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Agricultural robots: bringing data to least digitised major industry

Agricultural robots: bringing data to least digitised major industry

May 26, 2017 Worldwide
Agriculture is one of the world's least digitized major industries. This is however all about to change. Indeed, data acquisition and analytics companies are already a hot topic, and as such are subject to growing capital investments. This trend is captured in the figure below.
Shedding light on how humans walk...with robots

Shedding light on how humans walk...with robots

May 25, 2017 United States
With the recent boom of the robotic exoskeleton industry, more and more patients are being strapped into machines that apply forces to their legs as they walk, gently prodding them to modify their movements by lengthening their strides, straightening their hips, and bending their knees. But, are all patients benefiting from this kind of treatment?
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A report from the IDTechEx Show!

A report from the IDTechEx Show!

May 24, 2017
May 10th-11th saw the 2017 European-leg of the IDTechEx Show! In this article IDTechEx analysts share some of the most interesting innovations on offer at the show.
Automated valet parking service

Automated valet parking service

May 24, 2017 France
Automated valets have arrived at Paris-Charles De Gaulle airport to park your cars thanks to Stanley Robotics.
Parasitic robot system

Parasitic robot system

May 23, 2017 Korea
The research team took an animal's locomotive abilities to apply the theory of using a robot as a parasite. The robot is attached to its host animal in a way similar to an actual parasite, and it interacts with the host through particular devices and algorithms.
Robots that learn

Robots that learn

May 22, 2017 United States
A robotics system, trained entirely in simulation and deployed on a physical robot, which can learn a new task after seeing it done once.
Report from the IDTechEx Show! Berlin, Germany 2017

Report from the IDTechEx Show! Berlin, Germany 2017

May 19, 2017
Strong positive feedback and growth at Europe's most important event on emerging technologies
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Highlights from Hannover Messe 2017

Highlights from Hannover Messe 2017

May 19, 2017
IDTechEx analyst Dr David Pugh attended the recent Hannover Messe - in this article he shares his key findings from the event.
Building a better 'bot': artificial intelligence helps human groups

Building a better 'bot': artificial intelligence helps human groups

May 19, 2017 United States
Artificial intelligence doesn't have to be super-sophisticated to make a difference in people's lives, according to a new Yale University study. Even "dumb AI" can help human groups.
3D printed soft four legged robot can walk on sand and stone

3D printed soft four legged robot can walk on sand and stone

May 18, 2017 United States
Engineers have developed the first soft robot that is capable of walking on rough surfaces, such as sand and pebbles
Swarming robots and autonomous blimps

Swarming robots and autonomous blimps

May 18, 2017 United States
Researchers have created a team of free-flying robots that obeys the two rules of the air: don't collide or undercut each other. They've also built autonomous blimps that recognize hand gestures and detect faces.