Beyond Moore’s Law: Human-plus-machine computing

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By Adam Devine, vice president of marketing, WorkFusion

How do we move forward in a world where Moore’s Law no longer holds true? For five decades, Gordon Moore’s famous prediction about processing power doubling about every two years held firm.

It was a reliable sort of constant as innovators continued to increase the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits.

But all good things must come to an end, and Moore’s Law has been confounded by another, more immutable law: physics.  Continue reading Beyond Moore’s Law: Human-plus-machine computing

Panasonic showcases industrial products including power-assist robots

Panasonic’s “Power Assist Device” supports air hammer forging process in Makoto Industries
Panasonic’s “power assist device” supports human worker at air hammer forging at processing plant in Makoto Industries

Panasonic demonstrated its robotic exoskeleton – which it calls power assist devices or suits – and its latest solutions for industrial power electronics applications at PCIM Europe 2016

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe has showcased its technology lineup, highlighting innovations such as passive components, semiconductors and thermal management solutions, as well as its robotic exoskeletons.

The company says its products provide “increased efficiency and reliability for a wide range of applications”.  Continue reading Panasonic showcases industrial products including power-assist robots