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3D Printing, Electric Vehicles Converge at GM
GM leveraged Autodesk's cloud computing and AI-based algorithms, using a generative design approach to create the part.

Zamboni Skates Towards IoT-Enabled Product-as-a-Service
Zamboni is taking the first steps to offer its famous ice resurfacer as a product-as-a-service, leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) sensor technology, big data, and a mobile app to help...

Patent Aims to Counter Motion Sickness in Self-Driving Cars
The system provides light stimuli in the visual periphery of the passenger to mimic what the rider might see outside, thus eliminating the conflict between vestibular and visual inputs, which...

Wi-Charge Startup Taps Infrared Technology for Wireless Charging Bid
Wi-Charge is creating what it calls an “Autonomous Charging” infrastructure, where devices tap into power as they need it to maintain usable power levels and without any kind of human...

Is the Logistics Industry Heading Towards an AI Driven Autonomous Future?
It's time for the logistics industry to start looking seriously into an autonomous future with driverless trucks leading the way, the question is, are we ready?

Researchers Print Wearable Battery
Researchers at Brunel University London announced they have printed a flexible, wearable battery that can store energy without chemical reactions.

Why You Need to Think Twice About Flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Transportation
The dream of personal aerial transport appears tantalizingly within reach, as investors from Silicon Valley to Dubai vow to deliver the future of urban mobility, but rather than embracing that...

NextGen Supply Chain: The future is now on display
Robots and Google Glass may be here sooner than you think, according to DHL

Solving a $45 Billion-Dollar Per Annum Retail Problem with RFID-Reading Warehouse Drones
By coupling airborne drones with smarter RFID systems, MIT researchers have developed a system that enables small, safe, aerial drones to read RFID tags in large warehouses, possibly making missing...

IDTechEx research explores how mobile robots will transform materials handling
From forklifts to mobile picking robots to automated last-mile delivery, new technologies will either perish or they will reshape the industry.

3D Printing Gives Electric Aircraft a Lift
The company printed wing-tip motors in just a few hours, which allowed them to conduct functional evaluations while waiting for the final motors to be manufactured.

Manufacturers Shape Augmented Reality’s Future
The augmented reality functional requirements will be made publicly available on the AREA site and future efforts include reviews of current AR hardware and software solutions against the benchmark.

Low-Cost Metal Printing Draws Investors
So far, Desktop Metal has raised $97 million in venture funding for its metal printing system.

UPS Drone Meets UPS Delivery Truck
UPS has announced that it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns...

AGVs Roll into a New Role
Equipped with new sensors and smart software, automatic guided vehicles are pursuing and eliminating non-value-added movement of goods in warehouses and DCs.

UPS and CyPhy Works Test Drone for Urgent Commercial Last Mile Delivery
United Parcel Service Inc said it began testing the use of drones for emergency deliveries of medical supplies this week with a flight in rural Massachusetts, which the company hopes...

Matternet Partners with Mercedes-Benz to Create the Future of Delivery
Mercedes-Benz invests in Matternet to integrate vans and drones to change how people receive lightweight goods on demand; Matternet unveils its second generation drone.

3 Tech Trends Shaping the Future of Global Logistics
Advanced logistics technologies will create a faster, cheaper and more sustainable circulation of goods.

Putting the New Tesla Gigafactory in Perspective
Tesla Motors officially unveiled its massive new Gigafactory 1 at a grand opening event on July 29, 2016, here are 9 slides that put the worlds largest factory in perspective.

Yale Highlights Alternative Power Options and Autonomous Equipment
In addition to the debut of a robotic end-rider, Yale is showcasing a suite of alternative power solutions including lithium-ion battery technology, hydrogen fuel cells, compressed natural gas (CNG) and...



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