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.
São Jose dos Campos is one of the highest ranking Brazilian cities in terms of education and quality of life, and a highly regarded industrial and research center. Former Mayor, Eduardo Cury, tells us why he believes technology is so important to the future prospects of its young people.
Ford Motor Company’s CTO Paul Mascarenas says smart car technology and connectivity is changing his company’s thinking when it comes to customer experience.
As connected devices become increasingly common in our homes, new, more personalized ways of consuming media will become an important source of revenue for our customers.
Among the many issues facing cities worldwide today, traffic and commuting are regularly the most problematic and intractable. At the city level, traffic congestion and commuting inefficiencies place a strain on urban infrastructure, increase pollution and environmental degradation and lead to loss of resources, time and productivity. On a personal level, commuting has been identified as one of the most unpleasant urban experiences, often associated with very high levels of stress. In a new report The New Cities Foundation together with Ericsson evaluates these issues from a ICT perspective.
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.
Patrik Cerwall, Head of Strategic Marketing and Intelligence at Ericsson, discusses the latest Mobility Report.