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Self learning chip promises to accelerate artificial learning

Self learning chip promises to accelerate artificial learning

Sep 28, 2017 United States
Imagine a future where complex decisions could be made faster and adapt over time. Where societal and industrial problems can be autonomously solved using learned experiences.
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World's first molecular robot capable of building molecules

World's first molecular robot capable of building molecules

Sep 27, 2017 United Kingdom
Scientists have created the world's first 'molecular robot' that is capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules.
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Thin, flexible device could provide cooling for mobile electronics

Thin, flexible device could provide cooling for mobile electronics

Sep 26, 2017 United States
Engineers and scientists have created a thin flexible device that could keep smartphones and laptop computers cool and prevent overheating.
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Drones can almost see in the dark

Drones can almost see in the dark

Sep 25, 2017 Switzerland
Researchers have taught drones how to fly using an eye-inspired camera, opening the door to them performing fast, agile maneuvers and flying in low-light environments.
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IDTechEx TVRobotic hair restoration

Robotic hair restoration

Sep 22, 2017 United States
Over the past decade, robotic procedures have advanced care in many surgical categories such as cancer surgery. Robotic systems are proven to assist surgeons with difficult, repetitive and precise surgical movements, reducing manual variability and improving outcomes. Their reproducible accuracy and precision has also enabled a shift to the less invasive techniques that patients seek.
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IDTechEx TVOne step closer to lifelike robots

One step closer to lifelike robots

Sep 21, 2017 United States
A self-contained soft actuator three times stronger than natural muscle, without the need of externals, signals a breakthrough in soft robotics.
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IDTechEx TVNext generation of the wave glider

Next generation of the wave glider

Sep 20, 2017 United States
Liquid Robotics has announced the next generation of the Wave Glider with advancements to the platform's operational range, and performance for missions in high sea states and high latitudes.
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Helping robots learn complex tasks

Helping robots learn complex tasks

Sep 20, 2017 United States
Using a robotics task to demonstrate the achievement, the platform successfully trained a simulated robotic arm to grasp and stack blocks on top of one another by breaking down the task into simpler sub-concepts.
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Sorting molecules with DNA robots

Sorting molecules with DNA robots

Sep 19, 2017 United States
Imagine a robot that could help you tidy your home: roving about, sorting stray socks into the laundry and dirty dishes into the dishwasher. While such a practical helper may still be the stuff of science fiction, scientists have developed an autonomous molecular machine that can perform similar tasks—at the nanoscale.
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IDTechEx TVPeel-and-go printable structures fold themselves

Peel-and-go printable structures fold themselves

Sep 18, 2017 United States
As 3-D printing has become a mainstream technology, industry and academic researchers have been investigating printable structures that will fold themselves into useful three-dimensional shapes when heated or immersed in water.
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Artificial skin gives robotic hand a sense of touch

Artificial skin gives robotic hand a sense of touch

Sep 15, 2017 United States
A team of researchers has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices.
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Crop planted, tended and harvested autonomously in world first

Crop planted, tended and harvested autonomously in world first

Sep 14, 2017 United Kingdom
The ground-breaking Hands Free Hectare which aimed to be the first in the world to plant, tend and harvest a crop with only autonomous vehicles and drones, has come to an end after a successful harvest.
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Mobile robotics: forklifts will never be the same again?

Mobile robotics: forklifts will never be the same again?

Sep 13, 2017 Worldwide
Robotic technology will transform the forklift industry, causing a colossal transfer of value from human-provided driving services, towards spending on autonomous industrial material handling machines, thus fuelling an industry revenue boom far exceeding recent growth trends.
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Teachable, ultra-compact, autonomous, phenotyping robot

Teachable, ultra-compact, autonomous, phenotyping robot

Sep 13, 2017 United States
Investors and executives in the agricultural industry are getting a first look at TerraSentia, a new-to-the-market agricultural robot that autonomously measures crop traits.
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Robotics modelled on bees

Robotics modelled on bees

Sep 12, 2017 Austria
A research group is investigating the behaviour of young honeybees immediately after hatching and successfully transfers this to robots. The bees' brood-care strategies turn out to be surprisingly efficient.
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Small robots are inspired by origami

Small robots are inspired by origami

Sep 11, 2017 United States
Through origami-inspired engineering, researchers hope to not only create rapidly fabricable robots capable of completing tasks, but also build intuitive design software that enables others who may not be trained in engineering to create their own personalized origami robots.
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Robots learn contextual commands

Robots learn contextual commands

Sep 8, 2017 United States
Despite what you might see in movies, today's robots are still very limited in what they can do. They can be great for many repetitive tasks, but their inability to understand the nuances of human language makes them mostly useless for more complicated requests.
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Pizza delivery using self driving vehicles

Pizza delivery using self driving vehicles

Sep 7, 2017 United States
Domino's Pizza and Ford Motor Co are launching an industry-first collaboration to understand the role that self-driving vehicles can play in pizza delivery.
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Autonomous mobility: disrupting last mile delivery using mobile robots

Autonomous mobility: disrupting last mile delivery using mobile robots

Sep 6, 2017 Worldwide
Last mile delivery remains an expensive affair in the parcel delivery business, often representing more than half of the total cost. Its importance is also growing thanks to a change in the composition of total deliveries with B2C deliveries rapidly taking on a bigger share.
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IDTechEx TVIDTechEx Show! Exhibit Space Over 90% Sold

IDTechEx Show! Exhibit Space Over 90% Sold

Sep 6, 2017 Worldwide, United States
With over two months to go until the IDTechEx Show! at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 15 - 16, over 90% of the exhibit space is already sold. The event brings together the hottest emerging technologies including materials, components and systems with end users, who seek to use these technologies to differentiate their products through greater capability.