Sensors

Artificial skin improves sensory ability of robots

06 November, 2019

Researchers have combined artificial skin with control algorithms, creating what is claimed to be the first autonomous humanoid robot with full-body artificial skin.


Molex Contrinex Industry 4.0 inductive and photoelectric sensors

31 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics

Molex Contrinex inductive and photoelectric sensors are robust, self-contained sensors with an integrated IO-Link in a compact housing. Part of Molex's range of Industry 4.0 solutions, the miniature sensors feature a large sensing range and are suitable for limited-space applications and challenging environments.


Fancy a phone case made of artificial skin?

30 October, 2019

Researchers have developed an artificial skin-like membrane for augmenting interactive devices such as phones, wearables and computers.


Monnit ALTA Wireless Water Detection Puck Sensor

16 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

The sensor is designed to simplify water intrusion monitoring in crawl spaces, sub-floor areas, basements and elevator shafts, and locations where water damage is a threat to valuable materials, machinery or electronics.


Knock knock: object interaction with a smartphone

15 October, 2019

Researchers have developed a new technology that identifies objects and executes actions following a simple knock against a smartphone. The software is powered by machine learning that analyses sounds, vibrations and other reactions.


Dytran CAN-MD digital smart accelerometer network

10 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

The CAN-MD (Controller Area Network – Machinery Diagnostics) accelerometer, from Dytran Instruments, is a bus-based, digital smart accelerometer network with configurable firmware for machinery health monitoring and diagnostics.


Balluff BMP series intelligent displacement sensors

04 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

Balluff's BMP series of intelligent displacement sensors provide not only the absolute position signal for the stroke travel of a piston via IO-Link, but also information about the sensor status and the current ambient conditions.


Flexible wearables enabled by graphene

26 September, 2019

European researchers have developed flexible and transparent wearable devices that are conformable to the skin, providing continuous measurements of multiple human vital signs.


Lord Sensing SG-Link-200 wireless sensor

03 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

The SG-Link-200 is a 3-channel wireless sensor for precise measurement of a large range of sensor types, including strain gauges, load cells, pressure transducers and accelerometers.


Advantech WISE-4210 series IoT wireless sensor devices

01 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

Advantech's WISE-4210 series of IoT wireless sensor devices includes a wireless LPWAN-to-Ethernet AP and three wireless sensor nodes.


AGV navigation: what are the possibilities?

16 August, 2019 by Matthias Göhner, Industry Management Intralogistics | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

Various technologies are available on the market for bringing an automated guided vehicle (AGV) to its destination.


Stretch-sensing glove captures hand poses in real time

09 August, 2019

Computer scientists have developed a user-friendly, stretch-sensing data glove to capture real-time, interactive hand poses with precision.


LORD Sensing G-Link-200 rugged wireless accelerometer

07 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

The G-Link-200 is a battery-powered, wireless, 3-axis accelerometer with a rugged, weatherproof enclosure.


Super-sensitive electronic skin for robots and prosthetics

31 July, 2019

Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin has ultrahigh responsiveness and robustness to damage, and can be paired with any kind of sensor skin layers to function effectively as an electronic skin.


Dytran 3030B5 series miniature accelerometers

31 July, 2019 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

The Dytran 3030B5 series of miniature IEPE piezoelectric accelerometers feature a rugged stainless steel construction and are available with an abbreviated low-end frequency response as low as 2 Hz.


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