ARUM, Smart Manufacturing & Industry event, Manchester UK
On the 7th of September, our researcher Giovanni attended the Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0 event in Manchester. This event brings people from the industry and research institutions into a forum for sharing succesful cases where the latest advances have helped solve problems in manufacturing. It also provided an opportunity for networking.
The past months we had to say goodbye to a few interns after a successful internship at our daughtercompany DoBots. Our frenchman Christian Haas has ended his internship in June. He initially started working on the Autopilot project, but gradually turned out to be a jack-of-all-trades, working on several project during his time at DoBots.
Today the European FP7 project BRIDGE presented its final review demonstrations, in the testing tunnels in Flums, Switzerland. Andries Stam represented Almende, demonstrating the SWARM agent technology for emergency resource support, tracking and simulation. As a result of 3 years of agent technology development, SWARM demonstrates the scalability, flexibility and robustness of Eve (http://eve.almende.com), both in a smartphone and in a cloud environment. For this review demonstration, SWARM simulated more than 1500 police, medical and fire vehicles in and around Toulouse, cooperating in handling a simulated reiteration of the large scale explosion of the AZF Fertilizer factory in 2001.
DoBots launches the Crownstone, a smart socket on Kickstarter. The Crownstones know how to pinpoint the location of the user by making use of the Bluetooth signals emitted by people’s smartphones. The Crownstones also come with the functionality to distinguish and recognize devices using their power consumption patterns.