1 Jun 2020
Hydropower Plants to Support Solar and Wind Energy in West Africa
Hydropower plants can support solar and wind power, rather unpredictable by nature, in a climate-friendly manner. A new study in the scientific journal Nature Sustainability has now mapped the potential for such "solar-wind-water" strategies for West Africa: an important region where the power sector is still under development, and where generation capacity and power grids will be greatly expanded in the coming years.
19 Aug 2019
Machine learning to help develop self-healing robots that 'feel pain'
Researchers will use self-healing materials and machine learning to develop soft robotics as part of a new collaborative project.
29 Jun 2017
Robots to help children with autism
The Development of Robot-Enhanced therapy for children with AutisM spectrum disorders (DREAM) project will design robots that can operate autonomously and help the therapist to improve the child's social interaction skills, such as turn-taking, imitation and joint attention.
5 Apr 2017
New insights and technologies to improve human-robot collaboration
Introducing new adaptive control software and using gestures to improve human-machine communication, Walt, a collaborative robot (cobot) has been developed that works alongside its human co-workers in a safe and flexible way.
15 Feb 2016
Is the 45 km/h electric bike a real alternative for the car?
The Belgian Green politician Björn Rzoska has recently entered quite a remarkable commuting experiment. In the next three months, he will travel from his home to the Flemish Parliament in Brussels on a 45 km/h electric bike. As a result, he will be riding around 100 km a day.
20 Oct 2015
First wirelessly charged, fully electric buses in Belgium
The first wirelessly charged, fully electric buses in Belgium started operation in Bruges on Saturday October 17.