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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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Manufacturing in the cyberspace

Design in the cyberspace is a reality since many years now. First it was the use of CAD to create a digital model, then tis digital model was shared with the supply chain to design components. Nowadays several platforms operating in the cloud allow co-design of a product by having …

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A platform for a Factory Digital Twin

Infinity Foundry is a Portuguese startup, founded in 2017, that is now in the scale up phase having acquired over 30 large customers that use their platform. It has recently joined the scaleup program of EIT Digital. What is very interesting in their platform is the support to a digital …

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Megatrends for this decade – XLII

Working with smart machines From what I have discussed it is obvious that in this decade work will be intertwined more and more with intelligent machines (Machines used to include both hard -robot like- and soft -applications). As pointed out in previous posts, artificial intelligence extends the applicability of automation …

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Megatrends for this decade XXIX

21) The vanishing Babel tower This Megatrend is mine and expands the list of the Megatrends I discussed in the previous posts as proposed by Peter Diamandis. It is about technology overcoming languages barrier. There are roughly 6,500 languages spoken in the world today, although most of them are very …

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VR controlled robotic arm

Controlling robotic arms is something usually done via sensors and software that is pre-programmed. In several situation a direct control provided by a human operator is needed. The more sophisticated the robotic arm and the more complex the task it is involved, the trickier the control. Extended Robotics, a British …

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Megatrends for this decade – VI

5. Augmented Reality and Spatial Web Augmented Reality has been around for several years now. Actually, Virtual Reality came first, the possibility of immersing oneself in a virtual world, but in the last few years the flanking of virtual and real has taken the upper hand in several business and, …

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