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With so many different kinds of robots, how do you define what one is?

Source: https://www.wired.com/story/what-is-a-robot With so many different kinds of robots, how do you define what one is? Some answers by the WIRED magazine When you hear the word “robot,” the first thing that probably comes to mind is a silvery humanoid, à la The Day the Earth Stood Still or C-3PO (more golden, I guess, but still metallic). But there’s also the Roomba, and autonomous drones, and technically also self-driving cars. …Read More

Join A4BLUE project: Airbus Toulouse is looking for an intern for a 6-month internship!

The A4BLUE partner Airbus is looking for an intern for a 6-month internship in Toulouse (France). The Intern will support an international and multifunctional Team in charge of research and innovation and in performing the activities to be implemented in the frame of the A4BLUE project. Airbus is the leader of WP6: Innovative Virtual reality and Augmented reality (VR-AR) technics will be used for experimentation and evaluation. The intern’s main responsibilities …Read More

Save the date: 6-7 September – A4BLUE project at Farete (Bologna, Italy)

A4BLUE will join the sixth edition of Farete which will be held on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7, September at BolognaFiere exhibition – halls 15 and 18. FARETE is organized by Confidustria Emilia, an industrial association established to gather, represent the concerns and interests of entrepreneurs of the Region. FARETE Business Forum was launched in 2012, gathering hundreds of Italian companies in one place in Bologna for a two days …Read More

A4BLUE partners met in Rome for the third consortium (22-23 May 2017)

The third meeting of the A4BLUE consortium was held in Roma the 22-23 May 2017. During the meeting partners have taken stock of the project situation, in terms of progresses done so far, activities implemented and in realization. The preliminary results and intermediate achievements have been discussed and analysed, as well as the next steps for the future. In particular, the preliminary results and intermediate achievements of “WP1-Use case scenarios …Read More

A4BLUE at SPS ICP DRIVES fair – Parma (Italy)

A4BLUE project will participate in the seminar “CONTINUOUS ADAPTATION OF WORK ENVIRONMENTS WITH CHANGING LEVELS OF AUTOMATION IN EVOLVING PRODUCTION SYSTEMS” in the framework of SPS IPC DRIVES fair (Parma, Italy). The seminar will took place on 24 May, Hall 7, room Lampone and it is organised in collaboration with the Eu-funded projects INCLUSIVE, FACTORY2FIT, HUMAN and MANUWORK. Despite high automation levels in factories today, humans remain central to manufacturing operations. In …Read More

A4BLUE project at the EFFRA FoF Community Day

A4BLUE Project is proud to have participated in EFFRA FOF Community Day in Brussels (16 May 2017). The coordinator, IK4-TEKNIKER had the opportunity to give a short presentation on the project in one of the parallel sessions allocated to “Humans in Factories”. The aim of the event is for the Factories of the Future community (i.e. project representatives, EFFRA members, associated PPPs & representatives of the Commission) to share recent …Read More

A4BLUE at Affidabilità & Tecnologia – Turin (Italy)

The A4BLUE project participated at the International Trade Fair for the Manifacturing Industry Affidabilità & Tecnologia (A&T) which took place in Torino (May, 3-5 2017). A&T is the reference exhibition event in Italy for Robotics and Tests and Measurements, meant for manufacturing industries, system integrators, research centers. It represents three days exhibition at the service of the productive world with a unique program of Technolgies, previews, presentations, technical and application comparisons …Read More

IIC Releases Updated IIoT Reference Architecture

Source: designnews.com The Industrial Internet Consortium has developed and released IIRA Version 1.8, an update of its reference architecture. Using the internet for industrial purposes has just become a tad easier. The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) – the member-driven global organization that promotes the accelerated growth of the IIoT – has published version 1.8 of the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA). The new version builds on version 1.7, which was …Read More

A4BLUE project: first newsletter released

The first newsletter of A4BLUE project has just been released: it focuses on the role played in the project by the nine partners involved. IK4-TEKNIKER (Spain), RWTH Aachen University (Germany), Cranfield University (UK), AIRBUS Operation SAS (France), Compañía Española de Sistemas Arenonauticos – CESA (Spain), Engineering-Ingenieria Informática SPA (Italy), Illogic srl (Italy), Ingeniería de Automatización y Robótica KOMAT SL (Spain) and CiaoTech PNO will work together to this innovative project …Read More