Sheryl Miles
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Distributed AI in metalworking

From homicidal supercomputer Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey to The Terminator’s Skynet, artificial intelligence (AI) hasn’t always had the best representation in popular culture. In industry, however, AI and machine learning technologies have become widely adopted as a way…

What other industries can learn from pharmaceutical manufacturing

The pharmaceutical industry is unique as it must apply to stringent regulations and guidelines regarding quality and safety. Most of these regulations are also put in place by regulatory bodies for either the point of sale or point of use,…

Futureproof … competitive factories need to leverage the power of data

Boosting responsiveness, productivity and flexibility on the factory floor is the key to enhanced competitiveness. Efficient data management using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is therefore increasingly important in extending communication beyond the production cell and ensuring the successful…

VOTW- 7th axis robot in a welding application

The application video of the igus 7th axis robot working alongside the staff at RHEWUM helps increase their workspace from 1300 to 5500mm. With the drylin ZLW tooth belt linear system, it is quick and easy to set up, low…

Digital Catapult’s five-year journey to develop Smart Manufacturing

Manufacturing companies from across Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK have the opportunity to take part in a series of fully funded workshops to introduce the technologies, tools and techniques of Industry 4.0 in their workplace. The FutureScope Smart…

Robotic superhero meets identical twin in fusion energy machine

A Jenga-playing robot used to maintain a fusion energy machine has been reunited with its identical superhero twin for the first time since 1999. A Jenga-playing robot with a human touch used to maintain a fusion energy machine – where…

AKA Robotics completes series A financing

Shenzhen AKA Robotics Technology Co. (‘AKA Robotics’), a leading intelligent special robot company, recently completed its Series A financing round, which was led by Legend Capital. This round of funds will be used to invest in R&D and accelerate its…

Can technology help prevent wildfires?

Fires can breakout for numerous reasons, and they can be difficult to predict.   Firefighters are currently battling California’s largest wildfire this year and, with a heat wave sweeping the state, concerns of further fires breaking out are growing. There…

Astrocast provides Soracom customers access to global Satellite IoT connectivity

Astrocast, a global nanosatellite IoT network operator, and Soracom, a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, have announced a partnership to embed the Astrocast Satellite IoT (SatIoT) solution into the Soracom platform. This collaboration enables Soracom to offer integrators and…

Revolutionary robotic Rover – the intelligence-gathering ‘dogs’

Compared by many to the rogue robotic dogs in the perception challenging series Black Mirror, Robodogs are being used by the police, fire departments and the army to assess potentially hostile situations without endangering lives. Designed with human and canine…