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Volocopter to test eVTOL air taxis in Singapore

Volocopter to test eVTOL air taxis in Singapore

Oct 23, 2018 Singapore
Volocopter will perform a next set of inner urban flight tests in Singapore. The series of tests are scheduled to take place in the second half of 2019.
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IDTechEx TVPersonal robot to tidy your room

Personal robot to tidy your room

Oct 22, 2018 Japan
Unlike in controlled and regulated environments like factories, robots in the home need to respond flexibly to dynamic and complex situations and communicate naturally with humans.
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IDTechEx TVLadder climbing snake robot

Ladder climbing snake robot

Oct 19, 2018 Japan
Snake robots, whose shape are similar to real snakes, are expected to be suitable for variety of tasks as serch and rescue operations, pipe inspection, and so on.
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Robot eye with an all-round field of view

Robot eye with an all-round field of view

Oct 18, 2018 Germany
Where am I? Like humans, robots also need to answer that question, while they tirelessly glue, weld or apply seals to workpieces. After all, the production of precision products depends on robot control systems knowing the location of the adhesive bonding head or welding head to the nearest millimeter at all times.
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Sensors in drones: now and tomorrow

Sensors in drones: now and tomorrow

Oct 16, 2018
Many consider drones as flying sensors. Indeed, nearly all applications of drones reply on some type of sensors, be it a simple camera to a complex hyperspectral or LIDAR sensor. In addition, drones are becoming more navigational autonomous.
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Dinosaur movement leads to stronger robots

Dinosaur movement leads to stronger robots

Oct 16, 2018 United Kingdom
Computer simulations may soon provide a realistic glimpse into how some species moved and inform work in fields such as robotics, prosthetics and architecture.
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IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

Oct 15, 2018 United States
IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad, the New Technologies Initiative will showcase innovations from 10 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Santa Clara, USA on November 14-15, 2018 (www.IDTechEx.com/USA). All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.
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Construction robot creates pavilion with stones and string

Construction robot creates pavilion with stones and string

Oct 11, 2018 Switzerland
A construction robot has created a pavilion using nothing more than loose stones and string.
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Model helps robots navigate more like humans do

Model helps robots navigate more like humans do

Oct 9, 2018 United States
When moving through a crowd to reach some end goal, humans can usually navigate the space safely without thinking too much. They can learn from the behavior of others and note any obstacles to avoid. Robots, on the other hand, struggle with such navigational concepts.
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First fully autonomous indoor farm

First fully autonomous indoor farm

Oct 8, 2018 United States
Iron Ox, a robotics company reinventing farming from the ground up, has launched the world's first autonomous farm. The indoor farm is focused on increasing the availability, quality and flavor of leafy greens.
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IDTechEx TVSynchronised 3D printing of concrete

Synchronised 3D printing of concrete

Oct 8, 2018 Singapore
Scientists have developed a technology where two robots can work in unison to 3D-print a concrete structure.
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Robotic revolution: why now? A hardware perspective

Robotic revolution: why now? A hardware perspective

Oct 5, 2018 Worldwide
We have previously argued that everything in the world of robotics is changing. Indeed, we have shown that robots are increasingly becoming collaborative, mobile and intelligent, leaving their confines in factories to enter more aspects of industry and daily life. This trend will have profound long-term economical and societal consequences. Indeed, our report New Robotics and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Forecasts, Players forecasts that the…
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Robot masters human balancing act

Robot masters human balancing act

Oct 4, 2018 United States
When walking in a crowded place, humans typically aren't thinking about how we avoid bumping into one another. We are built to use a gamut of complex skill sets required to execute these types of seemingly simple motions. Now, robots may soon be able to experience similar functionality.
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Culturally competent robots - the future in elderly care

Culturally competent robots - the future in elderly care

Oct 3, 2018 Sweden
Future robots will assist the elderly while adapting to the culture of the individual they are caring for. The first of this type of robot is now being tested in retirement homes within the scope of "Caresses", an interdisciplinary project where AI researchers from are participating.
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IDTechEx Show! USA Awards

IDTechEx Show! USA Awards

Oct 2, 2018 Worldwide
Celebrate your achievements - enter one of our awards where we recognize company developments and successes!
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IDTechEx TVIntroducing the lettuce peeling robot

Introducing the lettuce peeling robot

Oct 2, 2018 United Kingdom
Researchers have developed what is believed to be the first robotic lettuce leaf peeling system of its kind.
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Memory-jogging robot to keep people sharp in 'smart' retirement homes

Memory-jogging robot to keep people sharp in 'smart' retirement homes

Oct 1, 2018 Europe
A robot that reminds older people where they have put things and helps them exercise has been used by residents in three retirement homes in a trial to combat cognitive decline in later age.
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Robotic millipede for drug delivery

Robotic millipede for drug delivery

Sep 28, 2018 Hong Kong
A novel tiny, soft robot with caterpillar-like legs capable of carrying heavy loads and adaptable to adverse environments could pave way for medical technology advancement such as drugs delivery in human body.
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IDTechEx TVSpray coated tactile sensor on a 3D surface for robotic skin

Spray coated tactile sensor on a 3D surface for robotic skin

Sep 27, 2018 Korea
Robots will be able to conduct a wide variety of tasks as well as humans if they can be given tactile sensing capabilities. A research team has reported a stretchable pressure insensitive strain sensor by using an all solution-based process.
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IDTechEx TVRobots to combat loneliness

Robots to combat loneliness

Sep 26, 2018 United Kingdom
When a pupil can't attend class themselves, AV1 will take their place. AV1 is the telepresence robot for children and young adults suffering from long-term illness.
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Socially intelligent robot supporting healthcare teams

Socially intelligent robot supporting healthcare teams

Sep 25, 2018 United States
Moxi, the socially intelligent robot that supports clinical staff as an important and trusted member of the team.