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ABB wins one of its biggest ever contracts to connect world’s largest offshore wind farm to UK grid

ABB has been selected by energy companies SSE Renewables of the UK and Equinor of Norway to supply its high-voltage direct current (HVDC) Light® converter systems to connect the world’s largest offshore wind farms in the Dogger Bank region of the North Sea to the UK transmission network.

Skeleton Technologies' Ultracapacitor Energy Storage Chosen as Winner of Sustainable Solutions at TBB2019 in Paris

Skeleton Technologies CEO Taavi Madiberk pitched Skeleton Technologies to the top spot at The Business Booster 2019 in Paris.

TBB, a two-day international networking event organized yearly by InnoEnergy, showcased the best sustainable solutions to fight climate to high-level attendees from over 40 countries, and culminated at the award ceremony at the end of busy two days of thousands of meetings between energy industry representatives, financial communities, policy makers, and regulators.

The Lidar Revolution: Enabling Machines to See Our World

3D lidar is an optical perception technology that enables machines to see the world, make decisions and navigate. At present, machines using lidar range from small service robots to large autonomous vehicles.

Lidar technologies and markets are rapidly evolving, there are more than 100 3D lidar players worldwide. Each player claims to offer a unique, next-generation product that is superior to competing technologies. The technology landscape is cluttered with numerous options for every component in a lidar system.

Handwashing robot helps schoolkids make a clean break with bad habits

A robot which encourages kids to wash their hands has helped pupils at a remote Indian primary school take a fresh approach to hygiene. The hand-shaped robot, dubbed ‘Pepe’, is the product of a collaboration between researchers from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University in India.
 

ABB demonstrates concept of mobile laboratory robot for Hospital of the Future

ABB today opened its first global healthcare research hub on the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus, in Houston, Texas – showcasing a number of concept technologies, including a mobile YuMi® robot, which will be designed to assist medical and laboratory staff with laboratory and logistics tasks in hospitals.

UPS sends warning shot to Amazon with its newly approved drone delivery fleet, says GlobalData

Following the recent news (Wednesday 2 October) that UPS has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to operate a fleet of aerial delivery drones;

Mike Vousden, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on this home delivery development:

“This remarkable development heralds a new era of parcel logistics. It is a clear indicator of how UPS will provide coverage on critical ‘last mile’ of parcel delivery – the distance between the delivery van or local hub, and the front door of the intended recipient.

Cleveron’s robot courier named the Last Mile Delivery Innovation of the Year

Cleveron’s self-driving robot courier won the prestigious Last Mile Delivery Innovation (The Journey) category in the Parcel and Postal Technology International Awards 2019 at Parcel+Post Expo in Amsterdam. This award recognizes companies who are leading the way in improving last mile delivery. Parcel and Postal Technology International is the world’s leading magazine in the postal technology sector. The nominated companies represent the most innovative companies in the post and parcel delivery market.

Revolutionary Automatic Self-charging Smart Watch: Sequent SuperCharger2 looks for growdsourcing

Sequent SuperCharger2 is a fundamental re-engineering of award-winning first and only smart watch with an Automatic Self-Charging battery system, providing world record power autonomy. Smartwatch is pledged $377,898 of $49,433 goal for now.

Microduct manufacturer Höhle opens a new factory

Höhle OÜ, a plastic microduct manufacturing company unique in Estonia, opened its new factory in Lõiuse village in Rapla county. The factory produces over 200 km of micro ducts per day, which go to the domestic market as well as to 12 European countries. The total investment for the factory was over 4 million euros.

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