Axis Control Valve Puts Sailor and Machine Designer on the Right Tack

In this article: Axis control technology gives one sailboat an edge in speed and stability ACV-based control system precisely adjusts keel position in a single movement Creative application of the technology improves safety, operation and racing ability Veloce, 11-meter, 2,500 kg Farr 11S Sailboat with Canting Keel controlled by a... Full Article

Advanced Simulation Tables Open New Roads to Faster, More Cost-Effective Automotive Design

Today, the pressure on automotive designers has never been more intense. Tighter operating budgets, shorter time to market and fewer resources in the test lab mean test and design professionals must think differently to meet their evolving challenges. What worked just five years ago, in fact, may already be obsolete and ineffective. So where do automotive engineers turn when the stakes are so high on completing their latest design projects? Full Article

New Quadruped Robot Takes Big Strides Toward Saving Lives

After more than eight years of work, researchers at the Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia (IIT) are bringing to life advanced robotics with the help of hydraulic actuation. The “HyQ” or “Hydraulically actuated Quadruped” was created to assist humans in response to emergencies and search and rescue operations in dangerous areas. Full Article