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The social influence of robots on people and the insecurities this can bring should not be underestimated. Research conducted by Kaspersky and Ghent University has found that robots can effectively extract sensitive information from people who... Read more

The engineering and technology worlds never stand still; in fact, their rates of progress only seem to increase with each passing year. From 3D-printed houses to cashier-free shops, 20189 saw some incredible technological advances, and this year... Read more

Kari Terho, General Manager of Elisa Smart Factory explains how his team has boosted the battery cell production yield by 16% with Predictive Quality Analytics at eLab, the electromobility research centre in the University of Aachen in Germany... Read more

Marc Baret, Director of EMEA industrial services at Rockwell Automation gives us his take on servistisation of industrial automation now and where it can take manufacturers in the future... Read more

It is very unlikely that you will use a piece of technology from 100 years ago, such as a typewriter or a gramophone, in everyday life. However, a town in California has hit the headlines for doing just that. Could manufacturers learn a lesson... Read more

Manufacturers that want to stay competitive on the market often find themselves in product pricing wars but the key to profit is often closer to home. For one thing, operating costs are a common major expense with the average organisation spending... Read more

Shelf space – the final competition frontier in retail. Far from just holding your product and making it easier to transport, packaging can be (and often is) the deciding factor when consumers are choosing what to put in their basket... Read more

Research from Cornell University and McKinsey & Co., among others, suggests that a diverse workforce leads to increased creativity, motivation and morale, all qualities which are paramount when developing innovative engineering solutions... Read more

Efficiency is crucial in warehouses and supply chains, especially in a retail climate thriving on instant gratification. Distribution and logistics companies relying on outdated technology — such as paper inventories and manual counts — are at a... Read more

There are many different types of food grade warehouses, but they all have one thing in common: They must be properly maintained in order to prevent contamination and foodborne illness. In the United States and Europe, temperatures can range from... Read more

The rise of the electric vehicle, or EV, is inevitable. Over the past decade, many car manufacturers, including BMW, Audi and of course Tesla, have blown the lid off this new technology. As EV battery capacity and motor efficiency continue to... Read more

“He that idly loses five seconds worth of time… might as prudently throw five seconds into the river”. Those are the words of Benjamin Franklin in one of his yearly almanacs, as he comments on the consequences of inefficiency... Read more

Anyone who has driven in a storm can attest to the importance of windshield wipers. This essential invention was created by Mary Anderson and became a fixture in most vehicles by 1916. While windscreen wipers, computer software, space station... Read more

On 23 June 1919, a committee of influential women sensed a new dawn. The First World War had ended, and significant steps had been taken towards women’s suffrage. The group, ranging from designers and munitions factory managers to wives of eminent... Read more

Our reliance on data to complete our work, communicate with friends and stream our favourites TV series is increasing. In fact, 90% of all data that exists today was created in the last two years. While not all of this data is important to... Read more

Whether it’s to fuel the company fleet or just a single van, petrol prices can be a big dent in the company finances. By current figures, the number of cars around the world will double by 2040, and this will affect the prices we see in the forecourt Read more

The opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the dawn of steam-powered rail travel. The 31 mile (50 km) railroad was the first to carry passengers and freight by means of steam-powered locomotives, spurring the development of... Read more

The advent of Industry 4.0 will bring with it an increase in dominance and reliance on technology to produce far-reaching efficiencies across a wide variety of sectors. The revolution of Industry 4.0 is giving manufacturers faster, more flexible... Read more

With the spectacular four-year bull run of pharmaceutical and biotech valuations from 2011-2015 over, manufacturers understand that their need to adapt is more urgent than ever before. Here, George Walker, managing director of Novotek UK and... Read more

Combining good quality customer service, (a concept we have become accustomed to), with purchasing a car, is key to sale success.  Here with Lookers Mercedes, retailers of the Mercedes a class, we assess customer service in the automotive industry... Read more

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