• Theme: Robotics - Automation - Industrial IT

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     Nao could soon become a member of a space exploration crew. This humanoid robot will be used to pass the baton to rotating teams of astronauts. Provided with “autobiographical memory,” Nao can retain important gestures and information, and teach tasks to other humans. The project is led by a team at the French...

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     This may sound a bit like a Star Wars story. Last September, while orbiting in the ISS, Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen took control of a rover located in the European Space Agency in the  Netherlands….400 km below. During this world premiere, the space engineer was able to maneuver this two-arm Interact Centaur...

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     In a remote part of northeast Brazil, where humans once toiled on plantations, machines now make machines. At Goiana, in the state of Pernambuco, on what were once fields of sugarcane, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has built one of the most advanced car manufacturing plants in the world. Officially opened in April...

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    The WEBfactory i4 is a software platform designed by WEBfactory GmbH, a specialist for automation software and web technology. The platform allows companies to manage their individual Industry 4.0 approaches by mapping machines and production plants virtually, online and on different mobile devices. Five modules...

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    Digitization of traditional industries means increasing reliance on alternative input modalities such as voice and gesture control. At SPS, SemVox presented its ODP S3 intelligent speech dialog software that can be used for production, manufacturing and service tasks, among others. ODP (Ontology-based Dialog Platform)...

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    Controlling a plant or a piece of equipment with your phone has never been so easy. Software developer spscontrol designed a human-machine interface (HMI) for smartphones and tablets that enables employees to safely operate industrial plants and equipment from a remote location. Specifically designed for convenient...

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    STAHL announced at SPS 2015 it will equip its Eagle and Manta series of rugged Panel PCs with third-generation Bay Trail processors, replacing the Intel Atom N270 processors currently in use. The company says this new family of processors will multiply by four the speed of computers designed for hazardous...

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    Visitors of the Datalogic booth at the SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg could see the market’s most compact high performance fiber laser marker in action, which promises to render adhesive labels passé. Marking the Automotive Industry One touch of his smartphone, and product manager Lorenzo Bassi gets the UniQ going: The...

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    Watch our exclusive report. Is the era of mass customisation upon us? Long seen as a promising concept, the process that combines mass production and personalization, is now effective in the factory. At SPS in Nüremberg, Siemens showcased a production line that turns out customized products at the same time. As...

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    Watch our exclusive report. Will magnetic levitation bring about a revolution in the factory of tomorrow? At SPS, automation manufacturer Festo presented its supraconductivity technology for production lines. Their SupraCarrier could be commercially launched in 5 years for handling and conveying applications. Yet,...

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