Indoor Navigation (Image: Fraunhofer IOSB)

Indoor navigation with flash drives

To navigate, you always need location. In the great outdoors, this is no problem thanks to the wonders of GPS…. more

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Algorithmic bias: “Artificial” justice

Anyone who learns from role models will share their prejudices, too. This is also the case for algorithms that are… more

Networked headlamps

Networked headlamps to eliminate “camouflaged” obstacles

Whether a human driver or an autonomous vehicle – only those who can see the obstacle can brake. In future,… more

Connectome imaging

Connectome – AI dissects its role model

Scientists have been trying to track down the highly-complex wiring diagram of our brains for decades. It now seems that… more

Explainable AI

TREND Explainable AI: Behind the scenes

Researchers at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence recently received the NVIDIA Pioneer Award for their What do Deep… more

Neuromorphic Computing

TREND Neuromorphic Computing: Brain-like hardware

Deep learning helped AI to its breakthrough. Now the next jump in performance may come from much more brain-like hardware-based… more


HEMT: Freedom for electrons

New semiconductors are needed for the next generation of mobile telephony infrastructure. Highly touted candidates include high-electron-mobility transistors based on… more

micro drone

Brain for micro drones

Energy-consumption is a huge issue for small drones and robots. A new navigation chip now demands just 24 milliwatts in… more

High-power charging

High-power charging: Espresso refueling stops for electric cars

High-power charging has reached Germany. In future, a brief coffee break will be enough to fully charge your electromobile. Except… more

Ferroelectric transistor

Ferroelectric Transistor: “AI-Memory”

Microcontrollers have to store increasing amounts of ever-more complex data in ever-smaller memories. Ferroelectric transitors could solve the problem.


Ultimate precision using qubits and machine learning

Scientists measured magnetic fields using a quantum system and AI. This could be a first step towards more precise technology… more

Ai-research made in europe (Image: pixabay).

AI research made in Europe

Billions are being pumped into AI research around the globe. If Europe continues to hesitate, however, it runs the risk… more

RoboKeeper (Image: Fraunhofer IML).

RoboKeeper: The world’s best penalty killer

It gives Messi, Neymar and the others a very tough time. With acceleration 20 times faster than a Formula 1… more

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