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Robotic jellyfish able to perform 3D jet propulsion and maneuvers

Robotic jellyfish able to perform 3D jet propulsion and maneuvers

Robotics Research
Aug 15, 2019
$7.5 billion 'smart mini-city' to be built in Las Vegas

$7.5 billion 'smart mini-city' to be built in Las Vegas

This $7.5 billion, six year project, will be constructed of net-zero buildings within their own insular mini-city, featuring automated multi-functional designs, renewable energies from solar/wind/water/kinetic, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, supertrees, and self-healing concrete structures.
Robotics Research
Aug 15, 2019
Chameleon-inspired soft robot can interact with environment

Chameleon-inspired soft robot can interact with environment

A novel structural color soft robot with both color-changing and locomotion capabilities has been developed by a research team.
Robotics Research
Aug 14, 2019
Centimeter-long snail robot is powered with light

Centimeter-long snail robot is powered with light

Researchers used liquid crystal elastomer technology to demonstrate a bio-inspired microrobot capable of mimicking the adhesive locomotion of snails and slugs in natural scale. The 10-millimeter long soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces, climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
Robotics Research
Aug 13, 2019
Soft robots controlled with lights and magnets

Soft robots controlled with lights and magnets

Newly published research shows the possibility of controlling soft robots with light and magnetic fields, with the new technique to likely be applied to the biomedical and aerospace fields.
Robotics Research
Aug 12, 2019
Drone doctor: Measuring whale health from above

Drone doctor: Measuring whale health from above

When assessing a patient's health, one of the first things a doctor does is measure the patient's vital signs. But how do you measure vital signs when your patient is a huge, endangered paikea humpback whale? New University of Canterbury research suggests drones might be the solution.
Robotics Research
Aug 9, 2019
Wearable so thin and soft you won't even notice it

Wearable so thin and soft you won't even notice it

Wearable human-machine interfaces - devices that can collect and store important health information about the wearer, among other uses - have benefited from advances in electronics, materials and mechanical designs. But current models still can be bulky and uncomfortable, and they can't always handle multiple functions at one time.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Lidar: Analysis of Infrared Laser Technologies

Lidar: Analysis of Infrared Laser Technologies

This article provides an analysis of laser technologies for lidar. The focus here is on applications in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles.
Robotics Research
Aug 8, 2019
First commercial robotic charging for self-driving and electric fleets

First commercial robotic charging for self-driving and electric fleets

Electrify America announced an agreement with Stable Auto to deploy robotic charging solutions for self-driving vehicles in a pilot demonstration site in San Francisco, as both companies develop infrastructure solutions needed to deploy self-driving and electric vehicle fleets.
Robotics Research
Aug 7, 2019
Building a 'Swarm' of 3D-Printing Robots

Building a 'Swarm' of 3D-Printing Robots

Imagine the interior of a cavernous structure, a factory or airplane hangar, for example. And inside this spacious room, a swarm of robots, dozens, if not hundreds of autonomous machines, scaled up to the size of giant forklifts, are working together, like army ants, to build a commercial airplane, layer by layer, instead of assembling and riveting metal sheets.
Robotics Research
Aug 6, 2019
Next-generation robot helps Marines explore dangerous areas

Next-generation robot helps Marines explore dangerous areas

The Marine Corps is in the process of fielding the Ultra-Light Robot—a small, mobile robot system that enables Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines to interrogate improvised explosive devices and other explosive threats or conduct various other reconnaissance activities.
Robotics Research
Aug 5, 2019
You can't squash this roach-inspired robot

You can't squash this roach-inspired robot

If the sight of a skittering bug makes you squirm, you may want to look away — a new insect-sized robot can scurry across the floor at nearly the speed of a darting cockroach.\r\n\r\n
Robotics Research
Aug 2, 2019
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover does bicep curls

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover does bicep curls

The robotic arm on NASA's Mars 2020 rover does not have deltoids, triceps or biceps, but it can still curl heavy weights with the best.
Robotics Research
Aug 1, 2019
Cobots to address even the most manual aspects of Bakery packaging

Cobots to address even the most manual aspects of Bakery packaging

Baking producers' unique automation needs stem from an inherently wide variety of product sizes and forms (raw or baked, wrapped or not) as well as delicate products that require extra gentle handling. Product variation determines how a product is picked and placed, and in what condition, posing many challenges to traditional robotic technologies.
Robotics Research
Jul 31, 2019
Unmanned vessels can travel further to inhospitable environments

Unmanned vessels can travel further to inhospitable environments

BAE Systems has successfully completed a series of trials on a 'first of its kind' autonomous boat that will allow navies to go beyond the limits of human endurance with unmanned vessels that can travel further, for longer and to more inhospitable environments.
Robotics Research
Jul 30, 2019
Switzerland authorises crop spraying drones

Switzerland authorises crop spraying drones

Switzerland has become the first country in Europe to develop a process to authorize spray drones. According to the Swiss government, drones are well suited as replacements for helicopters in spraying pesticides.
Robotics Research
Jul 29, 2019
Trucking industry: Drivers lead and technology follows

Trucking industry: Drivers lead and technology follows

Peloton's Automated Following is an advanced platooning system, using vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology to enable a single driver to drive a pair of vehicles.
Robotics Research
Jul 26, 2019
How drones and sirens can help save the rhino

How drones and sirens can help save the rhino

Researchers have found new ways to help save white rhinoceros from illegal poaching - using drones and sirens. They investigated the most effective ways of deterring rhinos from danger areas such as near perimeter fences where poachers often operate and spent six months on a South African game reserve testing the most effective way of persuading the animals to move to safer areas.
Robotics Research
Jul 25, 2019
Robots to help out at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

Robots to help out at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

At Tokyo 2020, the robots to be introduced by Toyota will be used to support the mobility of people at various locations and venues. By helping people feel and experience their hopes and dreams, Toyota believes it will be able to further contribute to the excitement and success of the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Robotics Research
Jul 25, 2019
Intel's AI chip delivers breakthrough results

Intel's AI chip delivers breakthrough results

Intel has announced that an 8 million-neuron neuromorphic system comprising 64 Loihi research chips — codenamed Pohoiki Beach — is now available to the broader research community. With Pohoiki Beach, researchers can experiment with Intel's brain-inspired research chip, Loihi, which applies the principles found in biological brains to computer architectures.
Robotics Research
Aug 15, 2019
$7.5 billion 'smart mini-city' to be built in Las Vegas

$7.5 billion 'smart mini-city' to be built in Las Vegas

This $7.5 billion, six year project, will be constructed of net-zero buildings within their own insular mini-city, featuring automated multi-functional designs, renewable energies from solar/wind/water/kinetic, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, supertrees, and self-healing concrete structures.
Robotics Research
Aug 14, 2019
Centimeter-long snail robot is powered with light

Centimeter-long snail robot is powered with light

Researchers used liquid crystal elastomer technology to demonstrate a bio-inspired microrobot capable of mimicking the adhesive locomotion of snails and slugs in natural scale. The 10-millimeter long soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces, climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
Robotics Research
Aug 12, 2019
Drone doctor: Measuring whale health from above

Drone doctor: Measuring whale health from above

When assessing a patient's health, one of the first things a doctor does is measure the patient's vital signs. But how do you measure vital signs when your patient is a huge, endangered paikea humpback whale? New University of Canterbury research suggests drones might be the solution.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Lidar: Analysis of Infrared Laser Technologies

Lidar: Analysis of Infrared Laser Technologies

This article provides an analysis of laser technologies for lidar. The focus here is on applications in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles.
Robotics Research
Aug 7, 2019
Building a 'Swarm' of 3D-Printing Robots

Building a 'Swarm' of 3D-Printing Robots

Imagine the interior of a cavernous structure, a factory or airplane hangar, for example. And inside this spacious room, a swarm of robots, dozens, if not hundreds of autonomous machines, scaled up to the size of giant forklifts, are working together, like army ants, to build a commercial airplane, layer by layer, instead of assembling and riveting metal sheets.
Robotics Research
Aug 5, 2019
You can't squash this roach-inspired robot

You can't squash this roach-inspired robot

If the sight of a skittering bug makes you squirm, you may want to look away — a new insect-sized robot can scurry across the floor at nearly the speed of a darting cockroach.\r\n\r\n
Robotics Research
Aug 1, 2019
Cobots to address even the most manual aspects of Bakery packaging

Cobots to address even the most manual aspects of Bakery packaging

Baking producers' unique automation needs stem from an inherently wide variety of product sizes and forms (raw or baked, wrapped or not) as well as delicate products that require extra gentle handling. Product variation determines how a product is picked and placed, and in what condition, posing many challenges to traditional robotic technologies.
Robotics Research
Jul 30, 2019
Switzerland authorises crop spraying drones

Switzerland authorises crop spraying drones

Switzerland has become the first country in Europe to develop a process to authorize spray drones. According to the Swiss government, drones are well suited as replacements for helicopters in spraying pesticides.
Robotics Research
Jul 26, 2019
How drones and sirens can help save the rhino

How drones and sirens can help save the rhino

Researchers have found new ways to help save white rhinoceros from illegal poaching - using drones and sirens. They investigated the most effective ways of deterring rhinos from danger areas such as near perimeter fences where poachers often operate and spent six months on a South African game reserve testing the most effective way of persuading the animals to move to safer areas.
Robotics Research
Jul 25, 2019
Intel's AI chip delivers breakthrough results

Intel's AI chip delivers breakthrough results

Intel has announced that an 8 million-neuron neuromorphic system comprising 64 Loihi research chips — codenamed Pohoiki Beach — is now available to the broader research community. With Pohoiki Beach, researchers can experiment with Intel's brain-inspired research chip, Loihi, which applies the principles found in biological brains to computer architectures.
Robotics Research
Aug 15, 2019
Chameleon-inspired soft robot can interact with environment

Chameleon-inspired soft robot can interact with environment

A novel structural color soft robot with both color-changing and locomotion capabilities has been developed by a research team.
Robotics Research
Aug 13, 2019
Soft robots controlled with lights and magnets

Soft robots controlled with lights and magnets

Newly published research shows the possibility of controlling soft robots with light and magnetic fields, with the new technique to likely be applied to the biomedical and aerospace fields.
Robotics Research
Aug 9, 2019
Wearable so thin and soft you won't even notice it

Wearable so thin and soft you won't even notice it

Wearable human-machine interfaces - devices that can collect and store important health information about the wearer, among other uses - have benefited from advances in electronics, materials and mechanical designs. But current models still can be bulky and uncomfortable, and they can't always handle multiple functions at one time.
Robotics Research
Aug 8, 2019
First commercial robotic charging for self-driving and electric fleets

First commercial robotic charging for self-driving and electric fleets

Electrify America announced an agreement with Stable Auto to deploy robotic charging solutions for self-driving vehicles in a pilot demonstration site in San Francisco, as both companies develop infrastructure solutions needed to deploy self-driving and electric vehicle fleets.
Robotics Research
Aug 6, 2019
Next-generation robot helps Marines explore dangerous areas

Next-generation robot helps Marines explore dangerous areas

The Marine Corps is in the process of fielding the Ultra-Light Robot—a small, mobile robot system that enables Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines to interrogate improvised explosive devices and other explosive threats or conduct various other reconnaissance activities.
Robotics Research
Aug 2, 2019
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover does bicep curls

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover does bicep curls

The robotic arm on NASA's Mars 2020 rover does not have deltoids, triceps or biceps, but it can still curl heavy weights with the best.
Robotics Research
Jul 31, 2019
Unmanned vessels can travel further to inhospitable environments

Unmanned vessels can travel further to inhospitable environments

BAE Systems has successfully completed a series of trials on a 'first of its kind' autonomous boat that will allow navies to go beyond the limits of human endurance with unmanned vessels that can travel further, for longer and to more inhospitable environments.
Robotics Research
Jul 29, 2019
Trucking industry: Drivers lead and technology follows

Trucking industry: Drivers lead and technology follows

Peloton's Automated Following is an advanced platooning system, using vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology to enable a single driver to drive a pair of vehicles.
Robotics Research
Jul 25, 2019
Robots to help out at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

Robots to help out at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

At Tokyo 2020, the robots to be introduced by Toyota will be used to support the mobility of people at various locations and venues. By helping people feel and experience their hopes and dreams, Toyota believes it will be able to further contribute to the excitement and success of the Tokyo 2020 Games.
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