• Theme: Robotics - Automation - Industrial IT

    /

    SpaceBot is a robot that looks like an insect. Its high degree of autonomy opens the door to multiple applications in space, especially on Mars. DirectIndustry e-magazine met with Arne ROENNAU, Manager of the Robotics Department at Forschungszentrum Informatik in Karlsruhe, which developed SpaceBot.     DirectIndustry...

    / /

    It’s a fact—robots have already appeared on the factory floor to work in collaboration with their human counterparts. But wearable robots might be the next big workplace development. Developed by the German Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, wearable exoskeletons are aimed at helping...

    California-based Nascent Objects presented Droppler, a water monitoring device that displays consumption through an app using sound and light. When placed near the faucet and using an advanced audio sensor system, the Droppler can recognize how much water is spent simply by listening to the water flowing. Each day,...

    Portable and rechargeable anywhere, the eco USBCELL is a battery with a plus: its eco-friendly concept. While more than 15 billion alkaline batteries are thrown away every year, the USBCELL can be re-used and re-charged hundreds of times simply by plugging it into a standard USB port. This eliminates the need for...

    Putting a satellite into space will soon cost €9 million or less thanks to Virgin Galactic, whose liquid-fuelled LauncherOne starts its journey cradled beneath a Boeing 747-400. DirectIndustry e-magazine spoke to Will Pomerantz, Vice President, Special Projects at Virgin Galactic about how this technical achievement...

    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...

    Style Switcher

    Highlight Color:

                   

    Backgrounds:

                        

    You can also set your own colors or background from the Admin Panel.