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Posts Tagged ‘robots’

«Humans Wanted: Robots Need You»

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 29 gennaio 2019

La ricerca di ManpowerGroup «Humans Wanted: Robots Need You» rileva che l’87% di aziende nel mondo e il 94% in Italia ha pianificato di aumentare o mantenere la sua forza lavoro per il terzo anno consecutivo come effetto dei processi di automazione adottati all’interno. Il report, presentato a Davos nell’ambito del World Economic Forum, ha coinvolto 19.000 datori di lavoro in 44 paesi sul tema: quale impatto avrà l’automazione industriale sui posti di lavoro nei prossimi due anni.“Il focus sul timore che i robot possano eliminare lavoro per gli esseri umani sta distogliendo l’attenzione dal vero problema”, ha affermato Jonas Prising, Presidente e CEO di ManpowerGroup. “È vero che sempre di più i robot vengono impiegati a supporto di attività umane, ma queste tuttavia rimangono. Non possiamo fermare l’evoluzione tecnologica ed è nostra responsabilità come leader diventare «Chief Learning Officers» e individuare le migliori soluzioni per integrare il lavoro umano con quello delle macchine.”Inoltre, la ricerca «Humans Wanted: Robots Need You» evidenzia come la domanda per competenze informatiche stia crescendo in modo significativo e veloce: il 16% delle aziende prevede di incrementare il personale nelle mansioni IT.

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The Societal Impact of Robots and Artificial Intelligence

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 ottobre 2018

Bruges Belgium the Google Chair in Digital Innovation at the College of Europe organized an international seminar dealing with the Societal Impact of Robots and Artificial Intelligence, in cooperation with representatives of Waseda University in Tokyo. The event started at 14:00 with a presentation by Professor Toshie TAKAHASHI of the School of Culture, Media and Society at Waseda University. Professor TAKAHASHI’s presentation was followed by remarks by Professor Andrea RENDA, holder of the Google Chair, who illustrated the current state of the debate on artificial intelligence in Europe. Comments were provided by Professor Shuji HASHIMOTO and Professor Yoshiyuki SHIRAKAWA of Waseda University, followed by a debate with the audience.
Developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics present new challenges to society in the 21st century. Robots and AI-enabled systems are already changing manufacturing supply chains, and are expected to gradually permeate many aspects of social life. While in Europe dystopian views are often predominant in the debate, with a looming threat that robots replace jobs and distort interpersonal relationship, in Japan the age of robots seems to have started earlier, and is less dominated by fear. The more consolidated Japanese experience may be very helpful for Europe at a time in which many Member States, and now the European Commission are discussing upcoming ethical guidelines on AI, as well as a policy and investment strategy to compete globally on AI and data driven innovation.

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The Societal Impact of Robots and Artificial Intelligence

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 settembre 2018

Bruges on 10 October 2018, the Google Chair in Digital Innovation at the College of Europe organizes a seminar dealing with the Societal Impact of Robots and Artificial Intelligence, in cooperation with representatives of Waseda University in Tokyo. The event begins with a presentation by Professor Toshie TAKAHASHI of the School of Culture, Media and Society at Waseda University, Tokyo. Professor TAKAHASHI’s presentation starts at 14:00, and will be followed by remarks by Professor Andrea RENDA, holder of the Google Chair, who will illustrate the current state of the debate on artificial intelligence in Europe. Comments will be provided by Professor Shuji HASHIMOTO and Professor Yoshiyuki SHIRAKAWA of Waseda University, followed by a debate with the audience. The event ends at 15:30.

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SMM 2018: Hull coatings, radar, and robots

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 23 agosto 2018

Fraunhofer institutes not only perform research on the efficiency and environmental impact of ocean shipping, they also take an integrated perspective on digitization, automation, and development of new manufacturing technologies in the context of Industrie 4.0. Seven Fraunhofer research institutions have united to form the Waterborne Group. At SMM, they will present tailor-made solutions for shipping companies, shipyards, ports, logistics service providers, and the maritime supply industry.The Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML in Hamburg is working on a novel hull coating with biomimetic properties. This coating was inspired by a floating fern, which will be on display in display pools, along with some early research samples. The CML will also be presenting the latest developments from its research into autonomous shipping.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD conducts research in Rostock on the use of visual computing in the shipping industry. This year, Fraunhofer IGD will be presenting data glasses that enable users to access a wide range of information in virtual form, for example in the field of design. Visitors to the booth can test the “HoloLens” in action.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Oldenburg offers still more hands-on experience. Many dangerous maritime situations, including ship disasters and other incidents, can be attributed to unclear communication, which has led Fraunhofer IDMT to develop a training platform. Researchers have transformed the International Maritime Organization “Standard Marine Communication Phrases” into a dialogue-oriented training tool, which can also be used online.The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM from Bremen will be demonstrating its research on novel surfaces for ship hulls with the aid of a model ship. In addition, the researchers will be presenting information about their test locations on Helgoland and Sylt. these sites can be used , for instance, to carry out scientific research into corrosion and foul protection under genuine environmental conditions in the North and Baltic Seas.Locating victims is the primary objective in rescuing shipwreck survivors in the water. However, the higher the waves, the more difficult seeing victims becomes. The Fraunhofer Institute for High-Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR in Wachtberg contributes to a research consortium that has developed a novel solution to detect persons or other objects in the water. The radar exhibited at SMM captures frequency-modulated signals generated by a novel transponder; it can identify a person equipped with the technology, even in a crowd.The Fraunhofer Research Institution for Large Structures in Production Engineering IGP from Rostock will be presenting its latest innovations in manufacturing. No less than two robots will be demonstrating the latest technology in maritime production, employing intelligent sensor guidance and innovative image processing. The robots’ autonomous programming sets a new milestone towards commercial viability.The Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF in Darmstadt will be presenting innovative elements to reduce vibrations at sea. Vibrations and oscillations in the drive trains of main and auxiliary units, in particular, can lead to adverse secondary effects on board, such as increased wear and noise emissions, which are associated with a shortening of expected service life. Fraunhofer LBF has developed an analytic, computational toolbox for optimizing and proposing solutions.

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Robots could get ‘touchy’ with self-powered smart skin

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 aprile 2016

robotsSmart synthetic skins have the potential to allow robots to touch and sense what’s around them, but keeping them powered up and highly sensitive at low cost has been a challenge. Now scientists report in the journal ACS Nano a self-powered, transparent smart skin that is simpler and less costly than many other versions that have been developed.Endowing robots and prosthetics with a human-like sense of touch could dramatically advance these technologies. Toward this goal, scientists have come up with various smart skins to layer onto devices. But boosting their sensitivity has involved increasing the numbers of electrodes, depending on the size of the skin. This leads to a rise in costs. Other systems require external batteries and wires to operate, which adds to their bulk. Haixia Zhang and colleagues wanted to find a more practical solution. The researchers created a smart skin out of ultra-thin plastic films and just four electrodes made from silver nanowires. Other prototypes contain up to 36 electrodes. Additionally, one component harvests mechanical energy — for example, from the movement of a prosthetic hand’s fingers — and turns it into an electric current. Therefore, the skin wouldn’t need an external power source. Testing showed that the skin was highly sensitive. It could “feel” a honeybee as it flew toward and away from the device. It also demonstrated electrical stability, maintaining the same level of output over 30,000 cycles. (photo robots)

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The impact of global trends on business

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 aprile 2011

London Frost & Sullivan has pinned down the top Mega Trends that will influence and shape the world in the coming years and has launched a Visionary Innovation Research Programme. Ongoing research will cover a spectrum of interesting Mega Trends in the following areas: development of Mega cities, regions and corridors, “Smart” emerging as the new Green, Geo Socialization, Innovating to Zero, Beyond BRIC: The Next Game Changers, Space Jam, Personal Robots, e-Mobility and New Business Models, to name a few. The objective is to provide companies with special reports to focus on the evolution of these global trends to help them drive growth and innovation in a rapidly changing environment. A brave new world emerges from Frost & Sullivan’s recent research, “World’s Top Global Mega Trends to 2020 and Implications to Business, Society and Cultures.” According to the analysis, sustainability was one of the major Mega Trends that shaped human, organisation and government behaviour in the last decade. The study forecasts health, wellness and well-being with a much wider definition than mere healthcare, which will include body, mind and soul as the most important factor of discussion and differentiation in this decade. It reveals that women empowerment will reach new heights, with one in three workers being a woman and up to 40 percent of boardrooms in some nations comprising women by 2020. The world will also witness reverse brain drain, wherein the vast vacancies for CXOs in countries like India will be filled not only by returning Indians, but also by Americans and Europeans seeking better prospects.
The next level of social networking will focus on geographic services and capabilities such as geocoding and geotagging to enable additional social dynamics. User-submitted data with profiles and interests will be matched with location-based services to connect and co-ordinate with surrounding people or events. This type of geo-networking will drive markets, businesses and individuals to interact, advertise and promote in real time.
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