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Iron Man Mark III LIMITED EDITION – Life-Size Figure by Sideshow Collectibles

Iron Man Mark III

Life-Size Figure by Sideshow Collectibles

LIMITED EDITION

ABOUT THIS LIFE-SIZE FIGURE

Standing 6′ 10″ tall, this fiberglass statue is a 1:1 scale replica of Tony Stark’s third-gen suit. $7,950.

Iron Man. That’s kind of catchy. It’s got a nice ring to it. I mean it’s not technically accurate. The suit’s a gold titanium alloy, but it’s kind of provocative, the imagery anyway…”

The crowning jewel of any Hall of Armor, and perhaps the ultimate piece of Iron Man memorabilia – Sideshow’s brand new, limited edition Iron Man Mark III Life-Size Figure is quite simply a wonder to behold!

Subtly lit from below by its light-up base, the Mk III stands well over 6 feet tall, making for a strikingly impressive and attention-grabbing high-end display piece.

With brightly illuminated eyes, arc reactor and palm repulsors, Iron Man’s iconic armor is brought to life, adding a whole new dimension to any Marvel collection.

Inspired by the suit created in the first Iron Man movie, this is arguably the most “classic” of Iron Man’s many armored outfits.  The Mk III was also the first rendition of the super-suit to feature Tony’s red and gold hot rod color scheme.

This finely crafted museum quality collectible raises the bar for screen accuracy and realism, with expertly reproduced layered armored panels, subtle weathering, and many fine details to amaze movie fans and hardcore collectors alike.

Here at Sideshow, we are honored to bring you the ultimate luxury Iron Man art for any home theater, Marvel collection, gallery or cinematic display.

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Lockheed Martin, General Motors Team to Further Lunar Exploration with Autonomous Moon Rover

Lockheed Martin, General Motors Team to Further Lunar Exploration with Autonomous Moon Rover

Lockheed Martin, General Motors Team to Further Lunar Exploration with Autonomous Moon Rover

Only 5% of the Moon’s surface has been explored by the human race, and to reach the other 95%, NASA astronauts on the Artemis program are going to need some serious wheels.

That’s why Lockheed Martin and General Motors have teamed up to design the next generation of lunar rovers, capable of transporting astronauts across farther distances on the lunar surface. Unlike the Apollo days when the rovers only traveled four miles from the landing site, Artemis astronauts will go farther and explore more of the Moon’s surface than ever before to conduct critical scientific research.

This type of mobility is a huge step – or a giant leap – toward enabling and sustaining long-term exploration of the lunar surface. The science that Artemis astronauts will conduct will help NASA better understand the fundamental planetary processes underlying our solar system, and will help us better understand and protect Earth.

Not only will these vehicles be well-equipped to go the distance, they will also be driver optional. Autonomous, self-driving systems would enable the vehicle to operate with or without humans onboard, and pave the way for future human missions, commercial payload services and enhanced scientific utility.

“These next-generation rover concepts will dramatically extend the exploration range of astronauts as they perform high-priority science investigation on the Moon that will ultimately impact humanity’s understanding of our place in the solar system,” said Rick Ambrose, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Space.

A Lockheed Martin-GM rover would be able to preposition itself autonomously near a landing site prior to the astronauts’ arrival, and astronauts would have the ability to task the rover from the Human Landing System or the orbiting lunar Gateway to conduct science operations without a driver. This enables NASA to fit more science into a smaller amount of time, and allows us to uncover the critical information that the other 95% of the lunar surface may hold.

Zooming on the Moon

Driving on the Moon is not your average off-roading experience. The new lunar rover concept would be expertly outfitted to drive over rugged terrain in the dark and cold.

Unlike Earth and even Mars, days and nights on the Moon are just under 14 days long. The Lockheed Martin-GM rovers would be designed to survive and even operate in the two-week long night that sees temperatures of down to -280 degrees Fahrenheit, and day-time temperatures of 260 Fahrenheit.

“The biggest difference is, when you design for the Moon and for space applications, the force of gravity is different and has to be taken into account,” said Madhu Raghavan, Global Research & Development Group Manager at GM. “There are extreme temperature swings, and the radiation in space becomes a challenge in terms of systems design. You’re also operating in a vacuum and designing your systems to withstand the shock of the actual launch.”

The vehicles’ design would expertly mitigate these challenges. Lockheed Martin has built multiple deep space robotic spacecraft that have gone to the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Venus, asteroids, comets and other destinations throughout the solar system.

“We’ve led missions to other planetary bodies for decades, building spacecraft that can survive the high radiation environment, cold temperatures, and yet be very light and very reliable,” said Kirk Shireman, vice president, Lunar Exploration Campaigns at Lockheed Martin. “This is what we specialize in, and we are more than capable of meeting and exceeding this challenge for NASA.”

A Dynamic Duo

With both brains and brawn, the Lockheed Martin-GM alliance brings together innovations from both companies to make transformative vehicles, drawing on strong legacies of engineering and performance from both companies.

“GM is a world leader in automobile manufacturing and technology, and Lockheed Martin is a world leader in spacecraft. The two companies joining forces to build a mobility system on the Moon just makes perfect sense.”

 Kirk Shireman, vice president, Lunar Exploration Campaigns at Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin will lead the team by leveraging its legacy and history working with NASA.

“Our goal is to build a vehicle that is affordable, that exceeds our customer requirements, and to do it rapidly. Digital tools are how we achieve that,” Shireman said. “We’ve demonstrated already across programs and proposals the speed, affordability and reliability that digital tools enable, and we fully expect to leverage and expand on that experience with this program.”

GM brings to the table decades of experience designing for on and off-road environments, a strong focus on quality and human safety, and a shared mission.

“There’s a lot of synergy between our two companies – we complement each other well,” said Jeff Ryder, vice president, Growth & Strategy at GM Defense. “The lunar rover designs for extreme off-road environments have a lot of similarities with our tactical military vehicles on the GM Defense side. It’s great to work with a company like Lockheed Martin who has a shared mission of supporting the warfighter.”

GM brings to the table state-of-the-art battery-electric technologies and propulsion systems that are central to the company’s extensive electric vehicle strategy. Research from the development of battery and power systems for the lunar rover may ultimately spur advances on electric vehicles back on Earth, too.

“Because the operating conditions are so extreme in space, our work on this project will help us make safer and better batteries back on Earth,” Raghavan said. “The Moon and Mars are, of course, totally unstructured, unlined roads. Designing for that environment will ultimately just make our EV capabilities on Earth that much stronger.”

Enabling a Celestial Human Future

As it was during the Apollo era, every minute of the Artemis astronauts’ time on the lunar surface will be carefully planned in order to maximize the science value of having humans back on the lunar surface for the first time since 1972.

So, what is NASA hoping to uncover on the uncharted territory that remains of the Moon? The Moon is often referred to as the cornerstone of the solar system. Scientific investigations on the Artemis program will help NASA understand the risks and potential resources of the Moon’s South Pole, where they hope to establish the Artemis Base Camp concept by the end of the decade.

“The technology has evolved so much in the last 50 years, to the point where we can now use autonomy for these vehicles to aid in the astronauts’ missions,” Shireman said. “Autonomy will enable these rovers to carry tools and samples, and allows the crews to do more in the time they have there on the surface.”

To achieve our ultimate goal of utilizing the resources on the Moon to sustain a human presence, Shireman says we’ll need to have a reliable way of transporting those resources. This is the first major step in that direction.

“I’ve worked on many space programs in the past, but this isn’t just another space mission,” said Ryder. “It’s the return to, and permanent habitation of the Moon. It’s not just cool or interesting –it’s historical. It’s a major milestone in human activity in space.”

According to Raghavan, he’s seen a major influx of job applicants for open positions on his project team. “This is the stuff you dream about as a kid in science class,” he said. “People want to be part of this.”

Illustration of NASA astronauts on the lunar South Pole. Credit: NASA

Other scientific activities that surface mobility could enable include field geology, sample collection and return, and deployed experiments. These investigations are conducted in the hopes that they may increase our understanding of how the Moon formed and evolved, how it interacts with the Sun, and how water and other resources arrived at the Moon, and how they are transported and preserved.

These are all questions that, once answered, will help us sustain life on the Moon. The Lockheed Martin-GM team stands re

ady to autonomously chauffeur the astronauts to the dark regions of the Moon to advance our human future in space.

“I always think about alliances, and how you have to start with something real,” Ryder said. “As we go do this, it’ll likely lead to  additional opportunities. It’s a great pathway going forward, and I’m sure there will be more opportunities for our two companies to come together to further human spaceflight.”

Watch Replay: Lunar Mobility Announcement

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Cadillac Unveiled at the virtual CES 2021, its VTOL concept is an all-electric

Cadillac Unveiled at the virtual CES 2021, its VTOL concept is an all-electric

During General Motors’ (GM) CES 2021 keynote, it showed off a new series of concept products under the Cadillac brand. The concept is made up of a passenger VTOL drone and an autonomous car to get you and your friends to and from locations and drones.

While it has yet to happen, a number of companies are expecting commuters to take the skies in the coming years. Count Cadillac among them. Unveiled at the virtual CES 2021, its VTOL concept is an all-electric, fully autonomous single-seat drone.

While these are just concepts and will likely not represent the finished product, they are still great to see. Seeing electric autonomous cars and drones from a company as large as GM is an important step to helping the world move into an electric and driverless future.

 

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CES 2021 Opens with Innovation and Technologies for a Better Future

CES 2021 Opens with Innovation and Technologies for a Better Future

CES 2021 Opens with Innovation and Technologies for a Better Future

Arlington, VA — Jan 12, 2021
The first-ever, all-digital CES® 2021, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, opened its full digital experience to audiences around the world. Following a day of exclusive, media-only press conferences and a keynote from Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg on Jan. 11, this transformational event provides audiences with a front row seat to the innovation and technologies that will move the world forward. CES 2021 will feature more than 1900 exhibitors representing the entire tech spectrum and more than 100 conference sessions will showcase industry leaders who will share visions for a better future. General Motors (GM) Chairman and CEO Mary Barra will present the official opening keynote address at 9 AM EST on Jan. 12, where she’ll share GM’s transformational strategy to advance mobility.

CES 2021 Opens with Innovation and Technologies for a Better Future

CES 2021 Opens with Innovation and Technologies for a Better Future

CES 2021 attendees will experience a highly personalized show where they can see the latest product launches, hear insights from global visionaries, engage with global brands and startups, chat and meet with attendees from around the globe and receive recommendations based on personal preferences. In addition, a live anchor desk will serve as a “home base” to guide audiences through the digital experience.

“The pandemic forced us to take a step back from a traditional CES, throw out the playbook and transform how we’d bring the tech community together,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “CES looks different this year, but the foundation of the show – innovation, connection, collaboration – remains strong and consistent. The digital transformation will continue for years, even as we return to Las Vegas in 2022. We have seen the value of connecting digitally and we can welcome even more people from around the world.”

CES 2021 innovations and products will span the tech industry, from automotive to digital health, 5G, smart cities and beyond. On Jan. 11, the world’s media had exclusive access to nearly 20 press conferences from global brands. Media Day provided a sneak peek at the expected themes and trends for CES 2021, including a smarter home that creates a home, office and workout space; sustainable products for a longer, safer future; and innovations in transportation and mobility.

“Media Day offered an exciting preview for what’s to come at CES 2021, yet only scratched the surface of this groundbreaking CES experience,” said Karen Chupka, EVP, CES, CTA. “Audiences across the globe, many for the first time, will participate in a true broadcast event this week. With more than 100 conference sessions, including special entertainment events, attendees will hear the latest topics impacting the industry. They’ll also interact directly with exhibitors and fellow CES attendees, forming business connections for the future.”

Following Media Day, Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg delivered a keynote focused on 5G. Vestberg shared how the essential qualities of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network have come to life. These qualities include unparalleled upload and download speeds, enormous capacity and ultra-low lag, supporting more connected devices and mobile connection, and providing faster, more responsive service deployment and a new standard for energy efficiency and reliability. Verizon shared updates on the various projects and partnerships enabled by 5G Ultra Wideband, including the Verizon 5G Super Stadium Experience in the NFL app and the transformation of watching and experiencing sports; expanding the museum experience with 5G and an immersive art experiences with the Metropolitan Museum of Art; partnership with UPS and Skyward to support a nationwide drone delivery network; and deployment of 15 Live Nation venues enabled by 5G Ultra Wideband. Also, Verizon provided audiences with an immersive 5G-enabled entertainment experience from the Black Pumas.

Media Day featured a full day of press conferences from top exhibitors who broke news to a media-only audience, just as they would in Las Vegas. Media heard the latest breaking news, product launches and technology trends as a preview to the exhibitor showcase opening.

  • Bosch: Showcased commitments to sustainability as the first global industrial enterprise to become carbon neutral and introduced an AI-enabled wearable fitness tracker that recognizes and records any type of fitness activity that is based on repetitive, cyclative patterns.
  • Canon: Provided a sneak peek of Canon’s plans for the all-digital CES beyond cameras and printers, including redefining viewing the planet, skateboarding and tackling food waste
  • Caterpillar: Shared the first application of command for Caterpillar’s autonomous mining trucks and groundbreaking technology in the most challenging conditions.
  • Hisense: Announced the 2021 TriChroma Laser TV line.
  • Indy Autonomous Challenge: Unveiled the world’s first autonomous racecar, to be used in the Indy Autonomous Challenge where 500+ university students are developing the technology to drive the racecar and win the competition for a $1.5 million prize.
  • Intel/Mobileye: Shared news around the future of mobility for Mobileye, including plans to open deployment centers in Shanghai, Tokyo, Paris and Detroit, and use house-built lidar sensors.
  • Kohler: Introduced a ceiling mount kitchen faucet with simple touch control; Kohler whole home water monitor that mounts underneath the cabinets, in partnership with Phyn; new Innate intelligent toilet; touchless bathroom faucets; freestanding soaking bath.
  • LG Electronics: Announced next generation of LG PuriCare™ line for high-quality air management solutions; reimagined side-by-side refrigerator, including a wider window, premium interior look and Craft Ice feature; WashTower™ with convenient controls, built in intelligence and advanced cleaning; 2021 OLED evo TV lineup and QNED MiniLED TVs; CLOi UV-C Robot for disinfection; ThinQ App will transform into an open platform for lifestyle innovation.
  • Magna International: Launched a joint venture with LG Electronics to manufacture e-motors, inverters and on board chargers and related e-drive systems for certain automakers, to support the growing global shift towards vehicle electrification.
  • Mercedes-Benz: Showcased the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) Hyperscreen, which uses AI to offer a seamless driver and passenger experience.
  • OMRON Healthcare: Announced VitalSight – first remote patient monitoring service designed specifically for hypertension management.
  • Panasonic: Announced technology partnership with Illuminarium Experiences to bring the new 360-degree immersive entertainment centers to life; launched newest OLED TV JZ2000; new Technics wireless headphones will launch later this year.
  • Philips: Discussed the Philips vision and experience in the consumer and professional health tech space and announced the Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige that is backed by SenseIQ technology and artificial intelligence to intuitively adjust to the need of the user.
  • Samsung Electronics: Announced 4-Door Flex Bespoke refrigerator that can be customized for any kitchen; JetBot 90 AI+ uses object recognition technology and sensors to identify and classify objects and decide the best cleaning path; Eco-pack

    CES 2021 Opens with Innovation and Technologies for a Better Future


    Arlington, VA — Jan 12, 2021
    The first-ever, all-digital CES® 2021, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, opened its full digital experience to audiences around the world. Following a day of exclusive, media-only press conferences and a keynote from Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg on Jan. 11, this transformational event provides audiences with a front row seat to the innovation and technologies that will move the world forward. CES 2021 will feature more than 1900 exhibitors representing the entire tech spectrum and more than 100 conference sessions will showcase industry leaders who will share visions for a better future. General Motors (GM) Chairman and CEO Mary Barra will present the official opening keynote address at 9 AM EST on Jan. 12, where she’ll share GM’s transformational strategy to advance mobility.CES 2021 attendees will experience a highly personalized show where they can see the latest product launches, hear insights from global visionaries, engage with global brands and startups, chat and meet with attendees from around the globe and receive recommendations based on personal preferences. In addition, a live anchor desk will serve as a “home base” to guide audiences through the digital experience.“The pandemic forced us to take a step back from a traditional CES, throw out the playbook and transform how we’d bring the tech community together,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “CES looks different this year, but the foundation of the show – innovation, connection, collaboration – remains strong and consistent. The digital transformation will continue for years, even as we return to Las Vegas in 2022. We have seen the value of connecting digitally and we can welcome even more people from around the world.”CES 2021 innovations and products will span the tech industry, from automotive to digital health, 5G, smart cities and beyond. On Jan. 11, the world’s media had exclusive access to nearly 20 press conferences from global brands. Media Day provided a sneak peek at the expected themes and trends for CES 2021, including a smarter home that creates a home, office and workout space; sustainable products for a longer, safer future; and innovations in transportation and mobility.“Media Day offered an exciting preview for what’s to come at CES 2021, yet only scratched the surface of this groundbreaking CES experience,” said Karen Chupka, EVP, CES, CTA. “Audiences across the globe, many for the first time, will participate in a true broadcast event this week. With more than 100 conference sessions, including special entertainment events, attendees will hear the latest topics impacting the industry. They’ll also interact directly with exhibitors and fellow CES attendees, forming business connections for the future.”

    Following Media Day, Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg delivered a keynote focused on 5G. Vestberg shared how the essential qualities of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network have come to life. These qualities include unparalleled upload and download speeds, enormous capacity and ultra-low lag, supporting more connected devices and mobile connection, and providing faster, more responsive service deployment and a new standard for energy efficiency and reliability. Verizon shared updates on the various projects and partnerships enabled by 5G Ultra Wideband, including the Verizon 5G Super Stadium Experience in the NFL app and the transformation of watching and experiencing sports; expanding the museum experience with 5G and an immersive art experiences with the Metropolitan Museum of Art; partnership with UPS and Skyward to support a nationwide drone delivery network; and deployment of 15 Live Nation venues enabled by 5G Ultra Wideband. Also, Verizon provided audiences with an immersive 5G-enabled entertainment experience from the Black Pumas.

    Media Day featured a full day of press conferences from top exhibitors who broke news to a media-only audience, just as they would in Las Vegas. Media heard the latest breaking news, product launches and technology trends as a preview to the exhibitor showcase opening.

    • Bosch: Showcased commitments to sustainability as the first global industrial enterprise to become carbon neutral and introduced an AI-enabled wearable fitness tracker that recognizes and records any type of fitness activity that is based on repetitive, cyclative patterns.
    • Canon: Provided a sneak peek of Canon’s plans for the all-digital CES beyond cameras and printers, including redefining viewing the planet, skateboarding and tackling food waste
    • Caterpillar: Shared the first application of command for Caterpillar’s autonomous mining trucks and groundbreaking technology in the most challenging conditions.
    • Hisense: Announced the 2021 TriChroma Laser TV line.
    • Indy Autonomous Challenge: Unveiled the world’s first autonomous racecar, to be used in the Indy Autonomous Challenge where 500+ university students are developing the technology to drive the racecar and win the competition for a $1.5 million prize.
    • Intel/Mobileye: Shared news around the future of mobility for Mobileye, including plans to open deployment centers in Shanghai, Tokyo, Paris and Detroit, and use house-built lidar sensors.
    • Kohler: Introduced a ceiling mount kitchen faucet with simple touch control; Kohler whole home water monitor that mounts underneath the cabinets, in partnership with Phyn; new Innate intelligent toilet; touchless bathroom faucets; freestanding soaking bath.
    • LG Electronics: Announced next generation of LG PuriCare™ line for high-quality air management solutions; reimagined side-by-side refrigerator, including a wider window, premium interior look and Craft Ice feature; WashTower™ with convenient controls, built in intelligence and advanced cleaning; 2021 OLED evo TV lineup and QNED MiniLED TVs; CLOi UV-C Robot for disinfection; ThinQ App will transform into an open platform for lifestyle innovation.
    • Magna International: Launched a joint venture with LG Electronics to manufacture e-motors, inverters and on board chargers and related e-drive systems for certain automakers, to support the growing global shift towards vehicle electrification.
    • Mercedes-Benz: Showcased the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) Hyperscreen, which uses AI to offer a seamless driver and passenger experience.
    • OMRON Healthcare: Announced VitalSight – first remote patient monitoring service designed specifically for hypertension management.
    • Panasonic: Announced technology partnership with Illuminarium Experiences to bring the new 360-degree immersive entertainment centers to life; launched newest OLED TV JZ2000; new Technics wireless headphones will launch later this year.
    • Philips: Discussed the Philips vision and experience in the consumer and professional health tech space and announced the Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige that is backed by SenseIQ technology and artificial intelligence to intuitively adjust to the need of the user.
    • Samsung Electronics: Announced 4-Door Flex Bespoke refrigerator that can be customized for any kitchen; JetBot 90 AI+ uses object recognition technology and sensors to identify and classify objects and decide the best cleaning path; Eco-packaging will be used for all TV products; Galaxy Upcycling at Home program where users can decide how to repurpose the Galaxy as other convenient home devices.
    • Schneider Electric: Showcased Square D Energy Center, first-ever Square D connected light switches (X & XD range series) and Acti9 Active product, which together deliver a unique end-to-end energy management solution for homes in response to sustainability, resiliency, efficiency and personalization.
    • Skyworth: Presented 2021 TV line up for North America – five series of TVs comprised of 16 different models.
    • Sony: Introduced Airpeak, which integrates AI and robotics to enable creators to explore new heights for photo and video; shared preview of a new, immersive reality concert performance from Madison Beer to demonstrate the music showcase that will be available on Sony PlayStation VR, mobile devices, music video streaming platforms and more.
    • Taiwan Tech Arena: Previewed some of the 100 startup teams from Taiwan Tech Arena that will unveil innovation at CES 2021. Startups are divided into Smart Living, Tech for Good, Cybersecurity & Cloud Solutions, Healthcare & Wellness and Mobility Tech.
    • TCL: Announced OD Zero™ Mini-LED technology that provides viewers with a more realistic and sharper picture and allows for an ultra-thin TV profile; TCL’s first-ever Google TV; NXTPAPER tablet, TAB10s, MOVEAUDIO S600 wireless headphones, MOVETRACK Pet tracker and TCL 20 Series phones, with the 5G and SE phones available this month.

    CTA’s Steve Koenig and Lesley Rohrbaugh presented 2021 Tech Trends to Watch during Media Day and gave an exclusive preview of the U.S. Consumer Technology One-Year Industry Forecast. They shared the retail sales revenue for the technology industry will reach $461 billion in the U.S. in 2021 – a 4.3% increase year-over-year. And as millions of Americans remain home and rely on tech to stay entertained, connected and healthy during the pandemic, streaming services, 5G connectivity and digital health devices will stand out in the tech sector in 2021. For more, visit CTA.tech/forecasts.

    CES 2021 is taking place Jan. 11-14.

    • Jan. 12-13: Exhibitor showcase and conference programming.
    • Jan. 14: CES Partner Programming.
    • Access the digital venue and on demand content through Feb. 15, 2021.

    Visit the digital venue to explore CES 2021 and get live updates from the show –including keynotes, conference sessions, product announcements and show floor coverage. Download CES B-roll, access important CES news and view other media assets on CES.tech.

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    aging will be used for all TV products; Galaxy Upcycling at Home program where users can decide how to repurpose the Galaxy as other convenient home devices.

  • Schneider Electric: Showcased Square D Energy Center, first-ever Square D connected light switches (X & XD range series) and Acti9 Active product, which together deliver a unique end-to-end energy management solution for homes in response to sustainability, resiliency, efficiency and personalization.
  • Skyworth: Presented 2021 TV line up for North America – five series of TVs comprised of 16 different models.
  • Sony: Introduced Airpeak, which integrates AI and robotics to enable creators to explore new heights for photo and video; shared preview of a new, immersive reality concert performance from Madison Beer to demonstrate the music showcase that will be available on Sony PlayStation VR, mobile devices, music video streaming platforms and more.
  • Taiwan Tech Arena: Previewed some of the 100 startup teams from Taiwan Tech Arena that will unveil innovation at CES 2021. Startups are divided into Smart Living, Tech for Good, Cybersecurity & Cloud Solutions, Healthcare & Wellness and Mobility Tech.
  • TCL: Announced OD Zero™ Mini-LED technology that provides viewers with a more realistic and sharper picture and allows for an ultra-thin TV profile; TCL’s first-ever Google TV; NXTPAPER tablet, TAB10s, MOVEAUDIO S600 wireless headphones, MOVETRACK Pet tracker and TCL 20 Series phones, with the 5G and SE phones available this month.

CTA’s Steve Koenig and Lesley Rohrbaugh presented 2021 Tech Trends to Watch during Media Day and gave an exclusive preview of the U.S. Consumer Technology One-Year Industry Forecast. They shared the retail sales revenue for the technology industry will reach $461 billion in the U.S. in 2021 – a 4.3% increase year-over-year. And as millions of Americans remain home and rely on tech to stay entertained, connected and healthy during the pandemic, streaming services, 5G connectivity and digital health devices will stand out in the tech sector in 2021. For more, visit CTA.tech/forecasts.

CES 2021 is taking place Jan. 11-14.

  • Jan. 12-13: Exhibitor showcase and conference programming.
  • Jan. 14: CES Partner Programming.
  • Access the digital venue and on demand content through Feb. 15, 2021.

Visit the digital venue to explore CES 2021 and get live updates from the show –including keynotes, conference sessions, product announcements and show floor coverage. Download CES B-roll, access important CES news and view other media assets on CES.tech.

Press Contac

s for a Better Future


Arlington, VA — Jan 12, 2021
The first-ever, all-digital CES® 2021, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, opened its full digital experience to audiences around the world. Following a day of exclusive, media-only press conferences and a keynote from Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg on Jan. 11, this transformational event provides audiences with a front row seat to the innovation and technologies that will move the world forward. CES 2021 will feature more than 1900 exhibitors representing the entire tech spectrum and more than 100 conference sessions will showcase industry leaders who will share visions for a better future. General Motors (GM) Chairman and CEO Mary Barra will present the official opening keynote address at 9 AM EST on Jan. 12, where she’ll share GM’s transformational strategy to advance mobility.CES 2021 attendees will experience a highly personalized show where they can see the latest product launches, hear insights from global visionaries, engage with global brands and startups, chat and meet with attendees from around the globe and receive recommendations based on personal preferences. In addition, a live anchor desk will serve as a “home base” to guide audiences through the digital experience.“The pandemic forced us to take a step back from a traditional CES, throw out the playbook and transform how we’d bring the tech community together,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “CES looks different this year, but the foundation of the show – innovation, connection, collaboration – remains strong and consistent. The digital transformation will continue for years, even as we return to Las Vegas in 2022. We have seen the value of connecting digitally and we can welcome even more people from around the world.”CES 2021 innovations and products will span the tech industry, from automotive to digital health, 5G, smart cities and beyond. On Jan. 11, the world’s media had exclusive access to nearly 20 press conferences from global brands. Media Day provided a sneak peek at the expected themes and trends for CES 2021, including a smarter home that creates a home, office and workout space; sustainable products for a longer, safer future; and innovations in transportation and mobility.“Media Day offered an exciting preview for what’s to come at CES 2021, yet only scratched the surface of this groundbreaking CES experience,” said Karen Chupka, EVP, CES, CTA. “Audiences across the globe, many for the first time, will participate in a true broadcast event this week. With more than 100 conference sessions, including special entertainment events, attendees will hear the latest topics impacting the industry. They’ll also interact directly with exhibitors and fellow CES attendees, forming business connections for the future.”

Following Media Day, Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg delivered a keynote focused on 5G. Vestberg shared how the essential qualities of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network have come to life. These qualities include unparalleled upload and download speeds, enormous capacity and ultra-low lag, supporting more connected devices and mobile connection, and providing faster, more responsive service deployment and a new standard for energy efficiency and reliability. Verizon shared updates on the various projects and partnerships enabled by 5G Ultra Wideband, including the Verizon 5G Super Stadium Experience in the NFL app and the transformation of watching and experiencing sports; expanding the museum experience with 5G and an immersive art experiences with the Metropolitan Museum of Art; partnership with UPS and Skyward to support a nationwide drone delivery network; and deployment of 15 Live Nation venues enabled by 5G Ultra Wideband. Also, Verizon provided audiences with an immersive 5G-enabled entertainment experience from the Black Pumas.

Media Day featured a full day of press conferences from top exhibitors who broke news to a media-only audience, just as they would in Las Vegas. Media heard the latest breaking news, product launches and technology trends as a preview to the exhibitor showcase opening.

  • Bosch: Showcased commitments to sustainability as the first global industrial enterprise to become carbon neutral and introduced an AI-enabled wearable fitness tracker that recognizes and records any type of fitness activity that is based on repetitive, cyclative patterns.
  • Canon: Provided a sneak peek of Canon’s plans for the all-digital CES beyond cameras and printers, including redefining viewing the planet, skateboarding and tackling food waste
  • Caterpillar: Shared the first application of command for Caterpillar’s autonomous mining trucks and groundbreaking technology in the most challenging conditions.
  • Hisense: Announced the 2021 TriChroma Laser TV line.
  • Indy Autonomous Challenge: Unveiled the world’s first autonomous racecar, to be used in the Indy Autonomous Challenge where 500+ university students are developing the technology to drive the racecar and win the competition for a $1.5 million prize.
  • Intel/Mobileye: Shared news around the future of mobility for Mobileye, including plans to open deployment centers in Shanghai, Tokyo, Paris and Detroit, and use house-built lidar sensors.
  • Kohler: Introduced a ceiling mount kitchen faucet with simple touch control; Kohler whole home water monitor that mounts underneath the cabinets, in partnership with Phyn; new Innate intelligent toilet; touchless bathroom faucets; freestanding soaking bath.
  • LG Electronics: Announced next generation of LG PuriCare™ line for high-quality air management solutions; reimagined side-by-side refrigerator, including a wider window, premium interior look and Craft Ice feature; WashTower™ with convenient controls, built in intelligence and advanced cleaning; 2021 OLED evo TV lineup and QNED MiniLED TVs; CLOi UV-C Robot for disinfection; ThinQ App will transform into an open platform for lifestyle innovation.
  • Magna International: Launched a joint venture with LG Electronics to manufacture e-motors, inverters and on board chargers and related e-drive systems for certain automakers, to support the growing global shift towards vehicle electrification.
  • Mercedes-Benz: Showcased the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) Hyperscreen, which uses AI to offer a seamless driver and passenger experience.
  • OMRON Healthcare: Announced VitalSight – first remote patient monitoring service designed specifically for hypertension management.
  • Panasonic: Announced technology partnership with Illuminarium Experiences to bring the new 360-degree immersive entertainment centers to life; launched newest OLED TV JZ2000; new Technics wireless headphones will launch later this year.
  • Philips: Discussed the Philips vision and experience in the consumer and professional health tech space and announced the Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige that is backed by SenseIQ technology and artificial intelligence to intuitively adjust to the need of the user.
  • Samsung Electronics: Announced 4-Door Flex Bespoke refrigerator that can be customized for any kitchen; JetBot 90 AI+ uses object recognition technology and sensors to identify and classify objects and decide the best cleaning path; Eco-packaging will be used for all TV products; Galaxy Upcycling at Home program where users can decide how to repurpose the Galaxy as other convenient home devices.
  • Schneider Electric: Showcased Square D Energy Center, first-ever Square D connected light switches (X & XD range series) and Acti9 Active product, which together deliver a unique end-to-end energy management solution for homes in response to sustainability, resiliency, efficiency and personalization.
  • Skyworth: Presented 2021 TV line up for North America – five series of TVs comprised of 16 different models.
  • Sony: Introduced Airpeak, which integrates AI and robotics to enable creators to explore new heights for photo and video; shared preview of a new, immersive reality concert performance from Madison Beer to demonstrate the music showcase that will be available on Sony PlayStation VR, mobile devices, music video streaming platforms and more.
  • Taiwan Tech Arena: Previewed some of the 100 startup teams from Taiwan Tech Arena that will unveil innovation at CES 2021. Startups are divided into Smart Living, Tech for Good, Cybersecurity & Cloud Solutions, Healthcare & Wellness and Mobility Tech.
  • TCL: Announced OD Zero™ Mini-LED technology that provides viewers with a more realistic and sharper picture and allows for an ultra-thin TV profile; TCL’s first-ever Google TV; NXTPAPER tablet, TAB10s, MOVEAUDIO S600 wireless headphones, MOVETRACK Pet tracker and TCL 20 Series phones, with the 5G and SE phones available this month.

CTA’s Steve Koenig and Lesley Rohrbaugh presented 2021 Tech Trends to Watch during Media Day and gave an exclusive preview of the U.S. Consumer Technology One-Year Industry Forecast. They shared the retail sales revenue for the technology industry will reach $461 billion in the U.S. in 2021 – a 4.3% increase year-over-year. And as millions of Americans remain home and rely on tech to stay entertained, connected and healthy during the pandemic, streaming services, 5G connectivity and digital health devices will stand out in the tech sector in 2021. For more, visit CTA.tech/forecasts.

CES 2021 is taking place Jan. 11-14.

  • Jan. 12-13: Exhibitor showcase and conference programming.
  • Jan. 14: CES Partner Programming.
  • Access the digital venue and on demand content through Feb. 15, 2021.

Visit the digital venue to explore CES 2021 and get live updates from the show –including keynotes, conference sessions, product announcements and show floor coverage. Download CES B-roll, access important CES news and view other media assets on CES.tech.

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Arlington, VA — Jan 12, 2021
The first-ever, all-digital CES® 2021, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, opened its full digital experience to audiences around the world. Following a day of exclusive, media-only press conferences and a keynote from Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg on Jan. 11, this transformational event provides audiences with a front row seat to the innovation and technologies that will move the world forward. CES 2021 will feature more than 1900 exhibitors representing the entire tech spectrum and more than 100 conference sessions will showcase industry leaders who will share visions for a better future. General Motors (GM) Chairman and CEO Mary Barra will present the official opening keynote address at 9 AM EST on Jan. 12, where she’ll share GM’s transformational strategy to advance mobility.CES 2021 attendees will experience a highly personalized show where they can see the latest product launches, hear insights from global visionaries, engage with global brands and startups, chat and meet with attendees from around the globe and receive recommendations based on personal preferences. In addition, a live anchor desk will serve as a “home base” to guide audiences through the digital experience.“The pandemic forced us to take a step back from a traditional CES, throw out the playbook and transform how we’d bring the tech community together,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “CES looks different this year, but the foundation of the show – innovation, connection, collaboration – remains strong and consistent. The digital transformation will continue for years, even as we return to Las Vegas in 2022. We have seen the value of connecting digitally and we can welcome even more people from around the world.”CES 2021 innovations and products will span the tech industry, from automotive to digital health, 5G, smart cities and beyond. On Jan. 11, the world’s media had exclusive access to nearly 20 press conferences from global brands. Media Day provided a sneak peek at the expected themes and trends for CES 2021, including a smarter home that creates a home, office and workout space; sustainable products for a longer, safer future; and innovations in transportation and mobility.“Media Day offered an exciting preview for what’s to come at CES 2021, yet only scratched the surface of this groundbreaking CES experience,” said Karen Chupka, EVP, CES, CTA. “Audiences across the globe, many for the first time, will participate in a true broadcast event this week. With more than 100 conference sessions, including special entertainment events, attendees will hear the latest topics impacting the industry. They’ll also interact directly with exhibitors and fellow CES attendees, forming business connections for the future.”

Following Media Day, Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg delivered a keynote focused on 5G. Vestberg shared how the essential qualities of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network have come to life. These qualities include unparalleled upload and download speeds, enormous capacity and ultra-low lag, supporting more connected devices and mobile connection, and providing faster, more responsive service deployment and a new standard for energy efficiency and reliability. Verizon shared updates on the various projects and partnerships enabled by 5G Ultra Wideband, including the Verizon 5G Super Stadium Experience in the NFL app and the transformation of watching and experiencing sports; expanding the museum experience with 5G and an immersive art experiences with the Metropolitan Museum of Art; partnership with UPS and Skyward to support a nationwide drone delivery network; and deployment of 15 Live Nation venues enabled by 5G Ultra Wideband. Also, Verizon provided audiences with an immersive 5G-enabled entertainment experience from the Black Pumas.

Media Day featured a full day of press conferences from top exhibitors who broke news to a media-only audience, just as they would in Las Vegas. Media heard the latest breaking news, product launches and technology trends as a preview to the exhibitor showcase opening.

  • Bosch: Showcased commitments to sustainability as the first global industrial enterprise to become carbon neutral and introduced an AI-enabled wearable fitness tracker that recognizes and records any type of fitness activity that is based on repetitive, cyclative patterns.
  • Canon: Provided a sneak peek of Canon’s plans for the all-digital CES beyond cameras and printers, including redefining viewing the planet, skateboarding and tackling food waste
  • Caterpillar: Shared the first application of command for Caterpillar’s autonomous mining trucks and groundbreaking technology in the most challenging conditions.
  • Hisense: Announced the 2021 TriChroma Laser TV line.
  • Indy Autonomous Challenge: Unveiled the world’s first autonomous racecar, to be used in the Indy Autonomous Challenge where 500+ university students are developing the technology to drive the racecar and win the competition for a $1.5 million prize.
  • Intel/Mobileye: Shared news around the future of mobility for Mobileye, including plans to open deployment centers in Shanghai, Tokyo, Paris and Detroit, and use house-built lidar sensors.
  • Kohler: Introduced a ceiling mount kitchen faucet with simple touch control; Kohler whole home water monitor that mounts underneath the cabinets, in partnership with Phyn; new Innate intelligent toilet; touchless bathroom faucets; freestanding soaking bath.
  • LG Electronics: Announced next generation of LG PuriCare™ line for high-quality air management solutions; reimagined side-by-side refrigerator, including a wider window, premium interior look and Craft Ice feature; WashTower™ with convenient controls, built in intelligence and advanced cleaning; 2021 OLED evo TV lineup and QNED MiniLED TVs; CLOi UV-C Robot for disinfection; ThinQ App will transform into an open platform for lifestyle innovation.
  • Magna International: Launched a joint venture with LG Electronics to manufacture e-motors, inverters and on board chargers and related e-drive systems for certain automakers, to support the growing global shift towards vehicle electrification.
  • Mercedes-Benz: Showcased the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) Hyperscreen, which uses AI to offer a seamless driver and passenger experience.
  • OMRON Healthcare: Announced VitalSight – first remote patient monitoring service designed specifically for hypertension management.
  • Panasonic: Announced technology partnership with Illuminarium Experiences to bring the new 360-degree immersive entertainment centers to life; launched newest OLED TV JZ2000; new Technics wireless headphones will launch later this year.
  • Philips: Discussed the Philips vision and experience in the consumer and professional health tech space and announced the Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige that is backed by SenseIQ technology and artificial intelligence to intuitively adjust to the need of the user.
  • Samsung Electronics: Announced 4-Door Flex Bespoke refrigerator that can be customized for any kitchen; JetBot 90 AI+ uses object recognition technology and sensors to identify and classify objects and decide the best cleaning path; Eco-packaging will be used for all TV products; Galaxy Upcycling at Home program where users can decide how to repurpose the Galaxy as other convenient home devices.
  • Schneider Electric: Showcased Square D Energy Center, first-ever Square D connected light switches (X & XD range series) and Acti9 Active product, which together deliver a unique end-to-end energy management solution for homes in response to sustainability, resiliency, efficiency and personalization.
  • Skyworth: Presented 2021 TV line up for North America – five series of TVs comprised of 16 different models.
  • Sony: Introduced Airpeak, which integrates AI and robotics to enable creators to explore new heights for photo and video; shared preview of a new, immersive reality concert performance from Madison Beer to demonstrate the music showcase that will be available on Sony PlayStation VR, mobile devices, music video streaming platforms and more.
  • Taiwan Tech Arena: Previewed some of the 100 startup teams from Taiwan Tech Arena that will unveil innovation at CES 2021. Startups are divided into Smart Living, Tech for Good, Cybersecurity & Cloud Solutions, Healthcare & Wellness and Mobility Tech.
  • TCL: Announced OD Zero™ Mini-LED technology that provides viewers with a more realistic and sharper picture and allows for an ultra-thin TV profile; TCL’s first-ever Google TV; NXTPAPER tablet, TAB10s, MOVEAUDIO S600 wireless headphones, MOVETRACK Pet tracker and TCL 20 Series phones, with the 5G and SE phones available this month.

CTA’s Steve Koenig and Lesley Rohrbaugh presented 2021 Tech Trends to Watch during Media Day and gave an exclusive preview of the U.S. Consumer Technology One-Year Industry Forecast. They shared the retail sales revenue for the technology industry will reach $461 billion in the U.S. in 2021 – a 4.3% increase year-over-year. And as millions of Americans remain home and rely on tech to stay entertained, connected and healthy during the pandemic, streaming services, 5G connectivity and digital health devices will stand out in the tech sector in 2021. For more, visit CTA.tech/forecasts.

CES 2021 is taking place Jan. 11-14.

  • Jan. 12-13: Exhibitor showcase and conference programming.
  • Jan. 14: CES Partner Programming.
  • Access the digital venue and on demand content through Feb. 15, 2021.

Visit the digital venue to explore CES 2021 and get live updates from the show –including keynotes, conference sessions, product announcements and show floor coverage. Download CES B-roll, access important CES news and view other media assets on CES.tech.

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Los robots de Boston Dynamics ahora saben bailar

robots Boston Dynamics

Los robots de Boston Dynamics ahora saben bailar

A lo largo de los últimos los robots de Boston Dynamics nos han mostrado de qué son capaces.

Si un día los robots se apoderan del mundo van a bailar sobre nuestras tumbas, ahora también lietaralmente. Boston Dynamics, una de las empresas más prometedoras en este sector, nos muestra las nuevas habilidades de sus robots: bailar. Con la canción ‘Do You Love Me?’ de fondo los tres robots de la empresa bailan durante más de dos minutos con un equilibrio y una coordinación sorprendente.

El vídeo comienza con Atlas (el robot humanoide) bailando en una coreografía con otro Atlas. Posteriormente se suma Spot (el perro robot) para captar todas las miradas y finalmente aparece también el tercer robot de Boston Dynamics que se mueve sobre dos ruedas manteniendo siempre el equilibrio. Es momento de disfrutar del vídeo:

Lo cierto es que no es la primera vez que Boston Dynamics muestra a unos de sus artilugios bailar. Dos años atrás vimos a Spot bailando ‘Uptown Funk’. También lo vimos bailar en un estadio recientemente. Sin embargo, en este vídeo se aprecia en todo su esplendor las habilidades de los tres robots para saltar, mantenerse sobre una pierna y balancearse suavemente sin perder el equilibrio en ningún momento. Atlas, por mucho que nos pese, baila mejor que muchos de nosotros.

Todo ello les ha servido para demostrar que hay un futuro prometedor en este campo. Sin embargo, al mismo tiempo también se ha dado otra situación curiosa: la empresa ha cambiado de dueño en tres ocasiones. Primero fue adquirida por Google, luego vendida a SoftBank y recientemente ha pasado a formar parte de Hyundai.

De momento Boston Dynamics ha puesto a la venta a Spot y ya se utiliza en entornos reales como por la policía, estudios de arquitectura o en medicina. Atlas y Handle (el robot bípedo) siguen en fase de desarrollo y siendo sólo prototipos.

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El calentador de agua LG ofrece un rendimiento ecológico ultraeficiente con un diseño galardonado

EL CALENTADOR DE AGUA LG OFRECE UN RENDIMIENTO ULTRA EFICIENTE Y ECOLÓGICO CON UN DISEÑO GALARDONADO

El compresor inverter aumenta el rendimiento de la calefacción y reduce el consumo de energía, mientras que las funciones inteligentes brindan una mayor comodidad

SEÚL, diciembre de 2020: LG Electronics (LG) presentará su avanzado calentador de agua con bomba de calor inverter que ahorra energía en CES® 2021. Ganador del premio a la innovación CES, el nuevo modelo está impulsado por el renombrado DUAL Inverter Compressor de LG, que promueve un calentamiento de agua rápido y eficaz, al mismo tiempo que reduce el consumo de electricidad y los costos de funcionamiento. Además, el dispositivo inteligente duradero y altamente eficiente es compatible con la aplicación LG ThinQ ™ para un control conveniente desde dentro o fuera de la casa.

El compresor DUAL Inverter de LG calienta el agua mediante el calor de condensación generado en el proceso de compresión y circulación del refrigerante. El resultado es un calentador de agua que utiliza hasta un 74 por ciento menos de energía para funcionar anualmente que un calentador de agua eléctrico convencional.1 El nuevo producto estará disponible en versiones de 200 y 270 litros de capacidad, con impresionantes calificaciones de eficiencia energética de A + y A ++, respectivamente.2 Además, el compresor y el depósito de agua de gran durabilidad están cubiertos por una garantía de 10 años. El sistema eficiente de LG utiliza el calor del aire para reducir aún más el uso de electricidad, mientras que sus dos fuentes de calor internas, bomba de calor y calentador, aseguran que los usuarios nunca tengan que pasar sin agua caliente incluso en momentos de uso intensivo.

El calentador de agua inteligente con bomba de calor Inverter está habilitado para Wi-Fi, lo que le permite funcionar sin problemas con la aplicación móvil ThinQ de LG, disponible en dispositivos Android e iOS.

Aplicación, hogar

los propietarios pueden administrar y monitorear el sistema de forma remota, recibir recordatorios de mantenimiento regulares y diagnosticar ciertos problemas sin tener que llamar al servicio al cliente. Los usuarios también pueden verificar la temperatura del agua en tiempo real y usar la función de programación para establecer el tiempo y la duración de la operación.

“El nuevo calentador de agua con bomba de calor LG Inverter refleja nuestro compromiso de ofrecer productos de alto rendimiento que tienen menos impacto en los gastos de energía del hogar y en el planeta”, dijo Lyu Jae-cheol, presidente de LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “LG seguirá desarrollando soluciones responsables con el medio ambiente que hagan la vida diaria más cómoda para los consumidores de todo el mundo”.

Ganador de todos los premios de diseño de productos importantes (iF Design, Red Dot, IDEA), este producto tiene un estilo elegante y moderno en línea con los últimos electrodomésticos premium de LG y también es fácil de instalar. El calentador de agua con bomba de calor LG Inverter estará disponible en los mercados de Europa y América del Norte a partir del primer trimestre de 2021 y estará en exhibición en el stand de exhibición virtual CES 2021 de LG a partir del 11 de enero.

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1 Según los datos de simulación interna del consumo diario de electricidad en condiciones climáticas medias de la UE, el consumo anual de electricidad fue un 74% menor con el calentador de agua con bomba de calor LG Inverter de 270 litros en comparación con un calentador de agua eléctrico general de clase C.

2 La eficiencia energética se probó en un espacio sin calefacción a 15 grados Celsius según EN16147 con perfil de carga L.

3 La compatibilidad con la aplicación LG ThinQ no está disponible en todos los mercados.

 

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Huertos Domésticos de Interior | Smart Grow – BOSCH

Huertos Domésticos de Interior Smart Grow BOSCH

Huertos Domésticos de Interior | Smart Grow – BOSCH

SmartGrow: huerto doméstico interior para cultivar hasta 6 cápsulas de semillas diferentes.

Sistema de riego e iluminación automatizado.

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GERMAN BIONIC CRAY X EXOSKELETON

Teetering on the edge of being a dystopian or utopian future, this suit will make it possible for workers to plug directly into their workplace’s Internet of Things and don augmented reality and Covid-19 resistant face shields. Armin G. Schmidt, CEO of German Bionictells PR Newswire that it will enable companies to increase the productivity of their workers — assumedly all for the same weekly wage.

GERMAN BIONIC CRAY X EXOSKELETON

“Particularly system-relevant industries, such as logistics and freight, which have been under enormous pressure since the beginning of the pandemic, can now strengthen their employees’ backs with our new devices,” says Schmidt.

Somewhere between the appearance of a serious hiking backpack and a sky diving suit, this exoskeleton is worn on workers’ backs like a backpack and strapped in front with a harness. Extra supports extend over the wearers’ hips to provide additional mechanical support.

This fourth generation of German Bionics’ Cray X exoskeleton suit is lighter than ever with its carbon fiber frame.German Bionics

This exoskeleton suit works by using motors to support and offset up to 62 pounds (28 kg) of weight lifted by a worker. If a worker were to lift thirty items per hour — roughly one item every two minutes — at a weight of 62 pounds each, the exoskeleton would offset 100 percent of that weight. Over the course of an eight-hour workday, German Bionics estimates that this would be equivalent to lifting four cars (or six tons.) This 8-hour period is also equivalent to a single charge of the suit.

According to German Bionics, this exoskeleton weighs in at about sixteen-pounds, or about the weight of your over-stuffed college backpack.

In addition to simply improving workers’ health by reducing the number of musculoskeletal injuries due to lifting injuries, German Bionics also claims that it could reduce nearly a quarter of related workers’ sick-leave as well, keeping workers more continuously productive.

These suits can also be accessorized with German Bionics’ smart, augmented reality visor. In addition to helping keep workers safe from airborne containments — like Covid-19 respiratory droplets –, these displays are also designed to provide heads-up instructions to workers directly in their line of sight, increasing productivity.

This augmented reality smart visor can keep workers (relatively) safer from Covid-19 and also beam working instructions directly into their line of sight.German Bionics

When it comes to pricing these suits, German Bionics has a flexible “Robotics-as-a-Service” pricing model that is designed to scale for different business needs. The lowest monthly cost for an exoskeleton suit is just over $785 — for a 24-month contract. This standard price comes bundled with one initial day of on-site training and additional one-day training once every six-months.

Update: This article has been updated to reflect new information from German Bionics on the weight of the carbon fiber exoskeleton.

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UNITREE A1, el último robot cuadrúpedo

La compañía china de robótica Unitree presentó su robot más nuevo, el A1, en el Consumer Electronics Show (CES) a principios de 2020. Ahora, Unitree está utilizando las redes sociales para mostrar los trucos que pueden hacer los nuevos robots.

UNITREE A1, el último robot cuadrúpedo

El robot es pequeño, de aproximadamente un pie de ancho y dos pies de largo, y puede moverse sorprendentemente rápido. Unitree dice que la velocidad de marcha del robot es de unos diez pies por segundo o siete millas por hora. Caminar no es lo único que pueden hacer, ya que los videos los muestran realizando todo tipo de saltos y volteretas, gracias a las articulaciones flexibles y un motor fuerte. Cada pie incluso tiene sensores que captan información para enviar al motor para que los movimientos sean más eficientes.

El A1 pesa alrededor de 26 libras, incluida su batería, y tiene una duración de batería de hasta dos horas. También puede transportar hasta 11 libras, con potencial como robot de entrega. Una cámara inteligente permite la transmisión de video en tiempo real, con muchos usos públicos y privados potenciales para el robot.

El A1 ya se está comparando con el robot Spot de Boston Dynamic, posiblemente el robot de cuatro patas más conocido, con diseños que reflejan movimientos realistas que se asemejan a personas y animales, lo que lleva a un extraño efecto de valle que puede incomodar a los espectadores.

Por ahora, Unitree parece estar mirando hacia la propiedad privada, tuiteando que el robot podría ser una “futura mascota” y que están “corriendo contigo hacia el futuro”. La compañía también enfatiza que costará menos de $ 10,000, aunque no menciona un precio específico.

 

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Milrem Robotics e InnoVfoam desarrollan bomberos robóticos

Milrem Robotics, líder de la robótica terrestre europea e InnoVfoam, especialista en tecnología de extinción de espuma, están desarrollando sistemas robóticos de extinción de incendios para ayudar o incluso reemplazar a los bomberos en los entornos más hostiles.

Milrem Robotics e InnoVfoam desarrollan bomberos robóticos

Las soluciones de lucha contra incendios desarrolladas conjuntamente combinan varios sistemas de lucha contra incendios de vehículos terrestres no tripulados (UGV) de Milrem Robotics e InnoVfoams, específicamente sistemas de dosificación de espuma y monitores de incendios.

Los Sistemas de Rescate Multiscope fueron diseñados para proporcionar una plataforma duradera y flexible con cargas de Plug’n Play específicas de rescate para varias misiones de rescate. La plataforma modular puede soportar condiciones difíciles y puede llegar a áreas que son difíciles de alcanzar con vehículos más grandes o demasiado peligrosos para los bomberos y los servicios de rescate. La funcionalidad de Multiscope se puede modificar en el sitio, lo que amplía el uso de la plataforma.

Los robots de extinción de incendios son operados de forma remota por bomberos que permanecen a una distancia segura mientras reciben una descripción completa del área de operación a través de varias cámaras, es decir, térmica e infrarroja, y sensores a bordo del robot que pueden detectar adicionalmente fugas de gas o sustancias químicas.

Los monitores de incendio se pueden operar independientemente del UGV gracias a cámaras separadas en el UGV y los monitores que permiten que el vehículo cambie de posición mientras se mantiene una visión general perfecta del incendio. El sistema también puede complementarse con sistemas preventivos y represivos adicionales y funciones autónomas.

Además de los incendios en entornos urbanos, hay incendios forestales y paisajísticos a gran escala cada año que ponen en peligro el medio ambiente, la vida de los habitantes y especialmente los bomberos. Los sistemas que estamos desarrollando con InnoVfoam pueden aliviar los peligros que enfrentan los bomberos y ayudar a contener los incendios más rápido ”, dijo Kuldar Väärsi, CEO de Milrem Robotics.

El Multiscope Rescue tiene una capacidad de carga útil máxima de 1200 kg y una fuerza de tracción de 21 000 N, lo que le permite estar equipado con una variedad de cargas útiles específicas para combatir incendios, incluidos tanques de espuma o agua, pero también drones atados para una mejor conciencia de la situación.

Los bomberos robóticos también pueden lanzar grandes cuerpos de bomberos para alcanzar áreas y entrar en estructuras que son inaccesibles con vehículos más grandes o pueden colapsar encima de los bomberos. En caso de incendios forestales o paisajísticos, los bomberos robot pueden ser lanzados desde el aire para comenzar a limitar la propagación de incendios.

Los monitores de incendios InnoVfoams pueden dispensar agua y espuma desde 2000 hasta 20 000 litros por minuto.

El primer producto conjunto presentará la unidad de deslizamiento del monitor de incendios InnoVfoams Hydra en el Rescate de Multiscopios.