Pneumatic robotics meets artificial intelligence

Festo presents new bionics projects:   BionicSoftHand, BionicSoftArm and BionicFinWave. Whether its grabbing, holding or turning, touching, typing or pressing – in everyday life, we use our hands as a matter of course for the most diverse tasks. In that regard, the human hand, with its unique combination of power, dexterity and fine motor skills, is a true miracle tool of nature. What could be more natural than equipping robots in collaborative workspaces with a gripper that is modelled after this model of nature, that solves various tasks by learning through artificial intelligence?

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IoT at the Edge: How AI Will Transform IoT Architecture

IoT at the Edge: How AI Will Transform IoT Architecture

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New perspectives, panoramas and possibilities for enterprise applications

Christian Pedersen, IFS Chief Product Officer

AI and IoT will begin merging to produce a new kind of automation

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FICO Xpress Insight Enables Users to Operationalize Analytics

Xpress Insight, Now Part of the FICO Xpress Community License, Supports Any Advanced Analytic Model and Helps Data Scientists Collaborate with Business Users

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New Semiconductors Meet the Challenge of Leading-Edge Radio Design

New Semiconductors Meet the Challenge of Leading-Edge Radio Design

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A generation without labels

According to Vaughan Croeser, brand director for Castle Lager Africa, ‘the main barrier keeping people away from each other is the pervasiveness of labels and stereotypes, and the misconceptions we carry about other people’. To help fix this divide, Castle Lager Africa launched its thought-provoking and well-received #smashthelabel campaign. While Castle Lager believes in a world without cultural prejudice or segregation, other less negatively perceived labels are also widely used to identify generations of people: Gen X, Millennials or Gen Y or, most recently, Gen Z or Centennials. But just…

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New web tool for small businesses, entrepreneurs

A free-to-use web tool, which helps smaller businesses with labour relations processes and matters, has gone live. The tool is a joint initiative of the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA). It allows entrepreneurs to source information on how to recruit staff; how to manage employees and build sound workplace relationships as well as how to end an employment relationship in a fair manner. The user-friendly tool also has up-to-date information on the recent amendments to employment laws and the National Minimum Wage…

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Future thinking translates into energy efficiency

Electric cars, light bulbs communicating, fuel-efficient heavy-duty vehicles all have moved from drawing board to market. “Transport is one of the largest causes of greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in South Africa, which has a high ratio of cars, taxis, buses and trains all using fossil fuels,” says Barry Bredenkamp, General Manager Energy Efficiency for the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI). “Green fuels are being developed for diesel consumers, particularly buses and electric cars are moving from drawing boards to parking lots. Electric vehicles make sense economically, again when…

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How Automation Is Transforming the Supply Chain Process

They say life is a journey, not a destination. That’s also true when it comes to achieving a truly digitized supply chain. While many businesses view a fully digital supply chain as a pipe dream, they can start their journey through a small and non-intimidating step: implementing workflow automation. Starting small with workflow automation allows organizations to streamline simple manual process like contract signatures and work all the way up to more complex tasks, such as supplier performance management. Those who take the first step see the organizational payoff quickly.…

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At the heart of innovation

: At the leading-edge in products and processes, Noberasco has chosen Markem-Imaje as its printing partner. SmartDate X60 printers are operating on the lines of the new site of Carcare, ensuring quality and reliability. Strong points include the benefits of SMILE long-term leasing and Markem-Imaje’s solution-provider approach.   Each year, in Carcare in the province of Savone (Italy), Noberasco produces over 15 000 tonnes of soft fruit and 12 000 tonnes of dried fruit. Managed by the Noberasco family since 1908, the company is an icon of the successful ‘made…

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