How (un)safe is your smart car?
China has just banned Teslas from the streets in the Chinese resort town of Beidaihe. The reason being concerns about national security safet
How to calculate a realistic ROI for your warehouse automation? (Part 2: value)
There’s one point about warehouse automation all analysts agree on: this decade will bring unprecedented increase in automation across sectors, and the question isn’t so much whether or not to automate, but which technology brings most value to your business?
How to calculate a realistic ROI for your warehouse automation? (Part 1: costs)
How fast will you earn back your investment in automation? Establishing a framework to look at the cost structure, is the first step in calculating your ROI. Where are the biggest costs? Where could I make savings? What about running costs? Find answers to all these and more questions in this new episode of Boys…
Robots are learning how to learn. And soon might be outsmarting us.
In this episode we will discuss one of the challenges for robots, “learning”. Machine learning is in many ways similar to the way we humans learn. Join us in this episode to learn the hardest things about robots!
This is the way forward for automation, and why it’s happening now
Automation is currently one of the hottest markets in investments and acquisitions across the globe. My news feed seems to have something big for me every day in the capital markets, going from much anticipated stock listings (Autostore), acquisitions (ABB buying ASTI Mobile Robotics), and venture capital (HAI Robotics securing USD 200M in funding). When I try…
The hardest thing about robots: swarming
What would be typical applications of this kind of swarms? You can think of a range of applications, really every task where the collective is stronger than the individual, where you need teamwork to get the job done, swarming is important.
The hardest thing about robots: navigation and exploration
In episode 3, we talk about another challenge for robots: 𝗡𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. While robots perform really impressive under controlled conditions, they sometimes do crazy things in real-world scenarios.
The hardest thing about robots: energy
Most present-day robots are highly inefficient in terms of energy consumption. Although robots and gadgets are getting more practical and rich of advanced features, they still rely on age-old power generation and storage techniques. And on top of quickly running out of battery, batteries also pose a potential safety risk for robots. Four Main Challenges…
The Big View
The “fourth industrial revolution” brings unprecedented opportunities. But while robots and automation are becoming an inseparable part of our lives, we still have many challenges to solve in terms of technology and practical implementation. Living in a fast-paced city like Shenzhen in China allows Jonathan and Gianni to be first witnesses to new technologies being…