Category Archives: Disruptive Innovation

Fermentation- CO2 reuse

Making good use of excess CO2

Renewable energy powers reuse of CO2 – Sustainable process to convert a harmful greenhouse gas to useful chemicals- Evonik and Siemens are planning to use electricity from renewable sources and bacteria to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into specialty chemicals. The two companies are working on

The dark side of automation- Job loss

Challenges of Rapid Automation: In this last article on automation in the workplace, the focus is on the human cost of automation’s  latest push into the workplace. In the previous set of articles, we’ve focused on Robots’ increasing presence in healthcare, transportation and the military.

Robots and Humans- A Hybrid Assembly line

The daily routine of autonomous robots:  More than 1,600 km and 23,800 parts- Martorell, January 10, 2018.– A blue light goes on at 5 o’clock in the morning in the engines warehouse. It belongs to one of the 125 robots that begins its route in

Mercedes Bus drives itself

Automated Work Part 4 – Transportation

Driverless Public Transit Vehicles – Thus far, in our “work automation” series, we’ve posted about factory and logistics mechanization,  self guided travel, and robotics in  health care. This post is completely transportation- specifically,  what’s new about your commute now? How will automation effect how we travel

RIBA robot helps patients move about

Workplace Robots Part 3 – Health Care

We began our workplace automation series by dealing mostly with highly automated manufacturing and robotic delivery. We followed that with a post which was  lighter, and focused on robots and drones in the service and travel industries. This post, part three, is focused on something

Parking Robot

Workplace Automation Part 2 – Travel

In part one of our workplace automation series, we covered advances from the factory floor to the drone equipped delivery van- and the logistics in between. Today’s post covers the customer facing side of robotics- devices seen as you go about your day to day

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