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IDTechEx TVRolls Royce swarm robots to inspect engines

Rolls Royce swarm robots to inspect engines

Jul 23, 2018 United States
An exciting vision of how robotics could be used to revolutionise the future of engine maintenance.
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Remotely piloted aircraft completes transatlantic mission

Remotely piloted aircraft completes transatlantic mission

Jul 20, 2018 United Kingdom
A Medium-altitude, Long-endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc made history as it landed at the Royal Air Force, Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK and became the first MALE RPA to successfully complete a trans-Atlantic flight.
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Robots to be more reliable teammates for soldiers

Robots to be more reliable teammates for soldiers

Jul 19, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed a new technique to quickly teach robots novel traversal behaviors with minimal human oversight. The technique allows mobile robot platforms to navigate autonomously in environments while carrying out actions a human would expect of the robot in a given situation.
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Breakthrough in construction of computers for mimicking human brain

Breakthrough in construction of computers for mimicking human brain

Jul 18, 2018 Europe
A computer built to mimic the brain's neural networks produces similar results to that of the best brain-simulation supercomputer software currently used for neural-signaling research, finds a new study.
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Strengthening US manufacturing using advanced robotics

Strengthening US manufacturing using advanced robotics

Jul 17, 2018 United States
The project focuses on advanced robotics manufacturing and will develop an operator-guided, semi-automatic assembly process using industrial robots integrated with multiple sensors.
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Drones survey African wildlife

Drones survey African wildlife

Jul 16, 2018 Worldwide
A new technique enables fast and accurate counting of gnu, oryx and other large mammals living in wildlife reserves. Drones are used to remotely photograph wilderness areas, and the images are then analysed using object recognition software and verified by humans.
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Robots are coming to the seafood industry. Here's why

Robots are coming to the seafood industry. Here's why

Jul 13, 2018 United States
New England is known for being an excellent source of lobster and other seafood. But while fishing is done locally, much of the processing is outsourced to other countries. A lack of local manpower means scallops caught off the coast of Massachusetts might travel to China or India for processing before they appear on your plate at a restaurant in Boston.
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IDTechEx TVAutomated pollination of orchard crops via unmanned aircraft systems

Automated pollination of orchard crops via unmanned aircraft systems

Jul 12, 2018 United States
The world's first apple orchard pollination by drone.
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Advances in Automation: Composite Industry

Advances in Automation: Composite Industry

Jul 11, 2018
This article will highlight some of the key advancements surrounding automation for the composite industry.
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IDTechEx TV"Blind" Cheetah 3 robot can climb stairs littered with obstacles

"Blind" Cheetah 3 robot can climb stairs littered with obstacles

Jul 11, 2018 United States
MIT's Cheetah 3 robot can now leap and gallop across rough terrain, climb a staircase littered with debris, and quickly recover its balance when suddenly yanked or shoved, all while essentially blind.
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LG expands investments in robot innovators

LG expands investments in robot innovators

Jul 10, 2018 Korea
LG Electronics' recent investment in US-based Bossa Nova Robotics marks the first overseas investment in a robotics partner by LG following a number of deals with Korean startups over the past year. In total, LG has committed over USD 90 million to robotics startups in the first 12 months of its investment initiative.
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IDTechEx TVRobotic cockroach can explore underwater environments

Robotic cockroach can explore underwater environments

Jul 9, 2018 United Kingdom
In nature, cockroaches can survive underwater for up to 30 minutes. Now, a robotic cockroach can do even better. Harvard's Ambulatory Microrobot, known as HAMR, can walk on land, swim on the surface of water, and walk underwater for as long as necessary, opening up new environments for this little bot to explore.
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Fleet of aerial, surface and underwater robots maps ocean front

Fleet of aerial, surface and underwater robots maps ocean front

Jul 6, 2018 United States
Using multiple autonomous vehicles simultaneously, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers returns to the United States after exploring the North Pacific Subtropical front - a sharp boundary where cold fresh waters from the north meet warm salty waters from the south.
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Synthetic 'brainy skin' with sense of touch gets £1.5m funding

Synthetic 'brainy skin' with sense of touch gets £1.5m funding

Jul 5, 2018 United Kingdom
A robotic hand covered in 'brainy skin' that mimics the human sense of touch is being developed by scientists. University of Glasgow's Professor Ravinder Dahiya has plans to develop ultra-flexible, synthetic Brainy Skin that 'thinks for itself'. The super-flexible, hypersensitive skin may one day be used to make more responsive prosthetics for amputees, or to build robots with a sense of touch.
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Crop-counting robot earns top recognition

Crop-counting robot earns top recognition

Jul 4, 2018 United States
Today's crop breeders are trying to boost yields while also preparing crops to withstand severe weather and changing climates. To succeed, they must locate genes for high-yielding, hardy traits in crop plants' DNA.
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Personalized deep learning equips robots for autism therapy

Personalized deep learning equips robots for autism therapy

Jul 3, 2018 United States
Children with autism spectrum conditions often have trouble recognizing the emotional states of people around them — distinguishing a happy face from a fearful face, for instance. To remedy this, some therapists use a kid-friendly robot to demonstrate those emotions and to engage the children in imitating the emotions and responding to them in appropriate ways.
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Automatica 2018 Update

Automatica 2018 Update

Jul 2, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx recently visited Automatica 2018 in Munich. This is the largest biannual automation event in Europe. At this show IDTechEx focused on three trends: collaborative robotic arms, mobile robots, and various associated sensors. In this article, we provide a review of various company highlights.
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IDTechEx TVThe future of grocery shopping

The future of grocery shopping

Jul 2, 2018 United States
A new partnership to redefine the grocery customer experience for Americans by piloting an on-road, fully autonomous delivery experience.
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Autonomous vehicles in mining - IDTechEx separates hype from reality

Autonomous vehicles in mining - IDTechEx separates hype from reality

Jun 29, 2018 Worldwide
Autonomous haul trucks in mining are here to stay with companies ramping up the roll out of retrofit fleets around the world, but what does this mean in the wider context of next generation mining equipment, with many projects from digital twin IoT solutions to predictive maintenance of equipment showing promise in the adoption of emerging technology. Separating the hype from reality is key in mining, an industry often risk averse to standalone…
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Humanoid robots help out at HSBC

Humanoid robots help out at HSBC

Jun 28, 2018 United States
HSBC Bank and SoftBank Robotics America have partnered to bring Pepper, the engaging, social humanoid robot, to HSBC's bank branches.
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The Leading Edge Academic Poster Display: Present your work

The Leading Edge Academic Poster Display: Present your work

Jun 27, 2018 Worldwide
The Leading Edge Academic Poster Display: Present your work to over 3,500 innovation leaders at the world's biggest event on Emerging Technologies. The IDTechEx Show! USA 2018 is the largest gathering of industry executives involved in R&D, business development and product management, in addition to those seeking to use the technology. Held on November 14 & 15, 2018 in Santa Clara, CA, the event features limited poster space for leading academic research to be displayed to all attendees.