AutoGuide Mobile Robots recently organised a series of webinars in association with Robotics and Automation News. All three webinars contained expert advice for deploying autonomous mobile robots at your facility and took place in November, December and January. A recording of all three webinars is available here. [Read more…] about Looking to deploy autonomous mobile robots?
Global industry executives from all seven SEMI regions will gather online for the inaugural SEMI Technology Unites Global Summit, February 15-19, 2021, for keynotes on the power of technology to unite the world and insights on how the microelectronics industry can shape the digital future.
The virtual event will connect industry leaders and stakeholders across the entire electronics design and manufacturing value chain for the latest developments, trends and innovations in key areas of industry growth including smart mobility, smart medtech, and MEMS and sensors. Registration is open. [Read more…] about SEMI Technology Unites Global Summit announced
Building a robot or autonomous system is challenging and complex. But to deploy at scale, these smart machines need to be trusted by humans, with assurances that the system is safe and secure.
At FORT Robotics, we are mission-driven to help you reduce risk and accelerate autonomy. Learn how the FORT platform supports security for your system in our Security Solution brief: [Read more…] about Reduce Risk and Accelerate Robotic Deployment
ASRS or Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems have sometimes been considered automatic and heavy. Global enterprises today have been known to spend €40 to €80 million to build out automated storage & retrieval systems (ASRS) within their operations.
This means that some smaller organisations have been unable to upgrade critical storage and retrieval systems to stay competitive. With this in mind, Robotics and Automation News recommends the following webinar.
AutoGuide Mobile Robots Europe Presents: Introducing Autonomous Storage & Retrieval for All
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Since many jobs had to be done remotely during the pandemic, we have become used to the idea and this practice will probably continue once it is over. For instance, there are robots doing remote surgery and many other things which would have seemed impossible before. This trend will most likely continue once Covid-19 is just a bad memory.
This will be the case, sooner rather than later. With many vaccines coming out as viable candidates and even pharmaceuticals that help people with the virus heal faster, we will be out of the woods in the not so distant future. Once it does, will life get back to normal?
We are going to see some changes that occurred during the pandemic become permanent. The next question is, how does the bitcoin fit into the future once the pandemic has gone?
In this article, we will take a look at a few factors that may give us an indication of what the future of bitcoin will look like post Covid-19.
The price will only go up
A lot of things came together during the pandemic that helped bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general out quite a bit. One was that the uncertainty of the stock market drove a lot of people to buy bitcoin to store their money while they waited to see what would happen. Many weren’t doing it as an investment, but the value rose so much that they made a tidy profit from doing so. And this made a lot of people bullish on the currency.
Another factor is that you can now buy BTC with PayPal which has made it much easier for the general population to buy bitcoin. Those that don’t have a bank account can now safely and easily buy the currency and use it to invest, trade or use to make purchases. This will surely lift cryptocurrency out of an underground currency that only the tech savvy among us use into a mainstream one used by the masses.
The real opportunities
For a long time, people saw the bitcoin as merely a vehicle for speculation. You bought the coins to trade at a profit and that’s as far as it went. Now that inflation is rearing its ugly head due to many governments pumping cash reserves into the economy, it is being used as a way to store value and to use as an actual currency.
The biggest advantage that a cryptocurrency has is that it is never prone to inflation. There is a cap on how many bitcoin will be mined, for instance. This is not the case with fiat cash as it can be printed on demand by a reserve or government. This leads to inflation that is immune to cryptocurrency. The value may fluctuate due to many factors, but it won’t lose its value due to more bitcoins being produced.
The other real benefit is that bitcoin is portable. It can be used to pay for things in any part of the world without dealing with any currency conversions. In the post Covid-19 world, we may see the world get even smaller as people work and operate remotely. People will start moving to areas where the cost of living is lower and rely more on cryptocurrency than the devalued local currency.
Regardless of whether you are starting your way in trading CFDs or you are already experienced in online CFDs trading, you have to figure out where the market goes in the coming year and beyond. CFDs have grown a lot over the last decade and gained popularity amongst many investors as a way to deal with the volatility and make short-term investments with a relatively low initial capital. Our partners from the Invesous.com platform prepared a detailed analysis of the market for 2021 so that you can get ready and get the most of your investments. [Read more…] about CFD Trading Market Prognosis For 2021
Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today announced it has been rated “A” leadership level in both the “climate change” and “water security” categories of the Global Climate Change Report 2020 released by CDP, the prominent environmental non-profit assessment organization. Of the 9,600 companies in the world that responded to the CDP evaluation this year, Delta is one of the few leading companies in Taiwan to have obtained the aforementioned “double A” rating, an honor that demonstrates Delta’s substantial contribution to mankind’s fight against climate change and water security challenges through decisive actions that nurture the megatrend of global sustainable development.
Daimler AG and Infosys have announced a long-term strategic partnership for a technology-driven IT infrastructure transformation. After the receipt of all regulatory approvals, Daimler AG will transform its IT operating model and infrastructure landscape across workplace services, service desk, data center, networks and SAP Basis together with Infosys. The partnership will enable the company to deepen its focus on software engineering and to establish a fully scalable on‑demand digital
IT infrastructure and anytime-anywhere workplace. The collaboration will empower Daimler to strengthen its
IT capabilities, and Infosys, its automotive expertise.
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The Spanish plant of the French multinational group TBI, which specialises in the manufacture of technical precision parts through mono-material, bi-material and tri material injection moulding, has installed two MiR200™ for the internal transport of materials and has thus managed not only to improve the productivity of production operators but also to increase the number of injection machines in the space saved. The two robots travel approximately 100 km per month and have enabled the company to assign two warehouse technicians to higher-value tasks in the distribution area.
Five MiR500 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) have improved the warehouse logistics within the Chinese plant for Novo Nordisk, a leading global healthcare company specializing in pharmaceuticals and products to address diabetes and other serious chronic diseases. Previously, the plant used manned forklifts to transport pallets of packaging materials to a series of high bay racks, where a specialized fork truck then lifted and placed the pallets into the racks. The automated solutions from MiR have saved the plant at least 35 hours a week, freeing human workers to focus their skills on higher-value activities.