Energy & Environment Engineering
Radical new thinking on the way we generate, store and use energy. Devices collecting solar energy by mimicking photosynthesis, batteries which last longer. The future’s more than just solar, wind and hydro power, as Europe does its bit to protect the planet
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Stories in Energy & Environment
FET People: Martina Szopek and Vaios Papaspyros on the use of AI to protect species
"We are trying to combine biology and AI to benefit humankind"
Robotic spies among bees
Researchers are developing little robots able to interact within animal societies such as honeybees. They believe that creating mixed societies of animal and robots can be a new way to protect many endangered species and the environment
Research projects in this field
The goal of the subCULTron project is the development of three types of robots, to be distributed in the Venice lagoon. Besides monitoring the water, the robots will learn how to cooperate with each other and how to react to the environment. This is expected to lead to significant improvements in the field of artificial intelligence.
The DIACAT project aims at using man-made diamonds and light to enable conversion of CO2 into useful chemicals and futuristic fuels. This technology would be able to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and allow scientists to recycle the carbon dioxide produced by the combustion of current fuels.