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Motion Solutions Blog Post: High-Reliability Drone Systems Deliver Blood to Rural Patients Fast

by Bill Saunders, Vice President of Sales

POSTED: 04/10/2018

Postpartum hemorrhaging is a major cause of maternal mortality in the developing world. The condition requires immediate medical treatment and transfusion with appropriate blood products. Accessing

3 Primary Benefits of Software Motion Control

by Jerry Leitz, Director of Field Engineering, Motion Control

POSTED: 04/09/2018

Software motion control is defined as PC-based motion control that utilizes the modern x86 CPU to reduce hardware requirements. This means that software motion control is not tied down to the hardware ASIC limitations and does not require complicated cabling. The KINGSTAR Platform is based on the innovative open standard network

Humanoid Robotic Hand Moves

POSTED: 03/23/2018

The human hand is undoubtedly one of the most universal and complex tools of nature. Researchers have been studying the characteristics and special features of this evolutionary design for years. Now the findings of this research are being

Robot performance moves NASA. Cape Canaveral tour guide will have same motors as the Mars Rover

POSTED: 03/23/2018

A versatile robot actor, created in the UK, has beaten off international competition to become the public face of NASA’s world-famous Kennedy Space Center. First developed in 2006 by Cornish company Engineered Arts,

Model making: A dwarf-sized Caterpillar.

POSTED: 03/23/2018

maxon drives also play an important role in model making – for example, many locomotives run their rounds powered by maxon motors. But even crazier things can be found in the world

Robotic Rib Spreading Tool to help patients hurt less and heal faster.

POSTED: 03/23/2018

One advanced technology company is taking on the challenge of developing hand-held, robotic surgical instruments to help patients hurt less and heal faster. High torque maxon motors ensure jerk-free movement of the tool. It may

Robotic Exoskeleton: For more quality of life

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Worldwide, an estimated 185 million people use a wheelchair daily. A company based in Auck-land (New Zealand) has developed innovative robotic technology that helps people with mobility impairment get back

Firefighting humanoid robot

POSTED: 03/23/2018

With funding from the U.S. Navy Research Laboratory, Virginia Tech’s RoMeLa laboratory is designing and building their Shipboard Autonomous Fire Fighting Robot, or SAFFiR.   Agility, speed, strength, balance are all qualities needed to

Human-Like Bipedal Walking Robot

POSTED: 03/23/2018

In the world of robotics engineering there are two primary ways to view how a robot walks. Either the robot has to be quasi-statically stable at every moment of movement, or it can walk

Motors Continue to Operate in Antarctic -120°F Temperatures

POSTED: 03/23/2018

The Dome C telescopes in Antarctica must operate continuously in weather that is the most severe on the planet. At Concordia Station in Antarctica there is a telescope mount that has been operating for a few years now. Just recently there was a new record temperature at the Dome

Getting Swinging Lights to Stop on a Dime

POSTED: 03/23/2018

At the Royal Shakespeare Company’s refurbished venue, lightweight lights are hung from swinging cables. A unique design stops the swinging to put the spotlight on the actors.  The Royal Shakespeare Company recently went through a

Focusing on Dark Energy

POSTED: 03/23/2018

The HETDEX project is the first major experiment to search for dark energy in the universe using a set of spectrographs to map the three-dimensional positions of one million galaxies. The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) is located at the McDonald Observatory in West Texas.

Actuators in Aviation

POSTED: 03/23/2018

In the aviation industry, a wide range of applications is controlled by actuators. For example, they are used to control and limit velocity and engine speed by adjusting levers and flaps. In many of these actuators,

Vacuum compatible maxon motors for extreme conditions

POSTED: 03/23/2018

maxon motor spent several months working alongside Instrument Design Technology (IDT) to customize a small, brushless motor to perform in the extreme vacuum conditions of the synchrotron. This article highlights the challenges in the


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