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Touch sensitive avatar-robotic arm based on real time haptics

Touch sensitive avatar-robotic arm based on real time haptics

Nov 13, 2017 Japan
Researchers have developed a 'real-time-avatar-robotic arm' that transmits sound, vision, and highly sensitive feelings of touch to remotely located users. T
IDTechEx TVA robotic spy among the fish

A robotic spy among the fish

Nov 10, 2017 Switzerland
A new miniature robot can swim with fish, learn how they communicate with each other and make them change direction or come together. These capabilities have been proven on schools of zebrafish.
Autonomous forklift trucks can work safely around humans

Autonomous forklift trucks can work safely around humans

Nov 9, 2017 United Kingdom
Scientists are working to develop new fleets of autonomous 'self-optimising' forklift trucks which can operate safely and efficiently in warehouses alongside human co-workers, and automatically adapt to changing work demands.
Electronic skin glows when it gets hurt

Electronic skin glows when it gets hurt

Nov 8, 2017 United States
Electronic-skin technologies for prosthetics and robots can detect the slightest touch or breeze. But oddly, the sensors that make this possible do not respond effectively to a harmful blow.
Deutsche Post DHL plans for autonomous delivery trucks

Deutsche Post DHL plans for autonomous delivery trucks

Nov 7, 2017 Germany
NVIDIA announced that Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world's largest mail and logistics company, and ZF, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, have partnered together to deploy a test fleet of autonomous delivery trucks, starting in 2018.
Record Bookings For The IDTechEx Show!

Record Bookings For The IDTechEx Show!

Nov 7, 2017 North America (USA + Canada), Worldwide
Over 3,000 attendees, 250 exhibitors and 240 speakers will converge at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 15-16 for the IDTechEx Show!
Advanced artificial limbs mapped in the brain

Advanced artificial limbs mapped in the brain

Nov 7, 2017 Switzerland
Scientists have used functional MRI to show how the brain re-maps motor and sensory pathways following targeted motor and sensory reinnervation, a neuroprosthetic approach where residual limb nerves are rerouted towards intact muscles and skin regions to control a robotic limb.
IDTechEx TV'Robutt' taught to mimic motion of human bottom

'Robutt' taught to mimic motion of human bottom

Nov 6, 2017 United States
A robot has been created to move like a human bottom and perfectly simulate how drivers and passengers get in and out of their car seats.
Xperia Hello! is part of the family

Xperia Hello! is part of the family

Nov 3, 2017 Japan
Launching in Japan only from November 16th, Xperia Hello! is a communication robot that can recognise each member of the family and assist with daily life simply by talking to it.
Robotics principles help wave energy converters

Robotics principles help wave energy converters

Nov 2, 2017 United States
Compared to wind and solar energy, wave energy has remained relatively expensive and hard to capture, but engineers are working to change that by drawing inspiration from other industries.
Just in time implants set to radically advance tumour surgery

Just in time implants set to radically advance tumour surgery

Nov 1, 2017 Australia
A major new Australian research project is set to transform the way physicians surgically treat tumours and bone cancer, and dramatically improve patient and healthcare outcomes.
Delve deeper into the ocean with drones

Delve deeper into the ocean with drones

Oct 31, 2017
With the help of drones, areas of the ocean which have previously proved challenging to access are now within reach. Treacherous arctic conditions make exploration from a boat in these remote areas difficult, even for the most experienced researchers. Deploying drones enables researchers to capture accurate more reliable data, in a safer and more cost-efficient way.
IDTechEx TVAn overview of the IDTechEx Show! USA

An overview of the IDTechEx Show! USA

Oct 30, 2017
Raghu Das, CEO and Chris Clare, Event Director, IDTechEx tells you what to expect at the upcoming IDTechEx Show! held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, November 15-16 2017.
Engineers to develop intelligent, adaptive and resilient robot teams

Engineers to develop intelligent, adaptive and resilient robot teams

Oct 30, 2017 United States
The United States Army Research Laboratory has awarded a five-year, $27 million grant to develop new methods of creating autonomous, intelligent, and resilient teams of robots.
Robots for patient rehabilitation

Robots for patient rehabilitation

Oct 27, 2017 Israel
Researchers have begun to discover preferences in human-robot interactions and the need to personalize those encounters to fit both the human's preferences and the designated task.
IDTechEx TVIsrael's first underwater robotic vehicle

Israel's first underwater robotic vehicle

Oct 26, 2017 Israel
Ben-Gurion University introduces Israel's first underwater robotic vehicle.
NASCAR, JCDecaux, Galvani and Terrafugia to open the IDTechEx Show!

NASCAR, JCDecaux, Galvani and Terrafugia to open the IDTechEx Show!

Oct 26, 2017
Opening the IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, Nov 15-16, are four select Cornerstone presentations which will showcase how new technologies are coming to market which solve big problems created by changing demographics and global megatrends, from mobility to healthcare to enabling the ubiquity of electronics.
IDTechEx TVInnovative material for soft sensor could bring new tactile tech

Innovative material for soft sensor could bring new tactile tech

Oct 26, 2017 United States
A new type of soft and stretchable sensor could find uses in applications ranging from athletics and health monitoring to prosthetics and virtual reality.
Drone delivery: publicity stunt or game changer in instant fulfilment?

Drone delivery: publicity stunt or game changer in instant fulfilment?

Oct 26, 2017 Worldwide
The idea of drone delivery sharply divides commentator opinion: some dismiss it as a mere publicity stunt whilst others consider it a game changer that will bring near instant product fulfilment to e-commerce, stripping traditional shops of their last major differentiator.
Delivery robot helps mail carriers make their rounds

Delivery robot helps mail carriers make their rounds

Oct 25, 2017 United States
Deutsche Post has selected the German town of Bad Hersfeld as its test site for a robot to accompany mail deliverers on their routes and carry their mail items.