Cobots on the go: giving sawyer and researchers a platform for movement

To realize unlimited possibilities, a cobot needs to be free. Sawyer’s arm has seven degrees of freedom, enabling manufacturers to deploy the robot to a wide range of tasks. What if that same level of freedom could stretch to other areas of the robot? Imagine the possibilities… Now you don’t have to use your imagination.... Continue Reading →

An Ultrathin, Super-Stretchy Nanomesh Skin Display is the Future of Wearables

Japenese researchers have created a stretchy, ultrathin electric “skin” that can read and display the wearer’s heartbeat. Using built-in electrode sensors and wireless communication, the breathable nanomesh sensor fits flush against the wearer’s skin and records information (like the waveforms of an echocardiogram, for example). It then sends the information its gathered directly to a... Continue Reading →

Are we witnessing the extinction of bees ?

It’s official. As tragically revealing as the move might be, the rusty patched bumble bee has now joined the grizzly bear, gray wolf, northern spotted owl, and some 700 others on the endangered species list — the first bee ever to garner those protections in the continental United States. Once abundant in the grasslands and... Continue Reading →

5 Use Cases for Predictive Maintenance and Big Data

1. Connected Car Take the automotive industry as an example. Today’s connected cars create and relay vast amounts of performance data from sensors spread throughout the vehicle. This information goes straight to manufacturers or car dealerships, who can then alert drivers of any issues that need servicing before they experience the inconvenience of their car... Continue Reading →

Basic income pilots have all-party support

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. During the countdown to the provincial election, Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford often has missed the mark. He has promised billions in new spending, unrealistically coupled with reducing tax revenue and magically balancing the budget. He has failed to grasp the limits on the premier’s... Continue Reading →

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