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Expert Blog
Expert Blog

How to optimize your drive system

Drive technology is a basic building block for the performance of machines, robots, and hand-held devices. However, there is much more to consider than just the design and the motor selection.
Juergen Wagenbach
Juergen Wagenbach Motion Control Specialist
Maxon Inside
Maxon Inside

When is a Standard not a Standard?

maxon motor has become well known in the small precision drive market for its large catalogue of standard products. However, most people will not be aware that around 80% of product supplied worldwide is modified in some way or another.
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driven: Ready for take-off

The brand new issue of DRIVEN – the maxon motor Magazine – is all about Aviation. Electric drives 30,000 feet above sea level. Find out more!

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.
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

I have seen the future of robotics...

Felix Herger about his visit of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory.
Felix Herger
Felix Herger Sales Manager
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.
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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Story

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.
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.
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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.
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The Story of Paul - Premature Baby Simulator with maxon motors

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On the trail of wild animals

Elephants, lions or entire herds of antelopes – with a digital camera specially designed for documentaries, wild animals can be captured quickly.
Guest Blog
Guest Blog

Colossus with feet of analog technology

A reverse steam locomotive in the digital new world. Author Michael Funk, academian and PhD candidate, essayist and writer about the digital new world.
Hidden resources
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Hidden resources

The surface of the ocean conceals many secrets – unexplored depths and precious resources. To find resources, a Norwegian company has developed a technology for scanning the bottom of the ocean in greater detail.
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