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Robotics Research
May 23, 2022
Using Everyday WiFi to Help Robots See and Navigate Indoors

Using Everyday WiFi to Help Robots See and Navigate Indoors

Engineers have developed a low cost, low power technology to help robots accurately map their way indoors, even in poor lighting and without recognizable landmarks or features. The technology consists of sensors that use WiFi signals to help the robot map where it's going. It's a new approach to indoor robot navigation.
Robotics Research
May 23, 2022
Royal Mail Plans 50 New Postal Drone Routes

Royal Mail Plans 50 New Postal Drone Routes

Royal Mail plans to scale up its use of drone technology and create more than 50 new postal drone routes over the next three years, subject to Civil Aviation Authority approval, as part of a new partnership with Windracers, the logistics drone company.
Robotics Research
May 23, 2022
AI to Help Autonomous Vehicles Avoid Idling at Red Lights

AI to Help Autonomous Vehicles Avoid Idling at Red Lights

No one likes sitting at a red light. But signalized intersections aren't just a minor nuisance for drivers; vehicles consume fuel and emit greenhouse gases while waiting for the light to change. What if motorists could time their trips so they arrive at the intersection when the light is green? While that might be just a lucky break for a human driver, it could be achieved more consistently by an autonomous vehicle that uses artificial intelligence to control its speed.
Robotics Research
May 20, 2022
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Service Robots

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Service Robots

Thursday 26 May 2022 - Summary of service robots; Dominant and non-dominant applications of service robots; Analysis of the drivers and barriers to the non-dominant applications; Introduction of major market players; Opportunities and market gaps of the non-dominant applications; and more!
Robotics Research
May 20, 2022
Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud

Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud

Volocopter announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform VoloIQ, the operating system for Volocopter's UAM services, and its subsequent transition to autonomous operations.
Robotics Research
May 19, 2022
Tiny Bots That Can Deep Clean Teeth

Tiny Bots That Can Deep Clean Teeth

Nano-sized robots manipulated using a magnetic field can help kill bacteria deep inside dentinal tubules, and boost the success of root canal treatments. Root canal treatments are routinely carried out to treat tooth infections in millions of patients. The procedure involves removing the infected soft tissue inside the tooth, called the pulp, and flushing the tooth with antibiotics or chemicals to kill the bacteria that cause the infection.
Robotics Research
May 17, 2022
Renault Trucks Reveals Multimodal Last Mile E-Mobility Concept

Renault Trucks Reveals Multimodal Last Mile E-Mobility Concept

Renault Trucks has announced the launch of an industry-first multimodal last mile e-mobility concept, the Renault Trucks E-Tech Master OptiModale, for cleaner, greener and more accessible urban deliveries.
Robotics Research
May 16, 2022
Exoskeleton Helps Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

Exoskeleton Helps Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

Many of our daily activities involve our hands' prehensile abilities. While able-bodied people don't think twice when using a spoon or lifting a glass, these actions are nearly impossible for someone unable to grasp things with their fingers. Emovo Care has now come up with a device that is specifically designed to overcome these obstacles.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Introduction to Collaborative Robots

Introduction to Collaborative Robots

This premium article gives an introduction to collaborative robots, or 'cobots'. It will compare traditional industrial robots with collaborative robots and look at their benefits, as well as exploring the safety requirements associated with collaborative robots across different countries.
External Company Press Release
First Roboskin for Human-Like Sensing of Objects by Robots

First Roboskin for Human-Like Sensing of Objects by Robots

BeBop Sensors Inc announced the BeBop Sensors RoboSkin line of skin-like coverings for tactile awareness for humanoid robots and prosthetics. A true nervous system for robots at less than 1mm thick, RoboSkin is the only technology that fits all robotic body parts: limbs, fingers, feet, head, and torso, to make robots "feel" better.
Robotics Research
May 12, 2022
3D Printed, Self-Propelled, Endlessly Programmable Artificial Cilia

3D Printed, Self-Propelled, Endlessly Programmable Artificial Cilia

For years, scientists have been attempting to engineer tiny, artificial cilia for miniature robotic systems that can perform complex motions, including bending, twisting, and reversing. Building these smaller-than-a-human-hair microstructures typically requires multi-step fabrication processes and varying stimuli to create the complex movements, limiting their wide-scale applications.
External Company Press Release
FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

Wingcopter is delighted to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks a critical milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter's flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the U.S.
Robotics Research
May 11, 2022
Drones Can Help Dairy Farms Manage Methane Emissions

Drones Can Help Dairy Farms Manage Methane Emissions

About 50% of the methane that California emits comes from dairy farms. In order to meet strict climate goals, the state has proposed ways to regulate dairy methane emissions. But these efforts run up against a big problem: There isn't currently a reliable way for dairy farmers to measure the amount of methane produced on their farm.
Robotics Research
May 9, 2022
Taste of the Future: Robot Chef Learns to 'Taste As You Go'

Taste of the Future: Robot Chef Learns to 'Taste As You Go'

A robot 'chef' has been trained to taste food at different stages of the chewing process to assess whether it's sufficiently seasoned. The results could be useful in the development of automated or semi-automated food preparation by helping robots to learn what tastes good and what doesn't, making them better cooks.
Robotics Research
May 5, 2022
Building A Better Spacesuit

Building A Better Spacesuit

Researchers are working to enhance the current gas-pressurized suits to make them more accommodating for astronauts exploring planetary surfaces.
Robotics Research
May 4, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar on Service Robots - Who Are the Winners?

Join the Upcoming Webinar on Service Robots - Who Are the Winners?

Thursday 12 May 2022, presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst Yulin Wang - Service Robots: Automate People's Lives and Multiple Industries - Who Are the Winners?
Robotics Research
May 4, 2022
How Does the "Goods-To-Person" Method Improve Warehouse Efficiency?

How Does the "Goods-To-Person" Method Improve Warehouse Efficiency?

Recently, implementing mobile robots in warehouses for automation has been increasingly popular, and the market of logistic mobile robotics attracts millions or even billions of dollars of investments every year, according to IDTechEx's report "Mobile Robotics in Logistics, Warehousing and Delivery 2022-2042". There are some forms of mobile robotic systems that can complete the "goods-to-person" operations in a more flexible, scalable, and efficient way.
Robotics Research
May 4, 2022
Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

In the quest to build smart skin that mimics the sensing capabilities of natural skin, ionic skins have shown significant advantages. They're made of flexible, biocompatible hydrogels that use ions to carry an electrical charge. In contrast to smart skins made of plastics and metals, the hydrogels have the softness of natural skin. This offers a more natural feel to the prosthetic arm or robot hand they are mounted on, and makes them comfortable to wear.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Social Robots — Introduction and Applications

Social Robots — Introduction and Applications

This premium article introduces social robots and their applications, including medical assistance, education and recreation, and hospitality. It will also explore their key enabling technologies.
Robotics Research
May 3, 2022
Autonomous Race Car Sets New Land Speed Record

Autonomous Race Car Sets New Land Speed Record

The Indy Autonomous Challenge racecar, a Dallara AV-21, set a new land speed world record of 192.2 MPH / 309.3 KPH at the historic Kennedy Space Center.
Robotics Research
May 23, 2022
Using Everyday WiFi to Help Robots See and Navigate Indoors

Using Everyday WiFi to Help Robots See and Navigate Indoors

Engineers have developed a low cost, low power technology to help robots accurately map their way indoors, even in poor lighting and without recognizable landmarks or features. The technology consists of sensors that use WiFi signals to help the robot map where it's going. It's a new approach to indoor robot navigation.
Robotics Research
May 23, 2022
AI to Help Autonomous Vehicles Avoid Idling at Red Lights

AI to Help Autonomous Vehicles Avoid Idling at Red Lights

No one likes sitting at a red light. But signalized intersections aren't just a minor nuisance for drivers; vehicles consume fuel and emit greenhouse gases while waiting for the light to change. What if motorists could time their trips so they arrive at the intersection when the light is green? While that might be just a lucky break for a human driver, it could be achieved more consistently by an autonomous vehicle that uses artificial intelligence to control its speed.
Robotics Research
May 20, 2022
Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud

Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud

Volocopter announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform VoloIQ, the operating system for Volocopter's UAM services, and its subsequent transition to autonomous operations.
Robotics Research
May 17, 2022
Renault Trucks Reveals Multimodal Last Mile E-Mobility Concept

Renault Trucks Reveals Multimodal Last Mile E-Mobility Concept

Renault Trucks has announced the launch of an industry-first multimodal last mile e-mobility concept, the Renault Trucks E-Tech Master OptiModale, for cleaner, greener and more accessible urban deliveries.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Introduction to Collaborative Robots

Introduction to Collaborative Robots

This premium article gives an introduction to collaborative robots, or 'cobots'. It will compare traditional industrial robots with collaborative robots and look at their benefits, as well as exploring the safety requirements associated with collaborative robots across different countries.
Robotics Research
May 12, 2022
3D Printed, Self-Propelled, Endlessly Programmable Artificial Cilia

3D Printed, Self-Propelled, Endlessly Programmable Artificial Cilia

For years, scientists have been attempting to engineer tiny, artificial cilia for miniature robotic systems that can perform complex motions, including bending, twisting, and reversing. Building these smaller-than-a-human-hair microstructures typically requires multi-step fabrication processes and varying stimuli to create the complex movements, limiting their wide-scale applications.
Robotics Research
May 11, 2022
Drones Can Help Dairy Farms Manage Methane Emissions

Drones Can Help Dairy Farms Manage Methane Emissions

About 50% of the methane that California emits comes from dairy farms. In order to meet strict climate goals, the state has proposed ways to regulate dairy methane emissions. But these efforts run up against a big problem: There isn't currently a reliable way for dairy farmers to measure the amount of methane produced on their farm.
Robotics Research
May 5, 2022
Building A Better Spacesuit

Building A Better Spacesuit

Researchers are working to enhance the current gas-pressurized suits to make them more accommodating for astronauts exploring planetary surfaces.
Robotics Research
May 4, 2022
How Does the "Goods-To-Person" Method Improve Warehouse Efficiency?

How Does the "Goods-To-Person" Method Improve Warehouse Efficiency?

Recently, implementing mobile robots in warehouses for automation has been increasingly popular, and the market of logistic mobile robotics attracts millions or even billions of dollars of investments every year, according to IDTechEx's report "Mobile Robotics in Logistics, Warehousing and Delivery 2022-2042". There are some forms of mobile robotic systems that can complete the "goods-to-person" operations in a more flexible, scalable, and efficient way.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Social Robots — Introduction and Applications

Social Robots — Introduction and Applications

This premium article introduces social robots and their applications, including medical assistance, education and recreation, and hospitality. It will also explore their key enabling technologies.
Robotics Research
May 23, 2022
Royal Mail Plans 50 New Postal Drone Routes

Royal Mail Plans 50 New Postal Drone Routes

Royal Mail plans to scale up its use of drone technology and create more than 50 new postal drone routes over the next three years, subject to Civil Aviation Authority approval, as part of a new partnership with Windracers, the logistics drone company.
Robotics Research
May 20, 2022
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Service Robots

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Service Robots

Thursday 26 May 2022 - Summary of service robots; Dominant and non-dominant applications of service robots; Analysis of the drivers and barriers to the non-dominant applications; Introduction of major market players; Opportunities and market gaps of the non-dominant applications; and more!
Robotics Research
May 19, 2022
Tiny Bots That Can Deep Clean Teeth

Tiny Bots That Can Deep Clean Teeth

Nano-sized robots manipulated using a magnetic field can help kill bacteria deep inside dentinal tubules, and boost the success of root canal treatments. Root canal treatments are routinely carried out to treat tooth infections in millions of patients. The procedure involves removing the infected soft tissue inside the tooth, called the pulp, and flushing the tooth with antibiotics or chemicals to kill the bacteria that cause the infection.
Robotics Research
May 16, 2022
Exoskeleton Helps Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

Exoskeleton Helps Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

Many of our daily activities involve our hands' prehensile abilities. While able-bodied people don't think twice when using a spoon or lifting a glass, these actions are nearly impossible for someone unable to grasp things with their fingers. Emovo Care has now come up with a device that is specifically designed to overcome these obstacles.
External Company Press Release
First Roboskin for Human-Like Sensing of Objects by Robots

First Roboskin for Human-Like Sensing of Objects by Robots

BeBop Sensors Inc announced the BeBop Sensors RoboSkin line of skin-like coverings for tactile awareness for humanoid robots and prosthetics. A true nervous system for robots at less than 1mm thick, RoboSkin is the only technology that fits all robotic body parts: limbs, fingers, feet, head, and torso, to make robots "feel" better.
External Company Press Release
FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

Wingcopter is delighted to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks a critical milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter's flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the U.S.
Robotics Research
May 9, 2022
Taste of the Future: Robot Chef Learns to 'Taste As You Go'

Taste of the Future: Robot Chef Learns to 'Taste As You Go'

A robot 'chef' has been trained to taste food at different stages of the chewing process to assess whether it's sufficiently seasoned. The results could be useful in the development of automated or semi-automated food preparation by helping robots to learn what tastes good and what doesn't, making them better cooks.
Robotics Research
May 4, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar on Service Robots - Who Are the Winners?

Join the Upcoming Webinar on Service Robots - Who Are the Winners?

Thursday 12 May 2022, presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst Yulin Wang - Service Robots: Automate People's Lives and Multiple Industries - Who Are the Winners?
Robotics Research
May 4, 2022
Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

In the quest to build smart skin that mimics the sensing capabilities of natural skin, ionic skins have shown significant advantages. They're made of flexible, biocompatible hydrogels that use ions to carry an electrical charge. In contrast to smart skins made of plastics and metals, the hydrogels have the softness of natural skin. This offers a more natural feel to the prosthetic arm or robot hand they are mounted on, and makes them comfortable to wear.
Robotics Research
May 3, 2022
Autonomous Race Car Sets New Land Speed Record

Autonomous Race Car Sets New Land Speed Record

The Indy Autonomous Challenge racecar, a Dallara AV-21, set a new land speed world record of 192.2 MPH / 309.3 KPH at the historic Kennedy Space Center.
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