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Robotic Floor Care: Cleaning Up after Covid

Robotic Floor Care: Cleaning Up after Covid

In a pandemic, cleaning becomes more complex and cannot be put off till outside normal working hours. Intelligent machines are helping to free up human hands for other tasks and ensure safer environments.

Precision Fishing: Net benefits

Precision Fishing: Net benefits

Sea fishing is becoming less sustainable as the taste for seafood increases in pace with the world’s population. It is clear that trawler fleets will have to employ smart technologies to bring about precision fishing so that depleted species can be left undisturbed while thriving shoals are harvested.

Elevator in a glass building.

Smart Elevators: Giving IoT a Lift

It would take the world champion in stair-climbing half an hour of running to get to the 163rd floor of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai. As the tower’s elevator runs at a maximum speed of 36 km/h, this trip normally does not even take two minutes. But speed isn’t everything: elevators are becoming intelligent, connected – and can even leave the building.

Health-Care Wearables: Body Signals

Health-Care Wearables: Body Signals

Health-care wearables monitoring devices have taken great strides in functionality but there is still room for improvement.

IoT in Sports: The Numbers Game

IoT in Sports: The Numbers Game

Excessive collection of statistical data is at the heart of a huge sports trend. As if crunching and interpreting vast amounts of performance-related information will allow you to look into the future.

Brain–Computer Interfaces: Brainy Connections

Brain–Computer Interfaces: Brainy Connections

Computers can do many things a lot better than the human brain but there are still tasks we do easily that are impossible for computers to accomplish. What if the two systems could cooperate seamlessly? Smart Industry takes a look at some of the amazing developments in brain–computer interfaces

Fitness and Wearables: Smart Buds

Fitness and Wearables: Smart Buds

When it comes to valuable real estate on the human body, the ear is the new wrist. Wearables are changing.

Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Fashion

Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Fashion

Designers and manufacturers of men’s and women’s apparel are exploring ways to predict trends faster and more accurately than ever before. They are helped by researchers who are looking for ways to utilize artificial intelligence. Smart Industry went to Cornell University in New York to talk to two bright young scholars who are teaching computers everything about garments, fabrics, colors, and patterns and how style is manufactured.

Connected Homes: Almost there!

Connected Homes: Almost there!

The smart home industry continues to evolve along the lines of connectivity and interoperability but many challenges remain. As the industry moves from closed to open ecosystems, business models will be freed up and continue to grow rapidly.

Column Bernd Schöne: Long-Term Storage – Going, Going – Done!

Column Bernd Schöne: Long-Term Storage – Going, Going – Done!

For a long time, I’ve been wanting to store my data permanently. No, I don’t mean on a USB stick or a hard drive. I mean something really, really durable.