New laser scanning test to assess fire-damaged concrete

Engineering research at The University of Nottingham, UK and Ningbo, China (UNNC) has found laser scanning is a new and viable structural safety technique to detect the damaging effects of fire on concrete.

Radar with 360° vision

Nowadays it is impossible to imagine industry without robots. Safety laser scanners mostly safeguard dangerous areas and protect people from collisions. But optical sensors have their limitations, for instance when plastic ...

JRC wins competition on indoor localization

A team of JRC researchers outperformed 27 teams from academia and industry across the globe and achieved best overall result at a competition on indoor localisation in Seattle, USA. Providing accurate position information ...

Automating logistics for the factory of the future

Mass production and packaging in factories is already highly automated these days, but the same cannot be said for logistics. Movements of raw materials and finished products still depend heavily on manual labour. However, ...

Laser and radar unveil the secrets of Roman bridges

Discovering hidden arches, visualising the sloped outline characteristic of the medieval period, finding a Renaissance engraving on a roman arch or detecting restorations: these are some of the results that have been obtained ...

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