Industrial robots are typically designed to emulate human movements, utilizing their tireless speed, precision and reliability to improve efficiency. As a result, their appearance closely resembles that of humans.
However, there are some robotic applications where human dimensions are not ideal. This has led to recent developments where new robots borrow their look, feel and movement...Read More »
As the technology for pilotless planes draws near, a looming question for airlines is whether the market will embrace the idea.Read More »
IoT investments have been significant with larger companies, but slower to materialize with the bulk of U.S. manufacturers. At least some of this trepidation stems from a concern over the size of initial investments and the time it will take to realize a return.Read More »
Virtual reality tools could become as commonplace as forklifts and multimeters on the plant floor, while virtual prototypes could allow for obtaining quicker, company-wide input on new product designs.Read More »
Global aerospace giant Boeing recently signed a $1 billion contract with software provider Dassault Systemes. Boeing’s primary goal will be modernizing its production systems to fill its backlog of orders more quickly. The 30-year contract is renewable every 10 years and was awarded after two years of competition.
A major component of the contract will be the use of 3D software to...Read More »
Back in 2013, Google X launched the Google Glass wearable headset which was just as much off-putting as it was ahead of its time. Criticized for potentially infringing upon privacy, the glasses featured a heads-up display and allowed users to access the web and also to take pictures and video.
Lackluster response caused engineers to table the product as they tweaked it for the right...Read More »
This non-standard option for select vehicles would require expensive hardware changes to the car, but provide considerable convenience for the driver while addressing concerns over e-vehicle driving ranges.Read More »