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Baidu Granted China's First Permits for Commercial Driverless Taxis

Baidu Granted China's First Permits for Commercial Driverless Taxis

Robotics Research
Aug 11, 2022
Automotive Lidar Market Will Grow to US$8.4 Billion by 2023

Automotive Lidar Market Will Grow to US$8.4 Billion by 2023

With the ever-increasing interest in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles, adopting Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) is an important decision to reach higher vehicle autonomy and better safety. The lidar market for automotive applications will grow to US$8.4 billion by 2033, according to IDTechEx report "Lidar 2023-2033: Technologies, Players, Markets & Forecasts".
Robotics Research
Aug 10, 2022
Robotic Motion in Curved Spaces Defies Standard Laws of Physics

Robotic Motion in Curved Spaces Defies Standard Laws of Physics

When humans, animals, and machines move throughout the world, they always push against something, whether it's the ground, air, or water. Until recently, physicists believed this to be a constant, following the law of conservation momentum. Now, researchers have proven the opposite - when bodies exist in curved spaces, it turns out that they can in fact move without pushing against something.
Robotics Research
Aug 9, 2022
Hyundai and Kia to Jointly Develop Mobile Robots for Space Exploration

Hyundai and Kia to Jointly Develop Mobile Robots for Space Exploration

Hyundai and Kia announced have signed joint research agreements with six Korean research institutes and formed a consultative body to develop mobility solutions to explore the surface of the moon. The announcement follows Korea's successful launch of a domestically produced rocket in June.
Robotics Research
Aug 8, 2022
Smart Microrobots Learn How to Swim and Navigate With AI

Smart Microrobots Learn How to Swim and Navigate With AI

Researchers have been able to successfully teach microrobots how to swim via deep reinforcement learning, marking a substantial leap in the progression of microswimming capability. There has been tremendous interest in developing artificial microswimmers that can navigate the world similarly to naturally-occuring swimming microorganisms, like bacteria. Such microswimmers provide promise for a vast array of future biomedical applications, such as targeted drug delivery and microsurgery. Yet, most artificial microswimmers to date can only perform relatively simple maneuvers with fixed locomotory gaits.
Robotics Research
Aug 4, 2022
Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test

Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test

A miniaturized robot is on scheduled to blast off into space to showcase its skills. NASA recently awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln $100,000 through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to ready the surgical robot for a 2024 test mission aboard the International Space Station.
Robotics Research
Aug 3, 2022
Advanced Graphene Foam Sensors Could Transform Prosthetics

Advanced Graphene Foam Sensors Could Transform Prosthetics

A pioneering project, which aims to develop advanced sensors for use in robotic systems, could transform prosthetics and robotic limbs. The research project aims to develop sensors which provide enhanced capabilities to robots, helping improve their dexterity and motor skills, through the use of accurate pressure sensors which provide haptic feedback and distributed touch.
External Company Press Release
Partnership Proves Modern Robotics is All About Integrations

Partnership Proves Modern Robotics is All About Integrations

Cogniteam, the developers of a leading drag n' drop robotics operating system Nimbus, is partnering with a leading designer and manufacturer of industrial IoT and Edge AI solutions AAEON to develop ready-to-build robotic hardware.
Robotics Research
Aug 1, 2022
A "Nano-Robot" Built Entirely from DNA to Explore Cell Processes

A "Nano-Robot" Built Entirely from DNA to Explore Cell Processes

Constructing a tiny robot from DNA and using it to study cell processes invisible to the naked eye... You would be forgiven for thinking it is science fiction, but it is in fact the subject of serious research. This highly innovative "nano-robot" should enable closer study of the mechanical forces applied at microscopic levels, which are crucial for many biological and pathological processes.
Robotics Research
Jul 28, 2022
Engineers Get a Grip with 'Necrobotic' Spiders

Engineers Get a Grip with 'Necrobotic' Spiders

Engineers are showing how to repurpose deceased spiders as mechanical grippers that can blend into natural environments while picking up objects, like other insects, that outweigh them.
Robotics Research
Jul 28, 2022
Vertical Farming: Location a Key Factor to Success

Vertical Farming: Location a Key Factor to Success

Vertical farming, the practice of growing crops indoors on vertically stacked layers, has received no small amount of interest over the last few years. The recent IDTechEx report, "Vertical Farming 2022-2032", details the economic and technological factors shaping this rapidly growing industry.
Robotics Research
Jul 27, 2022
Introducing a Protocol for Using Robotic Pets in Memory Care

Introducing a Protocol for Using Robotic Pets in Memory Care

You might think it was a typical therapy session at a long-term care facility. In a quiet room, a therapist sets down a pet carrier, brings out a cat, and sets it on a resident's lap. As the resident gently strokes the cat's fur, it purrs, and the therapist asks the resident questions about their childhood pets, accessing long-ago memories.
Robotics Research
Jul 26, 2022
Ford Trials Robot Charging Station to Support Disabled Drivers

Ford Trials Robot Charging Station to Support Disabled Drivers

For most of us, filling a car with fuel, or charging an electric vehicle is a simple task. But for disabled drivers, people with reduced mobility and older people it can be a significant challenge. Now, Ford has developed a prototype robot charging station that drivers operate via their smartphone from inside their electric vehicle. The technology could enable disabled drivers to stay in the car while charging, or they could leave the car while the robot does all the work.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Cobots in Automotive Manufacturing

Cobots in Automotive Manufacturing

This premium article looks into cobots in automative manufacturing, including the challenges for SMEs, global car unit sales, regional SWOT analyses, and more.
Robotics Research
Jul 25, 2022
World's First Demonstration of a Laser Controlled Drone During Flight

World's First Demonstration of a Laser Controlled Drone During Flight

The world's first successful demonstration of an airborne un-crewed platform being controlled via a laser communication system; strengthening military capability for covert, low detection probability operations in the future.
Robotics Research
Jul 22, 2022
Webinar - Haptics Market: Embracing the Next Wave of Rapid Growth

Webinar - Haptics Market: Embracing the Next Wave of Rapid Growth

Thursday 4 August 2022 - Clarifying the definition and types of haptics; Use cases of haptics in different industries; Haptic technology benchmarking; Analysis of the current market landscape; Key market challenges in the short-term future; Key long-term market drivers; and Some key takeaways from IDTechEx forecasts
Robotics Research
Jul 21, 2022
Razer Acquires Interhaptics Revealing the Trend of Haptic Technologies

Razer Acquires Interhaptics Revealing the Trend of Haptic Technologies

Razer, one of the leading global companies providing gaming hardware, announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Go Touch VR SAS, also known as Interhaptics, a French startup founded in 2017 and specialized in haptics tools and software. What does this tell us about trends in haptics?
Robotics Research
Jul 21, 2022
Webinar: Thermal Material Opportunities for ADAS and Autonomy

Webinar: Thermal Material Opportunities for ADAS and Autonomy

Thursday 28 July 2022 - this free-to-attend webinar will include Autonomy and ADAS in the automotive market; Sensor suites; Thermal management challenges in ADAS; Thermal interface materials for ADAS; Radar radome materials; and Die attach for ADAS.
Robotics Research
Jul 20, 2022
Robot Dog Learns to Walk in One Hour

Robot Dog Learns to Walk in One Hour

Researchers have conducted a research study to find out how animals learn to walk and learn from stumbling. They built a four-legged, dog-sized robot, that helped them figure out the details.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
European Robotics Forum 2022 — Part Two

European Robotics Forum 2022 — Part Two

This premium article includes the interviews IDTechEx had at the European Robotics Forum 2022 with agricultural and social robot makers, along with an analysis of robots in the food processing industry, as well as safety measurements providers.
Robotics Research
Aug 11, 2022
Automotive Lidar Market Will Grow to US$8.4 Billion by 2023

Automotive Lidar Market Will Grow to US$8.4 Billion by 2023

With the ever-increasing interest in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles, adopting Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) is an important decision to reach higher vehicle autonomy and better safety. The lidar market for automotive applications will grow to US$8.4 billion by 2033, according to IDTechEx report "Lidar 2023-2033: Technologies, Players, Markets & Forecasts".
Robotics Research
Aug 9, 2022
Hyundai and Kia to Jointly Develop Mobile Robots for Space Exploration

Hyundai and Kia to Jointly Develop Mobile Robots for Space Exploration

Hyundai and Kia announced have signed joint research agreements with six Korean research institutes and formed a consultative body to develop mobility solutions to explore the surface of the moon. The announcement follows Korea's successful launch of a domestically produced rocket in June.
Robotics Research
Aug 4, 2022
Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test

Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test

A miniaturized robot is on scheduled to blast off into space to showcase its skills. NASA recently awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln $100,000 through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to ready the surgical robot for a 2024 test mission aboard the International Space Station.
External Company Press Release
Partnership Proves Modern Robotics is All About Integrations

Partnership Proves Modern Robotics is All About Integrations

Cogniteam, the developers of a leading drag n' drop robotics operating system Nimbus, is partnering with a leading designer and manufacturer of industrial IoT and Edge AI solutions AAEON to develop ready-to-build robotic hardware.
Robotics Research
Jul 28, 2022
Engineers Get a Grip with 'Necrobotic' Spiders

Engineers Get a Grip with 'Necrobotic' Spiders

Engineers are showing how to repurpose deceased spiders as mechanical grippers that can blend into natural environments while picking up objects, like other insects, that outweigh them.
Robotics Research
Jul 27, 2022
Introducing a Protocol for Using Robotic Pets in Memory Care

Introducing a Protocol for Using Robotic Pets in Memory Care

You might think it was a typical therapy session at a long-term care facility. In a quiet room, a therapist sets down a pet carrier, brings out a cat, and sets it on a resident's lap. As the resident gently strokes the cat's fur, it purrs, and the therapist asks the resident questions about their childhood pets, accessing long-ago memories.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Cobots in Automotive Manufacturing

Cobots in Automotive Manufacturing

This premium article looks into cobots in automative manufacturing, including the challenges for SMEs, global car unit sales, regional SWOT analyses, and more.
Robotics Research
Jul 22, 2022
Webinar - Haptics Market: Embracing the Next Wave of Rapid Growth

Webinar - Haptics Market: Embracing the Next Wave of Rapid Growth

Thursday 4 August 2022 - Clarifying the definition and types of haptics; Use cases of haptics in different industries; Haptic technology benchmarking; Analysis of the current market landscape; Key market challenges in the short-term future; Key long-term market drivers; and Some key takeaways from IDTechEx forecasts
Robotics Research
Jul 21, 2022
Webinar: Thermal Material Opportunities for ADAS and Autonomy

Webinar: Thermal Material Opportunities for ADAS and Autonomy

Thursday 28 July 2022 - this free-to-attend webinar will include Autonomy and ADAS in the automotive market; Sensor suites; Thermal management challenges in ADAS; Thermal interface materials for ADAS; Radar radome materials; and Die attach for ADAS.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
European Robotics Forum 2022 — Part Two

European Robotics Forum 2022 — Part Two

This premium article includes the interviews IDTechEx had at the European Robotics Forum 2022 with agricultural and social robot makers, along with an analysis of robots in the food processing industry, as well as safety measurements providers.
Robotics Research
Aug 10, 2022
Robotic Motion in Curved Spaces Defies Standard Laws of Physics

Robotic Motion in Curved Spaces Defies Standard Laws of Physics

When humans, animals, and machines move throughout the world, they always push against something, whether it's the ground, air, or water. Until recently, physicists believed this to be a constant, following the law of conservation momentum. Now, researchers have proven the opposite - when bodies exist in curved spaces, it turns out that they can in fact move without pushing against something.
Robotics Research
Aug 8, 2022
Smart Microrobots Learn How to Swim and Navigate With AI

Smart Microrobots Learn How to Swim and Navigate With AI

Researchers have been able to successfully teach microrobots how to swim via deep reinforcement learning, marking a substantial leap in the progression of microswimming capability. There has been tremendous interest in developing artificial microswimmers that can navigate the world similarly to naturally-occuring swimming microorganisms, like bacteria. Such microswimmers provide promise for a vast array of future biomedical applications, such as targeted drug delivery and microsurgery. Yet, most artificial microswimmers to date can only perform relatively simple maneuvers with fixed locomotory gaits.
Robotics Research
Aug 3, 2022
Advanced Graphene Foam Sensors Could Transform Prosthetics

Advanced Graphene Foam Sensors Could Transform Prosthetics

A pioneering project, which aims to develop advanced sensors for use in robotic systems, could transform prosthetics and robotic limbs. The research project aims to develop sensors which provide enhanced capabilities to robots, helping improve their dexterity and motor skills, through the use of accurate pressure sensors which provide haptic feedback and distributed touch.
Robotics Research
Aug 1, 2022
A "Nano-Robot" Built Entirely from DNA to Explore Cell Processes

A "Nano-Robot" Built Entirely from DNA to Explore Cell Processes

Constructing a tiny robot from DNA and using it to study cell processes invisible to the naked eye... You would be forgiven for thinking it is science fiction, but it is in fact the subject of serious research. This highly innovative "nano-robot" should enable closer study of the mechanical forces applied at microscopic levels, which are crucial for many biological and pathological processes.
Robotics Research
Jul 28, 2022
Vertical Farming: Location a Key Factor to Success

Vertical Farming: Location a Key Factor to Success

Vertical farming, the practice of growing crops indoors on vertically stacked layers, has received no small amount of interest over the last few years. The recent IDTechEx report, "Vertical Farming 2022-2032", details the economic and technological factors shaping this rapidly growing industry.
Robotics Research
Jul 26, 2022
Ford Trials Robot Charging Station to Support Disabled Drivers

Ford Trials Robot Charging Station to Support Disabled Drivers

For most of us, filling a car with fuel, or charging an electric vehicle is a simple task. But for disabled drivers, people with reduced mobility and older people it can be a significant challenge. Now, Ford has developed a prototype robot charging station that drivers operate via their smartphone from inside their electric vehicle. The technology could enable disabled drivers to stay in the car while charging, or they could leave the car while the robot does all the work.
Robotics Research
Jul 25, 2022
World's First Demonstration of a Laser Controlled Drone During Flight

World's First Demonstration of a Laser Controlled Drone During Flight

The world's first successful demonstration of an airborne un-crewed platform being controlled via a laser communication system; strengthening military capability for covert, low detection probability operations in the future.
Robotics Research
Jul 21, 2022
Razer Acquires Interhaptics Revealing the Trend of Haptic Technologies

Razer Acquires Interhaptics Revealing the Trend of Haptic Technologies

Razer, one of the leading global companies providing gaming hardware, announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Go Touch VR SAS, also known as Interhaptics, a French startup founded in 2017 and specialized in haptics tools and software. What does this tell us about trends in haptics?
Robotics Research
Jul 20, 2022
Robot Dog Learns to Walk in One Hour

Robot Dog Learns to Walk in One Hour

Researchers have conducted a research study to find out how animals learn to walk and learn from stumbling. They built a four-legged, dog-sized robot, that helped them figure out the details.
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