Episode 25

Industrial Tracking: Drones, Warehouses and Theme Parks


May 25th, 2021

31 mins 19 secs

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Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. 

In episode 25 of the podcast (@AugmentedPod), the topic is: Industrial Tracking: Drones, Warehouses and Theme Parks. Our guest is Mark N. Goldfarb, CEO & co-founder of the Israeli tech startup Sixdof Space, who is a panel speaker at an upcoming, fast-paced panel debate with Q&A on Industry 4.0 with top Israeli startups and advanced manufacturers from New England. The event is a collaboration between the New England Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB), a global network associated with the World Economic Forum, The Government of Israel’s Economic Mission to North America, Tulip, and Stanley Black & Decker. 

In this conversation, we talk about positional tracking technology, touch on the many tracking technologies that exist out there- magnetic, UWB, Wifi, Lidar, LiFI - each with pros and cons. We then move into optical tracking, an approach that uses light, and as such requires a direct line of sight, but is less power hungry than other approaches. We discuss outfitting factory floors with this stuff to track movement by vehicles, people or goods in a manufacturing warehouse, and exciting futuristic use cases in remote surgery and landing space shuttles. 

After listening to this episode, check out Sixdof Space, as well as Mark N. Goldfarb's profile on social media, as well as the Israel meets New England smart manufacturing event and its organizers, the Israeli Trade Mission and Amhub New England:

Trond's takeaway: Photonics is an exciting field with a tremendous amount of innovation. Optical tracking is only one use cases, there are many, many others for this platform technology.

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