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World changing innovation isn’t something you hear about every day. But when you listen to the Vicor Powering Innovation podcast, you can be the first to learn how Vicor’s novel approach to power unlocks the potential of world-changing technologies. Outside-the-box thinking backed by sophisticated engineering discipline has proven to be the formula for success. Our special guests share what they have achieved in their industry and offer some behind-the-scenes engineering insights that enabled their success. Many of these ideas required unique power architectures and power dense modules to achieve their goals.

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World changing innovation isn’t something you hear about every day. But when you listen to the Vicor Powering Innovation podcast, you can be the first to learn how Vicor’s novel approach to power unlocks the potential of world-changing technologies. Outside-the-box thinking backed by sophisticated engineering discipline has proven to be the formula for success. Our special guests share what they have achieved in their industry and offer some behind-the-scenes engineering insights that enabled their success. Many of these ideas required unique power architectures and power dense modules to achieve their goals.

For more information click here: https://www.vicorpower.com/resource-library/podcasts

    HIRO pushes Europe to the Edge with high performance microdata centers

    HIRO pushes Europe to the Edge with high performance microdata centers

    Demystifying edge computing- what it is today and promise for tomorrow

    • 34 min
    VideoRay drives safe, effective underwater exploration leveraging AI and today’s newest technologies

    VideoRay drives safe, effective underwater exploration leveraging AI and today’s newest technologies

    VideoRay drives underwater exploration leveraging AI and the newest technologies using Vicor power modules
    Podcast host David Krakauer, Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Channel
    Special Guest: Marcus Kolb, Chief Technology Officer and Gamini Dharmasena, Senior Electronics Engineer at VideoRay, a leading manufacturer of underwater remote operated vehicles (ROVs).  The conversation with Kolb and Dharmasena explores the rapid growth of ROVs and the challenges to safely reach remote underwater locations at extreme depths for extended periods. Demand is rapidly growing and VideoRay explains how their modular approach enables them to adapt and customize their ROVs for each mission. 
     
    Headquartered in Pennsylvania, VideoRay ROVs are built on the latest in technology and advanced power delivery networks using high density power modules.  ROVs are the safest and most effective way to maintain security, support salvage efforts and explore the depths of the ocean.  Designed for dangerous environments, the team’s software and submersibles are easy to use, portable, versatile and reliable.  Kolb and Dharmasena explain the range of underwater missions VideoRay can respond to, including search and rescue, infrastructure inspections, recovery and research.  They also offer some insight into how the market is using AI and advancing the ROV market with the latest technology.
     
    Learn how VideoRay is responding to the demands of the this rapidly growing market

    • 33 min
    The best battery on Earth is free and it is powering the new Blue Economy

    The best battery on Earth is free and it is powering the new Blue Economy

    Podcast host Robert Gendron, Corporate Vice President, Product Development
    Special Guest: Reenst Lesemann, CEO at C-Power, in Corvallis, OR.   Columbia Power Technologies, Inc., or C-Power, is a global leader in wave energy systems.   They are helping to expand the Blue Economy by providing reliable, cost-effective energy generation and storage, as well as data and communication services for offshore applications.
    C-Power autonomous offshore power systems (AOPS) float in the ocean, capturing mechanical wave energy and converting it into usable power for a wide range of applications. The AOPS design, called SeaRAY, can generate 10W – 1MW from ocean waves. To achieve its goals on the lower end of the power spectrum, C-Power targeted a high power-to-weight ratio, requiring a very compact power delivery network.
    Lesemann explains how they are bringing power opportunities to the ocean, which is a veritable a power desert without supporting technology.  The marine economy is limited because there are not power outlets at sea, which hampers all major projects.   C-Power provide mini-grids at sea for research, exploration, data gathering and remote satellite transition. The AOPS design, called SeaRAY, can generate 10W – 1MW from ocean waves.
    Learn more about how C-Power’s portable, remote AOPs are powering today’s new Blue Economy

    • 27 min
    The future of long haul trucking is accelerating autonomously on a freeway near you

    The future of long haul trucking is accelerating autonomously on a freeway near you

    Podcast host Robert Gendron, Corporate Vice President, Product Development
    Special Guest: Jamie Hoffacker, VP of Hardware at Kodiak Robotics, in Mountainview, CA.  Kodiak is the leader in autonomous trucking.  Their mission is to carry freight forward— so people, partners, and the planet thrive.
    They are evangelizing autonomous trucking and believe widespread adoption of self-driving technology, ultimately saves lives, increases network efficiency, reduces costs and emissions, and enhances the quality of life of truck drivers.   It is a the future of long haul trucking, but it starts today.
    Hoffacker shares how Kodiak Robotics’ autonomous technology can be retrofitted into carriers’ existing fleets, and explains the rigor that has gone into making this the safest technology possible.  Their vision is inspiring and commitment to safety and the future of trucking is admirable. 
    Learn more about Kodiak's mission to revitalize long haul trucking

    • 33 min
    Next generation hydrogen powered drones are doing search and rescue and saving lives

    Next generation hydrogen powered drones are doing search and rescue and saving lives

    Special Guest: Soon-Suk Roh, Director of Business Development from Doosan Mobility (South Korea).  Soon-Suk shares the story behind developing the world’s first commercialized hydrogen fuel cell power pack for UAVs.
    Soon-Suk details the amazing duration of their UAVs and the humanitarian missions they fly providing relief to people in distress.  By more than doubling the UAV battery life using hydrogen power, Doosan is able to fly longer missions that other drones could not attempt.  This enables their drones to fly distances that would otherwise have to be traversed by helicopters or planes at much greater cost and potentially greater risk.
    Making this possible is their high density hydrogen fuel cell power pack and on-board electronics that reduce weight and maximize power and efficiency.  This revolutionary technology is saving lives and broadening our perception of drone use.

    • 14 min
    From toys to construction site tools OLogic brings robotic ideas to life

    From toys to construction site tools OLogic brings robotic ideas to life

    Special Guest: Ted Larson, CEO of OLogic, a robotics design shop in California. Ted, a veteran of the robotics industry, has seen it grow from its infancy to today’s growth explosion.  He shares the story behind OLogic’s growth and their role in developing some of today’s most innovative robots for local and national brands.
    Larson shares how the company got started landing Hasbro as their first customer, and how they have risen to become one of the most trusted design shops for the most innovative new ideas. Today they design consumer electric toys, commercial robotics and scores of mobile robots.   
    He also explains the evolution of robotics and how they are grappling with sophisticated new electronics challenges – an influx of sensors, adding LIDAR, delivering more computing power and the impact of AI-driven ideas. His team finds solutions to the most challenging problems.   

    • 26 min

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