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Smart exoskeletons ensure workplace safety

According to the global health experts, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect around 1.71-billion people globally and are the leading contributor to disability worldwide, with low back pain being the single biggest cause. Repeated heavy lifting is an activity that places considerable strain on the musculoskeletal system, which can lead to the development of MSDs. The US Institute of Medicine estimates the economic burden of workplace MSDs as measured by absenteeism, compensation costs, lost wages, and lost productivity being US$ 45 – 54 billion annually in the US alone. And as populations continue to age, these figures will rise.
Generative Engineering
21.11.23 3

Engineering is the powerhouse of innovation

Let’s be honest, engineering is the powerhouse of innovation, and engineers have developed some of the most life-altering products and solutions known to humanity today.
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CloudNC Theo
22.01.24 3

Leaping over the CAM programming hurdle

CloudNC tells Ed Hill about its revolutionary new CAM programming software CAM Assist aimed to dramatically reduce CNC machine tool CAM strategy creation.
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23.01.24 5

Keeping up with emerging technologies in GIS

As we navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of geospatial technology, a crucial challenge emerges: the growing skill gap in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) industry. This gap is not just a hurdle; it represents a significant opportunity for innovation and adaptation. At Picterra, we've been closely attuned to this challenge, recognising the need for tools and solutions that not only embrace technological advancements but also make them accessible and usable for professionals across various sectors.
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13.12.23 2

German Bionic raises $16.3M for powered exoskeletons

German Bionic, a developer of electrically powered exoskeletons, raised more than $16.3 million in an expanded Series A funding round. The funding is part of the company’s plan to intensify its relationship with its industrialization partner, Mubea. Mubea is a German automotive supplier. German Bionic said it’s leveling up its relationship with the supplier to better meet the escalating demand for smart occupational safety systems. “The strengthening of our partnership with German Bionic underscores Mubea’s commitment to play a pivotal role in advancing sustainable mobility solutions,” said Thomas Muhr, managing partner of Mubea. “This is increasingly the case in the field of micromobility, which operates within the group under the name Mubea U-Mobility. Our expertise in smart lightweight solutions coupled with a proven track record in successfully launching large-scale production projects and the global reach of the Mubea Group, align seamlessly with the shared growth objectives we are pursuing alongside German Bionic.
The Robot Report The Robot Report
29.01.24 4

Semron raises $7.9M for AI chips with 3D packaging

Semron has raised $7.9 million (7.3 million euros) for AI chips with 3D packaging for mobile devices. Dresden, Germany-based Semron said its goal is to set a new standard for AI chips in mobile devices, addressing the evolving needs of the industry.Led by Join Capital and supported by SquareOne, OTB Ventures, and Onsight Ventures, this funding positions Semron for semiconductor innovation at a time when Moore’s Law is slowing down. In an era dominated by the demand for increasingly sophisticated AI capabilities, Semron is targeting development of advanced computer chips designed to power the smallest consumer devices like smartphones, earbuds, and VR headsets.
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Semron is making AI chips more efficient with 3D packaging.
30.01.24 5

Semron wants to replace chip transistors with ‘memcapacitors’

A new Germany-based startup, Semron, is developing what it describes as “3D-scaled” chips to run AI models locally on smartphones, earbuds, VR headsets and other mobile devices. Co-created by Kai-Uwe Demasius and Aron Kirschen, engineering graduates from the Dresden University of Technology, Semron’s chips use electrical fields to perform calculations instead of electrical currents — the medium of conventional processors. This enables the chips to achieve higher energy efficiency while keeping the fabrication costs to produce them down, Kirschen claims.
TechCrunch TechCrunch
07.11.23 3

Madrid-based Frenetic bags €11.2 million Series A

Frenetic, a pioneer in custom magnetics technology, announced a €11.2 million Series A led by Kibo Ventures. Existing investors 42Cap, Join Capital, Bankinter, Bonsai, and Big Sur participated in the round. The funding will enable the company to embark on an ambitious new manufacturing project, open an office in Silicon Valley and expand its presence in the US. To date, Frenetic has raised €17.7 million.
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Finalcad & Wizzcad announce their merger to become Advae

Finalcad & Wizzcad announce their merger to become Advae, the French leader in digital transformation for the construction and inspection industries.
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