German-based companies are set to generate annual sales of up to 23 billion euros with the Internet of Things by 2020.
Cobots are on the rise. How do they differ from conventional industrial robots?
The concept for cobots (collaborative robots) was born in 1995 as part of a research project spearheaded by the General Motors Foundation. The idea was to make robots so safe that they could literally work hand in hand with people. Now, twenty years later, cobots have found a place on many factory floors – and also in public awareness. And yet many don’t really understand how cobots are different from robots.
Google has revealed an update to its IoT developer platform: Android Things . The new features should accelerate and facilitate the development of IoT applications. Android developers can also use tools with which they are already familiar, such as the Android software development kit (SDK) Android Studio ,Google Play Services , and Google Cloud Platform.
After a six-year project period, including three years of construction work, the new Siemens headquarters building in Munich opened its doors on June 24, 2016. With about 45,000 square meters of aboveground floor space, the company has created a modern, inspiring work environment for about 1,200 employees.