Today’s home appliances are increasingly connected for remote monitoring and control and smarter due, in part, to numerous sensors. The sensors help even lower-end appliances implement their basic functions and, more importantly, enable smarter, top-end appliances. While sensors provide these capabilities for several home appliances, this two-part series will describe sensing functions for large appliances […]
Today, automobiles, factories, smartphones, healthcare and other aspects of modern life require a myriad of sensors. In ancient times, builders, seafarers, farmers and astronomers required measurements to create the pyramids, navigate the Mediterranean Sea and observe celestial alignments and occurrences for planting and other purposes. Also, trade required measurements to ensure fair exchange within each […]
Melexis has made a major innovation to improve robots’ ability to interact with fragile or diverse objects. The company has unveiled Tactaxis, a fully integrated tactile sensor that is compact, soft, and provides the 3D force vector acting on its surface. This improves robots’ hands and grippers, making delicate operations such as fruit picking possible. […]
Watching a crane operator elevate and transport a heavy load over a significant distance to a precise location with an articulated crane is always a fascinating and thought-provoking activity. With today’s concerns about job safety, how is safety handled in this process? Safety begins with the skill of the crane operator but today’s sensors and […]
At Sensors Expo 2015 in Long Beach, CA, George Clernon, tools engineering manager for Core Markets at Analog Devices, explains the company’s cloud-based reference design demos for weigh scale and toxic gas sensor applications. For more information about the weigh scale click here and for the toxic gas sensor, click here.