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Roberto Saracco

Roberto Saracco fell in love with technology and its implications long time ago. His background is in math and computer science. Until April 2017 he led the EIT Digital Italian Node and then was head of the Industrial Doctoral School of EIT Digital up to September 2018. Previously, up to December 2011 he was the Director of the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, looking at the interplay of technology evolution, economics and society. At the turn of the century he led a World Bank-Infodev project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Latin America. He is a senior member of IEEE where he leads the Industry Advisory Board within the Future Directions Committee and co-chairs the Digital Reality Initiative. He teaches a Master course on Technology Forecasting and Market impact at the University of Trento. He has published over 100 papers in journals and magazines and 14 books.

Digital Twins: where we are where we go – III

Consensus is growing that the next decade will see the expansion of Digital Twins applications in many areas as well as their extension in capabilities. Let’s consider two examples related to new fields of application, one in healthcare that is in the process of applying Digital Twins to include humans …

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Taking GPS to Mars

A toaster size atomic clock has been launched few days ago by NASA to undergo a series of tests in orbit. It was tested for over a year on the ground and it proved able to remain within the specification of maximum drift of 1 nanosecond in 10 days (a …

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Digital Twins: where we are where we go – II

There are starting to be so many components, processes and products having a digital twin that there is the interest and need in connecting them in networks (watch the SAP clip). The digital transformation makes possible to operate in the cyberspace, decreasing processing and transaction cost. Digital Twins create a …

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Tesla Arcade

Filling her up is not quick if “her” is powered on batteries. Even in the best situation when superchargers are available it would take some 20 minutes. The idea is to recharge the electric car as you do your grocery shopping at the mall or take a coffee and read …

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The drone landscape keeps growing

The 2019 drone market map is out and it shows a strong growth in many sectors.  It may be interesting to compare the 2018 map with the new one. We have a new category, drone-in-a-box, pointing at the growing interest for fully autonomous drones (taking off from a box and …

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Autonomous Agriculture

Our world is so much different from the past but I think that one of the thing that would strike one of our great-great grandfathers if they were to come back and walk around would be seeing the incredible magic of cultivated fields with no one tending them and the …

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A liquid flow of energy

Researchers keep looking at more efficient ways to distribute power, particularly in areas where the constraints are significant. Nature had billion of years in experimenting energy savvy solutions and through natural selection it has achieve impressive results. In most cases, particularly when we are looking at small sizes, Nature is …

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