The primary uses for inertial sensors are platform stability and global positioning, but we are seeing increasing use as feedback in articulated limbs.
An inertial measurement unit (IMU) is a device that directly measures the three linear acceleration components and the three rotational rate components (6-DOF) of a vehicle.
OTTO self-driving vehicles depend on three different sensors to identify its current position as well as to navigate where and how it needs to travel from point A to point B. As in any dense and dynamic environment, elements in OTTO's path can change minute to minute
The use of secondary encoders on all of a robot's axes, as well as the use of linear encoders for positioning the robot relative to the workpiece, enables a level of accuracy at the tool center point
Using our technology, we are able to reduce the cost of the whole vehicle (including the chassis, the computing hardware, and the sensing hardware, and the software stack) under $10,000 USD.
The module allows rapid development of new robots by providing all the sensors and sensor processing software in one compact, pre-calibrated device with multiple interfaces supported to meet varying developer requirements.
When the sensor is integrated into a wearable device and placed across a joint, it is stretched when the joint moves. We can correlate the joint's movement and sensor's capacitance change in order to monitor motion.
5th annual event to feature brightest minds and hottest technologies in the world of robotics
Measured performance is at the level expected and increases the range of applications which may be addressed by open loop transducers instead of more complex solutions.
Designed to operate in harsh environments and have high immunity to emissions
Sensors On Display: Velodyne LiDAR Featured in 'Robot Revolution,' National Touring Exhibit From Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
In Silicon Valley, Computer Museum Extends Run of 'History of Autonomous Vehicles,' Showcasing Velodyne LiDAR Sensor Technology
New Anaren "Sensor Element Library" Enables Easy Integration of Sensor Drivers and Intelligence into IoT Devices
Anaren Launches Atmosphere Sensor Partnership Program to support its Wireless Connectivity Ecosystem
Integro Technologies, a world leader in vision system integration, announces a partnership agreement with ifm efector, a premier technology partner for sensors and controls. As one of the world's largest and fastest-growing manufacturers of sensors and controls products, ifm produces over 8 million sensors annually.
Cost-effective and ideally suited for extreme low light conditions, Marktech Silicon Avalanche photodiodes (Si APD) are the preferred optical detectors
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Schmalz Technology Development - Vacuum Generation without Compressed Air - Flexible and Intelligent
• Vacuum generation that's 100% electrical; • Integrated intelligence for energy and process control; • Extensive communication options through IO-Link interface; Schmalz already offers a large range of solutions that can optimize handling process from single components such as vacuum generators to complete gripping systems. Particularly when used in autonomous warehouse, conventional vacuum generation with compressed air reaches its limits. Compressed air often is unavailable in warehouses. Schmalz therefore is introducing a new technology development: a gripper with vacuum generation that does not use compressed air. The vacuum is generated 100% electrically. This makes the gripper both energy efficient and mobile. At the same time, warehouses need systems with integrated intelligence to deliver information and learn. This enables the use of mobile and self-sufficient robots, which pick production order at various locations in the warehouse. Furthermore, Schmalz provides various modular connection options from its wide range of end effectors in order to handle different products reliably and safely.