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Sheaths become mighty new layer in artificial muscles

Sheaths become mighty new layer in artificial muscles

Robotics Research
Jul 18, 2019
Artificial "muscles" achieve powerful pulling force

Artificial "muscles" achieve powerful pulling force

As a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports in order to pull the plant upward. This ensures the plant receives as much sunlight exposure as possible. Now, researchers have found a way to imitate this coiling-and-pulling mechanism to produce contracting fibers that could be used as artificial muscles for robots, prosthetic limbs, or other mechanical and biomedical applications.
Robotics Research
Jul 18, 2019
Teaching a humanoid robot to communicate in sign language

Teaching a humanoid robot to communicate in sign language

For a robot to be able to "learn" sign language, it is necessary to combine different areas of engineering such as artificial intelligence, neural networks and artificial vision, as well as underactuated robotic hands.
Robotics Research
Jul 17, 2019
3D printed get up and go bots getting closer, study says

3D printed get up and go bots getting closer, study says

Robotics researchers have for the first time used a commercial 3D printer to embed complex sensors inside robotic limbs and grippers. But they found that materials commercially available for 3D printing still need to be improved before the robots can be fully functional.
Robotics Research
Jul 16, 2019
NEVS and AutoX to collaborate on large scale RoboTaxi deployment

NEVS and AutoX to collaborate on large scale RoboTaxi deployment

Swedish EV manufacturer NEVS and the Autonomous Vehicle start-up AutoX have entered into an exclusive strategic partnership to integrate AutoX ́s Autonomous Drive technology in NEVS' next-generation vehicle architecture.
Robotics Research
Jul 15, 2019
For climbing robots, the sky's the limit

For climbing robots, the sky's the limit

Robots can drive on the plains and craters of Mars, but what if we could explore cliffs, polar caps and other hard-to-reach places on the Red Planet and beyond?
Robotics Research
Jul 12, 2019
Robot-ants that can jump, communicate and work together

Robot-ants that can jump, communicate and work together

A team of researchers has developed tiny 10-gram robots that are inspired by ants: they can communicate with each other, assign roles among themselves and complete complex tasks together. These reconfigurable robots are simple in structure, yet they can jump and crawl to explore uneven surfaces.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Startup Profiles:7th EcoMotion Main Event Tel Aviv, Israel.

Startup Profiles:7th EcoMotion Main Event Tel Aviv, Israel.

On the 11th of June 2019 IDTechEx attended the Startup Exhibition at the 7th EcoMotion Main Event in Tel Aviv Israel. There is increasing global recognition of the huge potential of Israeli mobility-tech startups, with Tel Aviv now recognised as one of the world's top tech hubs. The following deck contains a brief profile for each of the exciting companies we spoke to at the event. \r\n\r\nCompanies interviewed include: Arbe, AdaSky, Foresight, OPSYS, Newsight Imaging, VAYAVISION, Cartica, Ottopia, Phantom Auto, AutoTalks, Tactile Mobility, Argus Cyber Security, Regulus, and Cognata.
Robotics Research
Jul 11, 2019
Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce

Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce

A vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to identify and harvest a commonplace, but challenging, agricultural crop has been developed by engineers.
Robotics Research
Jul 10, 2019
AI controls robotic arm to pack boxes and cut costs

AI controls robotic arm to pack boxes and cut costs

Computer scientists used artificial intelligence to control a robotic arm that provides a more efficient way to pack boxes, saving businesses time and money.
Robotics Research
Jul 9, 2019
Soft robots for all

Soft robots for all

Each year, soft robots gain new abilities. They've learned to jump, squirm, and grip. And, unlike hard robots, they can handle tomatoes without bruising the fruit, resurface unscathed after being run over by a car, and journey through radiation, disaster zones, and outer-space with few scars. For people and animals, they have a "cooperative function": a soft touch.
Robotics Research
Jul 8, 2019
Mobile motor could lead robots to assembling other robots

Mobile motor could lead robots to assembling other robots

A set of five tiny fundamental parts can be assembled into a wide variety of functional devices, including a tiny "walking" motor that can move back and forth across a surface or turn the gears of a machine.
Robotics Research
Jul 5, 2019
Robot arm tastes with engineered bacteria

Robot arm tastes with engineered bacteria

A robotic gripping arm that uses engineered bacteria to "taste" for a specific chemical has been developed by engineers. The gripper is a proof-of-concept for biologically-based soft robotics.
Robotics Research
Jul 4, 2019
BotFactory brings the future of electronic circuit fabrication to your

BotFactory brings the future of electronic circuit fabrication to your

Just like a 3D Printer, BotFactorys' small circuit printers allow you to prototype in minutes instead of weeks, all at the click of a button.
Robotics Research
Jul 4, 2019
Strawberry-picking robots to gather enough fruit for Wimbledon

Strawberry-picking robots to gather enough fruit for Wimbledon

Wimbledon fans, who consume 34 thousand kilos of strawberries every year, could one day get their strawberries picked by a small group of new robots, developed in Europe, that use photonics to detect a fruit, and are capable of gathering enough berries for the championships in less than a week.
Robotics Research
Jul 3, 2019
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover's 7-foot-long robotic arm installed

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover's 7-foot-long robotic arm installed

The main arm includes five electrical motors and five joints. Measuring 2.1 meters long, the arm will allow the rover to work as a human geologist would: by holding and using science tools with its turret, which is essentially its "hand."
External Company Press Release
Robot destroys hospital bugs

Robot destroys hospital bugs

The collaborative robot autonomously drives around hospitals while emitting concentrated UV-C light to eliminate bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. As a result, hospitals can guarantee a 99.99% disinfection rate - reducing the risk for patients, staff and relatives of contracting dangerous infections.
Robotics Research
Jul 2, 2019
New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning

New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning

General-purpose language works for computer vision, robotics, statistics, and more.
Robotics Research
Jul 1, 2019
Artificial muscles powered by glucose

Artificial muscles powered by glucose

Artificial muscles made from polymers can now be powered by energy from glucose and oxygen, just like biological muscles. This advance may be a step on the way to implantable artificial muscles or autonomous microrobots powered by biomolecules in their surroundings.
Robotics Research
Jun 28, 2019
Social robots can benefit hospitalized children

Social robots can benefit hospitalized children

A new study demonstrates, for the first time, that "social robots" used in support sessions held in pediatric units at hospitals can lead to more positive emotions in sick children.
Robotics Research
Jul 18, 2019
Artificial "muscles" achieve powerful pulling force

Artificial "muscles" achieve powerful pulling force

As a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports in order to pull the plant upward. This ensures the plant receives as much sunlight exposure as possible. Now, researchers have found a way to imitate this coiling-and-pulling mechanism to produce contracting fibers that could be used as artificial muscles for robots, prosthetic limbs, or other mechanical and biomedical applications.
Robotics Research
Jul 17, 2019
3D printed get up and go bots getting closer, study says

3D printed get up and go bots getting closer, study says

Robotics researchers have for the first time used a commercial 3D printer to embed complex sensors inside robotic limbs and grippers. But they found that materials commercially available for 3D printing still need to be improved before the robots can be fully functional.
Robotics Research
Jul 15, 2019
For climbing robots, the sky's the limit

For climbing robots, the sky's the limit

Robots can drive on the plains and craters of Mars, but what if we could explore cliffs, polar caps and other hard-to-reach places on the Red Planet and beyond?
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Startup Profiles:7th EcoMotion Main Event Tel Aviv, Israel.

Startup Profiles:7th EcoMotion Main Event Tel Aviv, Israel.

On the 11th of June 2019 IDTechEx attended the Startup Exhibition at the 7th EcoMotion Main Event in Tel Aviv Israel. There is increasing global recognition of the huge potential of Israeli mobility-tech startups, with Tel Aviv now recognised as one of the world's top tech hubs. The following deck contains a brief profile for each of the exciting companies we spoke to at the event. \r\n\r\nCompanies interviewed include: Arbe, AdaSky, Foresight, OPSYS, Newsight Imaging, VAYAVISION, Cartica, Ottopia, Phantom Auto, AutoTalks, Tactile Mobility, Argus Cyber Security, Regulus, and Cognata.
Robotics Research
Jul 10, 2019
AI controls robotic arm to pack boxes and cut costs

AI controls robotic arm to pack boxes and cut costs

Computer scientists used artificial intelligence to control a robotic arm that provides a more efficient way to pack boxes, saving businesses time and money.
Robotics Research
Jul 8, 2019
Mobile motor could lead robots to assembling other robots

Mobile motor could lead robots to assembling other robots

A set of five tiny fundamental parts can be assembled into a wide variety of functional devices, including a tiny "walking" motor that can move back and forth across a surface or turn the gears of a machine.
Robotics Research
Jul 4, 2019
BotFactory brings the future of electronic circuit fabrication to your

BotFactory brings the future of electronic circuit fabrication to your

Just like a 3D Printer, BotFactorys' small circuit printers allow you to prototype in minutes instead of weeks, all at the click of a button.
Robotics Research
Jul 3, 2019
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover's 7-foot-long robotic arm installed

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover's 7-foot-long robotic arm installed

The main arm includes five electrical motors and five joints. Measuring 2.1 meters long, the arm will allow the rover to work as a human geologist would: by holding and using science tools with its turret, which is essentially its "hand."
Robotics Research
Jul 2, 2019
New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning

New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning

General-purpose language works for computer vision, robotics, statistics, and more.
Robotics Research
Jun 28, 2019
Social robots can benefit hospitalized children

Social robots can benefit hospitalized children

A new study demonstrates, for the first time, that "social robots" used in support sessions held in pediatric units at hospitals can lead to more positive emotions in sick children.
Robotics Research
Jul 18, 2019
Teaching a humanoid robot to communicate in sign language

Teaching a humanoid robot to communicate in sign language

For a robot to be able to "learn" sign language, it is necessary to combine different areas of engineering such as artificial intelligence, neural networks and artificial vision, as well as underactuated robotic hands.
Robotics Research
Jul 16, 2019
NEVS and AutoX to collaborate on large scale RoboTaxi deployment

NEVS and AutoX to collaborate on large scale RoboTaxi deployment

Swedish EV manufacturer NEVS and the Autonomous Vehicle start-up AutoX have entered into an exclusive strategic partnership to integrate AutoX ́s Autonomous Drive technology in NEVS' next-generation vehicle architecture.
Robotics Research
Jul 12, 2019
Robot-ants that can jump, communicate and work together

Robot-ants that can jump, communicate and work together

A team of researchers has developed tiny 10-gram robots that are inspired by ants: they can communicate with each other, assign roles among themselves and complete complex tasks together. These reconfigurable robots are simple in structure, yet they can jump and crawl to explore uneven surfaces.
Robotics Research
Jul 11, 2019
Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce

Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce

A vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to identify and harvest a commonplace, but challenging, agricultural crop has been developed by engineers.
Robotics Research
Jul 9, 2019
Soft robots for all

Soft robots for all

Each year, soft robots gain new abilities. They've learned to jump, squirm, and grip. And, unlike hard robots, they can handle tomatoes without bruising the fruit, resurface unscathed after being run over by a car, and journey through radiation, disaster zones, and outer-space with few scars. For people and animals, they have a "cooperative function": a soft touch.
Robotics Research
Jul 5, 2019
Robot arm tastes with engineered bacteria

Robot arm tastes with engineered bacteria

A robotic gripping arm that uses engineered bacteria to "taste" for a specific chemical has been developed by engineers. The gripper is a proof-of-concept for biologically-based soft robotics.
Robotics Research
Jul 4, 2019
Strawberry-picking robots to gather enough fruit for Wimbledon

Strawberry-picking robots to gather enough fruit for Wimbledon

Wimbledon fans, who consume 34 thousand kilos of strawberries every year, could one day get their strawberries picked by a small group of new robots, developed in Europe, that use photonics to detect a fruit, and are capable of gathering enough berries for the championships in less than a week.
External Company Press Release
Robot destroys hospital bugs

Robot destroys hospital bugs

The collaborative robot autonomously drives around hospitals while emitting concentrated UV-C light to eliminate bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. As a result, hospitals can guarantee a 99.99% disinfection rate - reducing the risk for patients, staff and relatives of contracting dangerous infections.
Robotics Research
Jul 1, 2019
Artificial muscles powered by glucose

Artificial muscles powered by glucose

Artificial muscles made from polymers can now be powered by energy from glucose and oxygen, just like biological muscles. This advance may be a step on the way to implantable artificial muscles or autonomous microrobots powered by biomolecules in their surroundings.
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