Move Fast and Break Things

Move Fast and Break Things

-Jonathan Taplin (Jonathan Taplin is Director of the Annenberg Innovation Lab and a former tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band, as well as a film producer for Martin Scorsese. An expert in digital media entertainment, Taplin is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and sits on the California […]

How to make robots that we can trust

How to make robots that we can trust

Can we trust a robot that makes decisions with real-world consequences?  Michael Winikoff, Professor in Information Science, University of Otago. Self-driving cars, personal assistants, cleaning robots, smart homes – these are just some examples of autonomous systems. With many such systems already in use or under development, a key question concerns trust. My central argument […]

Light curtain system improves flexibility and industrial safety

Light curtain system improves flexibility and industrial safety

As production processes become increasingly automated and robots play a larger role on the production line, manufacturers are looking for more ways to maintain and reinforce a safe work environment.  The new GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system is a flexible, cost-effective solution that enhances safety while improving productivity through innovative transceiver technology. Unlike traditional safety […]

High-Performance computing for industrial IoT

High-Performance computing for industrial IoT

By Remco Tolsma, Central Europe Regional Manager, RS Components The opportunities are many in the paradigm of the Internet of Things (IoT) and especially so in industrial IoT applications. Naturally all the major semiconductor vendors are making strategic forays into this arena, and among them is perhaps the best known of them all. Intel has […]

FARO introduces next generation FaroArm

FARO introduces next generation FaroArm

The QuantumS is certified to ISO 10360 -12:2016, the most rigorous international measurement quality standard in existence. This global standard, unlike the various regional standards such as VDI/VDE 2617, establishes the consistent, critical testing procedures that enable objective performance comparisons across any and all Articulated Arm Coordinate Measuring devices. Also, the QuantumS sets a new […]

Creaform expands its 3D expertise to the aerospace industry

Creaform expands its 3D expertise to the aerospace industry

Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable and highly accurate 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, will extend its expertise in non-destructive testing (NDT) to the aerospace industry. By expanding access to its inspection solutions, the company aims to better enable airlines, as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service companies, to more efficiently perform […]

America’s Cup success for small NZ company

America’s Cup success for small NZ company

A small New Zealand firm made a giant contribution to the America’s Cup. ‘YachtBot’ – GPS tracking systems invented by Dunedin firm Igtimi – was on nearly 40 boats operated by America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) including official, photo, television, mark-setting and VIP boats. YachtBot lets the race organisers build a “virtual stadium” on the […]

Is Asia the new engine room for globalisation?

Is Asia the new engine room for globalisation?

Countries like Singapore, along with its developing neighbours in ASEAN, are driving greater connectivity between Asia and the rest of the world. The world’s economies remain highly connected despite rumours of globalisation’s demise. That’s one of the main findings of DHL’s latest Global Connectedness Index (GCI), which charts the progress and current state of globalization […]

Book Review -The Inevitable: Understanding the 12  Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

Book Review -The Inevitable: Understanding the 12  Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

– Kevin Kelly,Viking. A guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives. Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map […]

India will sell only electric cars in the near future

India will sell only electric cars in the near future

Every car sold in India from 2030 will be electric, under new government plans that have delighted environmentalists and dismayed the oil industry. It’s hoped that by ridding India’s roads of petrol and diesel cars in the years ahead, the country will be able to reduce the harmful levels of air pollution that contribute to […]