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TED of the Month: Guy Hoffman – Robots with “soul”

What kind of robots does an animator / jazz musician / roboticist make? Playful, reactive, curious ones. In this TED talk Guy Hoffman shows us his family of unusual robots and explains that he gets his inspiration from a whole variety of  areas. Oh yeah, and he has two musical bots that like to jam with humans.

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Life Sciences Technology Specialist wanted @ VIB

VIB - LogoSince 2008, VIB has a Technology Watch Team that is continually analyzing the potential of new, emerging technologies and, where appropriate, mediates access to these technologies. By expanding the network of technology suppliers, purchasing licenses and negotiating partnerships, the team facilitates privileged access for VIB scientists to these technologies.

Recently the activities of the Team have expanded to also include the organization of top scientific meetings focused on breakthrough technologies developed by emerging companies (see e.g. www.vib.be/genome).

In order to further support VIB in executing its access to breakthrough technologies, we are currently looking to expand the Technology Watch Team.

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Imec participates in European collaboration to develop highly efficient organic solar cells

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Imec is involved in the The European FP7 project ArtESun, aimed to develop highly efficient organic solar cells with an increased lifetime and a decreased production cost. The ultimate goal of the ArtESun project is to bring organic photovoltaic technologies (OPV) towards introduction into the competitive thin-film PV market.

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Imec and Septentrio Co-Design Antenna for High Precision Global Navigation Satellite Systems

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Imec and Septentrio announced earlier this week that they have collaborated to the design of an antenna-RF integrated element of a multi-frequency Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) antenna for GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and GALILEO. The compact antenna can be integrated in multi-frequency handheld GNSS devices for high precision location applications (up to 1 centimeter).

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