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Opinion

Optimising planting with closed loop control

7th August 2020

Agriculture is the sturdy backbone of modern civilisation. Over centuries it has evolved to serve one of humanity’s most basic necessities: to eat.

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

Closing the loop for true ploughing automation

21st July 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
Opinion

Post COVID - how to deliver an exceptional event experience

8th July 2020

The event and theme park industry has been particularly hard hit by COVID with Disney alone suffering a billion-dollar loss in operating income during Q2.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Innovation management
  • Robotics
  • Service design
  • User Experience (UX)
Webinar

Emotion AI and the future of personalization

16th June 2020

Whether you are in your car or in your home, the ability to understand consumers' emotional engagement will be transformative…

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Vlog

The challenges of human/robot interaction in the real world 

7th April 2020

Robotics can enable humans to work better, faster and more precisely. We specialise in developing robotics in areas not traditionally automated, and sometimes in areas where automation was not even thought possible...

 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Embedded software
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Opinion

“Don’t ask me what I want, look at what I do”: how behavioral insight can drive more successful tech innovation

23rd December 2019

Let me take you back to early September. I’ve just spent several hours touring the Berlin Messe exhibition grounds, wowed by the innovations unveiled at IFA, rightly regarded as Europe’s biggest and buzziest tech show. But as I sit on the packed transit rattling its way back towards the Airport, I can’t help but feel frustrated. Why? Because many consumer brands are missing a trick.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Innovation management
  • Robotics
Infographic

What might we see at this year's IFA?

3rd September 2019

The consumer product space is dynamic, and there is a lot of potential for new value creation, what might we see at this week's IFA in Berlin?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Innovation management
  • Robotics
Opinion

Diary of a developer (part 3) – Foosbot strategy

24th July 2019

How do you teach a robot to play foosball? In part 2 of this blog series, we introduced Foosbot: an internal development project that runs in parallel with our research to discover and develop new machine learning approaches.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Optics
  • Robotics
  • Tracking & location
Webinar

How to increase profitability in indoor farming

7th June 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
Opinion

Robotics and automation in construction

31st May 2019

While automation and robotics have benefited automotive assembly, warehousing, and agritech, beyond some early forays, automation and robotics in construction applications are noticeably scarce.

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
Opinion

Commercial and technical drivers for vertical farming

3rd May 2019

When considering the business case for a vertical farm - should you make or buy the technology?

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • AI & Analytics
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Whitepaper

The future of vertical farming: the intelligent ecosystem

12th March 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...

  • Innovation management
  • AI & Analytics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
  • Sensing