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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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The surgical robot that unfolds inside the abdomen

The start-up company NISI (HK) Limited is currently developing a miniature surgical robot that can be inserted though natural openings in the body and only unfolds inside the abdomen.
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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.
Young Engineers Program
Young Engineers Program

A Greek exoskeleton for Cybathlon

HERMES is the first team in Greece which builds an exoskeleton device for participating in the Cybathlon 2020.
A different kind of superhero
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A different kind of superhero

Bionicman has a futuristic prosthetic hand that lends him superhuman powers. He uses it to give children with disabilities more confidence—and cool, 3D-printed hands.
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maxon supports the 2020 Cybathlon

The Cybathlon event, which was first held in 2016, will return in 2020 – with even more teams and more challenges.
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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!
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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Five incredible animal robots

Take a look at five highly advanced robots which were inspired by nature.
Stepping it up a notch
Young Engineers Program

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.
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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.
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