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Google and Toyota Keynote Energy Independent Vehicle Event

Google and Toyota Keynote Energy Independent Vehicle Event

Aug 18, 2017
When giants such as Google, Toyota and Nissan gather to consider something new it is time to pay attention.
Smarter robot vacuum cleaners

Smarter robot vacuum cleaners

Aug 17, 2017 Germany
Can you really use Outlook to make sure your office floor gets vacuumed? Absolutely!
Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones

Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones

Aug 17, 2017 United Kingdom
Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles.
Autonomous wheelchairs for use in airports

Autonomous wheelchairs for use in airports

Aug 16, 2017 Japan
Using autonomous mobility technology, the wheelchair can identify its own position, select routes and automatically move to destinations via input on a smartphone.
Nursing robots breathe, talk and give birth

Nursing robots breathe, talk and give birth

Aug 15, 2017 United States
Nursing robots - representing an infant, pregnant woman and surgical patient - allow nursing students to hear heart beats, discern symptoms and measure breathing.
IDTechEx Webinars Now Available On-Demand

IDTechEx Webinars Now Available On-Demand

Aug 15, 2017
IDTechEx's free, expert led webinars provide up-to-date insights on the latest emerging technology trends. You can now access these at a time that suits you, for up to one month.
Robots offer key advantages in esophageal surgery

Robots offer key advantages in esophageal surgery

Aug 14, 2017
Based on what is believed to be the largest study of its kind, researchers say robotic assisted transhiatal esophagectomy (RATE) is effective and safe for a carefully selected group of patients.
A wheeled robot to monitor grape growth

A wheeled robot to monitor grape growth

Aug 11, 2017 Europe
Just like great wine needs time, great grapes require continuous attention and reliable assessment tools. Noting the absence of a convincing alternative to manual sampling and analysis, an EU-funded consortium has developed VineRobot, an 'Unmanned ground vehicle' equipped with non-invasive sensor technology.
Removing cars from cities: Perfect storm

Removing cars from cities: Perfect storm

Aug 10, 2017 Worldwide
RethinkX and Barclays Research have issued carefully prepared research concluding that the global peak for cars will be in only a few years. Analysts IDTechEx say around 2030. Most experts see it as inevitable.
Using AI to control a robotic exoskeleton

Using AI to control a robotic exoskeleton

Aug 9, 2017 Canada
Bionik Laboratories Corp, a robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation and assistive technology solutions to individuals with neurological and mobility challenges from hospital to home, has announced it has integrated Amazon's Echo technology and Alexa Voice Service into its ARKE™ lower body exoskeleton.
Robots to explore old mines

Robots to explore old mines

Aug 8, 2017 Europe
UNEXMIN is an EU-funded project that develops a novel robotic system for the autonomous exploration and mapping of Europe's flooded mines.
Collaboration on bomb disposal robots

Collaboration on bomb disposal robots

Aug 7, 2017 United States
RE2 received $1.3 Million for their technology and services to develop "Field deployable, bimanual mobile manipulator system for research on haptics-enabled dexterous manipulation."
New robot speeds sampling of ocean's biogeochemistry and health

New robot speeds sampling of ocean's biogeochemistry and health

Aug 4, 2017 United States
The world's first underwater vehicle designed specifically to collect both biological and chemical samples from the ocean water column successfully completed sea trials.