Manufacturing Innovation: Technology

Wearable, Robotic Sensors
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Wearable, Robotic Sensors

The silicone-based capacitive sensor-textile hybrid material is designed to move with the body and detect movement. This allows for simultaneous responsiveness and data acquisition in creating robotic apparel for military and medical applications.

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New Life for Old Blades
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New Life for Old Blades

Spinning their way through the horizon lines of 41 states, an estimated 53,000 wind turbines are producing electricity across America. However, just like any other product, turbine blades wear out or are replaced by newer, better models.

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Suiting Up for a Chemical Attack
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Suiting Up for a Chemical Attack

Clothing designed to protect human beings from the effects of nerve agents or poisonous gases have always proposed a number of challenges. They’re usually very heavy, very warm, hinder movement and are nearly impossible to decontaminate.

For these and more obvious reasons, researchers from North Caroline State University began investigating the use of lightweight, chemical-resistant...

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Automakers Step Up Safety in Semi-Autonomous Vehicles
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Automakers Step Up Safety in Semi-Autonomous Vehicles

In May of 2016, a Tesla Model S driver named Joshua Brown was killed in an accident while using the automaker’s “AutoPilot” feature, a semi-autonomous technology designed as a safety feature to keep drivers in their lanes.

Reports about the investigation have raised new concerns about semi-autonomous tech because it appears Mr. Brown spent most of his fateful drive with his hands...

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