Landcrawler Robot Wobbles But Doesn’t Fall

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

This funny lookin’ fella weighs just 27 pounds, has 12 legs, and can carry you around on its back if you let it. The Land Crawler xTreme robot…

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3D for Better Control

Sunday, November 28, 2010

If you can’t describe it you can’t control it.  And control is what its all about.  So we need to get better at describing what it is that…

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Motion Control or Mechatronics, What’s in a Name?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Are we talking about Motion Control? or are we talking about Mechatronics? Words are important in describing reality and communicating with others.  The term Mechatronics was coined a…

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More Manufacturing Breakthroughs

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The idea of a 3D printing is pretty cool all on it’s own.  But when you can make high strength parts, well, now you’ve really got something. One…

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The Future of Manufacturing

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Linux OS was an unparalleled event in technology.  A computer operating system that didn’t crash, was virus proof and could run anything.  Started by Linus Torvalds as…

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Rapid Prototype Trends

Saturday, November 6, 2010

3D solid model software has come a long way.  It  makes complex finite element analysis an integrated feature so that new designs can be explored in hours, rather…

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Universal Gripper Utilizes Coffee Bean-Filled Balloon

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Gripping and holding of objects are key tasks for robotic manipulators. The development of universal grippers able to pick up unfamiliar objects of widely varying shape and surface…

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