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Robotics & AI

Artificial intelligence(AI) is arguably the most exciting field in robotics.
It’s certainly the most controversial: Everybody agrees that a robot can work in an assembly line, but there’s no consensus on whether a robot can ever be intelligent.

Like the term “robot” itself, artificial intelligence is hard to define. Ultimate AI would be a recreation of the human thought process — a man-made machine with our intellectual abilities. This would include the ability to learn just about anything, the ability to reason, the ability to use language and the ability to formulate original ideas. Roboticists are nowhere near achieving this level of artificial intelligence, but they have made a lot of progress with more limited AI. Today’s AI machines can replicate some specific elements of intellectual ability.

PV Solar panels

A renewable source that only daylight is needed to create energy– not sunshine, It can be connected to the national grid and any excess electricity sold back to an electricity company, Also it can cut an average household electricity bill by about 40%, this will provide additional income, as the Feed-in Tariff provides cash payments to households that produce their own electricity using a renewable technology.

Big Data

Big data is a term that describes the large volume of data – both structured and unstructured – that inundates a business on a day-to-day basis. But it’s not the amount of data that’s important. It’s what organizations do with the data that matters. Big data can be analysed for insights that lead to better decisions and strategic business moves. The importance of big data doesn’t revolve around how much data you have, but what you do with it. You can take data from any source and analyse it to find answers that enable cost reductions, time reductions, new product development and optimized offerings, and smart decision making. When you combine big data with high-powered analytics, you can accomplish business-related tasks such as: Determining root causes of failures, issues and defects in near-real time. Generating coupons at the point of sale based on the customer’s buying habits. Recalculating entire risk portfolios in minutes. Detecting fraudulent behavior before it affects your organization.

IOT – Internet of things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an environment in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiersand the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the Internet. The concept may also be referred to as the Internet of Everything. A thing, in the Internet of Things, can be a person with a heart monitor implant, a farm animal with a biochip transponder, an automobile that has built-in sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low — or any other natural or man-made object that can be assigned an IP address and provided with the ability to transfer data over a network. So far, the Internet of Things has been most closely associated with machine-to-machine (M2M) communication in manufacturing and power, oil and gas utilities. Products built with M2M communication capabilities are often referred to as being 

3D Printing

Revolution In Customization
In the future, you will be able to buy a product, customize it to your exact specifications, and then have it 3D-printed and dropped off right at your doorstep.

Lives Will Be saved by 3D Printing In the medical field, 3D-printed implants will help to increase the quality of life for many people in society. Due to the incredible customization abilities of 3D printers, human body parts will be fitted exactly to individuals and their differences, helping to make better titanium bone implants, prosthetic limbs and devices used by dentists.

Business Models Will Be Influenced By 3D printing with 3D printing changing so many aspects of our society, businesses will have to adapt their strategies in order to better fit their consumers. For example, instead of making a deal where customers get reduced shipping charges from purchasing a certain product, companies may have to find a new way to make themselves stand out because 3D printed products will arrive instantly to their consumers.

Quicker Innovation Everything from new car models to food and clothing will be designed more rapidly, helping to bring inventions to the market faster. Schools and 3D Printing It will not be unrealistic to see your children bringing home 3D printed projects from school in the future. A number of middle and high schools already have access to 3D printers, but this number will increase substantially as 3D printer costs continue to fall.

Property Rights and 3D Printing As manufacturers and designers realize that their designs may be replicated on 3D printers, the concept of property rights will be called into question. 3D printers will become so advanced that users will be able to point at an object in the world with a laser scanner that will read and copy the information of the object, allowing it to be instantly printed on the 3D printer.

Products That Defy Logic In the future products will be made that can only be created using 3D printers. They will combine new materials that seem magical compared to today’s manufactured products, and will be a testament to the advancement of the technology.

Better, Cheaper, Cleaner Factories. Malls and 3D Print Shops In the future, 3D printers will begin to pop up at shops in the mall where high-quality 3D printing services will be made available to those passing by. While these shops may first start off as catering to niche industries, they will eventually branch out into the consumer market for personal use.

Stronger Materials Although some car companies are already using 3D-printed parts that are sturdy enough to be used in products, this number will increase greatly in the future and many other sectors will take advantage of industrial strength material.

Terahertz Imaging

This an emerging and significant nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technique used for dielectric (nonconducting, i.e., an insulator) materials analysis and quality control in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, security, materials characterization, and aerospace industries.

Nano Materials

Nanotechnology is the general term for designing and making anything whose use depends on specific structure at the nanoscale – generally taken as being 100 nanometres (100 millionths of a millimetre or 100 billionths of a metre) or less. It includes devices or systems made by manipulating individual atoms or molecules, as well as materials which contain very small structures.

Biotechnology

Biotechnology is technology based on biology – biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet. We have used the biological processes of microorganisms for more than 6,000 years to make useful food products, such as bread and cheese, and to preserve dairy products. Modern biotechnology provides breakthrough products and technologies to combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, and use less and cleaner energy, and have safer, cleaner and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes.

Micro Electromechanical Systems

Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) is a technology that combines computers with tiny mechanical devices such as sensors, valves, gears, mirrors, and actuators embedded in semiconductor chips. Paul Saffo of the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California, believes MEMS or what he calls analog computing will be “the foundational technology of the next decade.” MEMS is also sometimes called smart matter. MEMS are already used as accelerometers in automobile air-bags. They’ve replaced a less reliable device at lower cost and show promise of being able to inflate a bag not only on the basis of sensed deceleration but also on the basis of the size of the person they are protecting. Basically, a MEMS device contains micro-circuitry on a tiny silicon chip into which some mechanical device such as a mirror or a sensor has been manufactured. Potentially, such chips can be built in large quantities at low cost, making them cost-effective for many uses.

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