From automation to robotic assistance

July 2011 Many industry sectors rely on robots for repetitive tasks and high level of precision

The July e-tech takes a look at automation and the advent of robotics in daily life. More...

Adding agility

IEC Global Visions recently interviewed Wolfhart Hauser, Chief Executive Officer, Intertek Group, a world leading provider of auditing, inspection, certification and testing services. Markets are...

Taming ocean's energy

While oceans are an enormous source of renewable energy with the potential to satisfy an important percentage of the world's demand for electricity, marine energy has not evolved at the same rate as...

High rise

IECEE, the IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components, held its annual series of meetings in Istanbul, Turkey, during the last week of June 2011. IECEE...

From the very big to the very small

Potentially explosive environments are obvious terrains in which to choose to deploy robots. During the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, robotic submersibles were sent underwater to contain and...

Robotics for electronics

There are all types of robots loaded with electrotechnology and the electronics and semiconductor industries are relying increasingly on robotics for their product assembly processes. According to...

From bomb disposal to waste disposal…

Recent events throughout the world have shown that robots are proving extremely valuable, even irreplaceable, in dealing with the consequences of industrial or natural disasters and other dangerous...

Industry Spotlight Doctor Robot, I presume?

The introduction of robots to the health sector is relatively...

Industry Spotlight Vanishing chores

The demands of modern life mean that households rely more and...

Technology Focus Service robots in figures

The international summit on robolution held from 23-25 March 2011...

Technology Focus Service robots in education

In recent years the new category of robot known as the service...

Technology Focus Healthcare

For many severe health conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or...

Technology Focus LVDC

More than 100 years after the war of currents between Edison and...

IEC Family World Trade

Delegates from 25 different countries representing 26 separate...

IEC Family Ubiquitous sensors

As one of the three 2010 Young Professional Leaders, I am a...

IEC Family Africa

Building capacity

IEC Family IEC NC nominations

New Swiss NC President and Czech NC Secretary

IEC Family IEC TC nominations

TC 28, TC 31 and TC 76 have new Officers

IEC Family 40 years with the IEC

Central Office figure takes a well-earned retirement

Technical Committees Chinese industry and automation

IEC Experts share knowledge at 10th annual forum

In Store WirelessHart

Measuring and controlling data at a distance

In Store Measurable differences

Coping with the need for increased energy