• Theme: Robotics - Automation - Industrial IT

    Isybot is a French start-up created last November with the CEA, France’s nuclear energy commission. The company developed a collaborative robotic arm designed to help human workers do precise, repetitive tasks in the factory of the future. DirectIndustry e-magazine met with Isybot’s CEO at Industrie Lyon. Watch our...

    More than 100 Japanese companies were exhibiting at the Hanover trade fair in late March. Japan established a new economic partnership with Germany and is an official CeBit partner this year, underscoring its leadership in future technologies. Watch our highlights made in Japan.

    The Airbus Pop.Up, a flying concept car, surprised visitors to the Geneva car show last month. The modular electric vehicle consists of a passenger pod riding on a carbon fiber terrestrial chassis or carried aloft by a flight unit equipped with four pairs of counter-rotating rotors. A control system featuring...

    Embedded objects featuring artificial intelligence used to require a cloud connection. But Nvidia’s upgraded Jetson deep learning module featuring the new TX2 chip aims to change this. It provides built-in intelligence for robots, drones, cameras and other devices “at the edge,” or embedded. The chip enables the...

    The new wave of cobotics—robots that can safely work alongside humans—offers tremendous possibilities for industry. And with artificial intelligence (AI), smart robotics is changing the game. Thanks to new cognitive capabilities, robots can perform more than just repetitive tasks. DirectIndustry e-magazine interviewed...

    Amid the Brexit confusion, technology is not often mentioned but isn’t necessarily forgotten. Some high-profile tech companies have hinted they might leave the UK. But others think the change could bring huge benefits in terms of growth and advances in technology. One company that does not see Brexit as a real threat...

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    HP has launched an ad campaign featuring Christian Slater, TV’s Mr. Robot, to warn against cyber threats to printers. The first episode of this web advertising series can be found here, Slater plays a hacker infiltrating business computers via mail room printers to find “the info I’m looking for.” This ad appears a...

    The Chinese company DJI officially announced the Matrice 200 series drones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. They can be used for inspecting infrastructure, monitoring large construction projects and for police, firefighter and other public agency applications. During a demonstration, a DJI employee flew a...

    Bring-your-own-device policies are ever more common at work. But companies allowing this practice are not always aware of the cyber threats. Cyber vulnerability was a major theme at Mobile World Congress. How can companies protect themselves from risks posed by the use of personal mobile devices at work? Here are some...

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    After years of tests, researchers at the University of Illinois have just revealed a recipe for making your own bio-bots. The team explains each step of the 3D printing process, from the skeleton to the tissue and muscle actuator, as well as the tools required. Only eight days are needed to print these muscle-powered...

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