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Hyundai Robotics and Hyundai E&C to develop construction robots

Hyundai Robotics, Korea’s No. 1 industrial robot producer, has joined hands with Hyundai E&C to develop construction robots. Through this MoU, both companies will jointly carry out

• The development of robots working at construction sites

• Mobile service robot business

• Development of core technologies for autonomous driving in construction sites and buildings

• Promotion of mid-to-long-term business. Additionally, both companies will establish an R&D cooperation system that is available at all times to continuously demonstrate and commercialize the developed technology.

Self-Driving Mobility Solutions for Japan, Southeast Asia by Mobileye and WILLER

Mobileye, an Intel Company, and WILLER, one of the largest transportation operators in Japan, Taiwan and the Southeast Asian region, have announced a strategic collaboration to launch an autonomous robotaxi service in Japan and markets across Southeast Asia, including Taiwan. Beginning in Japan, the companies will collaborate on the testing and deployment of autonomous transportation solutions based on Mobileye’s automated vehicle (AV) technology.

The two companies aim to begin testing robotaxis on public roads in Japan in 2021, with plans to launch fully self-driving ridehailing and ride-sharing mobility services in 2023, while exploring opportunities for similar services in Taiwan and other Southeast Asian markets.

Tracking Cattle and buffalo

FERAL buffalo and unmanaged cattle in northern Australia will be tagged and monitored from space as part of the world’s largest satellite herd-tracking program.

More than 1000 animals will be tracked over the next 3.5 years in a bid to turn the destructive pests into economic, environmental and cultural opportunities.

The $4 million project uses technology developed at James Cook University and aims to create a new best practice for managing large herds using space technology.

JCU eResearch Centre director Professor Ian Atkinson said satellite GPS tracking tags will be attached to the animals’ ears and deliver realtime, geographically-accurate insights into herd behaviour, density and movements across the landscape.

The animals will be tracked across a combined area of 22,314 square kilometres, taking in the Arafura swamp catchment in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, and Upper Normanby and Archer rivers on Cape York Peninsula in Queensland.

The CSIRO and Charles Darwin University will develop data management tools, satellite company Kineis will provide access to their satellite fleet and technical expertise and the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA) are also involved. www.

NavVis IndoorViewer 2.7

NavVis has announced the release of NavVis IndoorViewer 2.7. It is an innovative web-based deliverable that, in just a few clicks, turns laser scan data into basic building models displayed as 360° realistic digital buildings, point clouds and customizable floorplans. It is also available as a cloud-based SaaS solution – NavVis Cloud – can be set up on-demand without the need for added IT infrastructure and maintenance. Additionally, the intuitive user-friendly interface means that users without the technical expertise to work with point clouds and modeling software can move through and interact with the building remotely, as if they were on site.

Economy vector signal generator by Rohde & Schwarz

The R&S SMCV100B is the first economy signal generator that covers the 5G NR extended FR1 frequency range up to 7.125 GHz, making it ideal for mobile communications applications. It also uses the R&S WinIQSIM2 simulation software. This software supports all common cellular and wireless connectivity standards, including standards for IoT and Wi- Fi (802.11xx) and many more. In total, more than 30 standards are available, along with an arbitrary waveform generator to output user-defined signals.

In the automotive industry, the R&S SMCV100B can be used for end-of-line testing of car radios or GNSS navigation equipment. Broadcast standards can be combined with mobile communications, wireless and navigation standards. For Go/NoGo tests, the generator can output GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou signals of a single navigation satellite. Predefined, time-limited I/Q sequences can be output for functional tests with fixed satellite positions.

FPGA based real-time coders for broadcast standards used worldwide are available. The R&S SMCV100B supports analog and digital radio standards as well as second and third generation digital terrestrial and satellite based television standards. This is the first economy platform that supports ATSC 3.0 in addition to the DVB-T2 and DVB-S2X standards.

The R&S SMCV100B uses an advanced direct RF concept to generate output signals for frequencies up to 2.5 GHz. This allows I/Q modulation and RF signal generation to be performed in the digital domain, virtually eliminating the I/Q imbalance errors and LO leakage commonly seen with conventional analog I/Q modulators.

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