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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
CPG innovation
Opinion

The insiders’ view of what’s working in CPG innovation right now

Mar 2, 2022

It’s human nature, right? The urge to share the latest news with our peers is ingrained in all of us. It’s certainly true across the inquisitive and ever competitive consumer packaged goods industry. How did company A achieve this? How did company B make that work? What exactly is company C up to? So, when we asked for insights from a bunch of very senior innovators from some of the world’s leading CPGs – or FMCGs if you prefer – almost all were partially motivated by our promise to share the findings of our research.

  • Digital service innovation
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
CES 2022: What consumer innovations are we predicting?
Opinion

CES 2022: What consumer innovations are we predicting?

Jan 4, 2022

CES 2022 should be a fascinating event this year, and the team at Cambridge Consultants can’t wait to see what’s new in the consumer product space. As we know, COVID-19 has upended all our earlier forecasts and how we think about the world. In this blog, Ruth Thomson, SVP of our Global Consumer Business, shares her predictions on technology trends that will be showcased at this year’s show.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital service innovation
Challenge of the British Antarctic Survey’s Decarbonisation Hackathon
Opinion

Our team was up for the challenge of the British Antarctic Survey’s Decarbonisation Hackathon

Dec 10, 2021

CC put forward a team to take part in the British Antarctic Survey’s Decarbonisation Hackathon. The aim was to find new solutions to completely decarbonise the Rothera research base in Antarctica, beyond those that British Antarctic Survey (BAS) had determined could account for the first 70% of their energy demand.

  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
  • Sustainability
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
From R&D to ROI - opening remarks from AI Summit Silicon Valley 2021
Webinar

From R&D to ROI - opening remarks from AI Summit Silicon Valley 2021

Nov 18, 2021

Cambridge Consultants' Ram Naidu, Senior Vice President, AI, welcomes attendees to the Innovation Acceleration stage at The AI Summit Silicon Valley 2021, day one. 

  • AI & Analytics
Digital service innovation can ensure that autonomy fits in with human society
Opinion

Digital service innovation can ensure that autonomy fits in with human society

Nov 16, 2021

They are already physically loading our online shopping baskets, vacuuming our homes and maintaining our lawns. But what will it take for automated and autonomous systems to proliferate across industry and society – on the roads, city streets, building sites, fields, factories, and schools?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Digital service innovation
  • User Experience (UX)
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
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

Human-Machine Understanding: how tech can help us to be more human

Nov 6, 2021

So, whatever happened to the revolution? Sally Epstein writes of her passion to see empathic machines that do truly understand us, humans.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital service innovation
  • User Experience (UX)
Whitepaper

Turning trash to cash: microalgae cultivation to mitigate environmental waste impact

Oct 21, 2021

This paper explains how ‘turning trash into cash’ provides opportunity for companies to gain first-mover advantage in several fields. With a clear, problem/solution approach, it outlines a method that be considered simply as a way to capture carbon – but is more likely to yield benefits in the creation of valuable bio-derived compounds.

  • Bioinnovation
  • Sustainability
Opinion

AI safety might be a worry, but innovators of autonomous systems have no need to panic

Sep 24, 2021

Now don’t be alarmed, but I want to pose a potentially unnerving question: just how safe is artificial intelligence? Those of you of a sensitive disposition might already be recalling images of James Cameron’s self-aware Terminators hunting down humankind in a post-nuclear wasteland.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
  • Industrial design
  • Strategic advice