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- Paul Regtien, Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente, The Netherlands
In our technological society there is an ongoing demand for a better price-performance ratio of all kind of appliances, tools, utensils, instruments and machines. Recent advances in the technology of sensors and actuators have much contributed to the fulfilment of these demands. Many modern systems and products are now equipped with electronic sensors and actuators, resulting in sophisticated functionality and novel applications.
The demand for such new devices initiated worldwide research and development programs in the field of sensors and actuators. Many generic technologies have been examined, from which the thin- and thick-film, glass fibre, metal oxides, polymers, quartz and silicon technologies are the most important. In particular silicon and related technology allows the construction of small-sized devices, and even complex systems in which various functions (sensing, signal processing, actuation) are all integrated.
As the development of a scientific field expands, the need for handbooks arises, wherein the information that appeared earlier in journals and conference proceedings is systematically and selectively presented.
The handbook of sensors and actuators was started in 1994 and contains the most meaningful background material that is important for researchers in the field. The series comprises one- and multi-author handbooks. Great care is given to the selection of the authors and editors. They are all well-known scientists in the field of sensors and actuators and have impressive international reputations.
Titles on thick film sensors, magnetic sensors, intelligent sensors, semiconductor sensors, mercury cadmium telluride imagers and micromechanical systems have been published. Coverage of subjects such as pressure sensors, radiation sensors, microsystems technology, piezoelectric sensors, robot sensors and accelerometers will soon follow. The series will also be covering important topics in the chemical and biochemical sensors areas, and particular application fields.
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Not much more than a 'weak' robot ..2013-08-20 13:01:53 by EdgingFanFT
Many of the minimum wage jobs will eventually be replaced by robots capable of doing the job more effectively, for longer periods of time, without Breaks and they will never piss and moan about the crappy pay!
.. Face it, this has already happened.
So, where are the jobs going to be in the future? Building robots to replace minimum wage workers who HONESTLY do not want to be doing that $hit job anyway. So get thee to a mechanical trades school or a place teaching Mechatronics. Servos, motors, gears, sensors, transducers and actuators is THE FUTURE!
Automated and Connected Vehicle Technologies: The Automotive Industry's .. — Area Development Online
This transformation is driven by the proliferation of sensors, actuators, wireless connectivity, and artificial intelligence systems that are enabling vehicles to perceive and react to their environment in ways that human drivers cannot.
Astronaut leads aerospace program to infinity and beyond — The Daily Cougar
“(The program) deals with things such as materials; engineering that is specific to airspace; electronics; the control systems; how you control sensors, actuators and all those parts; the fluid mechanics — how they fly. … There are many different ..
IBM Looks to Human Brain to Devise New Programming Model — PC Magazine
It also includes an end-to-end software environment that can be used to create corelets, access the library, experiment with a variety of programs on the simulator, connect the simulator inputs/outputs to sensors/actuators, build systems, and visualize ..
MEMS in Medical Applications Market is Expected to Reach USD 6.5 Billion .. — PR Newswire
MEMS comprises of miniaturized structures such as sensors, actuators and microelectronics. The prime elements are micro sensors and micro actuators. These are also called as transducers which help in conversion of one form of the energy into another.