Industry 4.0 is an extremely fast moving and fluid topic. Here you will find our various blogs on this key industry topic as more and more of our systems become autonomous.

A glimpse into the future at DDW 2016

From the 22-30th October all the great minds throughout the Netherlands come out to play for Dutch design week. Here in Eindhoven, we had the opportunity to meet with many innovators who were showcasing various cutting edge technologies. These included VR, AR, Autonomous driving, wearables, clothing, IoT and even terraforming. Here are just a few…

Elbibi – reinventing the ‘wheel’

Here in Belgium cycling is really big, and it’s virtually a way of life for people in the Netherlands. If their commute is short lots of people already cycle to work, while many more would like to but find the distance too far. Or they feel the weather or terrain is too challenging and don’t…

Making autonomous driving safer

This year we have seen a burst of technological innovation, taking us on a real rollercoaster ride. Just look at what’s been going on in the world of autonomous or self-driving vehicles. Elon Musk of Tesla just days ago shared his vision of someday having driverless trucks and buses, taking people and cargo to their…

RoboCup 2013

“Welcome to the final of the 2050 FIFA World Cup! And here are the teams – England versus the Robots.” Sounds hopelessly optimistic? Like something out of a fantastical science fiction novel? But it may surprise you to know there really are people out there who think England could make a World Cup final again.…

More than MakerBots

About 18 months ago I saw a demonstration of 3D printing at TEDxYouth@Flanders and watched as these homemade devices built up layers of plastic to create small toys and other items. I was impressed but at the same time somewhat disappointed. They were a long way from Star Trek replicators and only seemed useful for…