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Drone Designed to Inspect Skyscrapers

Drone Designed to Inspect Skyscrapers

Robotics Research
Nov 13, 2019
Find out how next week in Santa Clara at the IDTechEx Show!

Find out how next week in Santa Clara at the IDTechEx Show!

November 20-21, 2019, Santa Clara
Robotics Research
Nov 12, 2019
Self-Transforming Robot Blocks Jump, Flip, Identify With Each Other

Self-Transforming Robot Blocks Jump, Flip, Identify With Each Other

Swarms of simple, interacting robots have the potential to unlock stealthy abilities for accomplishing complex tasks. Getting these robots to achieve a true hive-like mind of coordination, though, has proved to be a hurdle.
Robotics Research
Nov 11, 2019
First in Flight: RoboBee Powered by Soft Muscles

First in Flight: RoboBee Powered by Soft Muscles

Researchers have developed a resilient RoboBee powered by soft artificial muscles that can crash into walls, fall onto the floor, and collide with other RoboBees without being damaged. It is the first microrobot powered by soft actuators to achieve controlled flight.
Robotics Research
Nov 8, 2019
November 20-21, 2019, Santa Clara

November 20-21, 2019, Santa Clara

Technologies shaping future retailing
Robotics Research
Nov 8, 2019
Latest IDTechEx Research on Autonomous Cars and Robotaxis 2020-2040

Latest IDTechEx Research on Autonomous Cars and Robotaxis 2020-2040

Autonomous driving holds great promises for increasing road safety and efficiency, as well as for decreasing future travel cost. According to IDTechEx's forecasts, global autonomous car (SAE Level 3+) and robotaxi services will become a $2.5 trillion market by 2040.
Robotics Research
Nov 7, 2019
Autonomous Vehicles for the Australian Army

Autonomous Vehicles for the Australian Army

Two fully autonomous armoured vehicles were the centrepiece of a landmark demonstration for the Australian Army this week, providing crucial insights into the capabilities of integrated autonomous technologies on future battlefields.
Robotics Research
Nov 6, 2019
Sensor Could be Used for Microrobotics, Augmented Reality, Wearables

Sensor Could be Used for Microrobotics, Augmented Reality, Wearables

For all our technological advances, nothing beats evolution when it comes to research and development. Take jumping spiders. These small arachnids have impressive depth perception despite their tiny brains, allowing them to accurately pounce on unsuspecting targets from several body lengths away.
Robotics Research
Nov 5, 2019
Technique Helps Robots Find the Front Door

Technique Helps Robots Find the Front Door

In the not too distant future, robots may be dispatched as last-mile delivery vehicles to drop your takeout order, package, or meal-kit subscription at your doorstep — if they can find the door.
Robotics Research
Nov 4, 2019
A Stretchable Stopwatch Lights Up Human Skin

A Stretchable Stopwatch Lights Up Human Skin

Imagine a runner who doesn't need to carry a stopwatch or cell phone to check her time: She could just gaze at the glowing stopwatch display on the back of her hand. Such human-machine interfaces are no longer science fiction, but they still have a way to go before becoming mainstream. Now, researchers have developed a stretchable light-emitting device that operates at low voltages and is safe for human skin.
Robotics Research
Nov 1, 2019
General Motors, Faurecia and Myant to open the IDTechEx Show!

General Motors, Faurecia and Myant to open the IDTechEx Show!

Opening the IDTechEx Show! on November 20-21 at the Santa Clara Convention Center are three cornerstone speakers, highlighting key progress and future visions across the topics covered at the event.
Robotics Research
Nov 1, 2019
Cutting-Edge Robot 'Trimbot' Makes Short Work of Gardening

Cutting-Edge Robot 'Trimbot' Makes Short Work of Gardening

A gardening robot has been developed that can self-navigate and automatically prune roses and trim bushes.
Robotics Research
Oct 31, 2019
Pushy Robots Learn the Fundamentals of Object Manipulation

Pushy Robots Learn the Fundamentals of Object Manipulation

Researchers have compiled a dataset that captures the detailed behavior of a robotic system physically pushing hundreds of different objects. Using the dataset — the largest and most diverse of its kind — researchers can train robots to "learn" pushing dynamics that are fundamental to many complex object-manipulation tasks, including reorienting and inspecting objects, and uncluttering scenes.
Robotics Research
Oct 30, 2019
Form AND Function with 3D Electronics: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Form AND Function with 3D Electronics: Have Your Cake and Eat It

The general trend in electronics is towards smaller and faster devices. Now something different is coming to market. The new competitive frontier is form factor: flexible, stretchable and structural electronics.
Robotics Research
Oct 29, 2019
New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach

New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach

Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. That is the vision that researchers have turned into reality, creating a lightweight, affordable and simple solution for everyday users.
Robotics Research
Oct 28, 2019
Swarm of Tiny Drones Explores Unknown Environments

Swarm of Tiny Drones Explores Unknown Environments

Researchers have presented a swarm of tiny drones that can explore unknown environments completely by themselves.
Robotics Research
Oct 28, 2019
The Lidar Revolution: Enabling Machines to See Our World

The Lidar Revolution: Enabling Machines to See Our World

New Report from IDTechEx Research forecasts the global market for lidar in autonomous vehicles growing to $5.4 billion by 2030. Analysis of 100+ 3D lidar companies; automotive focus. Mechanical, MEMS, OPA, flash, liquid crystal and other solid-state lidar for ADAS, autonomous vehicles, industrial, smart city, security and mapping.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mapping for autonomous mobility

Mapping for autonomous mobility

This article offers an introduction to HD mapping for autonomous driving. It discusses the essential role that maps will play from L2 to L5 and how the map itself becomes richer and more complex as higher levels of autonomy are approached.
External Company Press Release
ExRobotics and Yokogawa collaborate to accelerate adoption of robotics

ExRobotics and Yokogawa collaborate to accelerate adoption of robotics

ExRobotics and Yokogawa Electric Corporation announce the signing of a licensing agreement that will enable Yokogawa to sell and deploy ExRobotics' inspection robot hardware and software platforms worldwide.
Robotics Research
Oct 27, 2019
What to expect at the IDTechEx Show! USA | Nov 20 - 21 | CA, USA

What to expect at the IDTechEx Show! USA | Nov 20 - 21 | CA, USA

On November 20 & 21 the IDTechEx Show! opens in the Santa Clara convention center to 3,500 people representing technology scouts and innovation managers from global brands to suppliers from across the value chain.
Robotics Research
Nov 13, 2019
Find out how next week in Santa Clara at the IDTechEx Show!

Find out how next week in Santa Clara at the IDTechEx Show!

November 20-21, 2019, Santa Clara
Robotics Research
Nov 11, 2019
First in Flight: RoboBee Powered by Soft Muscles

First in Flight: RoboBee Powered by Soft Muscles

Researchers have developed a resilient RoboBee powered by soft artificial muscles that can crash into walls, fall onto the floor, and collide with other RoboBees without being damaged. It is the first microrobot powered by soft actuators to achieve controlled flight.
Robotics Research
Nov 8, 2019
Latest IDTechEx Research on Autonomous Cars and Robotaxis 2020-2040

Latest IDTechEx Research on Autonomous Cars and Robotaxis 2020-2040

Autonomous driving holds great promises for increasing road safety and efficiency, as well as for decreasing future travel cost. According to IDTechEx's forecasts, global autonomous car (SAE Level 3+) and robotaxi services will become a $2.5 trillion market by 2040.
Robotics Research
Nov 6, 2019
Sensor Could be Used for Microrobotics, Augmented Reality, Wearables

Sensor Could be Used for Microrobotics, Augmented Reality, Wearables

For all our technological advances, nothing beats evolution when it comes to research and development. Take jumping spiders. These small arachnids have impressive depth perception despite their tiny brains, allowing them to accurately pounce on unsuspecting targets from several body lengths away.
Robotics Research
Nov 4, 2019
A Stretchable Stopwatch Lights Up Human Skin

A Stretchable Stopwatch Lights Up Human Skin

Imagine a runner who doesn't need to carry a stopwatch or cell phone to check her time: She could just gaze at the glowing stopwatch display on the back of her hand. Such human-machine interfaces are no longer science fiction, but they still have a way to go before becoming mainstream. Now, researchers have developed a stretchable light-emitting device that operates at low voltages and is safe for human skin.
Robotics Research
Nov 1, 2019
Cutting-Edge Robot 'Trimbot' Makes Short Work of Gardening

Cutting-Edge Robot 'Trimbot' Makes Short Work of Gardening

A gardening robot has been developed that can self-navigate and automatically prune roses and trim bushes.
Robotics Research
Oct 30, 2019
Form AND Function with 3D Electronics: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Form AND Function with 3D Electronics: Have Your Cake and Eat It

The general trend in electronics is towards smaller and faster devices. Now something different is coming to market. The new competitive frontier is form factor: flexible, stretchable and structural electronics.
Robotics Research
Oct 28, 2019
Swarm of Tiny Drones Explores Unknown Environments

Swarm of Tiny Drones Explores Unknown Environments

Researchers have presented a swarm of tiny drones that can explore unknown environments completely by themselves.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mapping for autonomous mobility

Mapping for autonomous mobility

This article offers an introduction to HD mapping for autonomous driving. It discusses the essential role that maps will play from L2 to L5 and how the map itself becomes richer and more complex as higher levels of autonomy are approached.
Robotics Research
Oct 27, 2019
What to expect at the IDTechEx Show! USA | Nov 20 - 21 | CA, USA

What to expect at the IDTechEx Show! USA | Nov 20 - 21 | CA, USA

On November 20 & 21 the IDTechEx Show! opens in the Santa Clara convention center to 3,500 people representing technology scouts and innovation managers from global brands to suppliers from across the value chain.
Robotics Research
Nov 12, 2019
Self-Transforming Robot Blocks Jump, Flip, Identify With Each Other

Self-Transforming Robot Blocks Jump, Flip, Identify With Each Other

Swarms of simple, interacting robots have the potential to unlock stealthy abilities for accomplishing complex tasks. Getting these robots to achieve a true hive-like mind of coordination, though, has proved to be a hurdle.
Robotics Research
Nov 8, 2019
November 20-21, 2019, Santa Clara

November 20-21, 2019, Santa Clara

Technologies shaping future retailing
Robotics Research
Nov 7, 2019
Autonomous Vehicles for the Australian Army

Autonomous Vehicles for the Australian Army

Two fully autonomous armoured vehicles were the centrepiece of a landmark demonstration for the Australian Army this week, providing crucial insights into the capabilities of integrated autonomous technologies on future battlefields.
Robotics Research
Nov 5, 2019
Technique Helps Robots Find the Front Door

Technique Helps Robots Find the Front Door

In the not too distant future, robots may be dispatched as last-mile delivery vehicles to drop your takeout order, package, or meal-kit subscription at your doorstep — if they can find the door.
Robotics Research
Nov 1, 2019
General Motors, Faurecia and Myant to open the IDTechEx Show!

General Motors, Faurecia and Myant to open the IDTechEx Show!

Opening the IDTechEx Show! on November 20-21 at the Santa Clara Convention Center are three cornerstone speakers, highlighting key progress and future visions across the topics covered at the event.
Robotics Research
Oct 31, 2019
Pushy Robots Learn the Fundamentals of Object Manipulation

Pushy Robots Learn the Fundamentals of Object Manipulation

Researchers have compiled a dataset that captures the detailed behavior of a robotic system physically pushing hundreds of different objects. Using the dataset — the largest and most diverse of its kind — researchers can train robots to "learn" pushing dynamics that are fundamental to many complex object-manipulation tasks, including reorienting and inspecting objects, and uncluttering scenes.
Robotics Research
Oct 29, 2019
New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach

New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach

Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. That is the vision that researchers have turned into reality, creating a lightweight, affordable and simple solution for everyday users.
Robotics Research
Oct 28, 2019
The Lidar Revolution: Enabling Machines to See Our World

The Lidar Revolution: Enabling Machines to See Our World

New Report from IDTechEx Research forecasts the global market for lidar in autonomous vehicles growing to $5.4 billion by 2030. Analysis of 100+ 3D lidar companies; automotive focus. Mechanical, MEMS, OPA, flash, liquid crystal and other solid-state lidar for ADAS, autonomous vehicles, industrial, smart city, security and mapping.
External Company Press Release
ExRobotics and Yokogawa collaborate to accelerate adoption of robotics

ExRobotics and Yokogawa collaborate to accelerate adoption of robotics

ExRobotics and Yokogawa Electric Corporation announce the signing of a licensing agreement that will enable Yokogawa to sell and deploy ExRobotics' inspection robot hardware and software platforms worldwide.
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