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Trains with no wheels

Bullet trains have circulated on rails for some decades now, starting in Japan on October 1st 1964 in time for the Tokyo Olympics. After that first bullet train, Shinkansen, we have seen hgh speed trains expanding in Europe and more recently in China. The first bullet train, still in operation …

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Drones swarm in action

The Israeli attack to Gaza in mid-May 2021, was probably the first example of using drone swarm technology in the field. I am looking at it only from the technical side leaving out all (most important) aspects of “right vs wrong” usage. Each drone is an autonomous system with its …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – XXX – Drones

The drone sector has evolved in a complex ecosystem including thousands of companies catering from manufacturing to operation, software development for control and for deployment in different fields. According to Forrester, drones are enabling the Digital Automation in the air. The FTI’s report highlights the disruptive impact that drones are …

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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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Megatrends for this decade – XIX

e) Instant delivery Logistic chains are one of the marvel of today’s world. They work (most of the times) seamlessly and are so effective that you can get your delivery within a single working day (it does not work for any place and for any type of goods but I …

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Megatrends for this decade – XVII

c) On-demand production The efficiency of the distribution chains coupled with the flexibility of production lines have made possible an amazing change in the production processes and in the relation with the market (and with the end customer). Just two decades ago when buying a car you would have been …

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Megatrends for this decade – XIII

12. Autonomous vehicles and flying cars There are already a number of autonomous vehicles, both self-driving cars and autonomous trucks. Additionally, there are several fully autonomous drones and a few airplanes flying in the sky. However, if we compare those numbers with the numbers of vehicles/planes we can see that …

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Harvesting fruits from the sky

Last year, in June, I published a news of a robot that can pick up fruits, as small as raspberry, automating the harvesting. Now I have stumbled on a news of a drone/robot that can fly in orchards to pick up fruits. The news is impressive on several levels: flying …

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