Flybotix : Challenges and Advancements in Drone Technology
Drone technology continues to advance depending on specific applications. For this article, we’ll be looking at compact drones used in a variety of applications that need continuous and autonomous inspection of chimneys, shafts, and tanks.
Autonomous towing robots speeding up material handling
With omnidirectional movement and smart docking with virtually any warehouse cart in under 20 seconds, these new robots are making material handling faster and safer.
It’s important to have people who are there to help others in an emergency, but state-of-the-art technology can play a vital role too. For success in rescue operations, humans and machines must form a powerful duo. We join a search for missing persons with the Swiss Alpine Rescue team from the Engelberg rescue station.
Enchanted Tools is revolutionizing robotics with its Mirokai
How can we fully integrate robots into our daily lives in the near future? This challenge is currently being addressed by French startup Enchanted Tools. Founded by Jérôme Monceaux, who had already helped create the robots Pepper and Nao, Enchanted Tools recently unveiled Miroki, the prototype of a new generation of humanoid robots that are both wondrous and useful.
A Diabetic Runs the World Marathon Challenge
Seven marathons, on seven continents, in seven days. Linda Carrier goes the limit while being a
Type 1 diabetic since the age of fourteen.
Smart ArM: Cybathlon has changed us
Hanging laundry, making breakfast, emptying a dishwasher, holding a pan handle, finding keys in a bag while being equipped with a prosthesis? Meet Nathanaël Jarrassé, CNRS research fellow at ISIR and manager of the Smart ArM project, which is based on maxon technologies, before the Cybathlon Challenges 2023.
Robotic pipe crawlers reaching the unreachable, discover the video.
MiniMACS6 stabilizes the Furuta pendulum
A classic problem in engineering is the rotational inverted pendulum. It is used to demonstrate and examine movement patterns and control algorithms in control and electrical engineering as well as in mechanical engineering. These help to control robots and other machines.
Together as one
As maxon | zub celebrates its fifth anniversary, the two development departments have combined their expertise for the first time. The result? The MicroMACS6 controller. The compact master controller is an essential component for system solutions, as Fabian Vogel, Managing Director of maxon | zub, explains.
The flying Swiss Army Knife
Innovative aircraft from Swiss startup Dufour Aerospace with electric drives combines the best of both worlds. The cross between drone and helicopter could mean significantly faster and more efficient air emergency operations.