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October  2019   Issue Vol. 51  No. 10 

AI And Robotics: Hype Or Reality?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming to a point where action, not talk, is needed. While there are fears and inflated expectations of what AI can do, much of it is hype and a far cry from what it can actually achieve today

3D Printer for Hobbyists and Small Industries
The process of making a three-dimensional (3D) solid object from a digital file is known as 3D printing or additive manufacturing. A 3D object is created through an additive process, which means laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Additive manufacturing is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing, which is done through cutting out or hollowing out a piece of metal or plastic to achieve the desired shape
The IoT to Make Microscopes Smarter
If you have ever searched your medical symptoms online, you probably know that several medical conditions have similar indicators. To diagnose any disease, doctors recommend certain tests based on issues a person might be facing. Often, patients have to wait long for test results. Sometimes, slides and medical records get misplaced, too. Patients in remote areas have to travel huge distances, and proper treatment gets delayed even if they can bear the expenses
An Autonomous Robot to Clean Solar Panels
Among renewable energies available worldwide, solar is used extensively due to its abundant availability. For this energy to be utilised effectively, efficiency of the solar panels plays a major role in conversion to electrical energy. Factors such as dust particles, atmospheric dirt, pollen grains, bird droppings, weather conditions and surrounding elements cause a major loss in the production efficiency of the modules, which has a direct impact on the cost of solar electricity. Hence, solar panels require regular cleaning
Smart Waste Collection System for a Cleaner India
Waste collection and segregation is a tedious task. Collecting trash from dustbins on a regular basis requires dedicated manpower and vehicles to avoid overflow situations. A sustainable waste management solution is needed to utilise the resources and manpower efficiently. MassTrans has launched a smart waste collection system called Bigbelly in line with Clean India Mission by the government of India
Sustainable Power Generation with Micro Gas Turbines
As environmental concerns over global warming escalate, there is a worldwide shift towards cleaner fuels for power generation for sustainable development of smart cities. Aerostrovilos Energy, an IIT-Madras incubated startup founded by Rohit Grover, Pradeep T., Suresh M. and Satyanarayanan R. Chakravarthy in 2017, is indigenously developing micro gas turbines (MGTs) for power generation to reduce usage of such conventional fuels as coal, for lower carbon footprint