How can you improve an electric power plant? Or a building and its cleaning? And how about reprogramming in a work environment? Those were just a few of the challenges faced by a total of 18 teams within the first Czech hackathon focused on the Industrial Internet of Things. After 24 hours of nonstop hacking, a team of “student dreamers” with a lie detector for robots won the day.
An interview with Michaela Klesnarová, business and marketing manager at Atalian, one of the Czech Republic’s biggest players in facility management and operation. The Atalian Group, which does business in 33 countries worldwide, is striving to establish “integrated facility services” on the market.
Already today, robots with AI are regularly doing diagnostics, medicine, and manufacturing, driving cars and trains, working at reception desks, and helping at banks. And some of them are reading your resume right now. Technology is barreling ahead, and in a few years we’ll even see robots with creative abilities such as writing original texts.
Sooner than you might think – in 2018 there will be the first construction built entirely by robots, not human bricklayers. Team lead by Štěpán Kočí (situated in Strančice near Prague) is now in the final phase of development of the special robotic arm that will be able not only to put bricks on each other, but also to plaster the wall and then to paint it. The construction speed is approximately 40 minutes to build a wall of seven metres long and two metres high.