Innovation in combine harvesters

Past summer New Holland set-up a unique event in Pont-à-Celles, in the South of Belgium. They gathered 28 combine harvesters on one field, ranging from the first combine harvester ever produced in Belgium in 1952 (the MZ) to the most productive combine harvester in the world (the CR). In the course of the last 60 years the speed increased from 2 hours per hectare to 7 hectares per hour.

Watch the video report (in Dutch).

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Top 3 reasons not to innovate

We often meet company executives who are convinced of the necessity of innovation, but have – according to them – a good reason not to do it anyway. In this article we refute the top 3 reasons once and for … Continue reading

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FMTC creates the world’s first badminton robot

FMTC (Flanders Mechatronics Technology Centre) in Heverlee, Belgium has presented its new badminton robot last December. This robot can flawlessly intercept and return a badminton plum that a human hits over the net. A world first! The badminton robot is … Continue reading

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Small unmanned aircrafts with flapping wings

In the future small UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) could be used to search for survivors of earth quakes flying through small cracks in the concrete, to explore an infected building or to execute military surveillance missions. For these UAVs we … Continue reading

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Usain Bolt versus a running robot

Up till now bipedal robots moved like, well robots. Ryuma Niiyama of MIT’s Robot Locomotion Group wants to build a bot that looks and runs as much like a human as possible. The robot, named Athlete, consists of an artificial … Continue reading

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