Videos

Visual demonstrations of the latest technology revealing just how innovative and effective the latest products and solutions can be.


How igus make DC motion control made easy

In this week’s video, we see how easy it is to set up the dryve D3 motor controller for the drylin E linear robot and the variety of payloads it can carry.


Sketching in 3D with air scaffolding

A team of researchers from KAIST have developed a mid-air 3D sketching tool, combining the strengths of gesture and pen input. They say the technique will ease the way for ideation in three ...


Student-built Hyperloop pod smashes speed record

A group of students from the Technical University of Munich taking part in the third SpaceX run Hyperloop Pod Competition have set a new speed record. The WARR Hyperloop team's pod hit 290mph on the ...



How to keep your cables neat and tidy

If you want to avoid untidy cables, especially in the office, then watch this week’s video to find out how the igus triflex OCR cable management system can help.











NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars

The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet.


Patents for driverless cars - where are we now?

Matt Jones, partner at Intellectual Property law firm, EIP, discusses where we are when it comes to applying for patents and how the current state-of-play may affect emerging technology such as ...




How to prevent cable failures in energy chains

Modern automation applications, such as high-speed pick-and-place, often take standard electrical cables beyond their limits. As a result, they can suffer from corkscrew-like deformation, broken ...


More than meets the eye: The real-life Transformer

Japanese firm Brave Robotics and amusement park ride manufacturer Sansei Technologies have developed a robot, called the J-deite RIDE, that transforms into an electric car that can transport people.


'Soft' robots that can move on their own

A new class of soft robot, composed of ultrathin sensing, actuating electronics and temperature-sensitive artificial muscle that can adapt to the environment and crawl, has been announced by ...




How igus e-tubes protect in extreme environments

Moving cables and hoses that operate in tough environments can expect a drastic reduction in service life, so protecting them is vital to improving productivity. This week’s video shows engineers how ...