Cover story - When things start to think - intelligent products & services
Water management for the Cape Whale Coast
The holiday resort of Hermanus on South Africa’s Cape Whale Coast has a problem. It is located in an area where drinking water is scarce. Pneumatic automation technology comes to the rescue at the Preekstoel water treatment plant.
ITF set to love automated tennis ball tester
Rapid, reproducable automated testing of tennis balls using CPX integrated automation platform.
Spicing up automation
When PCE Automation was challenged with designing a new handling system for automating the manufacture of a brand new concept of spice jar lid it turned to Festo for expert technology and advice.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster is one of the world’s leading experts in artificial intelligence. In this interview he talks about the “fourth industrial revolution”, Industry 4.0, in which machines will
understand their environment and communicate with one another using the Internet Protocol.
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Movement by the power of thought
Can people sense what robots feel? Can machines really be controlled by thought? Yes, they can – thanks to advanced technologies such as the ExoHand and CogniGame from Festo.
Small in size, big in ability
Microsystems engineering combines sensors, actuators and processors to create intelligent complete systems in the smallest of spaces. A big task for this small technological wonder.
Movement of the third kind
With SmartInversion, the intelligent combination of lightweight design, electric drives and open and closed loop control makes endless inversion in the air possible.
When things start to think
Experts believe that intelligent machines are the next big thing in science and technology. Today’s
prototypes are laying the foundations for the production of the future.