Autonomous drones and robots utilize small motors. These fast-spinning mini motors require miniature encoders and IC package sizes. This article shows how an optical sinusoidal encoder provides a higher resolution and increased speeds with a 2x3 mm dual simultaneous-sampling SAR-ADC.
August 11, 2020 by Bonnie Baker, Maxim Integrated
Advanced research into lighter, more durable materials with better energy conversion and mechanical properties means big things for drones, electric vehicles, and the military.
June 19, 2020 by Adrian Gibbons
We talk with Tanky's founder about nigh-invulnerable 3D-printed armor, how to destroy a GoPro, firmware and batteries, who is the best pilot, and the inevitable power-to-weight tradeoff of flying things.
November 18, 2016 by Jeremy Lee