Tapping into IoT for Better Beer Production and Inventory Control A legacy company taps cutting edge technologies to improve product quality, boost production efficiency, and foster brand loyalty. Artificial intelligence and machine learning allow producers to mine data for operational insights, fine-tune processes in real time, and tailor promotions for their customers.  
New Podcast: SMBs Turn to IoT, Smart Systems to Survive Pandemic California businesses are dealing with many adverse conditions this year, including severe drought affecting agriculture operations and ongoing COVID-19 workforce disruptions. Fortunately, IoT can help with those challenges, with automation tools that can maintain ideal growing conditions and thermal solutions that can monitor workforce well-being. In our podcast, our editors sat down with solution integrator Luis Alvarez, who describes how IoT is hard at work in the Golden State.  
Self-Serve Salad Bars Tossed Aside for Salad-Making Robots Although the days of self-serve salad bars and buffets may be gone, the pandemic opened new doors for food preparation technology. Among the devices developed to meet new safety standards are robots that prep and serve food.     
Tokyo Showcases Smart Robotic Tech at the Olympic Games The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will deploy robots to interact with visitors, worldwide viewers, and athletes in a nod to the future. Tech companies are gearing up to highlight how robotic advances such as exoskeletons can assist humans, expand connections, and improve quality of life during the Games and beyond.  
Smart Robots Lend a Hand during the Tokyo Olympics As the Olympic Games begin, Tokyo will be home to thousands of athletes, coaches, staff, and reporters covering the games. Mixed among them will be teams of robots doing their part to ensure the Olympics run smoothly. From staff support to visitor interaction, these robots are trained and ready to play.   
Smart Robotic Kitchen Tech Heats Up as Dining Habits Change Combining technology and sustainability, robotic kitchens offer unique solutions to common food industry problems. Using artificial intelligence, these robots can monitor ingredients, make meals, and clean up with little or no human intervention.    
Drones, Robots, and Cloud Give Libraries a High-Tech Makeover COVID-19 closed most libraries, but it didn’t stop librarians from serving a content-hungry public. In a book-friendly pivot, online services, automated messaging, and curbside pickups are keeping all types of printed materials steadily flowing in and out of libraries. When we can return to the library, IoT, RFID, drones, and robots may have bigger roles in tracking, shelving, and distributing popular library materials.    
Getting a Grip: Robots Gain Sensitivity with Smart Touch Receptors Companies are developing tactile sensitivity for robotic devices, enabling them to “feel” an object. The ability to integrate these capabilities will allow robots to act more like humans, which can change how machines can be used in healthcare, retail, and manufacturing.  
Synthetic Muscles Bring Robotic Powerlifters to the Manufacturing Floor Advances in soft robotics are giving way to synthetic muscles that can change how industrial robots operate. Soft muscular systems will enable robots to support humans in lifting heavy items and make it safer for humans and machines to work side by side.  
Intel Tech Helps a Singapore Coffee Shop Build a Robot Barista At Crown Coffee, a small-yet-homey coffee bar in downtown Singapore, the barista never gets your order wrong. Ella is her name and with uncanny consistency she makes a perfect cup of coffee every time.  

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