Transfer of Pollution

Power Plant

One big topic for the world of EV’s is the transfer of pollution. Let’s talk about what this means.

Typically with internal combustion engines (ICE) the pollutants are exhausted. This is strictly controlled by law to ensure vehicles do not harm our atmosphere.

The move to electric vehicles (EV) has come with a lot of negative feedback, people saying that pollution is just transferred to the air around power stations with the increased demand in electricity. This is in someways technically correct however fundamentally flawed thinking.

We think that this is obviously a complex situation however one perspective that we like is that the move to EV’s creates a new situation. Our cities and countries will be transformed. Our health will significantly improved and the data is shows that heart disease, asthma and respiratory problems will all reduce.

With more localised pollution sources stricter and more rigorous control measures can be used to control and compact the pollution and thus rebalance climate change.

Our carbon footprint is something we have control over, it just takes small amounts of commitment that start at home with how we act.

We really want to know your opinions on climate change so like and leave a comment below.

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Emission Produced form Vehicals

DARPA

Who is DARPA? DARPA stands for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. They are a research and development department under the US Department of Defence. And are basically in place to find, crest and develop emerging technologies that might stand to better support the US military.


We talk a lot about DARPA project simply because they sit so close to our fundamental goals of driving new and innovative technologies that could change the current status quo.
Sometimes DARAPA has been responsible for the robot projects that we adore at AI, for instance Big Dog by Boston Dynamics was a DARPA funded project that ultimately was the taking off point for SPOT, the small yellow now commercially available dog like robot that we have previously spoken about.


DARPA has an annual budget of around $3.4 billion which is just a radical sum of money, but still a drop in the ocean when you compare it with the US defence budget of $715 billion in 2022.


All this money has meant that DARPA is reasonable for the Moderna’s covid-19 vaccine, weather satellites, GPS, drones, stealth technology, voice interfaces, the personal computer and the internet which is a very impressive rap sheet.


If you know of any other cool companies that are related to the work that we do, then post a comment below, we’d love to know more. 😁


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Air Quality Monitoring (AQM)

Once again, we are looking at the Wales based company, Vortex IOT, and how one of their projects works towards the monitoring and improvment of air quality.


This Swansea based company has designed the next generation of Air Quality Monitoring (AQM) sensors to benefit the industrial sector and for the application of smart cities.


Vortexs’ plan is to use the AQM sensors to ‘empower organisations to reduce pollutants and improve air quality through Digital.’ Vortex are producing the equipment so that companies and councils can monitor and improve their own air quality within their local area’s.


If you know of any other cool technologies or the application of artificial intelligence, then be sure to drop a comment below. We will be excited to look into it.



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Boston Dynamics

One company that is absolutely driving the charge in robotic development is Boston Dynamics. You may recognise the name because we have posted a lot of project that have been developed by there teams.


Boston Dynamics (BD) is an American robotics/engineering company that was established in 1992 as an spin off of MIT university, USA. The company has worked with funding from DARPA (the us military research organisation) and has build under Google, Hyundai and numerous other private ventures.


Interestingly Hyundai bought a majority share 80% of BD from the Softbank Group in 2020 for $880 Million, giving the company a value of little over $1 Billion.

If you think this is a cool company then just check out there YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn3KWM1kuAw


We think they are a really awesome company to follow. If you can think of any companies working in the fields of Robotics, Drones or AI that you think we would like then comment below.



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Toyota

So yesterday we posted a few robots by a company that may not seem to be a robotics company, and that is Toyota.


Toyota has always been a respectable and reputable company when it comes to automobiles, but a-lot of people don’t know how many other ventures they are involved in. Toyota actually have a robotics devision called “Partner Robot Division” which comes under there Frontier Research. They look at what gaps are in the market and aim to build robots that can be used in day to day life.


One quote we liked was:

“Our aim is to help society by creating friendly and helpful robots that can co-exist with people and support them in their daily lives”

– Akifumi Tamaoki, General Manager, Partner Robot Division.


If you know of companies that unexpectedly work on robotics and relating projects then why not let us know in the comments below.


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Ocado’s Customer Fulfilment Centre

The Hive, Robot and Grid

So it turns out that in Walworth Business Park, Andover there is a food packaging centre that is entirely built to suit robots and not humans.
The factory is called the customer fulfilment centre (CFC) and was developed by Ocado’s, the online grocery store, in order to better serve their customers.


The CFC has a choice of over 45 thousand products, and will pack around 3.5 million items and up to 65 thousand orders a week at its full capacity. That is just insane!! The site is around 240 thousand square feet, or just a bit bigger than 7 football pitches.
In essence, the majority of the site is set up in a three dimensional grid, where the robots travel around 4m/s and within 5mm of one another.


On occasions, where the containers are difficult to manipulate, the packaging plant has bespoke robot arms designed by Universal Robots. Interestingly these robots have a 3D imaging camera to aid in the packaging process, which most of us already know as an Xbox Kinect. Hey, why waste technology that is already advanced enough for the job you are doing.

One comment that got us thinking was that this is a full system that relies on all components to operate correctly. Similarly the human bodies antibodies and blood cells aren’t considered to be different parts, but parts of a whole person. So using the same logic, arguably of course, this is one massive robot and not 3000 small robots.
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Universal Robot Arm

The DARPA Grand Challenge

Have you heard of ‘The Grand Challenge’ by DARPA? The challenge was set up to aid in the development of technologies and to create the first fully autonomous ground vehicles capable of completing a substantial off-road course within a limited time frame.
The challenge was started in in 2004 and run in the Mojave dessert, USA. The route followed along a 150-mile (240 km) path of the I15 Interstate, from Barstow, California to the California–Nevada border in Primm.

None of the vehicles that entered the first race finished the route. Carnegie Mellon University’s Car, Sandstorm (a converted Humvee) traveled the farthest distance, completing 11.78 km (7.32 mi) of the course before getting stuck on a rock after making a tight turn. In 2004 there were no winners declared, and the cash prize was not given. As DARPA had intended to give the cash price regardless, a second Grand Challenge event was scheduled for 2005, and the price money was doubled to $2 Million. Runners up in 2nd and 3rd place each received $1 million and $0.5 million respectively.

The challenge provided a great opportunity for for the development of autonomous technologies and gave a lot of people a reason to develop this field. We personally think some of the cars also look very cool and hope you do to!

If you know of any opportunities that have helped push forward AI and robotic technologies then post it below, we will be sure to check them out!

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Who are Anduril?

Palmer Luckey

We have been watching a company called Anduril for a while now and wanted to tell you about them.
Lets start with VR headsets, most people know about Oculas and their Rift technologies, a portable helmet that immerses you into a virtual reality. Fewer people know that the company was bought by Facebook for $2.0 Billion in 2014. Subsequently after a disagreement Facebook fired the founder of Oculus, Palmer Luckey from the company.
Palmer Luckey then set up Anduril in 2017, with a goal of predicting and providing the US government with future technologies before they know they need it.
Listening to Luckey talk about technology is reminiscent of how we look at the tech industry, however with a slightly different end goal. We want to give opportunities to people that don’t yet realise what they want. We aim to provide the technologies of the future, the kind that at the moment are around yet not commercially available.
Anduril is pushing to get technological prototypes manufactured in the shortest time possible, with some projects coming together within a week of there proposed design concept. They truly are diving into the technological markets in a big way, and we are look forward to seeing how they grow and develop as a company.
If you know of any cool companies then why not let us know below. Drop a comment or send us a message.
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Czinger 21C Hypercar

Czinger 21C

Have you heard of the Czinger 21C Hypercar?The Czinger is a Hyper car that is designed by Ai, built using 3D printers, and assembled using robots. THATS SOOO COOL!! 😂😂
This USA based company has committed immense resources to the design and building of this hyper car in order to change the way the current automotive model and processes work.


It turns out a lot of the parts, including the suspension, are created using a process called topology optimisation. This is a form of engineering where a program will remove any material that is uneeded, leaving behind a shape that is optimised for the performance needed. Doesn’t the suspension mount look a lot like a leaf or stem after the process?
Something we have noticed a lot is that nature truly is the king, and engineers are slowly figuring that out too. For example, did you know sonar systems use very specific frequencies that are also used by animals like whales and dolphins. When plane designers needed a better understanding of flight they noticed that birds put the very tips of there wings up at the end. It turns out this breaks the wind vortex behind the wing, creating less drag on the plane. Next time you go on holiday look out the window and see if you notice how they have Implemented this technology.


Czinger process uses a vertical assemble line, known as the Automated Unit (AU). This is a set of 50ft x 50ft robot arms, where some arms preform assembly whilst other arms rotate, twist and move the chassis into the correct position.


Panels on the Czinger can allegedly be fitted to within 0.01016cm (0.0004 inch) using the AU which means all parts are more of less perfectly aligned.


This car has approximately 3000 hours (125 days) of assembly time, however the actual assembly part itself takes less than an hour due to the AU. Each robot can move up to 5mph. Every arm has its own set of objectives to complete, yet coordinated with every other arm to ensure the assembly is completed properly. Each robot can be reprogrammed so the AU retains the ability to change and be used for assembly of any vehicle.
The biggest saving of the AU is in its cost. Typically assembly lines cost around $500million, however the Czinger AU only costs around $3million.


The Czinger team boast about how the SR-71 Blackbird was there inspiration for the design of Czinger. When the world fastest plane is your role model you can expect something special. The road model of the car can achieve 270mph out of its twin turbo, 2.88L V8 engine. It can also go from 0-69 in 1.9 seconds. Wow, now that’s a car!
The Czinger is a proof of concept car that demonstrates that the 110 year old process of a moving assembly line is rapidly becoming redundant, and that modern technologies can be used to create parts that are currently thought to be impossible to manufacture.


If you know of any super cool technology that you’d like us to take a look at, then comment below. 😁


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Topology Optimisation
Czinger Automated Unit (AU)

Starship

Creator: Starship Technologies

Created: 2014

Thousands of autonomous delivery robots are about to descend on US college  campuses - The Verge
Starship

StarShip is a small delivery robot that has been implemented in a growing number of universities across the United States, and is likely being trialed further afield.

This project is one of our favourites simply because our CEO @simon_betts lived and worked around these robots while living and studying at Northern Arizona University, USA.
On the NAU campus these robots work as a fast food delivery systems for Starbucks, Chick-Filla, Pizza Hut and more. The robots can sense when somebody is directly in-front of it, and can play a polite message asking them to move. It’s rather clever that the robot knows that it’s a person rather than an obstacle.

One surprising revelation that we found in our research was that, when the robot reaches a road cross it stops. StarShip then connects to a local operator, who will manually take the robot across the road when it is safe to do so. The operator then transfers the StarShip back to its autonomous mode, where it completes its delivery.
The technology that is being trialed and developed here is not only impressive, but a milestone in the development of integrating technology into the world.
All round, we think this is a cool piece of technology. if you know of any technology that you think would be of interest to us then comment below.
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Starship Robots Lined-up