Robotics Platform Designed for R&D and Academic Classroom Training

The Element UGV™ is a rugged all-terrain UGV platform with on-board dual-core computer, 9DOF IMU, GPS, PTZ network camera, three 180 degree coverage ultrasonic range finders, WIFI connectivity and it allows the user to process, see, hear, connect, navigate and create.

Stack Exchange Teams Up With US Patent Office To Crowd Source Prior Art

The new  America Invents Act came into effect on September 16, it lets ordinary people provide feedback on patent applications. The US Patent Office and the question/answer resource Stack Exchange are teaming up to create AskPatents . AskPatents allows allows anyone to participate in the patent examination process. Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Stack Exchange: "Ask Patents is a collaborative effort, neatly tagged by keywords and classification, and searchable by patent application number. It is inspired by a research project called Peer To Patent, run out of New York Law School. That pilot project, created by Professor Beth Noveck, proved very successful at identifying prior art that the USPTO wouldn’t otherwise have known about. Citizen volunteers and other interested parties will be able to ask about applications that they think are suspicious. Others can answer, identifying possible prior art, and using our upvote/downvote feature to rate any examples of prior art that other people found. The USPTO, complying with the new law, will also provide an online system for submitting prior art. We’re also integrating with Google Patent Search, so every patent application on Google will include a link to discussion on Stack Exchange. Google has also implemented an algorithmic prior art search utility that will be helpful to site participants. On Ask Patents, participants can also ask and answer questions about the nuances of patent law or about specific patent applications. Collectively, we’re building a crowd-sourced worldwide detective agency to track down and obliterate bogus patent applications. Over time, we hope that the Patent Stack Exchange will mitigate the problems caused by rampant patent trolling. It’s not a complete fix, but it’s a good start."

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Servo2Go - CANopen Input Sinusoidal Brushless Servo Amplifiers establish a new benchmark in versatility

Servo2Go - CANopen Input Sinusoidal Brushless Servo Amplifiers establish a new benchmark in versatility

CANopen digital servo drives are designed to drive brushed and brushless servomotors in torque, velocity, or position mode and employs Space Vector Modulation (SVM), which results in higher bus voltage utilization and reduced heat dissipation compared to traditional PWM drives.