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How Robots Can Help Combat COVID-19: Science Robotics Editorial

How Robots Can Help Combat COVID-19: Science Robotics Editorial

Robotics Research
Mar 31, 2020
Geely Goes Full Contactless with New Car Keys Delivered by Drone

Geely Goes Full Contactless with New Car Keys Delivered by Drone

Geely Auto has launched its own proprietary online sales system for ordering online that included the modification of vehicle specifications, online financing and insurance as well as giving the option of establishing a home delivery in a contactless solution.
Robotics Research
Mar 30, 2020
Ankle Exoskeleton Aids Running

Ankle Exoskeleton Aids Running

Researchers find that a motorized device that attaches around the ankle and foot can drastically reduce the energy cost of running.
Robotics Research
Mar 30, 2020
Mobile Robots: Coronavirus Pushes Logistic Automation up the Agenda

Mobile Robots: Coronavirus Pushes Logistic Automation up the Agenda

Recent developments bring into focus the motivation, and at times the imperative, to increase automation in the logistics and delivery chain. IDTechEx have been examining the technological and commercial trends in this field for several years.
Robotics Research
Mar 30, 2020
Dissecting the Robotic Surgery Market

Dissecting the Robotic Surgery Market

In its recently published report "Innovations in Robotic Surgery 2020-2030", IDTechEx forecasts that the robotic surgery market will reach over $12 billion by 2030. The report breaks down the market landscape and emerging technologies in the field of robotic surgery.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Terahertz Technology comes Centre Stage

Terahertz Technology comes Centre Stage

One of the last frontiers. Little used because the devices are not good enough. It lies between the much used microwave and infrared frequencies. Terahertz electromagnetic radiation has come centre stage recently with major breakthroughs claimed for THz emitters, trillionth-of-a-second switches, modulators and the sensors and there are conferences on the subject in several countries.
Robotics Research
Mar 27, 2020
UPS Flight Forward and Wingcopter to Develop Versatile New Drone Fleet

UPS Flight Forward and Wingcopter to Develop Versatile New Drone Fleet

UPS Flight Forward will collaborate with German drone-maker Wingcopter to develop the next generation of package delivery drones for a variety of use cases in the United States and internationally.
Robotics Research
Mar 25, 2020
Robotics in Maintenance and Repair

Robotics in Maintenance and Repair

Inspecting fuel and ballast tanks. Sand-blasting old paint coatings and applying new ones. Removing corrosion on ships, submarines, aircraft and other vehicles. These are some of the unpleasant jobs in naval shipyards and maintenance facilities that could be made safer by pairing human workers with robots.
Robotics Research
Mar 24, 2020
Device Brings Silicon Computing Power to Brain Research, Prosthetics

Device Brings Silicon Computing Power to Brain Research, Prosthetics

Researchers have developed a new device for connecting the brain directly to silicon-based technologies. While brain-machine interface devices already exist - and are used for prosthetics, disease treatment and brain research - this latest device can record more data while being less intrusive than existing options.
Robotics Research
Mar 23, 2020
Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) - Hype or Hope?

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) - Hype or Hope?

In the past decade, mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) has attracted significant attention as it holds the potential to disrupt the business model of the traditional automotive industry and the way people travel.
Robotics Research
Mar 23, 2020
Mining Goes Electric

Mining Goes Electric

Electrics and robotics squares the circle of seeking a wider variety of depleting materials in nastier, more remote places from the seafloor to four kilometres underground, up remote mountains and later outer space. Zero-emission microgrids on-site, sensors everywhere and new information and communications technology lubricate the process.
External Company Press Release
Digital Farming:  Why its Time for Agriculture to Embrace IoT

Digital Farming: Why its Time for Agriculture to Embrace IoT

In the modern age, new technology such as digital farming promises even further advancements in agriculture methods, but what exactly will the future of farming look like?
Robotics Research
Mar 23, 2020
Fish Scales Could Make Wearable Electronics More Sustainable

Fish Scales Could Make Wearable Electronics More Sustainable

Flexible temporary electronic displays may one day make it possible to sport a glowing tattoo or check a reading, like that of a stopwatch, directly on the skin. In its current form, however, this technology generally depends on plastic. New research describes a way to make these displays, which would likely be discarded after a single use, more environmentally friendly using a plentiful and biodegradable resource: fish scales.
Robotics Research
Mar 20, 2020
Can Vertical Farming Revolutionise Global Agriculture?

Can Vertical Farming Revolutionise Global Agriculture?

Vertical farming is the practice of growing plants indoors under fully controlled environmental conditions in many stacked layers, using artificial lighting instead of relying on the sun. By tuning the growing environment to the exact needs of the plant and using soil-free growing techniques, vertical farming can achieve yields hundreds of times higher than conventional agriculture, 365 days a year and without requiring pesticides.
Robotics Research
Mar 19, 2020
DARPA Seeks New Class of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

DARPA Seeks New Class of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

DARPA's Manta Ray Program aims to demonstrate critical technologies for a new class of long duration, long range, payload-capable unmanned underwater vehicles that operate for extended durations without the need for on-site human logistics support or maintenance offer the potential for persistent operations during longer term deployments.
Robotics Research
Mar 18, 2020
Universal Sensor Platform

Universal Sensor Platform

Sensry - Platform for All Integrated Smart & Secure Sensors Sensry offers sensor nodes with customizable hardware configurations. The "Universal Sensor Platform" (USeP) under development in partnership with industry leaders offers customers a flexible, fast and reliable sensor platform for their products and application. Due to a standardized modular architecture based on a leading-edge low power technology and a wide selection of mutually compatible components, customers can create their individual sensor according to their requirements. The sensor platform combines cutting-edge assembly and packaging technologies with new design methods and an inherent data security and authentication concept.
Robotics Research
Mar 18, 2020
Allowing Robots to Feel

Allowing Robots to Feel

With the help of machine learning, researchers have developed a novel yet low-​cost tactile sensor. The sensor measures force distribution at high resolution and with great accuracy, enabling robot arms to grasp sensitive or fragile objects.
Robotics Research
Mar 17, 2020
Making Soft Robots Work Harder

Making Soft Robots Work Harder

Some fear robots might one day take over the world. But before they do that, machines will first have to learn how to walk over uneven surfaces. Researchers are trying to make robots more adaptive and safer for humans to interact with by developing soft robotic legs that respond to surfaces more naturally.
Robotics Research
Mar 16, 2020
Automotive Lidar Market: Battlefield of a Hundred Technology Suppliers

Automotive Lidar Market: Battlefield of a Hundred Technology Suppliers

The lidar market is very dynamic and some players are making excellent progress towards launching automotive-grade products. Analysts at IDTechEx are tracking more than one hundred companies that develop 3D lidar modules, this article presents insights from their report "Lidar 2020-2030".
Robotics Research
Mar 16, 2020
Robots Helping to Fight Coronavirus

Robots Helping to Fight Coronavirus

Self-driving Danish disinfection robots are now shipping to a number of hospitals in China to help fight the coronavirus. With ultraviolet light, the robot can disinfect and kill viruses and bacteria autonomously, effectively limiting the spread of coronaviruses without exposing hospital staff to the risk of infection.
Robotics Research
Mar 31, 2020
Geely Goes Full Contactless with New Car Keys Delivered by Drone

Geely Goes Full Contactless with New Car Keys Delivered by Drone

Geely Auto has launched its own proprietary online sales system for ordering online that included the modification of vehicle specifications, online financing and insurance as well as giving the option of establishing a home delivery in a contactless solution.
Robotics Research
Mar 30, 2020
Mobile Robots: Coronavirus Pushes Logistic Automation up the Agenda

Mobile Robots: Coronavirus Pushes Logistic Automation up the Agenda

Recent developments bring into focus the motivation, and at times the imperative, to increase automation in the logistics and delivery chain. IDTechEx have been examining the technological and commercial trends in this field for several years.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Terahertz Technology comes Centre Stage

Terahertz Technology comes Centre Stage

One of the last frontiers. Little used because the devices are not good enough. It lies between the much used microwave and infrared frequencies. Terahertz electromagnetic radiation has come centre stage recently with major breakthroughs claimed for THz emitters, trillionth-of-a-second switches, modulators and the sensors and there are conferences on the subject in several countries.
Robotics Research
Mar 25, 2020
Robotics in Maintenance and Repair

Robotics in Maintenance and Repair

Inspecting fuel and ballast tanks. Sand-blasting old paint coatings and applying new ones. Removing corrosion on ships, submarines, aircraft and other vehicles. These are some of the unpleasant jobs in naval shipyards and maintenance facilities that could be made safer by pairing human workers with robots.
Robotics Research
Mar 23, 2020
Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) - Hype or Hope?

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) - Hype or Hope?

In the past decade, mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) has attracted significant attention as it holds the potential to disrupt the business model of the traditional automotive industry and the way people travel.
External Company Press Release
Digital Farming:  Why its Time for Agriculture to Embrace IoT

Digital Farming: Why its Time for Agriculture to Embrace IoT

In the modern age, new technology such as digital farming promises even further advancements in agriculture methods, but what exactly will the future of farming look like?
Robotics Research
Mar 20, 2020
Can Vertical Farming Revolutionise Global Agriculture?

Can Vertical Farming Revolutionise Global Agriculture?

Vertical farming is the practice of growing plants indoors under fully controlled environmental conditions in many stacked layers, using artificial lighting instead of relying on the sun. By tuning the growing environment to the exact needs of the plant and using soil-free growing techniques, vertical farming can achieve yields hundreds of times higher than conventional agriculture, 365 days a year and without requiring pesticides.
Robotics Research
Mar 18, 2020
Universal Sensor Platform

Universal Sensor Platform

Sensry - Platform for All Integrated Smart & Secure Sensors Sensry offers sensor nodes with customizable hardware configurations. The "Universal Sensor Platform" (USeP) under development in partnership with industry leaders offers customers a flexible, fast and reliable sensor platform for their products and application. Due to a standardized modular architecture based on a leading-edge low power technology and a wide selection of mutually compatible components, customers can create their individual sensor according to their requirements. The sensor platform combines cutting-edge assembly and packaging technologies with new design methods and an inherent data security and authentication concept.
Robotics Research
Mar 17, 2020
Making Soft Robots Work Harder

Making Soft Robots Work Harder

Some fear robots might one day take over the world. But before they do that, machines will first have to learn how to walk over uneven surfaces. Researchers are trying to make robots more adaptive and safer for humans to interact with by developing soft robotic legs that respond to surfaces more naturally.
Robotics Research
Mar 16, 2020
Robots Helping to Fight Coronavirus

Robots Helping to Fight Coronavirus

Self-driving Danish disinfection robots are now shipping to a number of hospitals in China to help fight the coronavirus. With ultraviolet light, the robot can disinfect and kill viruses and bacteria autonomously, effectively limiting the spread of coronaviruses without exposing hospital staff to the risk of infection.
Robotics Research
Mar 30, 2020
Ankle Exoskeleton Aids Running

Ankle Exoskeleton Aids Running

Researchers find that a motorized device that attaches around the ankle and foot can drastically reduce the energy cost of running.
Robotics Research
Mar 30, 2020
Dissecting the Robotic Surgery Market

Dissecting the Robotic Surgery Market

In its recently published report "Innovations in Robotic Surgery 2020-2030", IDTechEx forecasts that the robotic surgery market will reach over $12 billion by 2030. The report breaks down the market landscape and emerging technologies in the field of robotic surgery.
Robotics Research
Mar 27, 2020
UPS Flight Forward and Wingcopter to Develop Versatile New Drone Fleet

UPS Flight Forward and Wingcopter to Develop Versatile New Drone Fleet

UPS Flight Forward will collaborate with German drone-maker Wingcopter to develop the next generation of package delivery drones for a variety of use cases in the United States and internationally.
Robotics Research
Mar 24, 2020
Device Brings Silicon Computing Power to Brain Research, Prosthetics

Device Brings Silicon Computing Power to Brain Research, Prosthetics

Researchers have developed a new device for connecting the brain directly to silicon-based technologies. While brain-machine interface devices already exist - and are used for prosthetics, disease treatment and brain research - this latest device can record more data while being less intrusive than existing options.
Robotics Research
Mar 23, 2020
Mining Goes Electric

Mining Goes Electric

Electrics and robotics squares the circle of seeking a wider variety of depleting materials in nastier, more remote places from the seafloor to four kilometres underground, up remote mountains and later outer space. Zero-emission microgrids on-site, sensors everywhere and new information and communications technology lubricate the process.
Robotics Research
Mar 23, 2020
Fish Scales Could Make Wearable Electronics More Sustainable

Fish Scales Could Make Wearable Electronics More Sustainable

Flexible temporary electronic displays may one day make it possible to sport a glowing tattoo or check a reading, like that of a stopwatch, directly on the skin. In its current form, however, this technology generally depends on plastic. New research describes a way to make these displays, which would likely be discarded after a single use, more environmentally friendly using a plentiful and biodegradable resource: fish scales.
Robotics Research
Mar 19, 2020
DARPA Seeks New Class of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

DARPA Seeks New Class of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

DARPA's Manta Ray Program aims to demonstrate critical technologies for a new class of long duration, long range, payload-capable unmanned underwater vehicles that operate for extended durations without the need for on-site human logistics support or maintenance offer the potential for persistent operations during longer term deployments.
Robotics Research
Mar 18, 2020
Allowing Robots to Feel

Allowing Robots to Feel

With the help of machine learning, researchers have developed a novel yet low-​cost tactile sensor. The sensor measures force distribution at high resolution and with great accuracy, enabling robot arms to grasp sensitive or fragile objects.
Robotics Research
Mar 16, 2020
Automotive Lidar Market: Battlefield of a Hundred Technology Suppliers

Automotive Lidar Market: Battlefield of a Hundred Technology Suppliers

The lidar market is very dynamic and some players are making excellent progress towards launching automotive-grade products. Analysts at IDTechEx are tracking more than one hundred companies that develop 3D lidar modules, this article presents insights from their report "Lidar 2020-2030".
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