Emerson is using its technology to monitor the health of essential workers and keep them healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Velcro-like food sensor made from an array of silk microneedles has been developed that is designed to pierce through plastic packaging to sample food for signs of spoilage and bacterial contamination.
A prototype of a rapid COVID-19 molecular test has been developed and it provides a portable instrument for reading the results with a smartphone in 30 minutes, which could bypass sending samples to a lab.
How fluid vessel types and other variables influence system design
While the market is down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market outlook for 2021 is positive according to a report by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and ITR Economics.
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Kit-based absolute encoders (position sensors) can make stepper motors a lower-cost option to servo motors for many industrial machinery motion control applications.
Iterate Labs' wearable devices help ensure social distancing in the workplace so people work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Columbia university researchers develop technique that could transform additive manufacturing processes, enabling the printing of circuit boards, electromechanical components and robots.
ATI Industrial Automation worked with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL) to develop a custom force/torque sensor for Perseverance, the Mars 2020 Rover project. See video of the project.