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31 Million
robots helping in households worldwide by 2019, a report by the International Federation of Robotics says.
Expert Blog
Expert Blog84 views

Inked by maxon motor

Felix Herger on why many tattoo machine manufacturers want DC motors from Switzerland.
Felix Herger
Felix Herger Sales Manager
Story235 views


He is 4 years old and 1.40 meters tall, with a rather large head. He speaks fluent English and German. However, he can’t walk. He was last seen in Munich.
Hidden resources
Story36 views

Hidden resources

The surface of the ocean conceals many secrets – unexplored depths and precious resources. To find resources, a Norwegian company has developed a technology for scanning the bottom of the ocean in greater detail.
Micro Story

The first sterilizable drive system

maxon motor introduces the world's first steam sterilizable encoder ENX EASY. It is available in an incremental (1024 counts) and an absolute version (4096 steps) for diameters of 13 and 16 mm and is designed for 1000 autoclave cycles. The encoder can be integrated into the brushless drives ECX 13 and ECX 16 SPEED without increasing the length. When the gearheads GPX 13 and GPX 16 SPEED are added to the combination, engineers receive a fully sterilizable positioning system.
Story294 views

In search of a lost veteran

Researchers finally found a long lost submarine wreck – with the aid of an underwater robot.
1939 First appearance
The first humanoid robot was presented in 1939. Elektro could speak 700 words and was seven feet tall.
Story961 views

The lifesaver

There are some situations where we wouldn’t mind being replaced by a robot.
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Expert Blog622 views

Develop a controller on your own?

Developing a controller for your application may seem like an easy thing to do and a cost effective option. But is it?
Juergen Wagenbach
Juergen Wagenbach Motion Control Specialist
Story245 views

On the trail of wild animals

Elephants, lions or entire herds of antelopes – with a digital camera specially designed for documentaries, wild animals can be captured quickly.
Guest Article
Guest Article391 views

Looking for thousands of exoplanets

Astrophysicist Sara Seager has dedicated her life to the search for exoplanets.
Easy Rider
Story487 views

Easy Rider

Snow, ice and sand are the natural enemies of many bikers. A trend from the USA in spite of these elements: fat bikes.
Europe is searching for life on Mars
Story851 views

Europe is searching for life on Mars

Was there once life on Mars? Or does it perhaps still exist under the surface? The ExoMars rover may hold the key to solving this great puzzle.
Young Engineers Program
Young Engineers Program697 views

Active rear wheel steering

A formula student team from Germany wants to improve the handling and the overall driving stability of their race car.
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