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How Companies are Using Innovative Techniques to Thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

How Companies are Using Innovative Techniques to Thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Jan-10-20 By IdeaConnection
According to a report put out by the World Economic Forum, 70% of manufacturing operations are struggling to adopt Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies, while a few dozen companies have found ways to incorporate innovative technologies and develop new ways to work, resulting in impressive gains to their bottom lines.
Robots Serving Coffee with Speed and Convenience

Robots Serving Coffee with Speed and Convenience

Dec-30-19 By IdeaConnection
From burger-flipping bots to droids delivering meals to diners' tables, robots are serving up several changes in the restaurant industry. If you are passing through San Francisco Airport during this holiday season, you'll be able to sip on a reviving cup of coffee prepared by a robot.
What Will 2020 Hold for Artificial Intelligence?

What Will 2020 Hold for Artificial Intelligence?

Dec-21-19 By IdeaConnection
As is tradition, when one year comes to an end, it's time to make a few predictions about what the next year will have in store for us. Today, we're going to take a quick peek into the near future to see what's coming with regards to artificial intelligence.
Reducing Comfort Breaks with Sloping Toilets

Reducing Comfort Breaks with Sloping Toilets

Dec-20-19 By IdeaConnection
The humble toilet has a long history of innovation since primitive latrines first used water to flush away waste around 5,000 years ago. The latest in bathroom breakthroughs is a sloped toilet designed to cut down the amount of time people spend on their comfort breaks.
Thwarting Porch Pirates with a Glitter Bomb

Thwarting Porch Pirates with a Glitter Bomb

Dec-18-19 By IdeaConnection
During the festive season, it's not only Santa who does the rounds delivering presents but also courier companies. However, their employees can't slip down the chimney to unload the goodies; they have to leave them on doorsteps if no one is there to receive them. However, so-called porch pirates could be watching ready to swipe them from outside people's houses.
Robot Detects and Picks Up Dog Poop

Robot Detects and Picks Up Dog Poop

Dec-13-19 By IdeaConnection
You know, pets certainly live the high life with their owners running around after them making sure they have enough food and a comfortable place to sleep. They even have us trailing in their wake, scooping up their mess. If you dread having to scoop their poop, help may be at hand in the form of a pooper scooper robot that automatically detects and cleans up an animal's mess.
World's First Electric Commercial Aircraft Takes to the Skies

World's First Electric Commercial Aircraft Takes to the Skies

Dec-11-19 By IdeaConnection
In what is being hailed in some quarters as the start of the third era in aviation, a fully-electric powered commercial seaplane has taken off from Vancouver, Canada. The six-passenger DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver was equipped with a 750-horsepower (560 kW) magni500 propulsion system.
Emotionally Intelligent Robot Head En Route to Space Station

Emotionally Intelligent Robot Head En Route to Space Station

Dec-06-19 By IdeaConnection
The crew of the international space station will soon be welcoming a new colleague, although their latest travel companion is not going to be an astronaut. It is a free-floating intelligent robot head called CIMON (Crew Interactive MObile companioN) 2 that can sense emotions.
Spotting Texting Drivers with AI Cameras

Spotting Texting Drivers with AI Cameras

Dec-04-19 By IdeaConnection
Would you ever drive down your local high road at 50 kilometers per hour wearing a blindfold? Probably not, but that's effectively what millions of drivers do every day when they compose, send and read text messages while behind the wheel. Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving.
Global Big Data Contest to Unearth Mineral Sites

Global Big Data Contest to Unearth Mineral Sites

Nov-29-19 By IdeaConnection
Calling all data scientists and geologists wherever you may be. The Government of South Australia is hosting the Gawler Challenge, a $250,000 crowdsourced open data competition to fast-track the discovery of mineral deposits in the state.

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