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First Mars helicopter will fly with Swiss DC motors

In 2020, the US space agency NASA will send a new rover to the Red Planet. Included: a small helicopter, which will take the first aerial photos of Mars.
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.

Morphological approaches in medical technology

Kenneth Hunt, Professor for Rehabilitation Engineering at Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland, speaks about robotic devices for clinical rehabilitation.
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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.
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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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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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Expert Blog

Sintered Sleeve and Ball Bearings

Sales engineers Angelica Perzan on bearing systems in DC motors.
Angelica Perzan
Angelica Perzan Sales Engineer
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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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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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This prosthetic leg is highly intelligent

Hiking, going cycling with friends. With the right prosthetic leg, amputees can once again lead an active life.
Journey to the sun
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Journey to the sun

Our knowledge about the Sun is still very limited. But this is about to change.
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Young Engineers Program

Participating in an international robot competition

A students team from Tunisia designed and built a two wheeled robot for the EUROBOT competition.
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