AI Paves a Smart Path for Carbon-Negative Reinforced Concrete AI helps the construction industry get greener. Engineers are intelligently crafting carbon-negative concrete mixes with AI. Optimized concrete mixes can reduce CO2 emissions, as opposed to cement blocks that purely emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Here’s how innovators commercialize cleaner building processes and reduce their carbon footprint.
AI and Vision Team Up to Improve Assembly Line Processes Industry 4.0 demands technologies that bridge the gap between the IT and the OT systems. A successful solution does more than monitor devices. It synthesizes vast amounts of information and identifies trends and weak points to enable data-driven improvements on the factory floor.
Smart Robots Use Vision, AI to Reduce Supply Chain Challenges ForwardX designed three visual Autonomous Mobile Robots to improve safety and efficiency during fulfillment, distribution, and manufacturing. The ForwardX robots and associated software suite use IoT technology, computer vision, and machine learning to assist human workers, collect and transfer materials, and determine optimal performance within facilities to meet companies’ changing needs. 
How to Integrate High-Value, AI-Powered Manufacturing Solutions AI is transforming the manufacturing industry as customers seek applications that boost productivity, improve accuracy, and reduce downtime. Watch our video to learn how solution integrators can take advantage of the growing market for smart manufacturing.
Smart Fabrics Cool Body Temps and Carry Electrical Signals Apparel companies focus on reinventing performance materials and sustainable clothing. Innovative textile options promise to help athletes compete at higher levels, monitor the elderly, and reduce cooling and heating requirements. 
Swarm Manufacturing: Robotic 3D Printers Divide and Conquer Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things technologies led to the development of swarm robots and additive manufacturing. Now, the two are coming together in a marriage that could change supply chains and manufacturing globally and, some researchers claim, could reach outer space.
New Podcast: Beyond the Lens: AI-Enabled Vision Systems From machine malfunctions to parts problems to human error, a lot of seemingly miniscule mistakes can occur in a manufacturing production line that can lead to costly defects. Coming to the rescue are smart industrial computer vision solutions that can see beyond the lens, using computer vision and AI for defect detection. Listen to our podcast with the Eigen Innovations Chief Revenue Officer who describes the value of these systems and answers the question: are we moving closer to zero-defect manufacturing?    
Zero-Defect Manufacturing: Are We There Yet? From cosmetic flaws to machine malfunctions to production line errors, defects that occur on the factory floor are an ongoing and costly challenge for manufacturers. Smart industrial computer vision solutions are now coming to the rescue, as manufacturers tap AI-enabled machine vision that can help them move closer to zero-defect manufacturing.    
IoT Gives the Oil Industry a Boost of Energy and Efficiency Oil is big business, so improving operations can result in big savings. Strategic planning enables energy companies to deploy cutting-edge IoT technologies that collect data from critical assets, even the hard-to-reach remote ones.  
A Rare Opportunity: 3D Printed Meat Enters the Food Supply Chain The public’s cravings for plant-based meats get stronger every year. In the next half decade, the value for global meat substitutes is projected to reach $8.1 billion. While faux shredded meat for burgers and meatballs has sparked lots of attention from diners and Wall Street, Redefine Meat is taking an alternative approach to developing alt-meat steaks with an intelligent 3D printer.