Green Energy Myths

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The “green revolution” continues to be marked with dis-information.  A lot of the promise of so the called “green” technology is cost reduction, emissions reduction, energy independence or…

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Mechatronics, Mobility, and New Options

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The American fascination with mobility, aka the automobile, is going through a lot of change presently.  The introduction of the Segway began a new generation of personal mobility…

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Molecular-Sized Robots Can Now Move Independently Up To 100 Nanometers

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Researchers from Columbia University, Arizona State University, the University of Michigan and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have created and programmed robots the size of single molecule…

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NASA’S Robonaut 2 To Be Launched Into Space

Monday, May 10, 2010

NASA will launch the first human-like robot to space later this year to become a permanent resident of the International Space Station. Robonaut 2, or R2, was developed…

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Motor Positioning Controller Offers Wide Range of Functions

Monday, May 10, 2010

Dual loop position and speed controller for almost any application Maxon’s EPOS (Easy to use Positioning System) is being expanded again in its second generation. The EPOS2 70/10…

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The Next Industrial Revolution

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The industrial revolution was a period of unprecedented expansion of technology that lead to a huge increase in economic opportunity.  It was a period marked with great inventiveness…

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Control Engineers Guide to Applying Linear Bearings and Guides

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

by Al Ng, Director, Engineering, Thomson Industries, Inc. Rolling element linear-motion bearings guide, support, locate, and accurately move machinery components and products. Rolling element linear bearings and guides…

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Solar Tracking

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Like all things mechatronic, solar tracking is hard to describe.  If we consider the actual motion, it’s two degrees of freedom and both motions are rotary.  The problem…

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