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maxon motor 18.02.2019
Opportunity was just amazing. 15 years on Mars! Who would have thought. twitter.com/MarsRovers/sta…
A duo on its way to Mars
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A duo on its way to Mars

Two space agencies each plan to send a rover to Mars in 2020. We show the differences between the high-tech vehicles.
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Five incredible animal robots

Take a look at five highly advanced robots which were inspired by nature.
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Young Engineers Program

Hip Mounted Exoskeleton

Students at the University of Ottawa are developing a hipmounted exoskeleton for patients who have suffered from muscle atrophy due to events such as strokes.
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Walking with robot technology

How the Taiwanese Company FREE Bionics wants to help people with a new exoskeleton solution.
Stepping it up a notch
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Stepping it up a notch

Stairs are still unsurmountable obstacles for many robots. Yet a young team at ETH Zurich is building a vehicle designed to negotiate steps with ease – by hopping.
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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Young Engineers Program

Braking power for a highly efficient car

A Student Team from TUfast has built an UrbanConcept car for the Shell Eco-Marathon.
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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.
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
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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.
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Expert Blog

Brushed vs. brushless DC motors

Which commutation system is better?
Angelica Perzan
Angelica Perzan Sales Engineer
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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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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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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