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The swiss startup Clearspace is developing the first debris removal mission in the Earth’s orbital field. Learn mor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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How to build an exoskeleton

An exoskeleton must be lightweight, compact, powerful, reliable, and easy to use – what could be easier? Christian Bermes, head of the VariLeg enhanced team explains what it all comes down to.
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Trap the Trash

The startup ClearSpace heads a consortium developing the first debris removal mission in the Earth’s orbital field.
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Cybathlon teams #drivenbymaxon

At Cybathlon 2020, all of the attention will be focused on our main players: The teams. They are competing all around the world in a unique event. Every fifth team uses maxon products. A small selection:
DRIVEN takes a look at the fourth planet
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DRIVEN takes a look at the fourth planet

The current issue of maxon’s DRIVEN magazine is dedicated to the Perseverance Mars mission and other space projects.
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An agile human-friendly collaborative robot

Canadian researchers develop a novel collaborative robot that can match human agility.
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Smart ArM: Pushing the limits of the human body

In view of the Cybathlon 2020, a unique international competition for competitors with disabilities who use bionic assistive technologies, a team of French researchers from the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR) in Paris has developed the "Smart ArM".
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New drive developments for autonomous agriculture technology

The agricultural sector is undergoing significant changes and is modernising. To take the strain off farmers, many robots are being developed to automate tasks. What specific technical characteristics should agricultural machinery manufacturers take into account to assist farmers?
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Drive technology and integration: how much design freedom?

While the development of e-commerce requires the design of compact AGVs, the democratisation of autonomous and connected e-mobility vehicles poses safety challenges. In this context, companies need to develop motorised solutions, with specific designs.
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“There are more than only physical barriers to overcome”

Robert Riener is the initiator of the Cybathlon. He shares his thoughts on how we can use technology to address sensitive issues.
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Strategies to Prevent Component Shortages During a Crisis

In 2020, manufacturers found themselves suddenly in the middle of a global crisis with COVID-19. Its effects have been varied, but deep. Here are some ideas for recovery.
maxon drives on the Red Planet
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maxon drives on the Red Planet

More than 100 electric motors from maxon have been used on the Red Planet. From Sojourner to the new Perseverance rover - the key to success is the same.
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IP65, IP67, IP68…What do protection ratings mean?

If you are working on a project that calls for an electric motor unit, you will certainly have come across the terms IP65, IP67 and IP68. What do these protection ratings cover? Which protection should be chosen based on your project? Here's a brief answer to these questions.
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The Colossus robot on the front line against Covid-19

A powerful, reliable and robust "Swiss knife" robot. Fitted with maxon motors, these versatile robots are also capable of supporting the unit in large-scale incidents.
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Covid-19: Drive technology and physical distancing

The sanitary crisis linked to the diffusion of Covid-19 requires everyone to apply measures of social distancing. But there are innovations that reinvent human interactions without dehumanizing them.
Intralogistics: AGV vs. AMR
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Intralogistics: AGV vs. AMR

Until recently, AGVs were the only option for automating internal transport tasks. Today, a more sophisticated technology is competing with them: Autonomous Mobile Robots AMR. Although both AGVs and AMRs allow materials to be moved from point A to point B, the comparison ends there.
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