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Researchers create robotic cheetah

Researchers create robotic cheetah

Apr 21, 2017 Netherlands
A scaled-down robotic version of the fastest animal in the world, with a view to replicating its movements. Relatively speaking, the robot moves using only about fifteen percent more energy than a real cheetah.
Underwater robots to tame lionfish population

Underwater robots to tame lionfish population

Apr 20, 2017 Bermuda
The non-profit, RSE: Robots in Service of the Environment, has announced the Guardian LF1, an affordable unmanned undersea robot designed to control the population of invasive lionfish in the Atlantic.
Tarzan robot hangs above crops to inspect plants as they grow

Tarzan robot hangs above crops to inspect plants as they grow

Apr 19, 2017 United States
With robots dangling over the field, researchers will be able to get more frequent measurements and to avoid some laborious field work. Someday, they may be able to stay at their laptops miles away, in the air conditioning, scanning a steady stream of images and data sent back from the robots.
Hermes trials self-driving robots in London

Hermes trials self-driving robots in London

Apr 18, 2017 United Kingdom
Hermes is launching an innovative testing programme for the use of self-driving delivery robots in London.
Honda introduces first robotic lawn mower

Honda introduces first robotic lawn mower

Apr 17, 2017 United States
Honda has introduced the company's first robotic lawn mower for use in the United States, Miimo.
Robots to the rescue

Robots to the rescue

Apr 14, 2017 United States
It's no small task to build a fully autonomous robot capable of mining raw materials from the surface of Mars.
Germany EV laggard to leader

Germany EV laggard to leader

Apr 13, 2017
Germany took a wrong course in vehicle powertrains initially resisting government support for electric vehicles, but many German industrial and commercial vehicle manufacturers are now going electric.
Linking robots to surveillance teams

Linking robots to surveillance teams

Apr 13, 2017 United States
Researchers are developing a system to enable teams of robots to share information as they move around and, if necessary, get help in interpreting what they see, enabling them to conduct surveillance as a single entity with many eyes.
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Drones: changing market dynamics and emerging new opportunities

Drones: changing market dynamics and emerging new opportunities

Apr 13, 2017 Worldwide
The drone market is changing. In this premium article, we will analyse the investment trends into drone start-ups, showing that the investment peaked in 2015. We will then consider changing market dynamics driven largely by the commoditization of the drone platform hardware. Next, we will consider the emerging application pipeline of drones before showing how the market is forecasted to change in the coming decade. We will then examine the use of…
IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

Apr 12, 2017
IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 18 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Berlin, Germany on 10-11 May 2017 (www.IDTechEx.com/europe).
Electricity Producing Drones

Electricity Producing Drones

Apr 11, 2017
They call it Airborne Wind Energy (AWE). It started with kites flying higher than a conventional wind turbine to create electricity from the familiar figure of eight trajectory where winds are much stronger and more consistent than those tapped by conventional wind turbines on land or even offshore.
How robots can help kids stay in school

How robots can help kids stay in school

Apr 11, 2017 United States
Telepresence robots — Internet-enabled, two-way-video-streaming automatons that have wheels for feet and a screen showing the child's face at the top of a vertical "body" — act as surrogates.
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Highlights from WCX17

Highlights from WCX17

Apr 10, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx analyst Dr David Pugh attended the recent SAE world congress (WCX) in Detroit, Michigan. In this article he reports on how the automotive industry is embracing technology.