Ultra-small Rotary Encoder among World's Smallest

Microtech Laboratory exhibited the ultra-small rotary encoder MES-6-125PST16C, a device that detects at high accuracy the rotational angle and speed of mechanical devices and motors, at International Robot Exhibition 2013.

"Typical rotary encoders are large industrial models mostly about palm-size, but this product is very small, able to fit on a fingertip."

Toshiba - dynabook KIRA - Premium 2013 winter 3 models

 

Toshiba just announced that they are going to release 3 new models of their 13.3 inch Ultrabook "dynabook KIRA" series in late November.

Models of the "dynabook KIRA" series have a light and thin body, featuring a 13 inch WQHD display, 4th generation Intel Core processor, Windows 8.1, 4K compliant HDMI, etc.

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Sanwa outs a new transmitter and receiver aptX compatible Bluetooth adapter

Sanwa supply announced this week the launch of the 400-BTAD002, a new 4,480 Yen aptX and SBC and Bluetooth adapter (2.1 +EDR and A2DP/AVRCP) than work either as a receiver or transmitter. The 400-BTAD002 comes in a compact package of just 38x50x13mm for 50g with a 10h batter lifetime when turned into a transmitter or 9h as a receiver.

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week, given that Japan’s backing off their CO2 emissions pledges, it’s no surprise that Sumitomo wants to frack with an American gas company, and, continuing the nation’s ongoing energytech exportation efforts, Japan wants to sell its high-tech thermal turbine thingys to Turkmenistan.

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Japanese Robots: iREX Multimedia Wrap-Up (VIDEOS & GALLERY)

Japan’s premier robot expo is over, and all that remains of iREX 2013 are the things we learned, contacts we made, and the videos, photos, and desperate attempts to effectively communicate the breadth of what exactly went down. Something beyond Wow, it was like… so many awesome robots.” Not so easy, that.

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