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Virtual Reality for Robots

Robots are becoming smarter and smarter thanks to a brain provided by artificial intelligence. However, this brain, as any brain, has to learn about its environment, what is the goal and how to achieve it selecting among different strategies that have to take into account its surrounding, This learning phase …

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Detecting viruses with your smartphone?

I still remember my wonder when I discovered I could use my smartphone as a flashlight! Just press the display on the flashlight icon and I could look at a flower during the darkest night (or, less romantically, search for lost keys under the couch…). Now my smartphone has a …

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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 – 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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LIDAR hits mass market

LIght Detection And Ranging, LIDAR, is a technology used to create an exact tridimensional map of the environment. It is not a new technology, it started in the 1960ies as a way to map the Earth surface from an airplane. The airplane was equipped with a laser generating pulses and …

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Sensors and LIDAR Markets

The sensors area is so big that it makes little sense to provide a single market value aggregate. There are estimates on sensors for smartphones (a huge market that is levelling out as smartphones are reaching a maturity point in terms of penetration, expected CAGR 2019-2023 0f 2%), on automotive …

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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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A robot to pick up apples from a tree

Ever walked in an orchard and, feeling a bit like Adam, picked up a nice apple? What could be easier than that. You see the tree, all the nice apples hanging around, you just need to choose the one looking nicer, and probably tastier , stretch your arm and you …

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