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Recycling of End-of-Life NdFeB Magnets

Monday 15 July 2024 at 3:00 PM CET, 9:00 AM EST By Matej Zaplotnik (Magneti Ljubljana) Register now using the link below: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2665454120050539357 Abstract: The recycling of end-of-life products has garnered increasing attention since the emergence of electric vehicles. Europe has particularly recognized the critical importance of the raw materials employed in these vehicles (especially permanent magnets), notably heavy and low rare earth metals, and our substantial reliance on the Asian market, particularly China. One effective method of reutilizing these materials is through direct and indirect recycling processes, thereby producing new magnets. Presenter’s bio: Matej Zaplotnik holds a Bachelor's Degree in Materials Engineering and a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Ljubjana. For the past four years, he has been working as a Research Technologist at Magneti Ljubljana d.d., where he is responsible for developing new materials and processing technologies. He also actively participates in European and Slovenian co-financed projects. Magneti Ljubljana is a European manufacturer of permanent metallic magnets, bonded magnets and magnetic systems with a long-lasting tradition, since 1951 ...

[WiE webinar] Intelligent social robots living among us and providing care as we age by Goldie Nejat

Friday 7 June 2024 at 10:00 AM EDT, 4:00 PM CET By Goldie Nejat  (University of Toronto, Canada) Register now using the link below: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7119922069471803231 Abstract: As the world’s older population significantly increases, dementia is becoming one of the fastest growing diseases, with no cure in sight. Socially assistive robots are a unique disruptive innovation that are becoming a crucial part of everyday society, aiding people in everyday life to meet urgent and immediate assistive needs and help minimize social isolation. This talk will present some of my group’s recent research efforts (asblab.mie.utoronto.ca) in developing intelligent socially assistive robots to improve quality of life and promote independence (aging-in-place) of older adults, including those living with dementia and their care providers. In particular, I will discuss some of my team’s many robots including Brian, Casper, Tangy, Blueberry, Salt and Pepper, and Luke and Leia that have been deployed successfully in human-centred environments from long-term care homes and hospitals to grocery stores to autonomously provide cognitive and social interventions, help with activities of daily living, and lead group recreational activities and therapies. Our novel multimodal interactive robots are serving as assistants to individuals as well as groups of users. Through ...