Clean Room, Clean Robot

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The consumer electronics market is expected to generate over $165 billion in revenue within the U.S. in 2010, thanks to cell phones, laptops, digital cameras, DVRs, and MP3…

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Prototyping and Simulation

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Maybe my insight is not new.  But I thought it was interesting nonetheless. I have been working on a project in the solar energy arena.  My company is developing a two…

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Mechatronics Meets Miniaturization

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Here’s what happened in a multi-year collaboration among engineers and scientists at New Scale Technologies, austriamicrosystems and TDK-EPC to simultaneously develop the motor, mechanics, electronics and control systems…

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Solar Power is Alive in LA

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Solar Power International 2010 just finished at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  This is probably the largest get together of people in the solar industry in the…

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Iron Man Suit Becoming A Reality

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Raytheon’s second-generation exoskeleton (XOS 2), essentially a wearable robotics suit, was unveiled for the first time recently during an event at the company’s Salt Lake City research facility….

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Festo Turns An Elephant’s Trunk Into A Robotic Arm

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Smart engineers copy ideas. Great engineers copy nature. Festo’s Bionic Handling Assistant is a robot arm modeled on an elephant’s trunk (or Dr. Octavius if you’re a Spiderman…

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Electric Motors for Electric Cars

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The field of electric motors is always subject to change.  Its always in a state of flux (pun intended).  We keep trying to make up rules about how…

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Control System Architecture

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The recent trend from control systems vendors is the use of the term “architecture”.  This trend has become so pervasive that one major vendor changed the titles of…

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