BotFactory – the winning start-up, two years on

In 2016 at electronica Munich the American company BotFactory won the Start-up category of electronica Fast Forward (e-ffwd) — the… more


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

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


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


IIoT Technologies – the Next Level

An Article by Ingo Becker Digitalization creates versatile growth. Digital transformation of companies ensures increasing global networking of industries as… more


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


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


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 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: 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


IoT without batteries?

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


New nano-noses

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


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 without speaking

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


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


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


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 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: 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


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