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Is Industry 4.0 Tech For Good?

Industry 4.0 is a term that has been with us for several years now, but it remains nebulous to many. The name connotes the Fourth Industrial Revolution, following steam power (late 18th century), electrification (late 19th century), and programmable logic controllers (1970s).

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Haptics 101: What the PlayStation 5 and Remote Surgery Have in Common

Danny Grant, PhD is a founding partner and Chief Technology Officer at Innovobot. With over 20 years’ experience in R&D management, and a PhD in robotics, he is an expert in the areas of control systems, mechatronics, robotics and haptics, and a prolific inventor with over 250 patents to his name. Formerly VP Research at Immersion Corporation, he was the lead inventor of the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller.

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Note to Start-Ups: You Can’t Separate Supply Chain from Business Model

Richard Markoff, PhD is a partner at Innovobot. A world-renowned Industry 4.0 and supply chain executive, academic, consultant and coach, he had a long international career with L’Oréal cosmetics, where in his last role as Director of Global Supply Chain Standards, he was the key architect of L’Oréal’s supply chain evolution. In October, he published The Digital Supply Chain Challenge: Breaking Through, a handbook to the essentials of digital supply chain transformation.

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Water is Life: Do We Know Its Cost? – Jim Perrone

As we all experienced the pandemic lockdown this spring and wondered what was coming next, some enterprising scientists were contemplating tracking the COVID-19 virus through our wastewater systems. Researchers at Montreal’s École Polytechnique and McGill University were among the first scientists in Canada to entertain the idea of testing wastewater to track the spread of the coronavirus.

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COVID-19, Climate Change and the Case for Cleantech – Yuri Mytko

In a very short time, the global need to respond to the threat of COVID-19 changed the way we live. And in that short time, we have seen huge environmental changes.

Restricted movements of people, reduced vehicular traffic and suspended operations of factories have led to noticeable improvements in pollution levels across the planet.

Blue waters flow through Venetian canals, and landscapes that have been obscured by smog for decades have become visible again. People living in Punjab are seeing the Himalayas from over 100 miles away as a result of improved air quality.

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Working From Home? Here Are Some Helpful Tips – Fadi Albatal

With millions of people suddenly finding themselves working from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, I thought I’d share what I’ve learned about remaining effective while working remotely.

A number of years ago, I had a job that required me to work from home full-time and I had to develop habits that ensured that I stay focused and productive. My experience is that working from home can be even more productive than working from the office (less distractions, interruptions etc.) but to do so effectively requires some ground rules that will also help ensure the proper work-life balance.

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