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First Fully Operational Airport for Urban Air Taxis to Open in UK

First Fully Operational Airport for Urban Air Taxis to Open in UK

Robotics Research
Jan 21, 2022
Microbots Could Heal Broken Bones

Microbots Could Heal Broken Bones

Inspired by the growth of bones in the skeleton, researchers have developed a combination of materials that can morph into various shapes before hardening. The material is initially soft, but later hardens through a bone development process that uses the same materials found in the skeleton.
Robotics Research
Jan 19, 2022
Fully Autonomous Large, High-Speed Ferry Makes First Run in Japan

Fully Autonomous Large, High-Speed Ferry Makes First Run in Japan

Successful completion of a demonstration test of the world's first fully autonomous ship navigation systems on a large car ferry, a 222-meter ferry, with autonomous port berthing and unberthing using turning and reversing movements and high-speed navigation of up to 26 knots.
Robotics Research
Jan 17, 2022
Robotic Assistive Device Helps Infants with Movement Difficulties

Robotic Assistive Device Helps Infants with Movement Difficulties

Researchers have received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a robotic assistive device to help infants with movement difficulties. The soft wearable device will fit over little arms to support them or offer an extra boost in their movements.
Robotics Research
Jan 17, 2022
Machine Learning for Morphable Materials

Machine Learning for Morphable Materials

Flat materials that can morph into three-dimensional shapes have potential applications in architecture, medicine, robotics, space travel, and much more. But programming these shape changes requires complex and time-consuming computations.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Robotics at CES 2022

Event Summary: Robotics at CES 2022

CES is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), hosting presentations and demonstrations of new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry. This year (2022) the event was held on 5-7th January in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Robotics Research
Jan 14, 2022
First Company to Complete Commercial Deliveries at Level 4 Autonomy

First Company to Complete Commercial Deliveries at Level 4 Autonomy

This milestone means the robots are able to operate routinely without human intervention, and can rely on their onboard capabilities to ensure safe operation. This industry first is the result of nearly five years of work by the Serve Robotics team and represents a major step forward for the autonomous vehicle industry, significantly lowering the barriers for autonomous delivery at scale.
Robotics Research
Jan 12, 2022
Sea-to-Air Drone Redefines Offshore Operations

Sea-to-Air Drone Redefines Offshore Operations

The world's first 'Sea-Air Integrated Drone' aims to modernize offshore and marine operations with its intelligent capabilities, high working efficiency, and minimized manpower required.
Robotics Research
Jan 11, 2022
Six Future Mobility Trends from IDTechEx Research

Six Future Mobility Trends from IDTechEx Research

The mobility sector continues to see a rapid pace of change, enabled by technological leaps in the underlying componentry and materials, but there is still a long way to go. In this article Luke Gear, Principal Analyst at IDTechEx, explores six key future mobility trends, drawing from IDTechEx Subscription research.
Robotics Research
Jan 7, 2022
Sony Introduces Prototype Electric SUV

Sony Introduces Prototype Electric SUV

Sony announced and exhibited an SUV-type prototype vehicle (VISION-S 02) as a new form factor. This vehicle uses the same EV/cloud platform as the prototype (VISION-S 01), which is being tested on public roads.
Robotics Research
Jan 6, 2022
New Method to Make AI Generated Voices More Expressive

New Method to Make AI Generated Voices More Expressive

Researchers have found a way to make AI-generated voices, such as digital personal assistants, more expressive, with a minimum amount of training. The method, which translates text to speech, can also be applied to voices that were never part of the system's training set.
Robotics Research
Jan 6, 2022
John Deere Reveals Fully Autonomous Tractor

John Deere Reveals Fully Autonomous Tractor

John Deere has revealed a fully autonomous tractor that's ready for large-scale production. The machine combines Deere's 8R tractor, TruSet-enabled chisel plow, GPS guidance system, and new advanced technologies. The autonomous tractor will be available to farmers later this year.
Robotics Research
Jan 6, 2022
Trial of Exoskeleton Technology for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Trial of Exoskeleton Technology for Children with Cerebral Palsy

A major, five-year clinical trial to test a treatment strategy for children with cerebral palsy using patented and patent-pending inventions comprising a lightweight, wearable robotic device that provides neuromuscular training while making walking easier.
Robotics Research
Jan 4, 2022
A History of ADAS: Emergence to Essential

A History of ADAS: Emergence to Essential

IDTechEx predicts that SAE level 3 autonomous features, such as traffic jam pilot, will emerge in 2022 and become common in vehicles by 2042. How did IDTechEx predict this time scale? The answer lies in the historical adoption trends of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technologies.
Robotics Research
Jan 3, 2022
Kawasaki Trials Unmanned VTOL Aircraft and Delivery Robot

Kawasaki Trials Unmanned VTOL Aircraft and Delivery Robot

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd announced the successful completion of proof-of-concept testing for unmanned cargo transport by cooperation of its unmanned vertical take-off and landing aircraft and delivery robot.
Robotics Research
Dec 30, 2021
Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics

Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics

Inspired by the natural dexterity of the human hand, a team of engineers has created a reconfigurable hybrid robotics system that is able to grip a variety of objects: from the small, soft and delicate to the large, heavy and bulky. This technology is expected to impact a range of industries, involving food assembly, vertical farming and fast-moving consumer goods packaging, which will progressively automate more of their operations in the coming years.
Robotics Research
Dec 30, 2021
BYD Investment in RoboSense

BYD Investment in RoboSense

BYD's investment will help RoboSense engage more closely in the smart new energy vehicle industry ecology, laying a solid foundation for in-depth industry collaboration between the two companies.
Robotics Research
Dec 28, 2021
Shellac for Printed Circuits

Shellac for Printed Circuits

More precise, faster, cheaper: Researchers all over the world have been working for years on producing electrical circuits using additive processes such as robotic 3-printing (so-called robocasting) - with great success, but this is now becoming a problem. The metal particles that make such "inks" electrically conductive are exacerbating the problem of electronic waste.
Robotics Research
Dec 27, 2021
Mind Controlled Robots Now One Step Closer

Mind Controlled Robots Now One Step Closer

Researchers have developed a machine-learning program that can be connected to a human brain and used to command a robot. The program adjusts the robot's movements based on electrical signals from the brain. The hope is that with this invention, tetraplegic patients will be able to carry out more day-to-day activities on their own.
Robotics Research
Dec 24, 2021
Sensors Set to Revolutionise Brain Controlled Robotics

Sensors Set to Revolutionise Brain Controlled Robotics

A novel carbon-based biosensor is set to drive new innovations in brain-controlled robotics. The sensor is made of epitaxial graphene - essentially multiple layers of very thin, very strong carbon - grown directly onto a silicon-carbide-on-silicon substrate. The result is a highly scalable novel sensing technology that overcomes three major challenges of graphene-based biosensing: corrosion, durability and skin contact resistance
Robotics Research
Jan 21, 2022
Microbots Could Heal Broken Bones

Microbots Could Heal Broken Bones

Inspired by the growth of bones in the skeleton, researchers have developed a combination of materials that can morph into various shapes before hardening. The material is initially soft, but later hardens through a bone development process that uses the same materials found in the skeleton.
Robotics Research
Jan 17, 2022
Robotic Assistive Device Helps Infants with Movement Difficulties

Robotic Assistive Device Helps Infants with Movement Difficulties

Researchers have received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a robotic assistive device to help infants with movement difficulties. The soft wearable device will fit over little arms to support them or offer an extra boost in their movements.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Robotics at CES 2022

Event Summary: Robotics at CES 2022

CES is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), hosting presentations and demonstrations of new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry. This year (2022) the event was held on 5-7th January in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Robotics Research
Jan 12, 2022
Sea-to-Air Drone Redefines Offshore Operations

Sea-to-Air Drone Redefines Offshore Operations

The world's first 'Sea-Air Integrated Drone' aims to modernize offshore and marine operations with its intelligent capabilities, high working efficiency, and minimized manpower required.
Robotics Research
Jan 7, 2022
Sony Introduces Prototype Electric SUV

Sony Introduces Prototype Electric SUV

Sony announced and exhibited an SUV-type prototype vehicle (VISION-S 02) as a new form factor. This vehicle uses the same EV/cloud platform as the prototype (VISION-S 01), which is being tested on public roads.
Robotics Research
Jan 6, 2022
John Deere Reveals Fully Autonomous Tractor

John Deere Reveals Fully Autonomous Tractor

John Deere has revealed a fully autonomous tractor that's ready for large-scale production. The machine combines Deere's 8R tractor, TruSet-enabled chisel plow, GPS guidance system, and new advanced technologies. The autonomous tractor will be available to farmers later this year.
Robotics Research
Jan 4, 2022
A History of ADAS: Emergence to Essential

A History of ADAS: Emergence to Essential

IDTechEx predicts that SAE level 3 autonomous features, such as traffic jam pilot, will emerge in 2022 and become common in vehicles by 2042. How did IDTechEx predict this time scale? The answer lies in the historical adoption trends of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technologies.
Robotics Research
Dec 30, 2021
Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics

Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics

Inspired by the natural dexterity of the human hand, a team of engineers has created a reconfigurable hybrid robotics system that is able to grip a variety of objects: from the small, soft and delicate to the large, heavy and bulky. This technology is expected to impact a range of industries, involving food assembly, vertical farming and fast-moving consumer goods packaging, which will progressively automate more of their operations in the coming years.
Robotics Research
Dec 28, 2021
Shellac for Printed Circuits

Shellac for Printed Circuits

More precise, faster, cheaper: Researchers all over the world have been working for years on producing electrical circuits using additive processes such as robotic 3-printing (so-called robocasting) - with great success, but this is now becoming a problem. The metal particles that make such "inks" electrically conductive are exacerbating the problem of electronic waste.
Robotics Research
Dec 24, 2021
Sensors Set to Revolutionise Brain Controlled Robotics

Sensors Set to Revolutionise Brain Controlled Robotics

A novel carbon-based biosensor is set to drive new innovations in brain-controlled robotics. The sensor is made of epitaxial graphene - essentially multiple layers of very thin, very strong carbon - grown directly onto a silicon-carbide-on-silicon substrate. The result is a highly scalable novel sensing technology that overcomes three major challenges of graphene-based biosensing: corrosion, durability and skin contact resistance
Robotics Research
Jan 19, 2022
Fully Autonomous Large, High-Speed Ferry Makes First Run in Japan

Fully Autonomous Large, High-Speed Ferry Makes First Run in Japan

Successful completion of a demonstration test of the world's first fully autonomous ship navigation systems on a large car ferry, a 222-meter ferry, with autonomous port berthing and unberthing using turning and reversing movements and high-speed navigation of up to 26 knots.
Robotics Research
Jan 17, 2022
Machine Learning for Morphable Materials

Machine Learning for Morphable Materials

Flat materials that can morph into three-dimensional shapes have potential applications in architecture, medicine, robotics, space travel, and much more. But programming these shape changes requires complex and time-consuming computations.
Robotics Research
Jan 14, 2022
First Company to Complete Commercial Deliveries at Level 4 Autonomy

First Company to Complete Commercial Deliveries at Level 4 Autonomy

This milestone means the robots are able to operate routinely without human intervention, and can rely on their onboard capabilities to ensure safe operation. This industry first is the result of nearly five years of work by the Serve Robotics team and represents a major step forward for the autonomous vehicle industry, significantly lowering the barriers for autonomous delivery at scale.
Robotics Research
Jan 11, 2022
Six Future Mobility Trends from IDTechEx Research

Six Future Mobility Trends from IDTechEx Research

The mobility sector continues to see a rapid pace of change, enabled by technological leaps in the underlying componentry and materials, but there is still a long way to go. In this article Luke Gear, Principal Analyst at IDTechEx, explores six key future mobility trends, drawing from IDTechEx Subscription research.
Robotics Research
Jan 6, 2022
New Method to Make AI Generated Voices More Expressive

New Method to Make AI Generated Voices More Expressive

Researchers have found a way to make AI-generated voices, such as digital personal assistants, more expressive, with a minimum amount of training. The method, which translates text to speech, can also be applied to voices that were never part of the system's training set.
Robotics Research
Jan 6, 2022
Trial of Exoskeleton Technology for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Trial of Exoskeleton Technology for Children with Cerebral Palsy

A major, five-year clinical trial to test a treatment strategy for children with cerebral palsy using patented and patent-pending inventions comprising a lightweight, wearable robotic device that provides neuromuscular training while making walking easier.
Robotics Research
Jan 3, 2022
Kawasaki Trials Unmanned VTOL Aircraft and Delivery Robot

Kawasaki Trials Unmanned VTOL Aircraft and Delivery Robot

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd announced the successful completion of proof-of-concept testing for unmanned cargo transport by cooperation of its unmanned vertical take-off and landing aircraft and delivery robot.
Robotics Research
Dec 30, 2021
BYD Investment in RoboSense

BYD Investment in RoboSense

BYD's investment will help RoboSense engage more closely in the smart new energy vehicle industry ecology, laying a solid foundation for in-depth industry collaboration between the two companies.
Robotics Research
Dec 27, 2021
Mind Controlled Robots Now One Step Closer

Mind Controlled Robots Now One Step Closer

Researchers have developed a machine-learning program that can be connected to a human brain and used to command a robot. The program adjusts the robot's movements based on electrical signals from the brain. The hope is that with this invention, tetraplegic patients will be able to carry out more day-to-day activities on their own.
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