Advanced Materials can be used in a wide variety of areas from lighter, more agile aircraft and emerging hypersonic systems, to personal protection equipment and hostile environments where risks and damage can be reduced using protective solutions. The most disruptive effects are expected to come from the integration of functions such as energy harvesting, camouflage, structural and personnel health monitoring.
Li-ion batteries (LIB) are emerging as crucial for energy storage. The increasing growth of LIB-powered electric vehicles resulted in advancements in lithium-ion technologies and a steady decline in the prices of lithium-based batteries.
While Li-ion batteries have gained more popularity than other battery energy storage technologies, when considering its wide-scale deployment in electric vehicles, unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and on the electricity grid, the introduction of graphene could revolutionize the way energy storage technology is utilized.
Graphene is nothing but a carbon-based material, which is merely one atom thick and can be used to make batteries, which are lightweight, durable and applicable in high capacity energy storage, and they charge rapidly. Recently, researchers from the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and Seoul National University’s School of Chemical and Biological Engineering collaborated to design a graphene coating for Li-ion batteries to enhance charging speeds five-fold and increase battery capacity by making it 45 percent more energy dense.
Next-generation robots are expected to provide manufacturing companies with new options to improve their efficiency and tackle challenges such as high costs and skilled workers. In the years to come, it is expected that robots working directly and in collaboration with humans in a production environment will increase the use of soft robots that use pneumatics instead of mechanical power, reduce energy requirements and increase safety in general.
The use of robots in the Industry 4.0 environment, which focuses heavily on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data, will increasingly lead to a “turn off the lights” or “dark factory” production concept in which activities and material flows are handled entirely automatically.
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