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Autonomous Underwater Robot Saves People from Drowning

Autonomous Underwater Robot Saves People from Drowning

Robotics Research
Mar 3, 2021
User Interface Solutions for the Medical Device Marketplace

User Interface Solutions for the Medical Device Marketplace

Are your product designs meeting users' expectations? Today's medical end users, whether professional or consumer, expect their healthcare and wellness delivery systems and devices to be intuitive, easy to use and reliable, regardless of when and where they are utilized.
Robotics Research
Mar 3, 2021
Can A Robot Operate Effectively Underwater?

Can A Robot Operate Effectively Underwater?

Researchers find sea stars' shape plays an important role in their ability to withstand dynamic water forces and remain attached to surfaces.
Robotics Research
Mar 3, 2021
Polycarbonate Solar Roof for Future Mobility

Polycarbonate Solar Roof for Future Mobility

Teijin Limited and Applied Electric Vehicles have developed a polycarbonate solar roof for future mobility applications. The green solution marks another major step toward the companies' shared vision of zero-emission mobility.
Robotics Research
Mar 2, 2021
Thermoelectric Perpetual Submarine

Thermoelectric Perpetual Submarine

In February 2021, The US agency DARPA awarded contracts to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation and Martin Defense Group (formerly Navatek) to build demonstration versions of the new Manta Ray unmanned underwater vehicle with an energy-harvesting system to power it indefinitely, allowing the robot submarine to carry out missions lasting months or years without returning to base or refueling.
Robotics Research
Mar 1, 2021
Remote Healthcare Robots for the Future

Remote Healthcare Robots for the Future

Robots that could take on basic healthcare tasks to support the work of doctors and nurses may be the way of the future. Who knows, maybe a medical robot can prescribe your medicine someday? That's the idea behind 3D structural-sensing robots currently being developed.
Robotics Research
Feb 26, 2021
Drone Sensors are Critical to Future Drone Adoption says IDTechEx

Drone Sensors are Critical to Future Drone Adoption says IDTechEx

Drone sensors are critical to wider drone adoption. IDTechEx forecast that the market for drone sensors will be greater than $2.9Bn by 2031, according to their recent market research report "Drone Market and Industries: 2021-2041"
Robotics Research
Feb 25, 2021
Robot Controlled and Powered by Pressurized Air

Robot Controlled and Powered by Pressurized Air

Engineers have created a four-legged soft robot that doesn't need any electronics to work. The robot only needs a constant source of pressurized air for all its functions, including its controls and locomotion systems.
Robotics Research
Feb 24, 2021
The Future of Electronics is Stretchy

The Future of Electronics is Stretchy

Stretchable electronic circuits are critical for soft robotics, wearable technologies, and biomedical applications. The current ways of making them, though, have limited their potential.
Robotics Research
Feb 22, 2021
Credit Card Sized Soft Pumps Power Wearable Artificial Muscles

Credit Card Sized Soft Pumps Power Wearable Artificial Muscles

Robotic clothing that is entirely soft and could help people to move more easily is a step closer to reality thanks to the development of a new flexible and lightweight power system for soft robotics.
Robotics Research
Feb 17, 2021
Robotic Construction System for Better Buildings in Less Time

Robotic Construction System for Better Buildings in Less Time

Emerging robotics technology may soon help construction companies and contractors create buildings in less time at higher quality and at lower costs. Researchers have developed and are testing a novel construction robotic system that uses an innovative mechanical design with advances in computer vision sensing technology to work in a construction setting.
Robotics Research
Feb 12, 2021
Hyundai Unveils TIGER Ultimate Mobility Vehicle Concept

Hyundai Unveils TIGER Ultimate Mobility Vehicle Concept

Hyundai Motor Group has revealed TIGER, the company's second Ultimate Mobility Vehicle and the first designed to be uncrewed. The transforming intelligent ground excursion robot is designed to carry various types of payload while traveling over challenging terrain.
Robotics Research
Feb 11, 2021
Surgical Robots Revolutionise Prostate Cancer Treatment

Surgical Robots Revolutionise Prostate Cancer Treatment

Researchers have developed a minuscule robot that could revolutionize surgical procedures for treating prostate cancer, which affects one in nine men in the United States. Using a lifelike model, the team demonstrated that the surgical robot could not only remove the prostate gland and tissues through the urethra, but also accomplish the difficult step of suturing the bladder to the urethra.
Robotics Research
Feb 10, 2021
Soft Robots use Camera and Shadows to Sense Human Touch

Soft Robots use Camera and Shadows to Sense Human Touch

Soft robots may not be in touch with human feelings, but they are getting better at feeling human touch. Researchers have created a low-cost method for soft, deformable robots to detect a range of physical interactions, from pats to punches to hugs, without relying on touch at all. Instead, a USB camera located inside the robot captures the shadow movements of hand gestures on the robot's skin and classifies them with machine-learning software.
Robotics Research
Feb 8, 2021
World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

The Future Flight Challenge has been created to develop aviation infrastructure and systems that enable the next generation of electric and autonomous air vehicles. Air-One is a world-first fully-operational hub for future electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft - such as cargo drones and air taxis - to be launched in Coventry later this year.
Robotics Research
Feb 8, 2021
Secure Human-Robot Collaboration Thanks to Radar

Secure Human-Robot Collaboration Thanks to Radar

A breakthrough in collaborative robotics is within reach thanks to an enabling technology for functional safety in various robot systems and applications, including high-performance robots.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Strategy Lessons from Latest News

Strategy Lessons from Latest News

In this article we introduce some guidelines useful in formulating your strategy. In other articles we have given the latest on tools that are useful such as the profitability V curve and the experience curve.
Robotics Research
Feb 5, 2021
Boston Dynamics Spot Robot can now Recharge Itself

Boston Dynamics Spot Robot can now Recharge Itself

Boston Dynamics announced an expanded product line for its agile mobile robot Spot. The new products include a self-charging Enterprise Spot, web-based remote operations software, Scout, and the Spot Arm. These additions extend Spot's ability to perform autonomous, remote inspections and data collection, and enable the robot to perform manual tasks.
Robotics Research
Feb 5, 2021
Sensors Everywhere

Sensors Everywhere

With sensors, the systems and software are a bigger business than the sensors themselves. For example, your body has primitive sensors such as eyes and fingers, but it processes the data in combination, so the whole is greater than the parts. Call it "sensor fusion", something increasingly seen in the automotive, healthcare, and robotic industries.
External Company Press Release
Brain Inspired Technology has Robotics Potential

Brain Inspired Technology has Robotics Potential

Strategic Elements Ltd is pleased to report proof of concept work that highlights its printable neuromorphic technology's potential for data processing and self-learning in soft robotics (e.g. touch sensing) and other signal processing applications such as computer vision applications.
Robotics Research
Mar 3, 2021
User Interface Solutions for the Medical Device Marketplace

User Interface Solutions for the Medical Device Marketplace

Are your product designs meeting users' expectations? Today's medical end users, whether professional or consumer, expect their healthcare and wellness delivery systems and devices to be intuitive, easy to use and reliable, regardless of when and where they are utilized.
Robotics Research
Mar 3, 2021
Polycarbonate Solar Roof for Future Mobility

Polycarbonate Solar Roof for Future Mobility

Teijin Limited and Applied Electric Vehicles have developed a polycarbonate solar roof for future mobility applications. The green solution marks another major step toward the companies' shared vision of zero-emission mobility.
Robotics Research
Mar 1, 2021
Remote Healthcare Robots for the Future

Remote Healthcare Robots for the Future

Robots that could take on basic healthcare tasks to support the work of doctors and nurses may be the way of the future. Who knows, maybe a medical robot can prescribe your medicine someday? That's the idea behind 3D structural-sensing robots currently being developed.
Robotics Research
Feb 25, 2021
Robot Controlled and Powered by Pressurized Air

Robot Controlled and Powered by Pressurized Air

Engineers have created a four-legged soft robot that doesn't need any electronics to work. The robot only needs a constant source of pressurized air for all its functions, including its controls and locomotion systems.
Robotics Research
Feb 22, 2021
Credit Card Sized Soft Pumps Power Wearable Artificial Muscles

Credit Card Sized Soft Pumps Power Wearable Artificial Muscles

Robotic clothing that is entirely soft and could help people to move more easily is a step closer to reality thanks to the development of a new flexible and lightweight power system for soft robotics.
Robotics Research
Feb 12, 2021
Hyundai Unveils TIGER Ultimate Mobility Vehicle Concept

Hyundai Unveils TIGER Ultimate Mobility Vehicle Concept

Hyundai Motor Group has revealed TIGER, the company's second Ultimate Mobility Vehicle and the first designed to be uncrewed. The transforming intelligent ground excursion robot is designed to carry various types of payload while traveling over challenging terrain.
Robotics Research
Feb 10, 2021
Soft Robots use Camera and Shadows to Sense Human Touch

Soft Robots use Camera and Shadows to Sense Human Touch

Soft robots may not be in touch with human feelings, but they are getting better at feeling human touch. Researchers have created a low-cost method for soft, deformable robots to detect a range of physical interactions, from pats to punches to hugs, without relying on touch at all. Instead, a USB camera located inside the robot captures the shadow movements of hand gestures on the robot's skin and classifies them with machine-learning software.
Robotics Research
Feb 8, 2021
Secure Human-Robot Collaboration Thanks to Radar

Secure Human-Robot Collaboration Thanks to Radar

A breakthrough in collaborative robotics is within reach thanks to an enabling technology for functional safety in various robot systems and applications, including high-performance robots.
Robotics Research
Feb 5, 2021
Boston Dynamics Spot Robot can now Recharge Itself

Boston Dynamics Spot Robot can now Recharge Itself

Boston Dynamics announced an expanded product line for its agile mobile robot Spot. The new products include a self-charging Enterprise Spot, web-based remote operations software, Scout, and the Spot Arm. These additions extend Spot's ability to perform autonomous, remote inspections and data collection, and enable the robot to perform manual tasks.
External Company Press Release
Brain Inspired Technology has Robotics Potential

Brain Inspired Technology has Robotics Potential

Strategic Elements Ltd is pleased to report proof of concept work that highlights its printable neuromorphic technology's potential for data processing and self-learning in soft robotics (e.g. touch sensing) and other signal processing applications such as computer vision applications.
Robotics Research
Mar 3, 2021
Can A Robot Operate Effectively Underwater?

Can A Robot Operate Effectively Underwater?

Researchers find sea stars' shape plays an important role in their ability to withstand dynamic water forces and remain attached to surfaces.
Robotics Research
Mar 2, 2021
Thermoelectric Perpetual Submarine

Thermoelectric Perpetual Submarine

In February 2021, The US agency DARPA awarded contracts to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation and Martin Defense Group (formerly Navatek) to build demonstration versions of the new Manta Ray unmanned underwater vehicle with an energy-harvesting system to power it indefinitely, allowing the robot submarine to carry out missions lasting months or years without returning to base or refueling.
Robotics Research
Feb 26, 2021
Drone Sensors are Critical to Future Drone Adoption says IDTechEx

Drone Sensors are Critical to Future Drone Adoption says IDTechEx

Drone sensors are critical to wider drone adoption. IDTechEx forecast that the market for drone sensors will be greater than $2.9Bn by 2031, according to their recent market research report "Drone Market and Industries: 2021-2041"
Robotics Research
Feb 24, 2021
The Future of Electronics is Stretchy

The Future of Electronics is Stretchy

Stretchable electronic circuits are critical for soft robotics, wearable technologies, and biomedical applications. The current ways of making them, though, have limited their potential.
Robotics Research
Feb 17, 2021
Robotic Construction System for Better Buildings in Less Time

Robotic Construction System for Better Buildings in Less Time

Emerging robotics technology may soon help construction companies and contractors create buildings in less time at higher quality and at lower costs. Researchers have developed and are testing a novel construction robotic system that uses an innovative mechanical design with advances in computer vision sensing technology to work in a construction setting.
Robotics Research
Feb 11, 2021
Surgical Robots Revolutionise Prostate Cancer Treatment

Surgical Robots Revolutionise Prostate Cancer Treatment

Researchers have developed a minuscule robot that could revolutionize surgical procedures for treating prostate cancer, which affects one in nine men in the United States. Using a lifelike model, the team demonstrated that the surgical robot could not only remove the prostate gland and tissues through the urethra, but also accomplish the difficult step of suturing the bladder to the urethra.
Robotics Research
Feb 8, 2021
World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

The Future Flight Challenge has been created to develop aviation infrastructure and systems that enable the next generation of electric and autonomous air vehicles. Air-One is a world-first fully-operational hub for future electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft - such as cargo drones and air taxis - to be launched in Coventry later this year.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Strategy Lessons from Latest News

Strategy Lessons from Latest News

In this article we introduce some guidelines useful in formulating your strategy. In other articles we have given the latest on tools that are useful such as the profitability V curve and the experience curve.
Robotics Research
Feb 5, 2021
Sensors Everywhere

Sensors Everywhere

With sensors, the systems and software are a bigger business than the sensors themselves. For example, your body has primitive sensors such as eyes and fingers, but it processes the data in combination, so the whole is greater than the parts. Call it "sensor fusion", something increasingly seen in the automotive, healthcare, and robotic industries.
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