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Industry 4.0 Summitt

Manchester Central (M2 3GX)

28/02/2018 - 01/03/2018

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)

Drives & Controls 2018

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

10/04/2018 - 12/04/2018

Drives & Controls exhibition is recognised as the UK’s leading show for Automation, Power (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Arena MK(MK1 1ST)

16/05/2018

Following a successful launch in 2017, UKIVA Machine Vision Conference returns to Arena MK, Milton Keynes, (more)

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I'm fully aware, of course, that the above headline will probably mean nothing to anyone under the age of 40, but to those of us who grew up with Adam West and Burt Ward as the caped crusaders, it will be immediately recognisable as the dialogue between Batman and Robin as they prepped the Batmobile (more...)
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Published: - 20th March 2015
I was rudely awakened in the small hours of this morning by the persistent 'peep' of a smoke alarm. Not one of those terrifying 'get out of the house, NOW' moments I'm happy to report, with an alarm shrilly sounding its warning and alerting me to fire. No, this was a single 'peep' at random (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 20th February 2015
In what I'm going to describe as a guerilla information systems swoop, I sneaked into the office over the Christmas break and installed a new telecoms suite. I use the term telecoms suite rather than just telephone, because my new system does so much more than the old telephone. Not only does it (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 20th January 2015
Probably like many, I vaguely remember the launch of the Rosetta mission some ten years ago with its goal to land a probe on a comet. Certainly I was interested at the time, but I must admit that in the intervening decade I've really not thought about it very much at all. But suddenly the eyes of (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 23rd November 2014
In the last couple of years at the cinema, I've seen remakes of Total Recall, Godzilla, Carrie and The Day The Earth Stood Still, not to mention reboots of Spiderman and Superman - all of which I'd argue were totally unnecessary. Now they've brought the remake syndrome to (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 22nd October 2014
The bright sparks at Google have coined a phrase for their particular brand of innovation: they call it Ten-X thinking. In essence, it involves looking at a problem, disregarding all current avenues to coming up with a solution, and doing something completely different; or it involves looking at a (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 19th September 2014
Staying away from home for a couple of days this week, first overnight in a hotel and then a stopover with friends to break up the drive home, I had two of the worst nights' sleep I can ever remember. I should have realised something was amiss in the hotel when I sat on the bed and it scrunched (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 11th August 2014
What is the one thing we do better probably than any other country in the world? I suppose building cars would be up there. And our pharmaceuticals and high tech industries are pretty good, too. When I look at some of the activities in plastics and new materials such as graphene, I can see the UK (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 27th June 2014
For Valentine's day, I offered my good lady wife a free choice of romantic movies at the Cinema, fully expecting to be dragged off to see The Invisible Woman, or Endless Love, or About Last Night, or Winter's Tale. In the event, the redoubtable Mrs Simms opted for the remake of Robocop. I (more...)
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Published: - 24th February 2014
Does anyone else remember the 1970s science fiction TV series Space 1999? It told the tale of Moonbase Alpha and how, after a nuclear explosion, the moon was flung out of orbit, with the Alphans sent careening off through the solar system and beyond. Whilst I of course had much sympathy for those (more...)
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Published: - 30th January 2014
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