• Theme: Robotics - Automation - Industrial IT

    The financial resources are small, the vision is huge:  launching a man or a woman into space and returning the astronaut safely to Earth. At first glance, this does not sound revolutionary in the 21st century. But given that the Danish nonprofit Copenhagen Suborbitals consists entirely of volunteer space enthusiasts...

    The PocketSpacecraft could finally enable the broader public to explore space at a very modest cost. The first mission will be to the moon, while later launches will target more distant spheres. However, it is not the person who travels into space, but a small, customized thin-film disk controlled via a home computer...

    During last week’s Las Vegas electronics show, the Wi-Fi Alliance presented Wi-Fi HaLow, an energy-efficient connectivity solution for Wi-Fi products. It complements existing Wi-Fi technologies, and is intended for areas where sensors and wearable devices require low-power connectivity, including smart cities and...

    Ever thought about investing in real estate on Mars? This is how your home might look. SHEE (Self-deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments) is Europe’s first autonomous, unfolding space habitat. Its purpose? Enable humans to live in areas with no or insufficient building infrastructure, extreme temperatures or...

    Feeding and monitoring calves on large dairy farms can be a major, time-consuming chore. In addition, health problems are easy to miss. Focus on two companies that aim at facilitating the process.   Cows Enter the Digital Field The German company Förster-Technik wants to streamline calf feeding with its Smart Calf...

    Developed by Finnish company Quanturi Oy, the Haytech monitoring system helps farmers prevent fires. Temperature rise in hay is an early sign of fermentation, causing degradation and the danger of spontaneous combustion. During stacking, a Haytech sensor probe is inserted into each bale to continuously measure its...

    Cainthus, a machine vision company based in Dublin, Ottawa, and San Francisco, has developed a breakthrough system that can identify cows from their faces. Its advanced sensor technology recognizes the unique facial characteristics of each animal. Use could increase efficiency on dairy farms. The technology can turn...

    The majority of wearable devices for livestock monitor health conditions in order to identify ill animals, reduce antibiotic use and prevent the spread of disease through the herd. In the US, Kansas-based TekVet Technologies Co. has developed a health monitoring system that immediately identifies temperature rise in...

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    What if virtual reality were real reality? If it were possible to really feel extreme sensations while escaping into new universes? At this year’s CES in Las Vegas, French software company THEORY introduced a VR simulator called hypersuit. The user wears a VR headset while lying prone on the apparatus to experience...

    Interest in augmented reality has spread into the agricultural sector. AGCO, a US manufacturer of agricultural equipment, has equipped its workers with AR glasses to improve quality control. The company says the use of this wearable speeds operations by 20%. AGCO believes widespread use of AR technology will help...

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