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The pace-maker

A powerful bionic foot prosthesis helps its wearer to regain lost freedom of movement.
Power density in robotics - a question of torque
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Power density in robotics - a question of torque

Inspection robots for pipes and ducts, rescue robots in disaster areas, or humanoid robots – they all have one thing in common: They are mobile robots that aid humans. We explain some of their requirements for drive technology in detail.
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Walking with robot technology

How the Taiwanese Company FREE Bionics wants to help people with a new exoskeleton solution.
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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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Brushed vs. brushless DC motors

Which commutation system is better?
Angelica Perzan
Angelica Perzan Sales Engineer
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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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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driven: The fruits of research

The current issue of driven – the maxon motor magazine – is all about bionics. Featuring modern prostheses, exoskeletons for children, and even a salamander with a spine. Find out more!
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High-altitude wind energy from kites

A Dutch team is currently changing an entire industry. With a new method to make use of wind energy.
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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.
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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.
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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Once again, NASA relies on maxon drives

Swiss manufacturer maxon motor supplies several drives specifically developed for the MARS 2020 rover.
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The invisible door opener

Elevators travel up and down all day long. Who actually stops to think about the little motors that open and close the doors?
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