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Robotics Research
Jun 8, 2020
Saildrone to Perform Annual Alaska Pollock Survey Amid Lockdown

Saildrone to Perform Annual Alaska Pollock Survey Amid Lockdown

With upcoming ship-based surveys in Alaska canceled due to the global health crisis, NOAA Fisheries has turned to Saildrone to collect data to support the sustainable management of America's largest fishery.
Robotics Research
Jun 5, 2020
Sensitive Strain Sensor can Detect Weight of a Feather

Sensitive Strain Sensor can Detect Weight of a Feather

Physicists have created the most sensitive strain sensor ever made, capable of detecting a feather's touch.
Robotics Research
Jun 4, 2020
Materials Informatics: The Time For Adoption is Now

Materials Informatics: The Time For Adoption is Now

Materials Informatics is the key to enabling a paradigm shift in our approach to materials science R&D. Significant investment, notable adoption from key end-users, and technology leaps make it evident that it's time has come. Through primary-interview based analysis, IDTechEx has introduced the most comprehensive market report on the topic: "Materials Informatics 2020-2030".
Robotics Research
Jun 3, 2020
How Is COVID-19 Shaping the Future Mobility Landscape?

How Is COVID-19 Shaping the Future Mobility Landscape?

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the automotive industry has been hit hard by shutdowns of factories and sales around the world. The pandemic has slowed down global car sales and is shifting consumer behaviours in travel. Over the long term, COVID-19 could have a lasting impact on the mobility landscape.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
How does artificial intelligence detect disease from medical scans?

How does artificial intelligence detect disease from medical scans?

IDTechEx has produced a series of articles focused on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical diagnostics. More specifically, this articles series revolves around image recognition AI as a disease detection tool using medical scans. It provides an in-depth look at various trends and innovations, from both a technological and commercial standpoint.
Robotics Research
Jun 3, 2020
Plant Biomass Waste for Self Powered Biomedical Devices

Plant Biomass Waste for Self Powered Biomedical Devices

An innovation turning waste material into stretchable devices may soon provide a new option for creating self-powered biomedical inventions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The various forms of medical imaging & how AI can enhance them

The various forms of medical imaging & how AI can enhance them

IDTechEx has produced a series of articles focused on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical diagnostics. More specifically, this articles series revolves around image recognition AI as a disease detection tool using medical scans. It provides an in-depth look at various trends and innovations, from both a technological and commercial standpoint.
Robotics Research
Jun 2, 2020
New Electronic Material for Wearables and Soft Robots

New Electronic Material for Wearables and Soft Robots

Imagine a flexible digital screen that heals itself when it cracks, or a light-emitting robot that locates survivors in dark, dangerous environments or carries out farming and space exploration tasks. A novel material developed could turn these ideas into reality.
Robotics Research
Jun 1, 2020
Agricultural Robots and AI: A Question of When and Not If

Agricultural Robots and AI: A Question of When and Not If

Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) will drive a deep and transformative change in the agricultural world during the coming decades. Seeing, localising, and taking plant-specific intelligent action are no longer the exclusive realm of humans.
Robotics Research
Jun 1, 2020
Bionic Eye that Works Like the Real One

Bionic Eye that Works Like the Real One

A research team has developed an artificial visual system that uses a spherical biomimetic electrochemical eye with hemispherical retina made of a high-density perovskite nanowire array.
Robotics Research
May 27, 2020
Self-Healing Devices Gain or Regain Function After Being Cut

Self-Healing Devices Gain or Regain Function After Being Cut

A "smart" polymer cast that automatically seals itself around a broken arm, a membrane that can sense where it has been cut, and pneumatic actuators that can be cut and reconfigured into different shapes are some possible applications for a new self-healing material.
Robotics Research
May 27, 2020
Soft Robotic Exosuit for Stroke Survivors

Soft Robotic Exosuit for Stroke Survivors

To allow stroke patients to recover, many rehabilitation centers have looked to robotic exoskeletons. But although there are now a range of exciting devices that are enabling people to walk again who initially were utterly unable to do so, there remains significant active research trying to understand how to best apply wearable robotics for rehabilitation after stroke.
Robotics Research
May 25, 2020
Tiny Drug Delivery Robots Travel Through the Blood Stream

Tiny Drug Delivery Robots Travel Through the Blood Stream

Scientists took a leukocyte as the blueprint and developed a microrobot that has the size, shape and moving capabilities of a white blood cell. They covered the ball-shaped microroller with a magnetic nanofilm on one side and with anti-cancer drugs on the other. Simulating a blood vessel in a laboratory setting, they succeeded in magnetically navigating the microroller through this dynamic and dense environment.
Robotics Research
May 22, 2020
Webinar - Autonomous Driving: Peak Car to Arrive as Early as 2031?

Webinar - Autonomous Driving: Peak Car to Arrive as Early as 2031?

In this webinar, Dr Na Jiao provides an overview of the autonomous car and robotaxi market. Dr Jiao is a technology analyst at IDTechEx focusing on autonomous mobility, electric vehicles and energy storage related areas.
Robotics Research
May 22, 2020
Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

An important new trend is buying electrics and electronics you customise to function not just shape. See the new IDTechEx report, "Complete Electronics as Smart Material, User-Customized 2020-2040". Builders, textile manufacturers, those doing home improvement and others are starting to buy electrically-smart materials direct from materials companies, bypassing the electronics industry.
Robotics Research
May 21, 2020
Flexible and Stretchable Single Crystal Electronic Systems

Flexible and Stretchable Single Crystal Electronic Systems

Researchers have discovered that certain crystals are more flexible and stretchable compared to current materials used for electronic applications. These new materials could therefore be used for making sensors and in robotics.
Robotics Research
May 19, 2020
House Built Using 3D Printer and Robot

House Built Using 3D Printer and Robot

By implementing high precision 3D scanning and robotic based fabrication technology, Emerald-Ash-Borer-infested "waste wood" is transformed into an abundantly available, affordable, and sustainable building material.
Robotics Research
May 14, 2020
The Fastest Soft Robots, Inspired by Cheetahs

The Fastest Soft Robots, Inspired by Cheetahs

Inspired by the biomechanics of cheetahs, researchers have developed a new type of soft robot that is capable of moving more quickly on solid surfaces or in the water than previous generations of soft robots. The new soft robotics are also capable of grabbing objects delicately - or with sufficient strength to lift heavy objects.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mobile robots in delivery: last-mile side-walk robots

Mobile robots in delivery: last-mile side-walk robots

Mobile robots and autonomous vehicles are impacting every step of the logistic and delivery chain from the warehouse and fulfillment centres to the customers' hand. In this article, we consider autonomous side-walk delivery robots which seek to autonomize the last mile delivery.
Robotics Research
May 13, 2020
To Climb Like a Gecko, Robots Need Toes

To Climb Like a Gecko, Robots Need Toes

Robots with toes? Experiments suggest that climbing robots could benefit from having flexible, hairy toes, like those of geckos, that can adjust quickly to accommodate shifting weight and slippery surfaces.
Robotics Research
Jun 8, 2020
Saildrone to Perform Annual Alaska Pollock Survey Amid Lockdown

Saildrone to Perform Annual Alaska Pollock Survey Amid Lockdown

With upcoming ship-based surveys in Alaska canceled due to the global health crisis, NOAA Fisheries has turned to Saildrone to collect data to support the sustainable management of America's largest fishery.
Robotics Research
Jun 4, 2020
Materials Informatics: The Time For Adoption is Now

Materials Informatics: The Time For Adoption is Now

Materials Informatics is the key to enabling a paradigm shift in our approach to materials science R&D. Significant investment, notable adoption from key end-users, and technology leaps make it evident that it's time has come. Through primary-interview based analysis, IDTechEx has introduced the most comprehensive market report on the topic: "Materials Informatics 2020-2030".
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
How does artificial intelligence detect disease from medical scans?

How does artificial intelligence detect disease from medical scans?

IDTechEx has produced a series of articles focused on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical diagnostics. More specifically, this articles series revolves around image recognition AI as a disease detection tool using medical scans. It provides an in-depth look at various trends and innovations, from both a technological and commercial standpoint.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The various forms of medical imaging & how AI can enhance them

The various forms of medical imaging & how AI can enhance them

IDTechEx has produced a series of articles focused on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical diagnostics. More specifically, this articles series revolves around image recognition AI as a disease detection tool using medical scans. It provides an in-depth look at various trends and innovations, from both a technological and commercial standpoint.
Robotics Research
Jun 1, 2020
Agricultural Robots and AI: A Question of When and Not If

Agricultural Robots and AI: A Question of When and Not If

Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) will drive a deep and transformative change in the agricultural world during the coming decades. Seeing, localising, and taking plant-specific intelligent action are no longer the exclusive realm of humans.
Robotics Research
May 27, 2020
Self-Healing Devices Gain or Regain Function After Being Cut

Self-Healing Devices Gain or Regain Function After Being Cut

A "smart" polymer cast that automatically seals itself around a broken arm, a membrane that can sense where it has been cut, and pneumatic actuators that can be cut and reconfigured into different shapes are some possible applications for a new self-healing material.
Robotics Research
May 25, 2020
Tiny Drug Delivery Robots Travel Through the Blood Stream

Tiny Drug Delivery Robots Travel Through the Blood Stream

Scientists took a leukocyte as the blueprint and developed a microrobot that has the size, shape and moving capabilities of a white blood cell. They covered the ball-shaped microroller with a magnetic nanofilm on one side and with anti-cancer drugs on the other. Simulating a blood vessel in a laboratory setting, they succeeded in magnetically navigating the microroller through this dynamic and dense environment.
Robotics Research
May 22, 2020
Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

An important new trend is buying electrics and electronics you customise to function not just shape. See the new IDTechEx report, "Complete Electronics as Smart Material, User-Customized 2020-2040". Builders, textile manufacturers, those doing home improvement and others are starting to buy electrically-smart materials direct from materials companies, bypassing the electronics industry.
Robotics Research
May 19, 2020
House Built Using 3D Printer and Robot

House Built Using 3D Printer and Robot

By implementing high precision 3D scanning and robotic based fabrication technology, Emerald-Ash-Borer-infested "waste wood" is transformed into an abundantly available, affordable, and sustainable building material.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mobile robots in delivery: last-mile side-walk robots

Mobile robots in delivery: last-mile side-walk robots

Mobile robots and autonomous vehicles are impacting every step of the logistic and delivery chain from the warehouse and fulfillment centres to the customers' hand. In this article, we consider autonomous side-walk delivery robots which seek to autonomize the last mile delivery.
Robotics Research
Jun 5, 2020
Sensitive Strain Sensor can Detect Weight of a Feather

Sensitive Strain Sensor can Detect Weight of a Feather

Physicists have created the most sensitive strain sensor ever made, capable of detecting a feather's touch.
Robotics Research
Jun 3, 2020
How Is COVID-19 Shaping the Future Mobility Landscape?

How Is COVID-19 Shaping the Future Mobility Landscape?

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the automotive industry has been hit hard by shutdowns of factories and sales around the world. The pandemic has slowed down global car sales and is shifting consumer behaviours in travel. Over the long term, COVID-19 could have a lasting impact on the mobility landscape.
Robotics Research
Jun 3, 2020
Plant Biomass Waste for Self Powered Biomedical Devices

Plant Biomass Waste for Self Powered Biomedical Devices

An innovation turning waste material into stretchable devices may soon provide a new option for creating self-powered biomedical inventions.
Robotics Research
Jun 2, 2020
New Electronic Material for Wearables and Soft Robots

New Electronic Material for Wearables and Soft Robots

Imagine a flexible digital screen that heals itself when it cracks, or a light-emitting robot that locates survivors in dark, dangerous environments or carries out farming and space exploration tasks. A novel material developed could turn these ideas into reality.
Robotics Research
Jun 1, 2020
Bionic Eye that Works Like the Real One

Bionic Eye that Works Like the Real One

A research team has developed an artificial visual system that uses a spherical biomimetic electrochemical eye with hemispherical retina made of a high-density perovskite nanowire array.
Robotics Research
May 27, 2020
Soft Robotic Exosuit for Stroke Survivors

Soft Robotic Exosuit for Stroke Survivors

To allow stroke patients to recover, many rehabilitation centers have looked to robotic exoskeletons. But although there are now a range of exciting devices that are enabling people to walk again who initially were utterly unable to do so, there remains significant active research trying to understand how to best apply wearable robotics for rehabilitation after stroke.
Robotics Research
May 22, 2020
Webinar - Autonomous Driving: Peak Car to Arrive as Early as 2031?

Webinar - Autonomous Driving: Peak Car to Arrive as Early as 2031?

In this webinar, Dr Na Jiao provides an overview of the autonomous car and robotaxi market. Dr Jiao is a technology analyst at IDTechEx focusing on autonomous mobility, electric vehicles and energy storage related areas.
Robotics Research
May 21, 2020
Flexible and Stretchable Single Crystal Electronic Systems

Flexible and Stretchable Single Crystal Electronic Systems

Researchers have discovered that certain crystals are more flexible and stretchable compared to current materials used for electronic applications. These new materials could therefore be used for making sensors and in robotics.
Robotics Research
May 14, 2020
The Fastest Soft Robots, Inspired by Cheetahs

The Fastest Soft Robots, Inspired by Cheetahs

Inspired by the biomechanics of cheetahs, researchers have developed a new type of soft robot that is capable of moving more quickly on solid surfaces or in the water than previous generations of soft robots. The new soft robotics are also capable of grabbing objects delicately - or with sufficient strength to lift heavy objects.
Robotics Research
May 13, 2020
To Climb Like a Gecko, Robots Need Toes

To Climb Like a Gecko, Robots Need Toes

Robots with toes? Experiments suggest that climbing robots could benefit from having flexible, hairy toes, like those of geckos, that can adjust quickly to accommodate shifting weight and slippery surfaces.
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