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Sensitive robots feel the strain

Sensitive robots feel the strain

An artificial soft skin imbued with flexible electronics could enhance the way robots sense and interact with their surroundings.
Robotics Research
Dec 14, 2018
Next gen unmanned drones will act more like birds than machines

Next gen unmanned drones will act more like birds than machines

Researchers unveiled experiments with drones that can sense wind gusts and thermals, then use them to gain speed or altitude, just like birds do.
Robotics Research
Dec 13, 2018
Meet Holmes & Watson: Robot security

Meet Holmes & Watson: Robot security

Houston Methodist Hospital has added two new members to its security team — a pair of robots that patrol the halls on wheels.
Robotics Research
Dec 12, 2018
IDTechEx TVYamaha Motors invests in robotic exoskeleton for skiers

Yamaha Motors invests in robotic exoskeleton for skiers

Roam Robotics, a company building robotic exoskeletons to enhance strength, speed and endurance for everyday people announced it has completed a $12 million Series A.
Robotics Research
Dec 11, 2018
Insight into swimming fish could lead to robotics advances

Insight into swimming fish could lead to robotics advances

The constant movement of fish that seems random is actually precisely deployed to provide them at any moment with the best sensory feedback they need to navigate the world.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Drones: an analysis of the software side

Drones: an analysis of the software side

Drone business landscape has been configured in recent years. The hardware price wars have consolidated the hardware landscape with the winner essentially forcing many out and leaving the rest at best vying for the position of being an alternative supplier.
Robotics Research
Dec 10, 2018
Walmart's robot floor cleaners

Walmart's robot floor cleaners

Walmart's BrainOS-powered floor scrubbers allow store associates to quickly map a route during an initial training ride and then activate autonomous floor cleaning with the press of a single button. The robot uses multiple sensors to scan its surroundings for people and obstacles, providing the industry's highest level of safety and performance.
Robotics Research
Dec 7, 2018
IDTechEx TVA plant-robot hybrid

A plant-robot hybrid

Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is interfaced with a robotic extension that drives it toward light.
Robotics Research
Dec 6, 2018
Aquatic animals that jump out of water inspire leaping robots

Aquatic animals that jump out of water inspire leaping robots

Ever watch aquatic animals jump out of the water and wonder how they manage to do it in such a streamlined and graceful way? A group of researchers who specialize in water entry and exit in nature had the same question and are exploring the specific physical conditions required for animals to successfully leap out of water.
Robotics Research
Dec 5, 2018
Radioactive-busting robotic suit

Radioactive-busting robotic suit

If wearable technologies are the future, a radioactive-busting robotic suit could represent yet one more dramatic step into the beyond.
Robotics Research
Dec 4, 2018
Sustainable farming robots with AI

Sustainable farming robots with AI

Small Robot Company aims to make farms more profitable, and increase yield and efficiency, through using small robots instead of tractors. Its arable farming robots Tom, Dick and Harry will enable farmers to be kinder to soil, kinder to the environment, more efficient, more precise and more productive. It will also reduce chemical usage and cultivation energy in arable farming by up to 95%.
Robotics Research
Dec 3, 2018
IDTechEx TVFlexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions

Flexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions

Human skin contains sensitive nerve cells that detect pressure, temperature and other sensations that allow tactile interactions with the environment. To help robots and prosthetic devices attain these abilities, scientists are trying to develop electronic skins.
Robotics Research
Nov 30, 2018
Machine learning simulates everyday task of dressing

Machine learning simulates everyday task of dressing

Computer scientists have devised a novel computational method, driven by machine learning techniques, to successfully and realistically simulate the multi-step process of putting on clothes.
Robotics Research
Nov 28, 2018
Fully 3D printed and functional electric motorcycle

Fully 3D printed and functional electric motorcycle

Designed by NOWlab, the BigRep innovation consultancy and printed on BigRep's large-scale 3D printers are two groundbreaking prototypes for e-mobility applications: the world's first fully 3D-printed and functional electric motorcycle, the NERA, and a bionic passenger seat, the Aero Seat. Advancing applications in AM are two other new prototypes, the Adaptive Robotic Gripper, designed for flexible handling applications, and the Omni Platform, a…
Robotics Research
Nov 27, 2018
Meet Lindsey: She'll be your guide today

Meet Lindsey: She'll be your guide today

A 5ft 2ins tall magenta robot, equipped with sensors and cameras, will guide visitors through exhibitions at a Lincoln museum from today.
Robotics Research
Nov 26, 2018
Electronic glove gives robots a sense of touch

Electronic glove gives robots a sense of touch

Engineers have developed an electronic glove containing sensors that could one day give robotic hands the sort of dexterity that humans take for granted.
Robotics Research
Nov 26, 2018
The next generation of microbial fuel cells

The next generation of microbial fuel cells

Microbial fuel cells are a promising technology for generating electricity from organic waste materials. European investigators set out to improve microbial fuel cells through ground-breaking technologies.
Robotics Research
Nov 23, 2018
Electronic skin points the way north

Electronic skin points the way north

Researchers have developed an electronic skin with magnetosensitive capabilities, sensitive enough to detect and digitize body motion in the Earth's magnetic field. As this e-skin is extremely thin and malleable, it can easily be affixed to human skin to create a bionic analog of a compass.
Robotics Research
Nov 22, 2018
Accelerating the introduction of robot workers

Accelerating the introduction of robot workers

IAM is responding to the growing need for flexible automation systems in logistics environments. The investment will be used to accelerate robot production and to build a sales, marketing, and delivery organization that works closely with leading distributors to transform the supply chain.
Robotics Research
Nov 22, 2018
Prosthetic system allows user to feel again

Prosthetic system allows user to feel again

A new prosthetic hand system with a fully implanted, wirelessly controlled neurostimulator that has restored "feeling" to a person with a hand amputation.
Robotics Research
Nov 21, 2018
Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Approximately 3,500 attendees from 42 countries attended the IDTechEx Show!, which featured 284 exhibiting organizations. The event, held in Santa Clara, California, is unique in bringing together eight key technologies with the organizations that seek to use them.
Robotics Research
Dec 14, 2018
Next gen unmanned drones will act more like birds than machines

Next gen unmanned drones will act more like birds than machines

Researchers unveiled experiments with drones that can sense wind gusts and thermals, then use them to gain speed or altitude, just like birds do.
Robotics Research
Dec 12, 2018
IDTechEx TVYamaha Motors invests in robotic exoskeleton for skiers

Yamaha Motors invests in robotic exoskeleton for skiers

Roam Robotics, a company building robotic exoskeletons to enhance strength, speed and endurance for everyday people announced it has completed a $12 million Series A.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Drones: an analysis of the software side

Drones: an analysis of the software side

Drone business landscape has been configured in recent years. The hardware price wars have consolidated the hardware landscape with the winner essentially forcing many out and leaving the rest at best vying for the position of being an alternative supplier.
Robotics Research
Dec 7, 2018
IDTechEx TVA plant-robot hybrid

A plant-robot hybrid

Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is interfaced with a robotic extension that drives it toward light.
Robotics Research
Dec 5, 2018
Radioactive-busting robotic suit

Radioactive-busting robotic suit

If wearable technologies are the future, a radioactive-busting robotic suit could represent yet one more dramatic step into the beyond.
Robotics Research
Dec 3, 2018
IDTechEx TVFlexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions

Flexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions

Human skin contains sensitive nerve cells that detect pressure, temperature and other sensations that allow tactile interactions with the environment. To help robots and prosthetic devices attain these abilities, scientists are trying to develop electronic skins.
Robotics Research
Nov 28, 2018
Fully 3D printed and functional electric motorcycle

Fully 3D printed and functional electric motorcycle

Designed by NOWlab, the BigRep innovation consultancy and printed on BigRep's large-scale 3D printers are two groundbreaking prototypes for e-mobility applications: the world's first fully 3D-printed and functional electric motorcycle, the NERA, and a bionic passenger seat, the Aero Seat. Advancing applications in AM are two other new prototypes, the Adaptive Robotic Gripper, designed for flexible handling applications, and the Omni Platform, a…
Robotics Research
Nov 26, 2018
Electronic glove gives robots a sense of touch

Electronic glove gives robots a sense of touch

Engineers have developed an electronic glove containing sensors that could one day give robotic hands the sort of dexterity that humans take for granted.
Robotics Research
Nov 23, 2018
Electronic skin points the way north

Electronic skin points the way north

Researchers have developed an electronic skin with magnetosensitive capabilities, sensitive enough to detect and digitize body motion in the Earth's magnetic field. As this e-skin is extremely thin and malleable, it can easily be affixed to human skin to create a bionic analog of a compass.
Robotics Research
Nov 22, 2018
Prosthetic system allows user to feel again

Prosthetic system allows user to feel again

A new prosthetic hand system with a fully implanted, wirelessly controlled neurostimulator that has restored "feeling" to a person with a hand amputation.
Robotics Research
Dec 13, 2018
Meet Holmes & Watson: Robot security

Meet Holmes & Watson: Robot security

Houston Methodist Hospital has added two new members to its security team — a pair of robots that patrol the halls on wheels.
Robotics Research
Dec 11, 2018
Insight into swimming fish could lead to robotics advances

Insight into swimming fish could lead to robotics advances

The constant movement of fish that seems random is actually precisely deployed to provide them at any moment with the best sensory feedback they need to navigate the world.
Robotics Research
Dec 10, 2018
Walmart's robot floor cleaners

Walmart's robot floor cleaners

Walmart's BrainOS-powered floor scrubbers allow store associates to quickly map a route during an initial training ride and then activate autonomous floor cleaning with the press of a single button. The robot uses multiple sensors to scan its surroundings for people and obstacles, providing the industry's highest level of safety and performance.
Robotics Research
Dec 6, 2018
Aquatic animals that jump out of water inspire leaping robots

Aquatic animals that jump out of water inspire leaping robots

Ever watch aquatic animals jump out of the water and wonder how they manage to do it in such a streamlined and graceful way? A group of researchers who specialize in water entry and exit in nature had the same question and are exploring the specific physical conditions required for animals to successfully leap out of water.
Robotics Research
Dec 4, 2018
Sustainable farming robots with AI

Sustainable farming robots with AI

Small Robot Company aims to make farms more profitable, and increase yield and efficiency, through using small robots instead of tractors. Its arable farming robots Tom, Dick and Harry will enable farmers to be kinder to soil, kinder to the environment, more efficient, more precise and more productive. It will also reduce chemical usage and cultivation energy in arable farming by up to 95%.
Robotics Research
Nov 30, 2018
Machine learning simulates everyday task of dressing

Machine learning simulates everyday task of dressing

Computer scientists have devised a novel computational method, driven by machine learning techniques, to successfully and realistically simulate the multi-step process of putting on clothes.
Robotics Research
Nov 27, 2018
Meet Lindsey: She'll be your guide today

Meet Lindsey: She'll be your guide today

A 5ft 2ins tall magenta robot, equipped with sensors and cameras, will guide visitors through exhibitions at a Lincoln museum from today.
Robotics Research
Nov 26, 2018
The next generation of microbial fuel cells

The next generation of microbial fuel cells

Microbial fuel cells are a promising technology for generating electricity from organic waste materials. European investigators set out to improve microbial fuel cells through ground-breaking technologies.
Robotics Research
Nov 22, 2018
Accelerating the introduction of robot workers

Accelerating the introduction of robot workers

IAM is responding to the growing need for flexible automation systems in logistics environments. The investment will be used to accelerate robot production and to build a sales, marketing, and delivery organization that works closely with leading distributors to transform the supply chain.
Robotics Research
Nov 21, 2018
Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Approximately 3,500 attendees from 42 countries attended the IDTechEx Show!, which featured 284 exhibiting organizations. The event, held in Santa Clara, California, is unique in bringing together eight key technologies with the organizations that seek to use them.