Collaborative robots – Cobots and the changing nature of work

  This is a guest blog by Jamie Branch, Corrosion Engineer at Apellix.  Collaborative robots, or cobots, work side by side with humans to enhance human worker’s ability to perform their job safer, with less monotony and repetitive tasks. Most of us are familiar with industrial robots and it should be no surprise that people […]

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Innovating toward safety: computer controlled aerial robotic systems

This is a guest blog by Jamie Branch, Corrosion Engineer at Apellix.  In the United States alone, 849 workers lost their lives in 2016 from falling while on the job. In the construction industry specifically, falls are the leading cause of worker fatality. At Apellix, we utilise Ubuntu and proprietary software to create innovative industrial […]

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The rise of the Digital Smart Kiosk

This is a guest blog by Jody Smith, Product Manager at Broadsign.  The world’s increasing demand for quick, personalised service often clashes with budgetary concerns and the limited throughput that individual workers are capable of. Fortunately, there’s a solution: touch-enabled, digital smart kiosks. Today’s smart kiosks are a far cry from the slow, unresponsive touchscreen […]

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Digital signage: the face of the smart city revolution

This is a guest blog by Jody Smith, Product Manager at Broadsign. Around the world, smart city projects are popping up with unique solutions to longstanding urban challenges. Some examples include streetlights that analyse the current traffic situation, maps that indicate available parking spaces and street kiosks that deliver city information in real time. These […]

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Kata Containers – now available in the Snap Store

Guest blog by Julio Montes, Linux Software Engineer at Intel Kata Containers is now available as a Snap and to install from the Snap Store. Kata Containers is a lightweight, fast to boot, virtual machine (VM) designed to provide the speed of containers and the isolation of VMs. Inside the VMs, the processes run on […]

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An introduction to Zenkit – now available as a snap

This is a guest blog written by Siobhan O’Rorke of Zenkit. In October 2016, Zenkit was released as an app designed to help you ‘organise anything’, enabling companies to digitise all of their business processes in a single app. It’s innovative approach to presenting data has since garnered worldwide attention, and high demand for desktop […]