Touch-sensitive robot acts as a real-time avatar

09 November, 2017

Japanese researchers have developed a robotic arm that serves as a real-time avatar for a remotely located user, to whom it transmits sound, vision and highly sensitive feelings of touch.

Moore Industries THZ3 Dual Input Smart HART Temperature Transmitter with Associated Intrinsically-Safe (AIS) option

08 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Moore Industries Pacific Inc

Moore Industries has announced the compact THZ3 Dual Input Smart HART Temperature Transmitter in DIN rail mount housing with Associated Intrinsically-Safe (AIS) sensor connections. The AIS option enables direct connection of sensors located in hazardous areas since it includes an internal intrinsically safe barrier in the front end of the transmitter.

Enabling fastener torque auditing and certification

13 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

Take apart any electronic device from the past or present and you'll encounter a myriad of screws and bolts. Consistent torque application is key for these products to meet promised specifications.

Turning off the TV with a cup of tea: join the remote control revolution

04 October, 2017

Lancaster University researchers have developed gesture control technology that allows body movement, or movement of objects, to be used to interact with screens.

RF Digital RFD77402 Simblee time-of-flight (ToF) sensor module

29 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics (Hong Kong) Ltd

The RFD77402 Simblee Internet of Things (IoT) 3D time-of-flight (ToF) sensor module, from RF Digital, integrates an embedded light sensor, vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) driver, microcontroller and onboard memory to provide distance mapping and 3D imaging technology.

Pick the torque sensor for your servo motor in three easy steps

26 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

At the heart of many automated assembly platforms and robots is an electric motor. If the motor is the heart, then the brain is the controller and closed loop control system.

Silicon Labs CPT212B and CPT213B TouchXpress capacitive touch controllers

15 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics (Hong Kong) Ltd

Silicon Labs' CPT212B and CPT213B TouchXpress capacitive touch controllers provide a fast and easy way for design engineers to add low-power capacitive touch interfaces to embedded designs.

Silk could improve wearable body sensors

28 August, 2017

Chinese researchers are investigating the use of silk in wearable body sensors, with the aim of developing a more sensitive and flexible generation of these devices that can monitor a slew of body functions in real time.

Motion capture device for rehab patients

23 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Deakin University

Deakin University researchers have designed a wireless motion capture device, about the size of a matchbox, that is changing the lives of a variety of Australians — from Parkinson's disease sufferers to golfers.

Electronic skin: the future of biosensors

17 August, 2017

An international research team has created a soft sensor microsystem with a 3D design, making it suitable for applications such as continuous health monitoring and disease treatment.

Measuring shark bite force with load cells

04 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

Getting into the spirit of Shark Week 2017, FUTEK teamed up with the engineers at Peacock Productions to create a shark bite force measurement application.

Wearable robotics assisting stroke, cerebral palsy patients

31 July, 2017 by Lauren Davis

Not one but two US research groups have announced successful studies into wearable robotic devices for patients struggling with abnormal gaits.

Cars that read their drivers' emotions

21 July, 2017 | Supplied by: Renesas Electronics

We've all had that moment when we've been so angry or upset while driving that we just wish we could hand the wheel to someone else. It's a frustrating feeling — one that semiconductor supplier Renesas Electronics has set out to solve.

A sign of the times: smart glove translates sign language into text

14 July, 2017

US engineers have developed a smart glove that translates the American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet into text and controls a virtual hand to mimic sign language gestures.

Thermal sensors and drones to detect feral pigs

13 June, 2017

WA researchers are using thermal sensors attached to aircraft and drones to detect feral pigs, as part of a trial aimed at strengthening management of the significant pest animals.

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