Researchers design 3-D-printed driverless boats that can self-assemble into other floating structures

3-D-printed driverless boats

Researchers design 3-D-printed driverless boats that can self-assemble into other floating structures

The future of transportation in waterway-rich cities such as Amsterdam, Bangkok, and Venice — where canals run alongside and under bustling streets and bridges — may include autonomous boats that ferry goods and people, helping clear up road congestion.

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Senseable City Lab in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), have taken a step toward that future by designing a fleet of autonomous boats that offer high maneuverability and precise control. The boats can also be rapidly 3-D printed using a low-cost printer, making mass manufacturing more feasible.

The boats could be used to taxi people around and to deliver goods, easing street traffic. In the future, the researchers also envision the driverless boats being adapted to perform city services overnight, instead of during busy daylight hours, further reducing congestion on both roads and canals. Continue reading “Researchers design 3-D-printed driverless boats that can self-assemble into other floating structures”

The power of end to end automation – Presented by Daniel Horn, KPMG

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The power of end to end automation – Presented by Daniel Horn, KPMG, at the Cargo Innovation Conference, which will take place on Jun 07, 2018, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

The rise of robotics, cloud and the api-ification are helping companies to transition to a digital core. This presentation is about why now is the moment to consider end to end automation of core back offices processes. Continue reading “The power of end to end automation – Presented by Daniel Horn, KPMG”

Logistics and the Internet of Things – Presented by Robin Puthli, Babbler

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Logistics and the Internet of Things – Presented by Robin Puthli, Babbler, at Cargo Innovation Conference which will take place on Jun 07, 2018, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

This presentation discusses what state-of-the-art “Internet of Things” is and how it will impact supply chains. To illustrate the impact a use-case is discussed with an internet enabled cargo monitoring device and how this provided unexpected insight into logistic issues. This use-case is also used to illustrate the impact of IoT on employee skills and organisation.

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3D printing and global trade: a threat for transport business and logistics? – Presented by Raoul Leering, ING

Raoul Leering

3D printing and global trade: a threat for transport business and logistics? – Presented by Raoul Leering, ING, at Cargo Innovation Conference which will take place on Jun 07, 2018, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

About ING
ING’s strengths include a well-known brand that is positively recognised in many markets, a strong financial position, our international network and omnichannel distribution strategy. Not to mention our efforts to contribute to a sustainable world. ING is among the leading banks in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Europe and World) and is included in the FTSE4Good index.
ING Group shares are listed in Amsterdam (INGA NA, INGA.AS), Brussels and New York (ADRs: ING US, ING.N). Continue reading “3D printing and global trade: a threat for transport business and logistics? – Presented by Raoul Leering, ING”

The impact of digitization in container terminals – Presented by Jordi Arjona Aroca, Valenciaport Foundation

Jordi Arjona Aroca

The impact of digitization in container terminals – Presented by Jordi Arjona Aroca, Valenciaport Foundation, at Cargo Innovation Conference which will take place on Jun 07, 2018, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

During the last years ports, terminals and haulers have been walking at a steady pace towards full digitization. This has open a new range of possibilities to them and many are embracing the latest advances in fields like big data, IOT or cyber-physical systems, which are paving their way towards full automation. We will present the efforts Valenciaport Foundation is making in this regard, jointly with the collaboration of Valenciaport authority and terminal operators like Noatum. In particular we will introduce four European projects, SeaTerminals, INTER-IoT, Transforming Transport and Sauron, in four different areas: Cyberphysical systems, Internet of Things, BigData and Cybersecurity. Continue reading “The impact of digitization in container terminals – Presented by Jordi Arjona Aroca, Valenciaport Foundation”

Development from intermodal to synchromodal transport. Is your company ready? – Presented by Guy Somers, Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Guy Somers

Development from intermodal to synchromodal transport. Is your company ready? – Presented by Guy Somers, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, at the Cargo Innovation Conference, which will take place on Jun 07, 2018, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

Based on a research of Fontys University of applied sciences and Rotterdam University of applied sciences a maturity model has been made to classify companies in different levels of maturity, whereby companies also receive advice on various aspects in order to grow continuously. Offering intermodal and synchromodal transport is step one, acceptance and implementation is step two. Are customers ready for it? Do they accept synchromodal transport? And if they accept these modes of transport, how much are they willing to pay for it?

About Guy Somers
Working since september 2013 for Fontys. Responsible for various consultancy and applied research projects in the field of distribution and warehousing. Focus in research on intermodal and synchromodal transport. Besides the projects, also giving lectures business modelling in a master programme supply chain management and giving lectures transport and distribution in the evening course logistics management. Continue reading “Development from intermodal to synchromodal transport. Is your company ready? – Presented by Guy Somers, Fontys University of Applied Sciences”

Positioning technology for mobile robots – Presented by Willem-Jan Lamers, Accerion

Willem-jan Lamers

Positioning technology for mobile robots – Presented by Willem-Jan Lamers, Accerion, at the Cargo Innovation Conference, which will take place on Jun 07, 2018, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

There is an ever-increasing demand in flexibility and robustness for automation solutions for logistics and production automation. Mobile robots and automated guided vehicle (AGV’s) form a large part of these solutions. To achieve more flexibility and the ability to work in environments that become more dynamic by the year, one requires new and advanced mobile robot positioning technologies. The talk focuses on current and future positioning technologies for mobile robots. What can we expect in the near future? Continue reading “Positioning technology for mobile robots – Presented by Willem-Jan Lamers, Accerion”

Secured 3D printing in the maritime industry – Presented by Ghislain Gauthier, Create it REAL

Ghislain Gauthier

Secured 3D printing in the maritime industry – Presented by Ghislain Gauthier, Create it REAL, at the Cargo Innovation Conference, which will take place on Jun 07, 2018, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

Accessing spare parts for cargo ships could be tricky and expansive some times, if not all the time. 3D printing allows now to create on demand what you need, however spare parts manufacturers and shipping companies may not have the same goals or issues. During our presentation, we will explore the new possibilities brought by our secured platform and the benefits for the industry. Continue reading “Secured 3D printing in the maritime industry – Presented by Ghislain Gauthier, Create it REAL”