Hardware & Sensors

Sensors are sophisticated devices capable of detecting or responding to electrical or optical signals. They convert physical parameters such as temperature, pressure, humidity, speed, etc. into a signal that can be measured electronically. In this section, we will discuss sensors and how they revolutionize so many other technologies.

soft actuators

Building soft actuators for soft robots – Methods explained

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The interest in soft robots is increasing significantly. The growing interest comes from the new possibilities to cope with problems that cannot be addressed...

Flow sensors – Advantages and disadvantages explained

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Flow sensors are devices designed to measure the flow rate of gases, liquids, or solids flowing through a pipe or conduit over a certain...
Pressure sensors

Pressure sensors – Advantages and disadvantages

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The pressure is one of the most important physical quantities in our environment. It is a significant parameter in industrial applications in disciplines such...
Temperature sensors

Temperature sensors – Advantages and disadvantages

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Sensors are one of the key drivers of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) in factories and workplaces. They help optimize product...
System on a Chip (SoC)

System on a Chip (SoC) – Advantages and disadvantages explained

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Over the past ten years, as integrated circuits have become increasingly complex and expensive, the semiconductor industry began to embrace impressive new design and...

How does robot mop navigation technology works?

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When you say robot mop, many things come to mind. But the most significant feature is definitely its ability to roam around the house...
AI

AI hardware – What they are and why they matter in 2021

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for decades, but limited access to large data sets and lack of appropriate computing architectures have restrained AI...

mmWave radar sensors in smart robotics applications

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As robotics technologies advance, so do complementary sensor technologies. Like our five senses, combining different sensing technologies offers the best results when deploying robotic...

Robot power sources for modern mobile robots – Explained

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Power sources are inevitable in the design of all mobile robotic systems. Providing an optimum power source underpins the ability to move, which is...

Best walkie talkies for your three-year-olds: Guidelines to follow

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Walkie talkies are in high-demand with children as they covet phones that they see adults use. Kids love to play with walkie talkies as...