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Switch device for high power and radioactive environments

CSIC scientists at the Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona - Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica have developed a novel JFET (Junction Field-Effect Transistor) which is very suitable for high-power devices and radioactive environments, where conventional JFET fail. Due to its particular configuration, the device presents very high radiation hardness.


A project seeks to facilitate human-robot collaboration in the industry

The Simbiots project, led by the Instituto de Robótica e Informática Industrial (IRI), a joint centre of the CSIC and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, aims to integrate robotics in workplaces and create collaborative environments with the workers. Scientists seek to improve working conditions and productivity.


A photothermoelectric cell converts thermal energy into electricity

Researchers from the Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM-CSIC) have developed a photo thermo-electric cell which produces electricity when it is exposed to temperature differences. It could be part of a thermo-electric generator.


Tunable reverse photochromic materials for rewritable devices

Researchers from the CSIC and the UAB university, in the Nanosfun group at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) have developed a straightforward strategy to obtain solid materials which change colour when they are exposed to visible light. These materials might find application in multicolored rewritable devices.


WeNet: diversity-aware algorithms to improve quality of life

WeNet is a multidisciplinary Project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program with the participation of the Instituto de Investigación en Inteligencia Artificial (IIIA-CSIC). An initiative that combines computer science, sociology and engineering. The kick-off meeting was held last January in Trento (Italy).