Robotics Tag

Guest blog from Giles Peckham Embedded vision can be split into two high level categories: systems that perceive the environment or systems that perceive the environment and take action. Vision guided robots and drones take action, needing to respond to situations by going from sensing to processing, analysing, deciding, communicating and controlling. At the moment, one of the hottest topics is the civil use of drones with applications across commercial, medical, agricultural, broadcast and law enforcement. For many of these applications, drones offer significant advantages, such as lower cost ofRead More
TQ of Robotics
For many people it is still a freaky imagination that robots will penetrate more and more areas of daily life. Others are convinced that the robotics industry in general is going to see a real boom in the upcoming years. In fact, over the last 50 years it has changed a lot in the field where machines take on tasks to support human beings in many ways. And the end of the road has not been reached yet. The new issue of our knowledge magazine “The Quintessence” (TQ) addresses theRead More
As established in the first two blogs of this series (read part I here and part II here) the IoT will create a new business model in which consumers will demand highly individualised products. This will require a shift from producing high volumes at low prices to manufacturing individual goods as cost efficient as possible. Thus in the future Industry 4.0 strategies will need to help companies to optimise classic production, implement new flexible manufacturing models and tackle human resources and data security challenges. Industry 4.0 & Advanced Technologies –Read More
As established in the first part of this article the IoT will alter economic structures in a way that will require a completely new approach from manufacturers to the way they execute their business. At the same time industrial IoT technology in combination with robotics, 3D printing and artificial intelligence (AI) enable possible solutions to this challenge. In Europe and especially Germany the strategy which was developed in order to help companies to integrate new technologies and production processes is referred to as Industry 4.0. However there are similar programsRead More
Ever since the IoT topped Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies in 2014 we have discussed it from all angles and perspectives, envisioning wild numbers for revenues and connected devices and predicted incredible changes to our lives. At some point it seemed that we really believed that in less than two decades humans would morph into always-connected cyborgs. However the reality looks different. The IoT won’t change the desires of consumers but it will empower them to order what they want and how they want it. Therefore the impact onRead More
Editor’s note: Zano has announced bankruptcy. The project seemed promising and made us all hope Torquing Group could achieve what they promised to their backers on Kickstarter. We hope this unfortunate development does not affect your love for technology and that you will continue to enjoy the ideas of crowdfunding campaigns. Zano is probably the best consumer drone out there so far. The ultra-portable little selfie-maker sure has some competition on the market but there are several features which make it stand out. Unlike many other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) Zano is very small, offers sophisticatedRead More