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The Growing Role of Cobots in Factory Automation with Alex Megej

In this episode, Alex Megej, Chief Technology Officer for the Industrial Business Unit at TE Connectivity, speaks with Tyler Kern about cobots, how they differ from traditional industrial manufacturing robots and how they are advancing today’s factory automation. Cobots are more compact than large-size manufacturing robots. “Think of them as a mechanical arm that…

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Trends in Space Technology

ATM machines, the internet, GPS maps, and weather reports all have one common denominator: outer space. Without space, these services would not be possible at the scale they are today. TE Connectivity’s leader of global engineering, Matt McAlonis joined Tyler Kern, host of Our Connected World, to highlight the trends in the frontier of space…

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Reshaping Industries with Sensor Technology

TE Connectivity is on the cutting edge of sensor technology. To discuss this innovation that’s disrupting many industries, Tyler Kern chatted with VP and Chief Technology Officer, Erin Byrne, of Sensor Solutions on today’s episode of Our Connected World. Byrne highlighted many examples of how sensors are already involved in people’s everyday use. “Sensors are…

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Connected World: Toward a Sustainable Future for Mobility and EV Architectures Part 3 of 3

Ralf Klaedtke, The Chief Technical Officer for Transportation Solutions at TE Connectivity, wrapped his three-part look at autonomous driving on Connected World with a focus on the future. The present-day provides the answers to that future. New players entering the autonomous vehicle space are making their presence known, and their technology solutions can play…

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Connected World: Toward a Sustainable Future for Mobility and EV Architectures Part 2 of 3

Ralf Klaedtke, The Chief Technical Officer for Transportation Solutions at TE Connectivity, continued his discussion on autonomous driving with Connected World’s Tyler Kern. In this second episode, the conversation shifted to the human side of autonomous driving and people’s trust issues with AI. And, as with Klaedtke and Kern’s earlier conversation, safety is the leading…

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Connected World: Toward a Sustainable Future for Mobility and EV Architectures Part 1 of 3

There’s a lot to be excited about in the world of autonomous vehicles. Still, there are many challenges ahead, including misconceptions to clear up and technology hurdles to climb before EV’s go mainstream. Ralf Klaedtke, The Chief Technical Officer for Transportation Solutions at TE Connectivity, shared his insights on those challenges and the trends shaping…

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Connected World: Partnering with OEMs on EV Innovation

“Regardless of the OEM model, they all need to advance battery technology and ensure the electrical infrastructure is there.” The ecosystem of electric vehicles (EVs) is rapidly changing. With so many factors that impact the market, OEMs are evolving their models to meet consumer demand and infrastructure needs. Discussing the current state,  Steven Merkt, President, Transportation…

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Building Hope: Vogel’s Journey with Homeless Families
July 19, 2024

Impact and Programs: Vogel Alcove, a Dallas-based nonprofit, has served around 18,000 homeless children and families over 37 years, offering programs like early childhood education, health services, and mental health support to combat the traumatic effects of homelessness and poverty. Trauma-Responsive Care: In the podcast’s first episode, Vogel’s president Karen Hughes, along with Dr….

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Empowering Through Connection: Vogel’s Pyramid Model Approach
July 19, 2024

Mission and Impact: Vogel Alcove, a nonprofit in Dallas, helps homeless children and families through various programs and services. Pyramid Model Framework: Vogel uses the Pyramid Model, an evidence-based framework for promoting young children’s social-emotional development with universal supports, targeted supports, and intensive interventions. Nurturing Relationships and Supportive Environments: Vogel focuses on building nurturing…

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MedPAC’s Miss on Reality of Home Health Financial Reality Results in Suggested Cut in 2025 Proposed Rule
July 19, 2024

The March 2024 MedPAC report recommending a 7% payment reduction for home health agencies in 2025 has sparked significant concern within the industry. Why is this recommendation being met with such resistance, and what does the financial reality of home health agencies look like in contrast to these federal suggestions? Are the MedPAC recommendations…

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Sixth Inning- What are the Stages Where Your Business Takes Place?
July 18, 2024

When you think of a baseball game, you might picture the crack of the bat or the roar of the crowd as a home run sails over the outfield fence. But for the Savannah Bananas, the game is just one part of the spectacle. Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind this innovative team, shares how…

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Our Connected World: Advanced Fiber Optic Applications in Aviation Aircraft
December 7, 2021

Aircraft are becoming more advanced in their use of technology. Still, it’s difficult to know how they’re advancing when much of the technology is internal to aircraft. Mark Benton, Rugged Fiber Optics Engineering Manager and Product Manager at TE Connectivity, joined Our Connected World host Tyler Kern to discuss one aspect of advancing air technology—rugged fiber…

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Our Connected World: What is Driving the Acceleration of EV Vehicles?
December 2, 2021

The trend for seeing electric vehicles (EV) on the road has been on the rise. Sameer Pagnis, President of Global Automotive at TE Connectivity, joined Host Tyler Kern to discuss facilitators and roadblocks in the EV field. A convergence of factors are responsible for increasing EV prevalence. The technology is integrating rapidly, battery-pack density is…

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Challenges and Solutions for Designers Creating eVTOL Platforms
August 20, 2021

Taylor Fitzpatrick, Product Manager of Power Connectors at TE Connectivity, spoke on the challenges designers face when creating eVTOL platforms and the solutions they can use to help solve them. Without the proper battery management strategy, eVTOL aircraft cannot glide or auto-rotate. Fitzpatrick said that, along with needing sufficient battery storage for an eVTOL flight,…

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The Soaring Growth of Commercial Drones
July 14, 2021

750,000 to 17 million – that’s quite the differential. These two numbers reflect where the commercial drone market is today, and where it’s projected to be by 2029. Why are commercial drones rising so quickly in popularity? That’s what ConnecTEd World’s Tyler Kern wanted to know. Luckily for Kern, Catharina Atalaia Santos, a Field Application…

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How to Overcome the Power Cabling Challenges in eVTOL Vehicles
July 1, 2021

Flying cars, something once thought of as pure science fiction, are nearly ready for takeoff. However, eVTOL vehicles, or electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles, still have some barriers to overcome before they take to the skies at scale. Bruce Conway, Principal Scientist for AD&M Wire Development at TE Connectivity, spoke on power distribution needs…

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Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Gets Smarter, Lighter, and More Powerful
May 6, 2021

Powering Urban Air Mobility (UAM) has challenges and solutions. Continuing the series on this vertical on Future of Air Transportation, host Tyler Kern sat down with Marcus Priest, Senior Principal Engineer at TE Connectivity. As UAM becomes more complex and mainstream, the configuration and needs around power are evolving. That requires new components that drive higher…

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The Future of Air Transportation: UAM, AAM, and eVTOL
March 11, 2021

Martin Cullen discusses the exciting new world of urban air mobility with technology advancements in electric-powered, vertical-takeoff and landing vehicles.

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Outdoor Surveillance in a Post-COVID World
February 22, 2021

As smart technology advances by leaps and bounds, the benefits that outdoor surveillance can provide cities are virtually limitless. In fact, places like Singapore and Tokyo have already begun using outdoor surveillance technology to great effect. To get a better understanding of the state of the industry today, Tyler Kern invited Felisa Chuang, Product…

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Connected World: The Latest Trends in the Test & Measurement Industry
December 3, 2020

Electronics’ increasing role in today’s society requires the assurance of reliability and functionality of such devices through test & measurement (T&M). Connected World tapped Ryan Chen, Global Product Manager, Board to Board, for TE Connectivity for updates and insights on the latest trends in the T&M industry. “Before electronics reach end-users, they must be…

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