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Cobots arrive: Newest entrants show field’s rapid expansion

They call them cobots for a reason: to distinguish this new tribe of collaborative robots from both the scary robots of sci-fi and the...

The future of electronics is flexible

From liquid lenses to e-textiles, flexible technologies are poised to have a significant impact on the electronics industry. From academic research into adaptive eyeglasses...

Looking back at rapid progress in machine vision

In 1997, the World Wide Web was still new territory for business, bulky analog cell phones filled purses or dangled from belt holsters, and...

So many ways to stick layers together

The large number of affordable machines available to hobbyists is just one indication of 3D printing’s rapid growth. Many of the lower cost products...

Autonomous mining equipment years ahead of car development

A rich assortment of technologies is available to autonomous vehicle designers—radar, GPS, GNSS, LiDAR, ultrasonic, infrared, and video. The suitability of each depends on...

Robotics augments stroke rehabilitation

Worldwide, 15 million people per year suffer from a stroke, and 85% of those who survive live with residual effects, requiring long-term intensive physiotherapy...

Mitigating medical device risk

What is the proper level of security for today’s medical devices? Given their large electronic and software content and the value of medical information,...