robotics

  • Women still gotta fight!

    15 February 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Women are still underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). According to UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 29% of those in science research and...
  • Looking to the future

    15 January 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    It is a generally accepted notion that we are living in times of rapid change. If, to paraphrase Heraclitus, change is the only constant, then organizations must anticipate areas of possible change and prepare themselves...
  • ROVs, AUVs and AIVs

    15 January 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Remotely operated vehicles (ROV), often described as "robot submarines", have been used by the oil and gas industry for many years, mainly for underwater drilling, construction and installation, inspection, maintenance...
  • From conflict to civvy street

    15 March 2018 by Morand Fachot
    In conflicts, throughout history all sides have tried to make the best possible use of inventions and technology to gain a decisive advantage over adversaries. At the same time developing systems to minimize one’s own...
  • CES technology trends for 2018

    15 January 2018 by Natalie Mouyal
    Early on each New Year, technology companies gather in Las Vegas for the annual CES show. The 2018 edition brought together 3900 exhibitors displaying their latest developments. Analysts from the show organizer, the...
  • Robots to the rescue

    21 April 2017 by Peter Feuilherade
    Rapid advances in technology are revolutionizing the roles of aerial, terrestrial and maritime robotic systems in disaster relief, search and rescue (SAR) and salvage operations. Robots and drones can be deployed quickly...
  • Farming (r)evolution

    21 April 2017 by Peter Feuilherade
    The market for agricultural robots has the opportunity for significant expansion: the farming world needs to increase global production whilst it also faces challenges such as reduced availability and the rising costs of...
  • Expanded scope for SyC AAL

    21 March 2017 by Morand Fachot
    To deal with Active Assisted Living (AAL) issues, the IEC has established a Systems Committee, IEC SyC AAL. This SyC has the role of promoting safety, security, privacy and cross-vendor interoperability in the use of AAL...