ABB's YuMi Robot Takes Center Stage in Pisa, Conducts Andrea Bocelli and Lucca Symphony Orchestra

YuMi, the world's first truly collaborative dual-arm robot, made its debut at the opera on Tuesday (Sept. 12) by conducting Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa.

YuMi, which is manufactured by Swiss technology pioneer ABB, was invited to the stage by Mr. Bocelli, who performed the famous aria "La Donna è Mobile" from Verdi's Rigoletto. YuMi also conducted works of Puccini and Mascagni during its first night at the opera in front of a sold-out Teatro.

Among the guests was ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, under whose leadership YuMi was developed.

The unique demonstration showed what can happen when advanced robotics meets the arts.

Advanced Direct Quality Control for Asphalt Compaction Helps Intelligently Build Quality Roads

Intelligent road pavement works were one of the topics in The 29th International Baltic Road Conference in Tallinn. O-Mag publishes short presentation of Winfried Schramm from BOMAG GmbH, who introduces system how pavement works can be done more intelligently. Operators can see current sitoation on the road when pavement is placed and control the process for better results.

VIDEO: NATO Troops Build a Pontoon Bridge Over the River in Lithuania to Move Tanks

Military bridges are built very quick and they have to carry heavy arvmoured vehicles - it´s not a simple task. If river is wide enough, only puntoon bridge is possible.

The fastest way of building a long pontoon bridge is to use special amphibian vehicles.

Troops from Lithuania and Poland conduct a water crossing operation utilizing M3 Amphibious Rigs in Rukla, Lithuania, during Saber Strike 17.

Video by Austin Majors, Samuel Brooks / AiirSource Military

Saber Strike is a U.S. Army Europe-led combined forces exercise conducted annually to enhance the NATO Alliance throughout the Baltic region and Poland. 

Estelon Launched Super Luxury Rolls-Royce Inspired Speakers

The world’s most technologically advanced speakers have been unveiled at the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club’s prestigious annual rally in June, the Estelon Extreme Legacy Edition.

The event was held in the grounds of Burghley House ­– a 16th-century stately home in rural Lincolnshire, England – and was attended by more than 1,000 Rolls-Royce and Bentleys. Despite the many classic vehicles on display, however, one of the rally’s biggest talking points was the introduction of the Estelon Extreme Legacy Edition speaker system, valued at £220,000. Fetching the same price as one of Rolls-Royce’s cars, the Extreme Edition has already proved a hit with tech millionaires and record companies around the world.

3D Model Made by Drone: Look Around above Old Patarei Prison Castle

You can do 3D model for engineering, marketing or design works simply by flying over desired object and stiching drone images together with Bentley Context Capture software to get 3D model. 

With drone photos and CAD-Süsteemide OÜ software works with Bentley Context Capture it was possible to create model, what You can see from different angles, zoom in and zoom out or export as model to use at different occasions. You can see missing roof what moved away during storm and it´s clearly seen in ground. 

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Top 5 Ways Your Smart Home Can Help You Keep Your Home Safe During Your Vacation


By Rafi Zauer, Head of Marketing, Essence

With smart technologies, you are never too far from home, even if you travel to the other side of the globe. All it takes is a glance at your smartphone to monitor and manage your house, which is highly convenient now that you are about to start your vacation.

Here are five ways in which your smart home will help hold the fort while you bask in the sun and enjoy a mojito or begin your autumn travels, knowing that all your belongings are well cared for.

Estonia based Cleveron opened world’s fastest public drone delivery service

Cleveron has made commercial drone delivery a new reality by offering the customers an opportunity to order cold drinks delivered by drones at a public beach in Viljandi.

Never before has drone delivery been that fast. Cleveron promises to fulfill orders in less than five minutes. This drone delivery service demonstrates the future of safe last mile drone delivery.

The public drone delivery service was opened for two weeks in Viljandi, Estonia. Any customer was welcome to order a drink via a text message. The drinks are deployed from the other side of the lake via a drone and delivered to the customer under five minutes. It is the fastest response time ever for commercial drone delivery.

Self-driving bus line opened in Tallinn

On the end of July, a pilot project launched driverless buses in Tallinn, servicing the route between Mere Avenue (Mere puiestee) and the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) six days a week. The shuttles are being introduced as part of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, which considers the development of technology and its impact on society a priority area. The buses will be in service until the end of August.