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      Ensuring the Safe Use of Robotics (19/01/2024)

      Robots have become a vital part of modern industrial facilities. While largely focused on goods production, they are now also being found in construction, healthcare and service industries. This article looks at how to make certain that they are not a potential danger to people.

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      Quantum Technology: Testing Qubits (17/01/2024)

      By now most of us have at least heard about quantum computing - but how exactly does a quantum computer work and what will be involved in testing one’s operation? Today’s commercially available computers are referred to as ‘classical’ computers, in which electronic gate circuits manipulate data bits. They can have only 2 states; a state representing a binary 0 and a state representing a binary 1.

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      Choosing the Right Force Torque Sensor: Comparing External & Built-In Options (08/01/2024)

      Force torque sensors are gaining more and more popularity within robotics-based applications - a clear trend is evident. The key drivers include the growing, ubiquitous use of robots in increasingly unstructured environments, where they are required to perform more complex and demanding tasks, whilst working alongside human collaborators.

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      Bringing STEM Support to Schools in Underprivileged Areas (04/01/2024)

      Getting STEM engagement from pupils living in more deprived environments can prove difficult. Even those who do enter the engineering sector don’t live up to their actual potential. They often lack the confidence about their abilities, meaning that they’re more likely to end up in technician or operative jobs. This auricle looks at ways to raise these kids’ career expectations.

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      BMS & ESS Design Challenges - Meeting Europe’s Renewable Energy Goals (04/01/2024)

      The ambitious target set out by the European Union (EU) to generate 45% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, and the UK Government’s intention to do the same with its Renewable Energy Roadmap, will lead to a dramatic reshaping of the energy landscape.

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      Southern Manufacturing & Electronics is Here Again (04/01/2024)

      Manufacturers looking to boost their order books and keen to find new ideas and business opportunities will do well to visit Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2024 early next month. It will be held, as usual, at the world-class Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre in Hampshire and will run from 6th to 8th February.

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      DesignSpark - Delivering Affordable CAD Solutions to Electronics & Mechanical Designers (02/01/2024)

      Low-cost scalable design tools can deliver competitive edge for smaller companies.Small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) looking to use CAD tools can face significant cost challenges in the development of new products. Typically, they have limited budgets and do not have the resources to invest in expensive design software.

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      Picture Perfect - Optimising Imaging Performance Parameters for Specific Application Criteria (02/01/2024)

      The ability to capture sufficiently accurate imaging data, even under difficult operating conditions and in application environments that are far from conducive, is of inestimable value to modern day life. The following article looks at the companies at the forefront of this segment, and the pioneering technologies they are responsible for developing.

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      EPDT's Products of the Year 2023 (31/12/2023)

      2023 has been enriched by an array of exciting electronics innovations - and here are our highlights. These cover digital ICs, communication chips, interconnects, board level hardware, power devices, electro-mechanical components and test equipment. The key criteria on which this selection was made are - disruption of existing markets, opening up new market opportunities, having a positive impact on society.