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Digital transformation in Manufacturing II

2. Powder Bed Fusion – Laser fusion Power Bed Fusion based on Laser – SLS Selective Laser Sintering and SLM Selective Laser Melting,,  was invented over 20 years ago by EOS, a German company still on the leading edge in additive manufacturing tools. It is based on the use of …

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From Digital Reality to Reality – II

A parallel FDC IEEE Initiative, started at about the same time as Digital Reality, the focus was on the augmentation of machines that is happening at the same time as augmentation of humans (and I just finished a number of posts on that), the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative. Here the …

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Self, selves and emerging self

In the recently published second White Paper by the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative there are very brief mentioning of self, selves and super self in relation to machines and human machine symbioses. Here I would like to share some thoughts on this based on discussions that took place in that …

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I’ve got a feeling

A collaboration among researchers at Stanford and Seoul National University has resulted in the creation of an artificial sensory nerve. A sensory nerve is a complex entity, part of the somatosensory system, that is able to integrate different physical stimuli into a tactile information. Our sense of touch generate data …

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The evolution of … Humans

Cleary humans have evolved. Our lost ancestors were different from us in shape and most notably in mental capabilities. The evolution occurred over hundreds of thousands of generations and it is only across these long periods of time that it becomes visible. Going back 2.000 years, or even 10.000 years …

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A hand that can see

Creating a prosthetic hand that can move like a “hand” and operate like a “hand” is much more difficult that it would seem. It is not just about being able to move and create a shape that fits the purpose, as an example keeps the fingers sufficiently open to go …

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Prosthetic intelligence

At TED 2017 Apple executive Tom Gruber (one of the guy behind Siri) gave an interesting talk pointing out that we should create artificial intelligent systems to make ourselves more intelligent and he made the prediction that humankind will become smarter thanks to a seamless interaction with artificial intelligence. Now …

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