• Theme: Robotics - Automation - Industrial IT

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    The Belgium-based Imec Research Institute has developed an IoT chip that supports five LPWA (low-power wide area) networks. This system on chip consumes only 8 milliwatts in receive mode and 113 mW when transmitting data. It operates in the 780-930 MHz ISM band, networks, including Sigfox and Wireless M-Bus, geared...

    Everyone knows about air guitars, but does “air type” mean anything to you? Tap Strap is a wearable, smart device full of sensors that turns everything you touch into a typing surface, from a table to a car trunk…even your head. Just slip the device over your fingers, pair it with your phone or computer and start...

    His name is Iron Man, his nickname, Ivan the Terrible. The Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects (the equivalent of the American DARPA) exhibited last month on Russian TV a prototype humanoid military robot. It is designed to intervene in battle and other dangerous zones where the risk of fires, explosions...

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    Watch our exclusive report. The low-cost war is raging in cobotics! At Hannover Messe, new players presented cobots at unbeatable prices. Competition is getting tough, especially for those who first introduced inexpensive cobots.

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    Watch our exclusive report. Last year, during our special coverage of Hannover Messe, we titled one of our stories “The Rise of Cobotics.” What’s the situation a year later? Are cobots still invading the factory floor? Are they still a hot topic in the industry? The answer is yes, and the technology keeps improving....

    Focusing on IoT and Industrie 4.0, Beckhoff’s presence at Hannover Messe 2016 was very much in line with this year’s key theme Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions. One highlight was its presentation of the EK9160 IoT Bus Coupler for cloud-based control. Described as a “plug-and-cloud”, this bus coupler has been...

    Visitors to this year’s Hannover Messe learned how 3D products could be personalized before printing through a 3D customizing cloud engine. Germany-based trinckle 3D demonstrated its web-based software system that allows businesses to create and offer customizable products for both consumer and industry use. Heralded...

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    Humanoid factory hand workerbot3 from pi4_robotics scooped up second place in the Robotics Awards at Hannover Messe this year. pi4_robotics GmbH, which manufactures machine vision systems, automatic inspection systems and robots, designed a cobot that can operate in varied settings, carrying out production operations,...

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    At Hannover Messe, DirectIndustry e-magazine met with Dominik Boesl, Corporate Innovation Manager at KUKA, to talk about the major challenges facing robotics in coming years. From the four robotic revolutions to “robotic governance,” what will be tomorrow’s robotics?   DirectIndustry e-magazine: You’ve called cobotics...

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    The cloud may be a very promising technology, but sending industrial or consumer data to the Web raises multiple data protection and privacy questions. At Hannover Messe, Microsoft announced that its Azure IoT Suite will be able to connect to the Microsoft Azure Deutschland cloud, resolving compliance issues for its...

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