Cobots | 02 Feb. 2018
The dirty work happens in the washing cell
A cleaner at the BMW plant in Dingolfing has to work under extremely harsh conditions: In the middle of a washing cell at 60°C. Luckily for...
Artificial Intelligence | 02 Feb. 2018
Google CEO returns to the Stone Age
Are we living in an AI era like human kind before it learned to master fire? Google CEO Sundar Pichai seems to think so,
Industrie 4.0 | 02 Feb. 2018
Electronic skin enables non-contact control
Researchers have developed an ultra-thin electronic magnetic sensor that can be worn on the skin, allowing virtual and visual objects to be...
Decentralized Energy Supply | 01 Feb. 2018
vital prerequisite for greater use of renewable energy
Securing a reliable, affordable and highly efficient energy supply – that's what's driving the steadily growing use of decentralized energy...
Industrie 4.0 | 01 Feb. 2018
3D-printed whiskers control underwater robots
A South Korean research team has developed sensors that are designed to function like seal whiskers and improve positional control for...
Integrated Energy | 01 Feb. 2018
China builds energy-self-sufficient greenhouses
Chinese battery and electric vehicle manufacturer BYD seeks to provide the Middle East with greenhouses that use water from desalination...
Research & Technology | 31 Jan. 2018
Hannover's next top model
Having recently opened its Industry 4.0 model factory, Hannover University is responding to an increased demand for skilled professionals...
Digital Factory | 31 Jan. 2018
Software and IT solutions for the digital transformation
HANNOVER MESSE's Digital Factory show is where professionals from the manufacturing industries go to find software and IT solutions that...
Cobots | 31 Jan. 2018
Robotic colleague helps with retail
ARMAR-6 will assist employees at British supermarket Ocado in the future. This new electrical “co-worker” is designed to be able to...
Industrie 4.0 | 31 Jan. 2018
Bosch unveils IoT campus for Berlin’s digital scene
Bosch has opened an IoT campus in Berlin for creative thinkers and digital experts. Up to 400 employees are to work in this creative...
Industrie 4.0 | 30 Jan. 2018
3D-printing job market is booming
It took some time, but 2017 seems to have finally been the breakthrough year for additive manufacturing: Compared with the previous year,...
Predictive Maintenance | 30 Jan. 2018
Industry yet to embrace predictive maintenance
Though predictive maintenance is a much-discussed buzzword, it has yet to be effectively implemented in production facilities. However, the...
Integrated Energy | 30 Jan. 2018
Hydrogen from solar rays
Scientists at the University of Twente have discovered how to directly convert energy from sunlight into usable fuel. To do so, they use...
Cobots | 29 Jan. 2018
Freiburg researches interfaces between humans and machines
Make way for the Freiburg Institute for Machine-Brain Interfacing Technology. Starting in late 2019, the institute – based at the University...
Lightweight Construction | 29 Jan. 2018
In two years the car seat has lost 10 kilos
At the current automobile trade fair in Detroit, the American supplier Adient has unveiled seats that are up to 40% lighter.
Industrie 4.0 | 29 Jan. 2018
BKA chief calls for a tougher approach to cyber criminals
“When we are talking about Industry 4.0 and Criminality 4.0, we cannot work with Law 1.0”, said Holger Münch, Head of the German Federal...
Industrie 4.0 | 28 Jan. 2018
Daimler is moving into the fast lane of
With its switch to the Splunk platform and comprehensive data integration, Daimler is hoping for significantly faster data security...
Platform Economics | 28 Jan. 2018
The blockchain is turning shipping documents into smart contracts
International goods flows could soon be transparent for all trading partners at any location and any time: a blockchain platform is set to...
Integrated Energy | 27 Jan. 2018
Integrated drive architectures support sustainable mobility
Compared to petrol engines, electric vehicles achieve the best CO₂ values when they are charged with 100% renewable energy. Another...
Logistics 4.0 | 27 Jan. 2018
Green intralogistics relies on Li-ion batteries
Forklift trucks with electric drives have steadily become stronger and more flexible in recent years. The lithium ion battery is responsible...