The potential of robotics to assist mankind has long since moved from the realms of science fiction to take prominent roles in the manufacturing and service sectors. Increasing connectivity means robots will soon become a major part of many people’s lives, predicts Rodney Brooks, founder, Chairman and CTO of Rethink Robotics.
How Ericsson is making it easier to roll out M2M services through its standardized, managed service, delivered over the cloud.
More than 100 proposals from around the world have already been submitted to the M2M Challenge 2012. And there’s still time to submit your M2M application idea – you could win USD 5,000 and help shape the future of business and society.
Ericsson participates in discussions on the role of modern technologies in today’s most urgent global challenges and opportunities. Together with the most prominent speakers from governments, business and society, Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg addressed the question of innovative development at the major international event Open Innovations Forum in Moscow.
The Networked Society and a world dominated by machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity is a lot closer than you might think. But what will we do with all those connections? If you have an M2M app idea, the inaugural global M2M Challenge, with a top prize of USD 5000, could help you play a role in changing the future of business.
Even simple, low-tech everyday objects can be given a digital dimension. Smart products could be a radical game changer for all kinds of businesses, introducing usage-data-driven product development and marketing.
Three Ericsson employees who submitted in all 275 patents within radio technology have been named “Inventors of the Year.” It is the 17th consecutive year that Ericsson puts the spotlight on individuals with exceptional ideas and contributions to the company’s industry-leading patent portfolio.
Ericsson is increasing its focus on the channel-partner business. Cooperation with successful channel partners will be essential for the vision of 50 billion connected devices by 2020.