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Optimising growing with control loop innovation

17th August 2020

Successful farming is founded on control. Indeed, the task of growing crops is one of the world’s oldest control loops. 

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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.

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Opinion

Harvesting the rewards of closed loop control

17th September 2020

It’s harvest time in Europe. A season of celebration when we’re reminded of romantic, pastoral scenes of farmers gathering in their crops; their activities characterised by honest, laborious and essentially manual toil. The reality is starkly different of course. 

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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

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Opinion

Playtime is over – VR is a serious tool for autonomous driving development

2nd July 2020

The game is up. Playtime is over and it’s time for virtual reality (VR) to graduate from a world of shooters and armchair sport to become a seriously influential component of breakthrough innovation.

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Vlog

The AI Opportunity - getting Edge AI to work at its best

27th May 2020

The constraints of size, cost, power and connectivity present significant challenges in getting Edge AI to work at its best. This was the backdrop to a recent project we completed for an Asian technology giant...

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Opinion

COVID – a preview of the retail service model future?

19th May 2020

Consumer choice has been a guiding retail principle for decades, but recently much of the world has had no choice but to buy online for everything except supermarket essentials...

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Opinion

COVID – can automation rise to supply chain and labour challenges?

18th May 2020

The focus on automation has sharpened in recent months, following global disruption of supply chains and labour. But what can be done now to speed the delivery of such vital solutions to help in the aftershock of the pandemic? 

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Vlog

The AI opportunity - ensuring AI investments pay-off

18th May 2020

Excitement around the business opportunities presented by artificial intelligence (AI) is palpable, but it comes hand-in-hand with very tough investment decisions...

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Opinion

How to train an engineer successfully – when vital bioinnovation depends on it

18th May 2020

It could only happen at Cambridge Consultants. An internal training course for a group for engineers eager to gain some understanding of how it is possible to engineer biology. A challenge certainly… but also indicative of the unique blend of biology, engineering and advanced computation that is enabling our breakthrough work in bioinnovation.

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Whitepaper

The AI renaissance: why it has taken off and where it is going

15th May 2020

The technological enablers for widespread use of artificial intelligence (AI) have fallen into place. Early movers in technology industries have driven initial applications, but the scene is now set for widespread and accelerated adoption...

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Opinion

COVID - tools to maintain both productivity and sanity!

13th May 2020

‘WFH’ is an acronym now universally recognised. But even before the pandemic, remote working had been slowly increasing, with around 5% of UK employees primarily working from home in 2019 and 30% having experience of it. The benefits can include more productive working time, fewer office distractions and more flexibility, to name a few...

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