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The organic express of Lausanne
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The organic express of Lausanne

The bikers of Plateforme Bio Lokal supply fresh organic vegetables to restaurants and bars – quickly and emissionfree. Even 200 kg of potatoes do not faze them.
Expertise
Expertise

Advantages and practical applications of high-resolution encoders

Which applications benefit most from high-resolution encoders?
Story
Story

The delivery robots are coming!

People look up at the sky and see more and more drones. Yet the breakthrough for delivery robots will take place on the ground.
Young Engineers Program
Young Engineers Program

How to build an autonomous rover

Computer Vision. Rover. Humans. A not so daily combination.
Swiss racing team wins with fastest driverless car
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Swiss racing team wins with fastest driverless car

In the Formula Student, student teams from all over Europe compete with their electrically driven race cars.
Innovation
Innovation

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Expert Blog
Expert Blog

From motor to drive system

Complete mechatronic drive solutions offer many advantages over individual components. Yet to reach the goal, some important questions first need to be answered.
Urs Kafader
Urs Kafader Head of Training at maxon
Guest Blog
Guest Blog

Nature as prototype

Roland Siegwart professor for autonomous mobile robotics at the ETH Zurich about the next evolution in robotics.
Micro Story

Run, dino, run...

The Raptor walking robot, developed by researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) can run at up to 46 km/h. He is therefore the fastest two-legged walking robot in the world. The robot design was based on the model of a velociraptor dinosaur. Raptor is just under 50 centimeters in height and weighs just 3 kilograms. He can balance him­self and jump over obstacles of up to 10 centimeters in height with ease. Each leg of the robot is driven by a brushless maxon motor. The drive systems consist of a high-performance EC-4pole 30, combined with a planetary gearhead GP 32 HP and an MR encoder. The controller consists of a maxon ESCON module 50/5. The robot was developed by Prof. SooHyun Kim, Prof. KyungSoo Kim, Prof. Daigil Lee, Dr. JongWon Park, Jinyi Lee and Jinwoo Lee.
Story
Story

These robots crawl into every nook and cranny

It started as a project by two engineers who were close to retirement. Today, the modular inspection robots by Canadian company Inuktun are successfully in use all over the world.
NR. OF THE WEEK
One million
Roughly one million people worldwide use insulin pumps. There is a DC motor in every device.
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Story

Wanted!

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.
Extraordinarily commonplace
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Extraordinarily commonplace

Although we rarely notice them, electrical drives are everywhere around us – at home, on our commute, at work, and even when we grab a kebab for lunch.
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Story

This prosthetic leg is highly intelligent

Hiking, going cycling with friends. With the right prosthetic leg, amputees can once again lead an active life.
NR. OF THE WEEK
1069 robots
have broken a Guinness World Record set just last year for the "most robots dancing simultaneously" in China.
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