Global distributor Mouser Electronics has released a new e-book on Industrial Automation. This e-book is the first in a series of three e-books focused on home automation as part of the company’s latest “All Things IoT” program.
In the first of three e-books in the series, Mouser’s experts explore the engineering behind the Internet of Things (IoT) that is automating our homes and offices and transforming much of day-to-day life as we know it. Some of the topics include best practices for building a home automation system, intelligent lighting, and comparisons of short-range communication technologies. The All Things IoT series is sponsored by Mouser’s valued suppliers Digi International, Maxim Integrated, Murata and TE Connectivity.
“We’re already witnessing the far-reaching impact of IoT in our homes, vehicles, and workplaces,” said Kevin Hess, Senior Vice President, Marketing at Mouser Electronics. “In this first All Things IoT e-book, our experts dive deep into connected technologies in our homes, examining how they make our lives easier and how design engineers will continue to improve them.”
The e-book features a foreword by celebrity engineer and Mouser spokesperson Grant Imahara. Collaborative Robotics features a diverse selection of articles examining the history, design and use of robots, as well as their implications for a variety of industries.
“Robotics will certainly play an increasing role in the future of engineering, but there is still a lot of uncertainty around how we will work with our new robot partners. This new e-book offers fresh perspectives and valuable insights on some of the most interesting aspects of collaborative robotics,” Hess added.
The e-book also talks about how collaborative robots (also known as cobots) interact and coexist with humans in the workplace. It features topics such as cobot design, manufacturing and industrial applications, motion control, and artificial intelligence in future cobot technologies. It also examines the human aspect of cobots, including articles on the social impact of robotics and the importance of safety in robotics design.