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February 1, 2013
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Golden Mousetrap Awards: Automation & Control Finalists!
After weeding through an impressive number of entries, and even more impressive products, Design News is pleased to present the finalists in the Automation & Control category of our 2012 Golden Mousetrap Awards. more » » » 
Slideshow: Top Technologies of 2013
It's a new year, and our sister publication, EE Times, has made a list of the overhyped/underexposed electronics technologies that are going to make a splash in the next 12 months. Do you agree? more » » » 
Slideshow: Military Robots Extend Humans' Reach
While many military robots are the increasingly familiar small and tank-like unmanned ground vehicles moving on treads or wheels, other more specialized types are appearing. more » » » 
CADFusion Built Around Motion Control
Aerotech's CADFusion is a cost-effective option for those who want to create complicated G-code programs from their drawings. more » » » 
Researchers Teach Robots Deception by Mimicking Squirrels
Squirrels aren't exactly the first thing that come to mind when you think about withholding the truth, but researchers have used the bushy-tailed creatures to teach robots to do exactly that. more » » » 
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Magic Fingers Tickle the Ivories
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Siemens Equips Motor Management System With Profinet Interface
Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its Simocode Pro motor management system to include a basic unit with Profinet interface. more » » » 
Opto 22's LED Dimmer Connects to Serial Networks
A new dimmer by Opto 22 uses pulse width modulation technology to control brightness from 0-100 percent for 9-30 to control VDC constant voltage LED lighting assemblies. more » » » 
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Gadget Freak Case #221: Smart Toolbox Finds the Right Tool
A team of student engineers at Colorado State University have designed a five-drawer toolbox that can locate tools and open the drawer they are found.
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