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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – XXIX – Logistics

Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) and Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGV) are becoming more and more common and the FTI’s report foresees a significant increase in their deployment in the logistics, most notably in warehouse automation. However, as their flexibility increases and cost decreases, we can expect to see them used in …

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Intelligent Reality

Our world is becoming more and more a melange of bits and atoms. The boundaries between cyberspace and physical space are blurred to the point that we no longer perceive a difference between the two and we are living into a Digital Reality. More than that.The pervasiveness of bits (and …

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Robotics and AI for weeding

Possibly the biggest impact of the Industrial Revolution has been on … agriculture. By using machines for farming it made possible to increase productivity 100 folds (both in terms of yield per acre and much more in terms of human work to till, farm, harvest the field). The employment in …

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Green is great, if it is cheap…

Few days ago I saw the results of a poll inquiring on the reasons why customers may not choose an eco-friendly product. I should say it did not surprise me at all to see that the main reason, by far, is the price tag. If an eco-friendly product costs more …

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