• Theme: Automation

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    This video was published in DirectIndustry e-magazine #23, an IMTS Special Edition in October 2016. Autonomous vehicles were one of the major attractions at IMTS this year. Several exhibitors were there to demonstrate the viability of such driverless vehicles. Despite the advanced technology, they are not yet...

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    NVIDIA has manufactured popular graphics processing units for nearly a quarter century. But its been pushing in a variety of new directions, especially into the automotive field. Through multiple partnerships—with TomTom and IBM, in particular—the firm has cruised into the world of self-driving cars using deep...

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    Last month’s Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in London saw the launch of the company’s Future-Type concept car. Equipped with Sayer, a voice-activated steering wheel boasting artificial intelligence, the vehicle embodies a vision of post-2040 transportation possibilities. The sleek, rectangular device, a wheel in name...

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    Self-driving car technology is maturing, but challenges persist. Sensors need improvement and prices must drop. Luckily, hundreds of startups are seeking solutions.   A few years after Google entered the race, cofounder Sergey Brin crowed that autonomous vehicles were just around the corner. “You can count on one hand...

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    A little twist of the wrist and this overhead crane begins to move. The operator is not some sort of Jedi, but simply a factory employee using a new kind of wearable device. Developed by French start-up Siatech, ComHand is a connected radio remote control for materials handling applications. Equipped with motion...

    Is this real or another hoax like the Chinese anti-traffic jam mega bus? Russian engineering and construction company Dahir Insaat is promoting a futuristic urban transport system based on two-wheeled vehicles kept upright by gyroscopes. Designed to replace buses and trams, they consist of large, ovoid freight or...

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    IoT and Industry 4.0 are transforming industry, giving birth to a new generation of jobs. What new roles will emerge as industrial and manufacturing processes adopt technologies such as automated robotics, VR/AR and connected machinery?   According to research from Gartner, there will be nearly 26 billion IoT devices...

    Fully embracing Industry 4.0 is vital to the aerospace industry. That means accepting a cultural change as well as investing in technology. Jeegar Kakkad is chief economist and director of policy at ADS, a trade organization for companies in the UK aerospace, defense, security and space sectors. He believes the...

    Aircraft manufacturer Boeing is studying the possibility of pilotless airliners, and plans to test certain aspects of the idea in 2018. Today’s drones demonstrate the feasibility of the concept and feature at least some of the required technology. Modern flight computers already allow the current generation of...

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    A regular exhibitor at Hannover Messe, German leader Festo presented new potential uses for its superconductivity technology. We met with Susanne Krichel, portfolio manager at Festo. Watch our video interview.

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