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By Jen Clark on December 14, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 14th December

Welcome to this week’s IoT round-up. Today, the FCC will vote whether to scrap net neutrality, a move that would have far-reaching consequences. On the lighter side, there’s a new robot-written Harry Potter chapter, courtesy of Botnik Studios, and researchers from the University of California are trying to give machines an imagination. Read on for […]

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By Jen Clark on November 2, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 2nd November 2017

The profound meets the profane in this week’s IoT round-up, where the news is, frankly, a tad eclectic. First, we saw a humanoid robot granted citizenship. Then Audible announced a new feature that lets you skip to the good bits in steamy romance novels. And finally, there’s a collaborative, storytelling venture afoot, exploring Mary Shelley’s […]

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By Jen Clark on September 22, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 21st September 2017

This week, the connected world brings artificial intelligence and augmented reality to medicine, robots have a go at music making and Matternet’s autonomous drones ditch their human minders and successfully refuel themselves. Read on for the latest. Autonomous Matternet drones are self-fueling and loading Autonomous drone delivery service Matternet has developed an automated base station where […]

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By Chris O'Connor on June 14, 2017

Rethinking manufacturing in the digital age

The digital age has brought with it a new way of thinking about manufacturing and operations. Labor rate changes in emerging economies, coupled with challenges associated with logistics and energy costs, are influencing global production and associated distribution decisions. Significant advances in technology, including big data and analytics, the Internet of Things, robotics and additive […]

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By Hannah Merry on May 26, 2017

IoT (doesn’t) ruin movies: Passengers

For many of my adolescent years I wanted to be an astrophysicist. I took a huge interest in space, the stars, solar systems and everything which came with it. Watching Passengers was everything I hoped for, it has is everything I think of when I imagine futuristic space travel. Slick, seamless interior with efficient connected […]

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By Karen Lewis on April 25, 2017

How to nurse a sick robot back to health

How do you know when a robot is feeling under the weather? You can’t tell when a robot is not well just by looking at it – you need to use data to help understand what’s happening. Today, for example, if I imagine all the robots on the floor at Hannover Messe are on an […]

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By Jen Clark on January 12, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 12th January 2017

This week sees the end of giant tech show CES 2017 and the beginning of NAIAS – the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The connected world is full of news about AI, robots and smart vehicles (including sensor-studded skateboards). Read on for the latest stories.  CES 2017 is a wrap The world’s biggest technology […]

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By Donal Power on January 9, 2017

German manufacturing sector more gung-ho on IoT than U.S.

Though the Internet of Things (IoT) is booming in the U.S., German manufacturing leaders expect more IoT in their factories in the future. Yibada reported the results of a recent Boston Consulting Group (BCG) survey of 300 U.S. and German manufacturing executives that showed a much greater enthusiasm for IoT by the Europeans. It found that […]

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By Anne Ahola Ward on November 9, 2016

Why it’s GAME ON for Watson Dev Con

If World of Watson (WoW) left you feeling inspired, Watson Dev Con will fill your heart with sheer nerd joy. There is no denying that the Internet of Things (IoT) entry point is exciting, but where we’re going next is even better. Instead of merely having a conversation with Pepper, a robot who can instantly […]

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By Anne Ahola Ward on October 25, 2016

Why everyone should be crazy for bots

Bots are the new “It” thing. Also known as chat bots, a web robot, or an Internet bot, bots are merely applications that are able to run automated tasks much faster and more efficiently than a human would. Everyone seems to have gone crazy for bots, and while the tech may seem new to most […]

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By Liza Cooper on August 15, 2016

Robots and their impact on sporting events

As athletes and coaches begin to adopt IoT technology, 21st century fans are beginning to expect more from sporting events. The world of robotics and AI have so much to offer in terms of event management, so why not bring bots to stadiums the world over? Using robots to organize fans Concierge robots could bring […]

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By Liza Cooper on June 30, 2016

Introduction to robotics

Today, robots live among us. Recent technological advancements have brought robotics out of the science fiction novel and into our living rooms. While this might seem frightening to some, robots are here to help. Inventors and businessmen have been creating innovative solutions to problems for generations. From the lightbulb to email, we have been solving […]

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