Industrie 4.0 | 31 Dec. 2017
Mixed reality ensures better quality control
French car maker Renault Trucks uses a mixed-reality interface for engine quality control. Real and virtual worlds merge.
Lightweight Construction | 30 Dec. 2017
Nano research could boost lightweight construction
Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and the Technical University of Hamburg have unraveled why tiny metal structures are...
Machine Learning | 30 Dec. 2017
Jim Keller designs AI chips for Tesla
Tesla develops its own AI chips for autonomous vehicles. According to concurring media reports, this was announced by company founder Elon...
Cobots | 30 Dec. 2017
The Care-O-bot 4 goes its own way on the market
The assistant robot of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Engineering and automation IPA is apparently ready for the market. A spin-off...
Industrie 4.0 | 29 Dec. 2017
In-display fingerprint sensor is ready for application
A new security solution even authenticates fingerprints under glass. This eliminates the need for a separate sensor button and enables...
Lightweight Construction | 29 Dec. 2017
Wooden moldings last longer
Thanks to a special processing method, wood is set to replace aluminum in lightweight construction. Given the same weight, such structures...
Machine Learning | 28 Dec. 2017
AI creates 2.3 million jobs
Although artificial intelligence has the reputation of being an industrial job-destroyer, a current study claims to demonstrate the...
Digital Twin | 28 Dec. 2017
Cloud solution expected to increase wind energy efficiency
ZF and Schaeffler are pooling their resources and want to improve the reliability of wind turbine drive trains using predictive maintenance.
Industrie 4.0 | 27 Dec. 2017
Factory robots learn from cockroaches
Scientists at the University of Cologne have succeeded in demonstrating that fast-moving insects change their locomotive style when they are...
Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives | 27 Dec. 2017
Two skeletons are better than one!
Launched in 2015 as a spin-off of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, IUVO is now working with Comau and Össur to create smart wearables...
Digital Twin | 27 Dec. 2017
A data twin watches over the Amsterdam 3D printing bridge
A Dutch startup has additively manufactured a complete steel bridge and now controls it with a digital twin in real time on the computer.
Research & Technology | 26 Dec. 2017
New coating to reduce emissions
A German-Ukrainian cooperative project is developing a coating to make the ceramic component surfaces of industrial plants more resistant to...
Energy | 26 Dec. 2017
Nickel-containing cathodes enable the production of "super batteries"
The cathode material in a new lithium-ion battery that is now entering the production stage is characterized by a higher nickel content. The...
Integrated Industry | 25 Dec. 2017
Additive manufacturing with metal is set to go into serial production
Additive Industries and the SMS group are developing a production system on an industrial scale in order to boost 3D printing of metallic...
Working World in Transition | 25 Dec. 2017
Industry 4.0 needs social innovations
After two years of research into "Digitization and Industry 4.0", the VDI (Association of German Engineers) Technology Center has now...
Machine Learning | 24 Dec. 2017
Google opens an AI research center in Beijing
The new Google AI China Center in Beijing has started operations. The experts there are to conduct basic research, backed up by Google’s...
Industrie 4.0 | 24 Dec. 2017
25 companies own half of all Industry 4.0 patents
Large Asian companies dominate patent applications in the core Industry 4.0 technologies and only five European companies are in a position...
Cobots | 23 Dec. 2017
Robots set to revolutionize microsurgery
Italian technology company Medical Microinstruments has designed a robotic platform for open microsurgery. Two tiny articulated robotic...
Lightweight Construction | 22 Dec. 2017
Hybrid compound forging cuts out a middle step
Material scientists are working on a new process for the joint forming of steel and aluminum. This is of particular interest to the...
Research & Technology | 22 Dec. 2017
3D printing with wire perfects laser cladding
The CoaxPrinter from Precitec GmbH represents a major step forward for industrial repair processes: The material-efficient solution fuses...