• Theme: Robotics - Automation - Industrial IT

    This month, French manufacturer Tikaway announced its camera-equipped glasses connected to a video conferencing interface. The system allows employees in the field to communicate hands-free with headquarters to transmit information or receive aid and instructions. The company says its real-time, no-latency system...

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    Epson Robots used September’s Las Vegas Pack Expo to launch a new line of all-in-one SCARA robots. The first model, the T3, has a built-in controller to simplify setup and reduce its footprint. The line is designed to be cost-effective and easy to integrate into existing systems. The T3 is meant for assembly,...

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    Fanciful myths include babies delivered by storks and Christmas gifts by a fat man in a flying sleigh. But tomorrow’s package delivery systems may feature aerial drones dropping into your yard with the goodies you ordered. Last month’s Las Vegas Pack Expo offered the usual lineup of packaging materials and equipment....

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    How will autonomous vehicles impact physical infrastructure and the way we build roads? During Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure in Singapore, DirectIndustry e-magazine met with Dustin Parkman, VP for modeling and visualization at Bentley Systems. He introduced the concept of digital infrastructure and explained how...

    Why are mobile applications becoming increasingly important for industry? Why invest in them? According to experts, on-the-go apps promise to boost safety, as well as a firm’s productivity.   United Utilities supplies two billion liters of water to 2.9 million UK households, businesses and organizations every day. To...

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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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    Imagine a vehicle that automatically takes the most efficient route to avoid traffic jams or analyzes its own systems and takes itself to the nearest service center. How about one that communicates with other vehicles on the road to reduce collisions, or that gives you parking, weather information, and road hazards...

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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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