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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 ...

Liquid-in-liquid 3D printed structures

Scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way to 3D print structures composed entirely of liquids. They envision their ...

Why you should stick to igus

Having efficient processes is key to increasing bottom-line profits, and the labelling and packaging industry is no exception. Equipment needs reliable parts to ensure they continue to deliver ...

Low-cost 3D Printed robotic prosthetic limb

A team of students from The University of Manchester has designed and built a 3D printed, low-cost robotic prosthetic hand that could provide a cheaper alternative for amputees.