MIT Develops Robotic Paper That Folds Itself Into Origami

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Researchers at Harvard and MIT have reshaped the landscape of programmable matter by devising self-folding sheets that rely on the ancient art of origami. Called programmable matter by…

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Mechatronics Challenge – Oil Drilling

Sunday, June 27, 2010

There is a short list of the most challenging mechatronic applications.  Wind turbine gear boxes and electric cars are among that list of challenging applications. With all the…

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The Top 5 Mechanical Considerations For Electrical Engineers

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Problems can arise in a mechatronics project because mechanical and electrical engineers often do not have sufficient experience or understanding of their counterpart’s discipline. Here is one application…

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Igus Develops A Simpler Robotic Bionic Joint

Thursday, June 24, 2010

When it comes to robotic joints, engineers have had to put together complex custom configurations out of multiple components, which involved considerable development time with the mechanisms. This…

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Mechatronics as Process

Sunday, June 20, 2010

There are three basic disciplines of control.  Discrete control which generally relates to making a product or dealing with sequential and event driven logic, process control which deals…

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Gears Boxes and Life Expectancy

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Gear boxes are a complex subject in their own right.  The equations of motion required to generate gear teeth are pretty complicated.  And the issues associated with gear…

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Mechatronics Under Water, Oil & Gas Under Attack

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sad to say, the greatest environmental disaster in US history is upon us with the explosion of the BP oil well being drilled by the Deepwater Horizon drilling…

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U.S. Army Is Testing Rugged, Autonomous Robot Vehicle

Friday, June 4, 2010

The U.S. Army’s Autonomous Platform Demonstrator, or APD, is a 9.6-ton, six-wheeled, hybrid-electric robotic vehicle currently undergoing developmental and mobility testing at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.; the demonstrator…

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