Innovation (Image: pixabay/Gerd Altmann).

95 percent of innovative ideas flop

Certainly, an amazing idea is a good start. However, in the final analysis, other factors decide whether it can be… more

Data Scientist (Image: pixabay/Gerd Altmann).

Data Scientist wanted!

Analysis of the enormous volume of data has become a key to company success. This is why data experts are… more

TREND Smart Home

TREND Smart home: Homes that think for themselves

In the future, smart homes will ensure more security and convenience with lower energy costs. But they will also satisfy… more

TREND Smart City

TREND Smart City: Welcome to the AI city

By 2030, more than two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. Without artificial intelligence the collapse of… more

Artificial nerves

Artificial nerves give robots a sense of touch

A new artificial sensory nerve system identifies letters in the Braille alphabet. Maybe one day it give robots some type… more

SMEs meet startups

SMEs meet startups

SMEs are actually quite open to collaborating with startups. However, if the two don’t accidentally meet, in many cases things… more

Autonomous suitcase

Autonomous suitcase that follows you

World’s first AI-powered bag will drive itself through the airport. It is equipped with Computer Vision that can recognize its… more

Synthetic data

New AI technique helps robots work alongside humans

A new deep-learning system teaches robots to to learn from human demonstration. The method improves robot-human communication and allow them… more

Millennium Technology Prize Tuomo Suntola

Millennium Technology Prize for nanocoatings

Dr. Tuomo Suntola has received the technology award with the world’s highest prize money for atomic layer deposition (ALD) –… more

automatica Trend Index 2018

automatica Trend Index 2018: Robots taking over the workplace

Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) make production faster, more reliable, and cheaper. But are humans to be left standing? 7,000… more

Power management (Image: pixabay/intografics).

IoT without batteries?

Power supply is one of the major challenges for IoT devices. But not for an innovative microchip with flexible power… more

Electronica noses

New nano-noses

Our sensory organs have been facing competition for some time now from their electronic counterparts. Indeed, our smartphones could already… more

Digitalization IoT Service Button

Digitization at the push of a button

Many companies have problems when it comes to digitization. A new easy-to-use “IoT Service Button” could now make any object… more

Voice Control

Voice control without speaking

What looks like a badly designed gadget could feature in a whole range of applications in the future. After all,… more

Skills revolution

So is digitalization not costing jobs after all?

Robots are assuming tasks in the workplace, not replacing people. At least not in this country anyway. This latest insight… more

Industrial Wearables

TREND Industrial Wearables: Digital “laborers” for analog workers

Even Industry 4.0 is not possible without manual labor. In the future, however, this will be more productive, safer and… more

IIoT

TREND IIoT: The year of the breakthrough

Companies are still experiencing initial difficulties when carrying out IoT projects. However, two recent studies show that this could all… more

Bioresponsive sensors

Bioresponsive tooth-mounted sensors track what you eat

High-tech wearables are nearly everywhere. Now a new tooth-mounted biosensor take measurements from inside the mouth.

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize: Algorithms for “securely” preventing errors

This year the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize goes to Prof. Antonia Wachter-Zeh. Her algorithms prevent and correct errors that may arise… more

Ultralow-power communications

Future sensors with cat-like “hearing”

Atomically thin “drumheads” are able to receive and transmit signals across a radio frequency range far greater than what we… more

Polymer films

Astonishing self-sensing high-tech actuators

New polymer films are not just actuators, but also have sensory properties. Controlled by algorithms they transform into high-tech components.

Test infrastructure (Image: HSHL / Kerstin Heinemann)

Quick tests for safety-critical chips

In autonomous vehicles, microchips play a key role. To ensure that they do their job without problems, scientists can now… more

Autonomous chips (Image: TUM)

The independent chip

Despite countless transistors, today’s chips are not prepared for all the challenges of digitalization. In the future, they will also… more

Autonomous bikes

Autonomous bikes: Call a Bike

Thousands of hire bikes are increasingly clogging up European cities. In order to put an end to the parking chaos,… more

Smart fashion makes outfits interactive.

Smart Fashion: Pretty electronic

Smartphones, smart homes, and smart watches are already almost old-fashioned. Smart fashion is the new trend. In two weeks’ time… more