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.
IIoT and AI Provide the Fuel for Industrial Efficiency at Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce's industrial IoT initiatives have created a big, new challenge for itself: managing the data derived from 70 trillion data points. To do that, it turned to artificial intelligence and is now sharing a framework and toolkit to help other manufacturers apply—and trust—AI.
Intelligent Warehouse Robots Automate Worker Tasks The pandemic has led to an uptick in ecommerce across the board, and warehouses are struggling to meet demand. Warehouse automation systems are fast, accurate, and safe, giving companies a robotic hand as they respond to the increased need.
Improving Asset Management with IoT and Predictive Analytics Asset tracking and predictive asset maintenance takes the guesswork out of equipment upkeep and improves the lifespan of the machinery. The use of IoT shifts maintenance from preventative to predictive and gives companies more control over their assets.
EXCLUSIVEWhat Is Industrial IoT? The Ultimate Guide The industrial sector has an incredible need for connectivity and intelligence that is advancing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). As information technology and operational technology come together, factories, warehouses, and other industrial environments are embracing the new Industry 4.0. Learn how IoT, AI, analytics, robotics, and cloud computing are powering the IIoT.
Mighty Buildings Uses 3D Printing to Rapidly Craft Affordable Homes The pandemic crisis has heightened the need for housing and shelter projects to move as quickly as possible to completion. Using 3D printing, robotics, and automation, Mighty Buildings has created an innovative composite material and can create the curved shell of an energy-efficient, turnkey house in just 24 hours at a cost of approximately $115,000.
Intelligent Face Mask Crosses the Language Barrier A Japanese robotics company creates a smart face mask that can translate speech into eight languages using an embedded microphone, artificial intelligence, and a smartphone.
The Future Workspace: Safe Office Social Distancing As some states begin to lift lockdown restrictions, companies gear up to open their offices in ways that ensure employee safety and social distancing requirements. Businesses are tapping into an array of IoT technologies—many using employee cell phones—to create work environments that reduce touchpoints and limit the likelihood of an outbreak among staff.
Developer Solution Kits Propel Robotic Production With a surge of interest in the robotics market, production can’t keep up. A new development kit is making it easier to integrate artificial intelligence and machine vision into robots and test designs before creating prototypes. The result is less costly development and faster time to market.
How Manufacturers Are Managing Stress on the Supply Chain The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic shows how the supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Manufacturers that have increasingly relied on overseas suppliers are finding their operations at a standstill. Here are some ways to avoid that dilemma.
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