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Topic - Artificial Intelligence
Nov 21, 2014
FACTORY FLOOR Automation keeps Steel Services & Allied Industries at the forefront of technology and also makes it a leader in productivity
Keeping up with technological advances is enabling steel industry engineering services provider Steel Services & Allied Industries (SS & AI) to “cut overhead costs and reduce the handling of materials throughout the fabrication process”, says MD Lawrence Bartlett. SS...
May 05, 2014
The establishment of science and technology parks in Africa finds its rationale in the willingness of African countries to seek greater competitiveness of their economies through improved achievement of their scientific, technological and innovation potential says...
May 15, 2013
SKF South Africa’s Fixturlaser sales unit, headed by Steve Gething, Manager - Reliability Systems Business Development, is in the Top Ten of the 2012 distributor world rankings for the supply of this leading Laser Alignment product range to the local and southern...
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 08, 2012
(SOUTH AFRICA), 6 FEBRUARY 2012. Kia Motors South Africa has launched the new Sedona VQ 7-seater, which replaces the previous 2.9 Diesel model. The new model features an all-new 2.2 Diesel engine, which delivers impressive power and torque of 143kW @ 3800 rpm and...
Nov 04, 2011
Mining is a dangerous occupation, and South Africa’s hard rock (gold and platinum) mining is more dangerous than most (but not all) types of mining. In the period January 1 to August 15 this year, 76 South African miners lost their lives in workplace accidents. The...
Sep 21, 2011
eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS) saved R58,5 million over the past financial year as a result of a reduction in leaks and burst pipes and added another R19,2 million in increased billing as illegal connections were reduced.
Sep 16, 2011
Since Czech playwright Karel Capek popularised and, indeed, named the concept of the robot in his 1920 science-fiction play, RUR (Rossum’s Universal Robots) – the word is derived from the Czech word ‘robota’, which means labour – it has exerted a fascination on both...
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Nov 06, 2009
Prosthetic-limb producer Icexpress Progressive Prosthetics has introduced the latest in bionic limb technology to the South African medical sector. The Rheo Knee is the first microprocessor swing-and-stance knee system to use the power of artificial intelligence....
Jul 31, 2009
What’s On provides you with information about conferences, exhibitions, seminars, training courses and other events pertaining to general industry and the mining sector. To include information about an upcoming event, e-mail with key...
Nov 07, 2008
A soccer match where humans and robots participate against each other on the same playing field may be possible by 2050, reports the technology focused Meraka Institute of the CSIR.
Dec 08, 2005
South African IT firm Computer Storage Services is completing development of its state-of-the-art biometric data vault and commercial Head Office.
Jan 14, 2005
International ratings agency Fitch Ratings this week announced that the possible offer by Holcim to purchase Aggregate Industries (AI) at a suggested price of
Aug 06, 2004
Isaac Asimov was a science-fiction writer of some note.
Nov 21, 2003
By 2007, SAB, the wholly-owned local subsidiary of SABMiller, hopes to attain 80% factory efficiency, the global benchmark set for itself after comprehensive benchmarking over the years.
Sep 26, 2003
The world’s costliest infrastructural project – at which a South African-made concrete additive is being used – is the $14-billion high-speed 300 km/h railway between Taiwan’s two largest cities, Taipei and Kaohsiung, a 345 km journey, that...
Sep 19, 2003
Artificial intelligence is only as good as the information accumulated and submitted to it.
Aug 08, 2003
The world’s first study of the artificial evolution of a robot food chain – using collection of working robots that must find energy to keep their batteries charges and to survive – has begun in the UK.
Aug 30, 2002
The University of Pretoria (UP), in conjunction with the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), is involved in several initiatives to develop the South African automotive industry. Engineering News was introduced to three UP academics, who are heading...
May 10, 2002
A new range of compact transmitters for non-contact level measurement of fluids, pastes, and coarse bulk materials, known as ultrasonic level measurements prosonic M, has been launched by instrumentation specialist Endress+Hauser, of Johannesburg.
Mar 01, 2002
The instrument of the future will be so much more than just a component in a process, suggests Endress + Hauser product manager Sean Frost.
Oct 19, 2001
The difficult task of finding underground pipes and cables in need of repair could be made easier by virtual-reality technology.
Jun 22, 2001
Southern Africa has the ability to convert more of its primary aluminium into value-added product through a sophisticated value chain, says Hulett Aluminium MD Peter Staude.
Dec 08, 2000
The Department Computer Science of the Rand Afrikaans University, in association with information technology (IT) solution provider the IQ Business Group, held its third yearly IT research indaba in November, the objective of which was to stimulate interaction...
Dec 01, 2000
Boom on way for aluminium exporter
Nov 24, 2000
Hitech Briefs
Jul 28, 2000
Mechanical power transmission
Jun 25, 1999
The next significant start-up milestone in Hulett Aluminium’s (Hulamin’s) multibillion-rand expansion in Maritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal, has been achieved on schedule following the successful coating of the first coil on the new continuous annealing and coil...
Jun 11, 1999
Neuroscientists and those specialising in artificial intelligence, working together at Sussex University, southern England, have made a world-first discovery which could revolutionise the sciences of robotics. By using nitric oxide, a gas integral to the neurology...
Feb 19, 1999
A new defence-turned- civilian-security solution is being marketed as from this month in a bid to combat attacks on farmers in South Africa. It will be launched initially in Gauteng, but will be taken nationwide within the next six months. Farm attacks have reached...
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