Embracing drive technology

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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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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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Robot Club goes Eurobot

The Robot Club Rapperswil has designed an autonomous robot for competing at the Eurobot Championship.
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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!
NR. OF THE WEEK
8 thousand
maxon motor produced 834,000 motion controllers in 2017.
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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
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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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Measures to cope with reversed energy

Expert Juergen Wagenbach on measures to cope with reversed energy. Part 2
Juergen Wagenbach
Juergen Wagenbach Motion Control Specialist
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Reversed energy by motor operation?

Expert Juergen Wagenbach on measures to cope with reversed energy. Part 1
Juergen Wagenbach
Juergen Wagenbach Motion Control Specialist
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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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Expert Blog

Develop a controller on your own?

Developing a controller for your application may seem like an easy thing to do and a cost effective option. But is it?
Juergen Wagenbach
Juergen Wagenbach Motion Control Specialist
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This arm lends a strong hand

A collaborative robot takes care of the heavy lifting.
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Guest Blog

CAN: What is it and Why use it?

CAN offers a number of key benefits to engineers designing for limited spaces.
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Omnidirectional robot for the Eurobot Contest

A team at ISAE-SUPAERO, the French graduate school for aerospace engineering, is developing a robot with three omnidirectional wheels to compete for the Eurobot Contest 2017.
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Why the industry needs new positioning controllers

Biren Patel, motion control engineering manager at maxon motor, talks about the company’s new EPOS4 next-generation positioning controllers.
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