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Opinion

Closing the loop for true ploughing automation

Jul 21, 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

Jun 7, 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

Mar 12, 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
Report

Identifying breakthrough innovations that will transform the supply chain

Feb 22, 2019

Products are incorporating increasingly complex technology, putting greater pressure on the supply chain. As a result, gaps are forming and the risk to reputations and revenues is growing through issues such as...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Tracking & location
The Engine venture ecosystem
Opinion

CC and The Engine venture ecosystem: an alignment of ambition

Apr 28, 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?

Mar 21, 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
Autonomous mobile robots
Vlog

Autonomous mobile robots navigating dynamic environments

Mar 22, 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?

Mar 11, 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

Feb 23, 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
warehouse and logistics automation
Opinion

Facing up the scalability challenge in warehouse and logistics automation

Dec 8, 2021

The rate of innovation and adoption of automation & autonomous systems in non-manufacturing segments is growing faster and investments are pouring in. AMR’s (Automated Mobile Robots) are working alongside people in warehouses and helping in improving productivity. But, is this enough?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Product realisation
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Data analytics is the key to unlocking new revenue streams from carbon farming
Opinion

Data analytics is the key to unlocking new revenue streams from carbon farming

Nov 16, 2021

With the Cop26 summit in Glasgow providing a noisy, politically charged backdrop via the mainstream media, there was a real sense of relevance and urgency in the air as I contributed to last week’s virtual REAP Conference, organised by Agri-TechE.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Innovation management
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Sustainability
Our robot navigation algorithm could open up a route to new automation opportunities for industry
Opinion

Our robot navigation algorithm could open up a route to new automation opportunities for industry

Nov 8, 2021

It’s a common fallacy that the task of perfecting navigation for robots and autonomous vehicles is relatively straightforward.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
  • Tracking & location