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Driving Net Zero – Is agritech ready to capture carbon?

Mar 10, 2021

The changing regulatory and subsidy systems underpinning farming are undergoing radical change. Furthermore, issues such as soil health, net zero and farm nature value are increasingly in the public eye.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital service innovation
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
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
Opinion

Enabling autonomous vehicles to see in adverse conditions

Jan 23, 2020

During 2020, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) will continue their rise as one of the fastest growing technology segments in the automotive market. As manufacturers look to increase safety and improve the driving experience...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital service innovation
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Sensing
Opinion

Exploring the potential for non-contact monitoring for sepsis, the quick and costly killer

Jan 17, 2020

Sepsis is a life-threatening response of the immune system to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and the risk of permanent disability or death. Detecting and treating it early can be highly effective in stopping progression. The trouble is that implementing the level of monitoring required to catch sepsis at the earliest stages is tough outside critical care settings. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
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
Nanophotonics
Opinion

Collaborating with Cambridge University on a breakthrough in advanced optical sensing

Apr 7, 2022

The ability to count and track individual units of light can have an exciting range of applications across medtech and beyond, as a recent collaboration with Cambridge University has proved. Principal electronics engineer Oliver Hicks explains more…

  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
 regenerative agriculture and carbon capture
Opinion

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit gets down to business on regenerative agriculture and carbon capture

Mar 30, 2022

The tangible sense of joy in being able to interact with people face-to-face at last week’s World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit soon switched to a business-like determination to confront the big issues of the day.  I had plenty of lively discussions about forward strategies as the industry comes to grips with the challenges – and vast opportunities – of doing the right thing for both business and the planet.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
Autonomous mobile robots
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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
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
Unlocking Human-Machine Understanding through real-time emotional state monitoring
Opinion

Unlocking Human-Machine Understanding through real-time emotional state monitoring

Nov 7, 2021

The extraordinary potential of what we might term empathic technology promises rich human/machine relationships that are almost unimaginable. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital service innovation
  • Sensing
Opinion

Warehouse automation: innovators must take a system thinking approach to scale up successfully

Oct 29, 2021

Fresh from her panel appearance at the recent Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) and Logistics Conference in Memphis, Oli Qirko reflects on the need for warehouse automation to ‘get moving’. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Innovation management
  • Robotics
  • Sensing