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maxon motor 19.07.2018
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Controlled naturally
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Controlled naturally

The spinal cord is a miracle of nature, and it is a long way from being fully understood. At the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, a team is building robots to explore the secrets of the spine.
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The rover that cannot be stopped

NASA's Opportunity rover has been working on Mars since January 2004. It was intended to last 90 days.
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Five incredible animal robots

Take a look at five highly advanced robots which were inspired by nature.
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

Is there a maximum length of encoder cables?

Here you learn what measures you have to pay attention to when you work with long encoder or hall sensor cables.
Juergen Wagenbach
Juergen Wagenbach Motion Control Specialist
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Expert Blog

Challenge us!

Electrical engineer Felix Herger on environmental simulations to test the robustness of drive systems.
Felix Herger
Felix Herger Sales Manager
Young Engineers Program
Young Engineers Program

Robot Club goes Eurobot

The Robot Club Rapperswil has designed an autonomous robot for competing at the Eurobot Championship.
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Water jet technology for wound healing

All over the world, people suffer from chronic wounds due to diabetes and other causes. A new micro water jet technology promises improved treatment.
A prosthetic hand that feels
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A prosthetic hand that feels

A small start-up is set to turn the market for hand prostheses on its head – with an innovative spirit, compact DC motors, and a touch function.
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NASA is about to uncover the secret of rocky planets

To learn about Earth’s past, NASA scientists are turning their gaze to Mars. They send the InSight lander to take the Red Planet’s pulse and temperature.
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Expert Blog

Sintered Sleeve and Ball Bearings

Sales engineers Angelica Perzan on bearing systems in DC motors.
Angelica Perzan
Angelica Perzan Sales Engineer
Young Engineers Program
Young Engineers Program

Creating a humanoid robot - piece by piece

In a long-term project, the Polytechnique Montréal is building a humanoid robot. Every year, new parts will be added to the body.
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Lab automation with maxon DC motors

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Young Engineers Program

Adaptive wings for a faster race car

The team TUfast Munich competes at the Formula Student competition and uses DC motors to adapt the wings of their electric race car to the respective driving situation.
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Expert Blog

Why robots were the actual winners at the Winter Olympics

Jessica Kang about a robot that was given a special honour at the Games in South Korea.
Jessica Kang
Jessica Kang Sales Engineer
The art of building a robot
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The art of building a robot

Philip Norman used to be an architect and a painter. Then he made an invention that could prove to be a game-changer for the way robots are built in the future.
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