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IDTechEx TVNEXT Future Transportation unveils autonomous Parcel Delivery Solution

NEXT Future Transportation unveils autonomous Parcel Delivery Solution

Sep 18, 2018 United States
NEXT announces the introduction of its fully automated multiservice 'online-to-offline' platform, including a modular vehicle solution and the supporting operating system required to bring an ecosystem of logistics services to market at scale.
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Understanding deep sea images with AI

Understanding deep sea images with AI

Sep 18, 2018 Germany
Diving robots or autonomous underwater vehicles, which carry out measurements independently in the deep sea, can now record large quantities of high-resolution images. To evaluate these images scientifically in a sustainable manner, a number of prerequisites have to be fulfilled in data acquisition, curation and data management.
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Guinness World Record for smallest medical robot

Guinness World Record for smallest medical robot

Sep 17, 2018 United States
It can't be seen with a human eye. But, nevertheless, it is a robot (all 120nm of it) and its creators are now world record holders in the Guinness World Records for creating the Smallest Medical Robot.
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Robots and drones making their own decisions? That's the goal

Robots and drones making their own decisions? That's the goal

Sep 17, 2018 United States
What if a parent could feel safe allowing a drone to walk their child to the bus stop? Robots working without human intervention? That might occur sooner than you think with a new avenue of artificial intelligence.
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Research helps make buses smarter

Research helps make buses smarter

Sep 14, 2018 Switzerland
A rather unusual trolleybus has been navigating the streets of Zurich in recent months. With its large windscreen and covered wheels, it could easily be mistaken for a tram. It ­features a hybrid electric drive system that allows it to draw power from an on-board traction battery as well as ­overhead wires. But this bus is also "smart", boasting specially designed software that automatically gathers information on the route.
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Massless Energy: Structure Becomes Lighter

Massless Energy: Structure Becomes Lighter

Sep 13, 2018
This is a technological megatrend. Dumb load-bearing metal structures move to plastic and composite and incorporate energy harvesting and storage material - massless energy. Indeed you could call some of it negative mass energy. Goodbye components-in-a-box.
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IDTechEx TVRobots can now pick up any object after inspecting it

Robots can now pick up any object after inspecting it

Sep 12, 2018 United States
Humans have long been masters of dexterity, a skill that can largely be credited to the help of our eyes. Robots, meanwhile, are still catching up.
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Animal friendly robots in the works

Animal friendly robots in the works

Sep 11, 2018 Worldwide
Semi-autonomous and autonomous machines and robots can become moral machines using annotated decision trees containing ethical assumptions or justifications for interactions with animals.
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IDTechEx TVStretchy wires for the future

Stretchy wires for the future

Sep 11, 2018 United States
Scientists have teamed up to create stretchable, flexible wires that conduct current and change colors to indicate they're about to reach the breaking point. Future uses could be wearable electronics, biomedical devices and soft robots.
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A pill for delivering biomedical micromotors

A pill for delivering biomedical micromotors

Sep 10, 2018 United States
Using tiny micromotors to diagnose and treat disease in the human body could soon be a reality. But keeping these devices intact as they travel through the body remains a hurdle.
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IDTechEx TVNext-generation robot revealed to the world for the first time

Next-generation robot revealed to the world for the first time

Sep 7, 2018 United Kingdom
CMR Surgical unveils its small, portable and cost-effective surgical robotic system, as part of its mission to provide greater access to beneficial minimal access surgery.
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IDTechEx TVRobo reef protector to save the Great Barrier Reef

Robo reef protector to save the Great Barrier Reef

Sep 6, 2018 Australia
An underwater drone that can keep watch on reef health and accurately identify and inject the devastating crown-of-thorns starfish is ready to be put to the test on the Great Barrier Reef, as a result of a collaboration between QUT, Google and the Great Barrier Reef.
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If military robot falls, it can get itself up

If military robot falls, it can get itself up

Sep 5, 2018 United States
Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed software to ensure that if a robot falls, it can get itself back up, meaning future military robots will be less reliant on their Soldier handlers.
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Are you a start-up or research company?

Are you a start-up or research company?

Sep 4, 2018
With just 4 days left to apply, time is running out to explore the IDTechEx Launchpad Initiative...
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Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

Sep 4, 2018 United States
A new material can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli, allowing a literal square peg to morph and fit into a round hole before fully reverting to its original form and could have broad applications for manufacturing, robotics, biomedical devices and artificial muscles.
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Airborne Wind Energy 2018 Survey Results and Forecast

Airborne Wind Energy 2018 Survey Results and Forecast

Sep 3, 2018
AWE should be seen as part of a bigger picture. The next generation of zero emission electricity producing technologies has no huge steel and concrete infrastructure, so it can have much less cost and installation time and making it redeployable.
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Analysis of off-the-shelf drones: sizes, prices, battery size, etc.

Analysis of off-the-shelf drones: sizes, prices, battery size, etc.

Sep 3, 2018
The drone market has boomed in recent years. This is essentially because easy-to-use, reliable and small-sized flying machines have become available at highly accessible prices- well in the range of consumer electronic products. This has created its own demand amongst customers and professional.
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IDTechEx TVFood meets technology at your table

Food meets technology at your table

Sep 3, 2018 Nepal
Naulo is the first digitized robotics restaurant in Nepal where you can order food right from your table embedded with touch screens and wait for the robots built in Nepal to serve you.
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Autonomous grocery delivery trial

Autonomous grocery delivery trial

Sep 3, 2018 United States
AutoX is launching a grocery delivery and mobile store pilot in San Jose allowing users to order and receive fresh produce and other goods, which will be delivered by AutoX's self-driving cars.
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IDTechEx TVThese robots are tiny.  And they are awesome

These robots are tiny. And they are awesome

Aug 31, 2018 United States
No one said building tiny robots was easy. But the payoff? Huge. Inspired by the strength, speed, and agility of insects microrobots could be used to help avoid catastrophic collapses by inspecting bridges and other large infrastructure, or deployed in search scenarios after a natural disaster such as an earthquake. In effect, robots the size of an ant could go where humans can't or shouldn't—accessing tight spaces, operating under various…
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LG's first human-centric robot designed for industry and healthcare

LG's first human-centric robot designed for industry and healthcare

Aug 30, 2018 Korea
Unlike previously announced robots from LG such as Guide Robot, Cleaning Robot and Serving Robot, the LG CLOi SuitBot doesn't navigate airport lounges and hotel hallways by itself. What it does is support and enhance a user's legs to allow for more mobility and lower limb strength.