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ABB offers Augmented Reality on a smartphone to simplify robot installations

ABB’s new RobotStudio AR viewer provides a quick and convenient way of visualizing where and how robotic automation can fit into your process using a smartphone or tablet

ABB’s new RobotStudio AR viewer provides a quick and convenient way of visualizing where and how robotic automation can fit into your process using a smartphone or tablet

Discovering whether a robot is right for your application has never been easier following the launch of ABB’s new Augmented Reality viewer, which has been added to ABB’s powerful PC-based RobotStudio® offline programming software.

The RobotStudio AR Viewer app can be used to test any model created in RobotStudio, enabling users to get an idea of the size and scale of a robot or robot cell and how it can be deployed on a factory floor to fit around any existing production equipment. Using Augmented Reality (AR) technology, the app overlays the modelled solution

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Your smartphone tells you if you have drunk too much

Your smartphone tells you if you have drunk too much

Drinking too much alcohol is not only bad for our health, but it is also dangerous for others if we drive after drinking. That’s why all the governments around the world have launched information campaigns to dissuade citizens, especially the youngest, from driving after drinking.

Governments have imposed very low legal limits on the percentages of alcohol in the blood of those who drive. In the US or the UK, one can drink and drive with less than 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. In India, the permissible Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is set at 0.03% per 100ml blood. That works out to 30mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.

Different measures that indicate the same thing: it is enough to drink very little to exceed the legal limits and become dangerous. Yet millions of people around the world still drive after drinking too much.

Perhaps, the answer

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