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maxon 07.08.2020
Merita Lluhani ist zweifache Mutter und hat bei Maxon eine «späte Lehre» als Automatikmonteurin EFZ absolviert. Wir… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
maxon 04.08.2020
The #Ingenuity Helicopter is on its way to Mars. Florbela Costa, project manager in our SpaceLab Team, can't wait t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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The Colossus robot on the front line against Covid-19

A powerful, reliable and robust "Swiss knife" robot. Fitted with maxon motors, these versatile robots are also capable of supporting the unit in large-scale incidents.
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Covid-19: Drive technology and physical distancing

The sanitary crisis linked to the diffusion of Covid-19 requires everyone to apply measures of social distancing. But there are innovations that reinvent human interactions without dehumanizing them.
Intralogistics: AGV vs. AMR
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Intralogistics: AGV vs. AMR

Until recently, AGVs were the only option for automating internal transport tasks. Today, a more sophisticated technology is competing with them: Autonomous Mobile Robots AMR. Although both AGVs and AMRs allow materials to be moved from point A to point B, the comparison ends there.
Danny gets his bionic hand
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Danny gets his bionic hand

Danny Florence’s new hand shows how DC motors change lives.
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The hero of Notre-Dame

In spring 2019, the famous cathedral of Notre-Dame was damaged in a devastating fire. However, the Paris fire department prevented the complete destruction of the building – with the help of a special unit.
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A servo control kit for engineers and students

Two leading names in motor control work together to ease development challenges for engineers and students. They jointly created a plug-and-play servo control development kit for drives, robotics and automation.
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5 key points when motorizing an AGV

AGVs cannot fail, and so the choice of their motorization is crucial.
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Training robots revolutionize therapy

When two Swiss robotics engineers developed a new computer-controlled leg press, that was surprisingly effective in the rehabilitation therapy.
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Young Engineers Program

Robots on the set

These intelligent robotic cameras that automate live transmission are used on stages, racetracks, and playing fields, operate autonomously - and provide a perfect TV experience.
Me and the machine
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Me and the machine

Paralyzed people can learn to walk again with the aid of electromechanical exoskeletons. However, it’s not easy. It takes a lot of engineering and hard training.
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Smart Gripper for Small Collaborative Robots

Providing the right motor for small precision devices can be challenging.
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Engineered to the last pour

Where motion is the key to a great cup of coffee, duplicating the precision and reliability of the motion of a person’s hand, wrist, and elbow require a unique robotic design.
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Young Engineers Program

A robot inspired by worms

Five young engineers want to take a sewer rehabilitation robot to the market—with a new approach, inspired by nature.
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Guest Blog

A fossil as a friend

Biorobotics specialist Kamilo Melo on developing robots that walk like real animals.
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Robots in the vineyard

In France’s Bordeaux region, autonomous robots ensure that the wine is organically good.
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