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The many faces of Digital Transformation – The Enablers VI

Progressive automation of existing infrastructures Over the years and decades we have been leveraging on computer to monitor infrastructures, analyse operation and performance data and take corrective actions. As infrastructure components have become more and more flexible (computerised, smart, accessible, reconfigurable) we have gain the power to make more and …

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Food delivery robots roaming US campuses

Having food delivered at your doorstep was unusual in Italy but in the last few years it has taken up steam, particularly among the youngsters. In other countries, like the US, it has been common for quite a while and even more so in the university campuses. Now it looks …

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Building a Smart City from scratch – III

3. Autonomous vehicles, BleuTech in its announcement of their new (mini) smart city construction (starting December 2019), BleuTechPark, in the Las Vegas Valley have indicated the intention of using self-driving vehicles for public transportation. They are not alone. It is now quite a few decades since the first automated metro …

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Autonomous Systems in Transportation

Autonomous systems in transportation can be segmented in public transportation systems, car rental and sharing systems, industrial (goods) transportation and private transportation. They can be further segmented in ground, air and water transport. Overall the autonomous systems market in transportation is expected to reach a global value of 172.3 billion …

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Low Latency and Low Power Communications

These two areas are important for Autonomous Systems (if you are interested in technology trends and roadmaps for their application to Autonomous Systems take a look at the White Paper II of SAS). In the White Paper III, in preparation, we are taking a look at present market and its …

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LIDAR is getting cheaper

Detecting what’s around is the first crucial task of an autonomous vehicle (the second one is to understand what’s there and the third is foreseeing the likely movements in order to take appropriate decisions). By far the best technology for detecting (still and moving) ambient objects is LIDAR (LIght Detection …

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Grocery is coming to your doorstep, autonomously

As a few (big) companies are working on making self driving cars safe and affordable a few (small) companies are looking at the delivery market with autonomous vehicles. Nuro has started delivering grocery in Scottsdale, Az, at Fry’s store in partnership with Kroger, the giant food store chain in the …

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2019 Tech Trends

The outline of 2019 top tech trends by Computer Society is out and this is the list of technologies that are expected to have broad dissemination and high impact in 2019: Deep Learning Accelerators – deep learning has reached maturity in terms of adoption, although we can expect much more …

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Disruptive Technologies beyond 2030 for Extreme Automation

Let’s now consider the Extreme Automation cluster looking at technologies that are being experimented today and that can be deployed commercially around 2030: Autonomous ships and submarines, Autonomous passenger aircraft, Drone freight delivery, Autonomous robotic surgery, Automated knowledge discovery and Self writing software. Autonomous ships and submarines The seas and …

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