Archive for the ‘Technology Transfer’ Category

by Tom Ward. Futurism THE LEAK FINDING ROBOT An MIT research team called PipeGuard has developed a robot capable of finding the smallest leaks in pipes regardless of what they are made of. It can be inserted into the water supply through any fire hydrant, and comes in two models: one which passively floats along […]


by KATE L. HARRISON Smart construction sites now use augmented reality, drones and more. PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images At first glance, a muddy, disorganized and congested construction site might not seem like the best place for flashy, expensive tech like drones, remote-controlled machinery, and AR glasses. But Willy Schlacks, president and co-founder of EquipmentShare, knows […]


by Jose Luis Blanco, Andrew Mullin, Kaustubh Pandya, and Mukund Sridhar New technologies are transforming all stages of the engineering and construction process. Here’s what companies need to know about the evolving landscape. The engineering and construction (E&C) industry is at the cusp of a new era, with technology start-ups creating new applications and tools that […]


Here’s one way the technological revolution isn’t very inspiring. By Tyler Cowen   No, I can’t recommend a wine. Photographer: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images The fear that robots, or more generally smart software, will put us all out of work is one of dominant economic memes of our time. But that fear is misplaced. We’re unlikely to […]


by Ron Miller In March 2016, DeepMind’s AlphaGo beat Lee Sedol, who at the time was the best human Go player in the world. It represented one of those defining technological moments like IBM’s Deep Blue beating chess champion Garry Kasparov, or even IBM Watson beating the world’s greatest Jeopardy! champions in 2011. Yet these victories, […]


by Indeed Thanks to advances in automation, robots can vacuum your floors, restock your fridge and even steal your job. Well, perhaps. As robotics, software and artificial intelligence have grown more sophisticated, so experts have been grappling with how it might affect the workforce. A 2013 Oxford University study found that 47% of U.S. jobs […]


by BOSS Magazine The digitization of the construction industry continues to rise, and 250 million smart wearable devices are predicted to be in use by 2018. The construction industry has always been aware of wearable technology’s potential to increase productivity and safety. However, implementing wearable technology in the workplace has proved itself a challenge for […]


Planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, repairing, & decommissioning large infrastructure is complicated and expensive and involves hundreds of stakeholders. Being able to juggle this in a cost effective way requires the ability to record and interpret large volumes of information in a timely manner. This need has always existed but recent advancements in technology have enabled […]


Link The classic industrial robot is a deaf, dumb and blind arm deployed to carry out repetitive tasks reliably. Now, companies such as Autodesk Inc. are developing peripheral vision systems and software which allows robots to work closely with humans in factories and workshops. (video by Matt Gottschalk, David Nicholson) (Source: Bloomberg)  


by Christoph Knoess, Ron Harbour, Steve Scemama   The internet has dramatically changed the way companies operate. Massive data storage capacity, super-fast data transmission and mobility devices—along with slick application program interfaces—have left companies scrambling to adapt. As workforces hollow out, the remaining employees will be highly specialized and experienced business/technology hybrids—a new breed of professional who can work in […]