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New Robot builds solar power plants

Building open area solar parks is mostly manual work. Identical processes are repeated hundreds of thousands of times, so PV-Kraftwerker have been looking into automation options for some time. At the Intersolar North America exhibition in San Francisco, the company will present "Momo" for the first time in the USA.

The mobile assembly robot named Momo can tackle the whole building process. It is particularly suitable for large area assemblies, where installers face difficult terrain and have to cover large distances. The robot moves to the designated site, supplied with all the necessary photovoltaic modules, assembles the photovoltaic unit and moves on to the next one. Listing the benefits, Eberhard Schulz reckons that "with Momo, hardly any modules suffer breakages, programming eliminates assembly errors and fitters no longer suffer from assembly related injuries." The Managing Director of the PV-Kraftwerker Ltd, based in Germany, believes that this should equate to an 80 percent improvement in efficiency. Maintenance and cleaning work, as well as system removal, could also be carried out in similar fashion.

The gripper system, equipped with sensors, enables the fully automated assembly of modules on substructures in any terrain. A three-dimensional camera, mounted on the gripper or a support tool, captures the complete assembly process of the modules and adjusts any deviation from the defined standard with millimeter accuracy. They may originate from inaccurately drilled holes in the framework or slightly offset substructures in open terrain, for example on difficult ground. Highlighting the level of skill and product knowledge incorporated in his development, Schulz maintains, "Momo can cope with tricky terrain and gradients with great accuracy." Special interface software converts the data captured by the sensors into coordinates which Momo interprets. Gripper and camera are coordinated with each other, so that they quickly and reliably capture the position on the substructures, enabling accurate assembly of each module. Subject to the size of a photovoltaic power generator, this process may be repeated 100,000-times. In the course of the work, the assembly robot can cover up to 70 kilometers per assembly. When removing a photovoltaic power generator, the assembly system operates in reverse order. This enables modules to be reused, as they will be protected from damage. In addition, this unique solution from PV-Kraftwerker enables assembly around the clock, regardless of weather conditions.

Its world premiere Momo had at the Intersolar Europe in Munich a few weeks ago. More than 2,000 people visited the booth of PV-Kraftwerker within the three days of the exhibition. The success was overwhelming so that Momo will have its open-air ground tests at the end of this summer. Schulz is optimistic that after passing the tests Momo is ready for series-production in the course of next year.

Source: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/05/4611404/new-robot-builds-solar-power-plants.html

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A large-scale transformation of humanity, comparable to some of the major spiritual and sci-tech revolutions in history, will require a new strategy. We believe this to be necessary to overcome existing crises, which threaten our planetary habitat and the continued existence of humanity as a species. With the 2045 Initiative, we hope to realize a new strategy for humanity's development, and in so doing, create a more productive, fulfilling, and satisfying future.

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The emergence and widespread use of affordable android "avatars" controlled by a "brain-computer" interface. Coupled with related technologies “avatars’ will give people a number of new features: ability to work in dangerous environments, perform rescue operations, travel in extreme situations etc.
Avatar components will be used in medicine for the rehabilitation of fully or partially disabled patients giving them prosthetic limbs or recover lost senses.


Creation of an autonomous life-support system for the human brain linked to a robot, ‘avatar’, will save people whose body is completely worn out or irreversibly damaged. Any patient with an intact brain will be able to return to a fully functioning  bodily life. Such technologies will  greatly enlarge  the possibility of hybrid bio-electronic devices, thus creating a new IT revolution and will make  all  kinds of superimpositions of electronic and biological systems possible.


Creation of a computer model of the brain and human consciousness  with the subsequent development of means to transfer individual consciousness  onto an artificial carrier. This development will profoundly change the world, it will not only give everyone the possibility of  cybernetic immortality but will also create a friendly artificial intelligence,  expand human capabilities  and provide opportunities for ordinary people to restore or modify their own brain multiple times.  The final result  at this stage can be a real revolution in the understanding of human nature that will completely change the human and technical prospects for humanity.


This is the time when substance-independent minds will receive new bodies with capacities far exceeding those of ordinary humans. A new era for humanity will arrive!  Changes will occur in all spheres of human activity – energy generation, transportation, politics, medicine, psychology, sciences, and so on.

Today it is hard to imagine a future when bodies consisting of nanorobots  will become affordable  and capable of taking any form. It is also hard to imagine body holograms featuring controlled matter. One thing is clear however:  humanity, for the first time in its history, will make a fully managed evolutionary transition and eventually become a new species. Moreover,  prerequisites for a large-scale  expansion into outer space will be created as well.


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