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Will Tesla's Humanoid Robot "Optimus" Really Be Able to Serve People?

Will Tesla's Humanoid Robot "Optimus" Really Be Able to Serve People?

Robotics Research
Oct 4, 2022
Stretchy, Bio-Inspired Synaptic Transistor

Stretchy, Bio-Inspired Synaptic Transistor

Robotics and wearable devices might soon get a little smarter with the addition of a stretchy, wearable synaptic transistor. The device works like neurons in the brain to send signals to some cells and inhibit others in order to enhance and weaken the devices' memories.
Robotics Research
Oct 3, 2022
Robotic Capsule Could Administer Insulin

Robotic Capsule Could Administer Insulin

One reason that it's so difficult to deliver large protein drugs orally is that these drugs can't pass through the mucus barrier that lines the digestive tract. This means that insulin and most other drugs consisting of proteins or nucleic acids have to be injected or administered in a hospital. A new drug capsule may one day be able to replace those injections. The capsule has a robotic cap that spins and tunnels through the mucus barrier when it reaches the small intestine, allowing drugs carried by the capsule to pass into cells lining the intestine.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

This premium article provides an update on the state of robotaxi testing and services and highlights the current leaders in the US and China. It details some of the vehicle and powertrain choices that the leaders are making and gives a market share estimate of electric autonomous vehicles in California. It then gives more information about the state of electrification in autonomous heavy-duty vehicles.
Robotics Research
Sep 30, 2022
Guinness World Record for Fastest 100 Metres by a Bipedal Robot

Guinness World Record for Fastest 100 Metres by a Bipedal Robot

Cassie the robot has established a Guinness World Record for the fastest 100 meters by a bipedal robot. Cassie clocked the historic time of 24.73 seconds starting from a standing position and returning to that position after the sprint, with no falls.
External Company Press Release
Cogniteam's Nimbus Operation  Gives Street Smarts to Rover Robotics

Cogniteam's Nimbus Operation Gives Street Smarts to Rover Robotics

Cogniteam has announced a partnership with Rover Robotics, developers of robot hardware platforms. Together, they will help deploy chassis and platforms to companies that are looking to develop in-house Autonomous Mobile Robots without the time-consuming and burdensome task of re-inventing existing technologies.
Robotics Research
Sep 28, 2022
Three Biggest Hurdles Faced by Roboshuttles

Three Biggest Hurdles Faced by Roboshuttles

Roboshuttles like those from EasyMile and Navya are a new and exciting mobility solution that have grown in interest during the past decade. However, in the past few years, IDTechEx has observed a slump in roboshuttle sales and a reduction in the number of active roboshuttle companies.
Robotics Research
Sep 28, 2022
Tiny Swimming Robots Treat Deadly Pneumonia in Mice

Tiny Swimming Robots Treat Deadly Pneumonia in Mice

Nanoengineers have developed microscopic robots, called microrobots, that can swim around in the lungs, deliver medication and be used to clear up life-threatening cases of bacterial pneumonia. In mice, the microrobots safely eliminated pneumonia-causing bacteria in the lungs and resulted in 100% survival. By contrast, untreated mice all died within three days after infection.
Robotics Research
Sep 26, 2022
3D Printing Drones Build and Repair Structures While Flying

3D Printing Drones Build and Repair Structures While Flying

3D printing is gaining momentum in the construction industry. Both on-site and in the factory, static and mobile robots print materials for use in construction projects, such as steel and concrete structures. This new approach to 3D printing uses drones, that use collective building methods inspired by natural builders like bees and wasps who work together to create large, intricate structures.
Robotics Research
Sep 23, 2022
Soft Devices Powered by Algae Glow in the Dark When Stretched

Soft Devices Powered by Algae Glow in the Dark When Stretched

Researchers have developed soft devices containing algae that glow in the dark when experiencing mechanical stress, such as being squished, stretched, twisted or bent. The devices do not require any electronics to light up, making them an ideal choice for building soft robots that explore the deep sea and other dark environments.
Robotics Research
Sep 22, 2022
Brains on board: Smart Microbots Walk Autonomously

Brains on board: Smart Microbots Walk Autonomously

A collaborative effort has installed electronic "brains" on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size - smaller than an ant's head - so that they can walk autonomously without being externally controlled.
External Company Press Release
Artificial Soft Surface Autonomously Mimics Shapes From Nature

Artificial Soft Surface Autonomously Mimics Shapes From Nature

Engineers have developed a scalable soft surface that can continuously reshape itself to mimic objects in nature. Relying on electromagnetic actuation, mechanical modeling and machine learning to form new configurations, the surface can even learn to adapt to hindrances such as broken elements, unexpected constraints or changing environments.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo

DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo

This premium article explores the DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo, summarising the main takeaways of the event.
Robotics Research
Sep 20, 2022
Evolving Automotive Lidar Technologies and Business Landscape

Evolving Automotive Lidar Technologies and Business Landscape

With the innovation of lidar beam steering technologies, continuous lidar cost reduction, as well as the progress of Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) and Autonomous vehicles (AV), lidars are embracing their potential US$8.4 billion-dollar market by 2033, enabled by automotive applications, which can be further widely expanded to other areas such as robotics, industrial, smart city, and mapping.
Robotics Research
Sep 19, 2022
Robotic Solution Revolutionizes Construction Layout Process

Robotic Solution Revolutionizes Construction Layout Process

A robotic solution that prints the most complex construction site layouts with pinpoint accuracy, in a fraction of the time it takes manually - improving productivity by as much as ten times.
Robotics Research
Sep 16, 2022
Free-to-Attend Webinar - Electric Cars: The Road to Mass Market

Free-to-Attend Webinar - Electric Cars: The Road to Mass Market

Thursday 29 September 2022 - The webinar will cover 2022 H1 electric car sales; short term sales outlook and commentary; the latest EV policy by region; automaker and government EV targets; and powertrain trends which improve drive cycle efficiency
Robotics Research
Sep 13, 2022
3D Printing Soil with Embedded Seeds

3D Printing Soil with Embedded Seeds

Someday, maybe sooner than later, people building homes and offices may be able to 3D-print their roofs and walls using soil implanted with seeds thanks to new sustainability research. 3D-printing geometrically complex structures made of soil and seed is doable — introducing a key innovation in bio-based construction.
Robotics Research
Sep 12, 2022
Industry 5.0: Hype or Unprecedented Chance for Collaborative Robots?

Industry 5.0: Hype or Unprecedented Chance for Collaborative Robots?

Following the release of the brand new IDTechEx report, "Collaborative Robots (Cobots) 2023-2043: Technologies, Players & Markets", Yulin Wang (Technology Analyst at IDTechEx) explores Industry 5.0 and the impact on the collaborative robot market.
Robotics Research
Sep 9, 2022
Wearable Robot Catches Fall

Wearable Robot Catches Fall

Researchers have developed a wearable assistive robot that can detect and prevent a fall before it happens, reducing the user's risk of sustaining injuries. The robot can also be used to aid patients' rehabilitation from their injuries.
External Company Press Release
Cogniteam Ignites Robotics AI with NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin Edge AI

Cogniteam Ignites Robotics AI with NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin Edge AI

Cogniteam, a robotics company and creator of the Nimbus low-code robot development operating system, has integrated the latest NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin platform into its existing robot software packets. As a Preferred member of the NVIDIA Partner Network, Cogniteam had early access to the AGX Orin developer kit, which allowed the company to prepare a streamlined process for the next generation of edge robot capabilities.
Robotics Research
Oct 4, 2022
Stretchy, Bio-Inspired Synaptic Transistor

Stretchy, Bio-Inspired Synaptic Transistor

Robotics and wearable devices might soon get a little smarter with the addition of a stretchy, wearable synaptic transistor. The device works like neurons in the brain to send signals to some cells and inhibit others in order to enhance and weaken the devices' memories.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

This premium article provides an update on the state of robotaxi testing and services and highlights the current leaders in the US and China. It details some of the vehicle and powertrain choices that the leaders are making and gives a market share estimate of electric autonomous vehicles in California. It then gives more information about the state of electrification in autonomous heavy-duty vehicles.
External Company Press Release
Cogniteam's Nimbus Operation  Gives Street Smarts to Rover Robotics

Cogniteam's Nimbus Operation Gives Street Smarts to Rover Robotics

Cogniteam has announced a partnership with Rover Robotics, developers of robot hardware platforms. Together, they will help deploy chassis and platforms to companies that are looking to develop in-house Autonomous Mobile Robots without the time-consuming and burdensome task of re-inventing existing technologies.
Robotics Research
Sep 28, 2022
Tiny Swimming Robots Treat Deadly Pneumonia in Mice

Tiny Swimming Robots Treat Deadly Pneumonia in Mice

Nanoengineers have developed microscopic robots, called microrobots, that can swim around in the lungs, deliver medication and be used to clear up life-threatening cases of bacterial pneumonia. In mice, the microrobots safely eliminated pneumonia-causing bacteria in the lungs and resulted in 100% survival. By contrast, untreated mice all died within three days after infection.
Robotics Research
Sep 23, 2022
Soft Devices Powered by Algae Glow in the Dark When Stretched

Soft Devices Powered by Algae Glow in the Dark When Stretched

Researchers have developed soft devices containing algae that glow in the dark when experiencing mechanical stress, such as being squished, stretched, twisted or bent. The devices do not require any electronics to light up, making them an ideal choice for building soft robots that explore the deep sea and other dark environments.
External Company Press Release
Artificial Soft Surface Autonomously Mimics Shapes From Nature

Artificial Soft Surface Autonomously Mimics Shapes From Nature

Engineers have developed a scalable soft surface that can continuously reshape itself to mimic objects in nature. Relying on electromagnetic actuation, mechanical modeling and machine learning to form new configurations, the surface can even learn to adapt to hindrances such as broken elements, unexpected constraints or changing environments.
Robotics Research
Sep 20, 2022
Evolving Automotive Lidar Technologies and Business Landscape

Evolving Automotive Lidar Technologies and Business Landscape

With the innovation of lidar beam steering technologies, continuous lidar cost reduction, as well as the progress of Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) and Autonomous vehicles (AV), lidars are embracing their potential US$8.4 billion-dollar market by 2033, enabled by automotive applications, which can be further widely expanded to other areas such as robotics, industrial, smart city, and mapping.
Robotics Research
Sep 16, 2022
Free-to-Attend Webinar - Electric Cars: The Road to Mass Market

Free-to-Attend Webinar - Electric Cars: The Road to Mass Market

Thursday 29 September 2022 - The webinar will cover 2022 H1 electric car sales; short term sales outlook and commentary; the latest EV policy by region; automaker and government EV targets; and powertrain trends which improve drive cycle efficiency
Robotics Research
Sep 12, 2022
Industry 5.0: Hype or Unprecedented Chance for Collaborative Robots?

Industry 5.0: Hype or Unprecedented Chance for Collaborative Robots?

Following the release of the brand new IDTechEx report, "Collaborative Robots (Cobots) 2023-2043: Technologies, Players & Markets", Yulin Wang (Technology Analyst at IDTechEx) explores Industry 5.0 and the impact on the collaborative robot market.
External Company Press Release
Cogniteam Ignites Robotics AI with NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin Edge AI

Cogniteam Ignites Robotics AI with NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin Edge AI

Cogniteam, a robotics company and creator of the Nimbus low-code robot development operating system, has integrated the latest NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin platform into its existing robot software packets. As a Preferred member of the NVIDIA Partner Network, Cogniteam had early access to the AGX Orin developer kit, which allowed the company to prepare a streamlined process for the next generation of edge robot capabilities.
Robotics Research
Oct 3, 2022
Robotic Capsule Could Administer Insulin

Robotic Capsule Could Administer Insulin

One reason that it's so difficult to deliver large protein drugs orally is that these drugs can't pass through the mucus barrier that lines the digestive tract. This means that insulin and most other drugs consisting of proteins or nucleic acids have to be injected or administered in a hospital. A new drug capsule may one day be able to replace those injections. The capsule has a robotic cap that spins and tunnels through the mucus barrier when it reaches the small intestine, allowing drugs carried by the capsule to pass into cells lining the intestine.
Robotics Research
Sep 30, 2022
Guinness World Record for Fastest 100 Metres by a Bipedal Robot

Guinness World Record for Fastest 100 Metres by a Bipedal Robot

Cassie the robot has established a Guinness World Record for the fastest 100 meters by a bipedal robot. Cassie clocked the historic time of 24.73 seconds starting from a standing position and returning to that position after the sprint, with no falls.
Robotics Research
Sep 28, 2022
Three Biggest Hurdles Faced by Roboshuttles

Three Biggest Hurdles Faced by Roboshuttles

Roboshuttles like those from EasyMile and Navya are a new and exciting mobility solution that have grown in interest during the past decade. However, in the past few years, IDTechEx has observed a slump in roboshuttle sales and a reduction in the number of active roboshuttle companies.
Robotics Research
Sep 26, 2022
3D Printing Drones Build and Repair Structures While Flying

3D Printing Drones Build and Repair Structures While Flying

3D printing is gaining momentum in the construction industry. Both on-site and in the factory, static and mobile robots print materials for use in construction projects, such as steel and concrete structures. This new approach to 3D printing uses drones, that use collective building methods inspired by natural builders like bees and wasps who work together to create large, intricate structures.
Robotics Research
Sep 22, 2022
Brains on board: Smart Microbots Walk Autonomously

Brains on board: Smart Microbots Walk Autonomously

A collaborative effort has installed electronic "brains" on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size - smaller than an ant's head - so that they can walk autonomously without being externally controlled.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo

DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo

This premium article explores the DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo, summarising the main takeaways of the event.
Robotics Research
Sep 19, 2022
Robotic Solution Revolutionizes Construction Layout Process

Robotic Solution Revolutionizes Construction Layout Process

A robotic solution that prints the most complex construction site layouts with pinpoint accuracy, in a fraction of the time it takes manually - improving productivity by as much as ten times.
Robotics Research
Sep 13, 2022
3D Printing Soil with Embedded Seeds

3D Printing Soil with Embedded Seeds

Someday, maybe sooner than later, people building homes and offices may be able to 3D-print their roofs and walls using soil implanted with seeds thanks to new sustainability research. 3D-printing geometrically complex structures made of soil and seed is doable — introducing a key innovation in bio-based construction.
Robotics Research
Sep 9, 2022
Wearable Robot Catches Fall

Wearable Robot Catches Fall

Researchers have developed a wearable assistive robot that can detect and prevent a fall before it happens, reducing the user's risk of sustaining injuries. The robot can also be used to aid patients' rehabilitation from their injuries.
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