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Robotics moves to multicore devices to create artificial nervous systems

April 08, 2013 // By Nick Flaherty

Robotics moves to multicore devices to create artificial nervous systems

A young German company is changing the way industrial robots are designed and developed. Some believe robotics today are at a point where personal computers were in the late 1970s, and sales figures bear this out, creating a huge opportunity for the industry to change says Synapticon in Baden-Württemberg.

 “We develop cyberphysical systems and one of the most exciting applications is service robotics,” said Synapticon's managing director Nikolai Ensslen.

“Tens of millions of dollars are invested in start-ups developing sensing robotics and this will be a $50bn market by 2025.” These 'cyberphysical’ systems depend to a large extent on algorithms with a strong demand for computing power.

Read the full article on page 36 of our April digital edition.

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