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Investing in automation
Report

Investing in Automation

7th Oct 2022

Resisting automation is no longer an option – so the attention of the world’s C-Suite is turning from the question of ROI to three fundamentals… what kind of robotics and automation should I pursue, how can automation make my business more resilient, and how do I make my business ready for automation, autonomy and their successful scaling?

  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Closing the loop for true ploughing automation

21st Jul 2020

If your business is making agricultural equipment, you’d be forgiven a wry smile at the ongoing frustrations of automotive OEMs as they strive to develop autonomous vehicles

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Webinar

How to increase profitability in indoor farming

7th Jun 2019

Indoor farming promises high yield, high quality and locally-grown crops. But despite steadily decreasing operating costs, many crops are still not profitable. So, where are the innovation opportunities to drive down costs...

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Whitepaper

The future of vertical farming: the intelligent ecosystem

12th Mar 2019

Vertical farming promises a step change in production density, providing significant efficiency savings with the additional benefit of improved product quality. Vertical farming also presents the only viable option for growing crops within urban environments...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Innovation management
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Child undergoing examination for an ear infection
Opinion

The inspiring personal story behind a game-changing solution to glue ear in children

12th Sep 2022

Singapore company NousQ has created a robotic, automated, sensor-controlled, handheld applicator called CLiXX® that promises to revolutionize ventilation ear tube surgery for children.

  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
start-up risk assessment
Opinion

Start-up technology can be risky business if threats aren’t tackled hard and early

19th Aug 2022

Founders of early-stage start-ups are characteristically passionate, driven and optimistic. Understandably so. Very often they are nurturing a breakthrough idea with the capacity to disrupt business and change the world for the better. So, as they embark on the mission to sell their vision, they should accentuate the positive and keep negative thoughts of risk to the back of their mind, right? Wrong. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Bioinnovation
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Innovation management
  • Project management
  • Robotics
  • Strategic advice
  • Sustainability
  • Synthetic biology
Simulated environments for autonomy
Opinion

Simulated training environments take centre stage at Automate 2022

22nd Jun 2022

Niall Mottram, Head of Industrial and Energy for Cambridge Consultants, attended the recent Automate Conference determined to put the case for simulated environments as a key accelerator for the future of autonomy. Produced by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) this is the largest showcase of its kind in North America, staged over three days and attracting big crowds for the exhibits, keynotes, debates and presentations. His main takeaway – simulation is right on message and in tune with the mood of the industry. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Robotics
The Engine venture ecosystem
Opinion

CC and The Engine venture ecosystem: an alignment of ambition

28th Apr 2022

Our brand relaunch has landed just as we ramp up our commitment to The Engine, the ambitious venture capital firm spun out of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) to support ‘Tough Tech’ companies and solve key challenges in climate change, human health and advanced systems. What’s particularly energizing is that as a strategic partner, we get to engage with founders of disruptive start-ups who are so passionate, driven and mission focused. The alignment with our own renewed purpose couldn’t be stronger.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Bioinnovation
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
autonomous system development
Opinion

Is highly equivalent simulation the answer to faster autonomous system development?

21st Mar 2022

Simulation is only as good as its approximation to the real world… its ‘equivalence’ in technical terms. We’ve been looking at how using intelligent simulation with a modular framework can deliver results faster to drive autonomous system development forward. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Autonomous mobile robots
Vlog

Autonomous mobile robots navigating dynamic environments

18th Mar 2022

The world is about to experience significant progress in AI-enabled autonomous mobile systems. Could autonomous mobile robots navigating dynamic environments open up new automation opportunities for industry?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Tracking & location
Robots Surgical
Opinion

Should robots control accuracy and precision in surgery?

11th Mar 2022

Philosophically speaking, should we be designing systems that autonomously control both accuracy and precision for the best outcome of the patient? Andy Savarese explores some of the deeper questions that are starting to be asked by clients – and looks ahead as the role of robotics continues to evolve.

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences
  • Robotics
robotics and automation
Opinion

‘So when are the robots coming?’ Industry is ready and willing to accelerate the adoption of automation

23rd Feb 2022

All the drivers are in place. The unprecedented global labor shortage, the sky-high consumer demand, the advanced technology capabilities and the willingness of businesses and VCs to invest are all combining to transformative effect. The world is primed and ready to accelerate the adoption of robotics and automation.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Product realisation
  • Robotics