There have been myriad promises made by the major political parties over the years focused on funding programs aimed at increasing the number of women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Google has taught its self-driving cars to detect cyclists on the road, and has revealed that the use of sensors and machine learning has enabled its cars to interpret cyclists’ hand signals.
Any new technology is bound to have its share of challenges and barriers — for example the initial security concerns around cloud computing — and the Internet of Things (IoT) is no different.
Australian businesses within the manufacturing and process industries often highlight energy costs as the second highest burden their businesses face behind raw material costs.
This year’s global economic summit in Davos in Switzerland raised awareness of the opportunities of Industry 4.0 for everyone and not just for manufacturers or those with engineering degrees
Attendees of the recently-held 2016 PROFIBUS and PROFINET Global Forum and the Automation Innovation Summit were inspired by an international roster of experts, learned about the role of Industrial Networks and innovation in their organisations
Accurately measuring the flow and level of the various liquids and gases that travel through a process industry plant is a critical function for effective and efficient plant operations.
An investigation has been made into the first-known death in over 130 million miles of Tesla Autopilot operation.
Recent announcements from Google’s Project Jacquard, in collaboration with Levis, shows that the technology and fashion industries are starting to make real progress through collaboration.
Picture this: Robots brandish the tools and perform all tasks while human workers oversee operations. Supported by smart technology, humans and machines collaborate simultaneously on the factory floor.
Schneider Electric has announced the launch of Easergy, its newest range of products that includes solutions for electrical protection, control, monitoring and automation.
Human-machine interface (HMI) technology is becoming increasingly more prevalent; not just in everyday life, but in industry too.
As industrial machines become more sophisticated and connected, the need for ‘smart engineering’ and detailed application knowledge continues to grow to increase productivity and safety, lower risk and reduce costs of compliance.
Businesses in all sectors, whether they admit it or not, are fast becoming technology businesses in their own right. The banking and retail sectors are a great example of this shift in action
UNSW is home to a vast array of world-class of nano and micro-fabrication tools, which are available to manufacturers looking for an edge in product development.
Today most Australian manufacturers incorporate a high level of technology into the products they produce, plus in the processes they use to produce these products.
By creating a new business unit – Rittal Automation Systems – Rittal says it is building on its existing portfolio for panel building and switchgear manufacture.
Change is inevitable and manufacturers who resist it will struggle to survive in today’s competitive market.
A range of training courses, from competency based apprenticeships through to mature age workers’ programs, can help raise the skill levels of a workforce.
IDEC Corporation has released its FC6A MicroSmart, a powerful PLC with up to 520 I/O.