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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.

Industrial Robotics Market to Reach $68 Billion by 2020

The global market for industrial robotics is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14 percent until 2020, according to Beroe Inc, a procurement intelligence firm. The increase in demand for robots is mainly boosted by companies who wish to improve the productivity of their complex production lines along with cost savings, improving quality, and increasing manufacturing flexibility through automation.

IFA 2019: Artificial Intelligence, voice and 5G connectivity shape the digital world as #Coinnovation is powering IFA 2019

Huawei, Qualcomm, Roku and Arcelik headline IFA keynotes – Artificial Intelligence, Voice and Connectivity big trends in consumer electronics and home appliances - Japan is first Global Innovation Partner for IFA Next – Ford, Daimler, Fujitsu and AXA explore the Future of Mobility at Shift Automotive – IFA Global Markets firmly established as Europe’s largest sourcing show.

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