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Robotics Research
Feb 19, 2018
Robots and workers of the world, unite!

Robots and workers of the world, unite!

Robots are already changing the way we work - particularly in factories - but worries that they will steal our jobs are only part of the picture, as new technologies are also opening up workplace opportunities for workers and are likely to create new jobs in the future.
Robotics Research
Feb 16, 2018
Harvesting robots could revolutionise farming practices

Harvesting robots could revolutionise farming practices

Scientists are developing ground-breaking robotics technology which could assist fruit and vegetable growers with the challenges they face in harvesting crops.
Robotics Research
Feb 15, 2018
IDTechEx TVAll-terrain microbot moves by tumbling

All-terrain microbot moves by tumbling

A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications including robotics.
Robotics Research
Feb 14, 2018
Tissue paper sensors show promise

Tissue paper sensors show promise

Engineers have turned tissue paper - similar to toilet tissue - into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with potential applications in health care, entertainment and robotics.
Robotics Research
Feb 13, 2018
IDTechEx TVCancer-fighting nanorobots seek and destroy tumors

Cancer-fighting nanorobots seek and destroy tumors

In a major advancement in nanomedicine, scientists have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply.
Robotics Research
Feb 12, 2018
Drone light show breaks Guinness World Records

Drone light show breaks Guinness World Records

1,218 I drones made history for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony with the Winter Olympics' first-ever drone light show that also set a Guinness World Records title for the "most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously."
Robotics Research
Feb 12, 2018
New malleable electronic skin: self-healable, recyclable

New malleable electronic skin: self-healable, recyclable

Researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable "electronic skin" that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.
Robotics Research
Feb 9, 2018
The robots will see you now

The robots will see you now

For more than a decade, biomimetic robots have been deployed alongside live animals to better understand the drivers of animal behavior, including social cues, fear, leadership, and even courtship. The encounters have always been unidirectional; the animals observe and respond to the robots.
Robotics Research
Feb 8, 2018
New algorithms to train robots

New algorithms to train robots

Researchers have developed new techniques for robots or computer programs to learn how to perform tasks by interacting with a human instructor.
Robotics Research
Feb 7, 2018
IDTechEx TVRobotic solution to water leaks

Robotic solution to water leaks

The robot is a soft body, tetherless robot for finding leaks early and accurately in municipal water distribution pipes.
Robotics Research
Feb 6, 2018
IDTechEx TVHotel guests get a kick out of self-parking slippers

Hotel guests get a kick out of self-parking slippers

Combining the ultimate in traditional hospitality with Nissan's autonomous driving technology, one Japanese inn is treating guests to some unusual amenities: self-parking slippers, tables and floor cushions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Autonomous mobile picking robots learn, fast

Autonomous mobile picking robots learn, fast

In the past five years or so several major research groups have demonstrated that robots can learn to grasp novel varied objects with accuracy levels around 80-85%. Still performance levels, even in the labs, are sub-human but this is changing fast.
Robotics Research
Feb 5, 2018
Lightweight robots harvest cucumbers

Lightweight robots harvest cucumbers

Automation-intensive sectors such as the automotive industry are not the only ones to rely on robots. In more and more agricultural settings, automation systems are superseding strenuous manual labor. A
Robotics Research
Feb 2, 2018
Engineers 3D print shape-shifting smart gel

Engineers 3D print shape-shifting smart gel

Engineers have invented a "4D printing" method for a smart gel that could lead to the development of "living" structures in human organs and tissues, soft robots and targeted drug delivery.
Robotics Research
Jan 31, 2018
Kansai Airports trials check in robots

Kansai Airports trials check in robots

Kansai Airports is planning to conduct a trial test of self-service kiosk KATE in KIX that will move to help passenger's check-in, the first of its kind in Asian airports. KATE is an automated check-in robotic kiosk that has been developed and undergoing demonstration tests by SITA, a company specializing in aviation data communication technology.
Robotics Research
Jan 30, 2018
Sheraton Hotel to use TUG robots

Sheraton Hotel to use TUG robots

The Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel Hotel, opening next month, will be the first in the U.S. hotel industry to tout eight TUG robots.
Robotics Research
Jan 29, 2018
Robotic network to explore Antarctic ice shelves

Robotic network to explore Antarctic ice shelves

One of the biggest unknowns for the future of Earth's climate is Antarctica, where the West Antarctic Ice Sheet holds so much ice that if it collapsed could bring several feet of rising seas. A new partnership will use a robotic network to observe the conditions beneath a floating Antarctic ice shelf.
Robotics Research
Jan 26, 2018
Agricultural robots and drones could become a $35Bn industry by 2038?

Agricultural robots and drones could become a $35Bn industry by 2038?

Robotic technology is quietly transforming the world of agriculture. In this article, we demonstrate how diverse this emerging industry is in terms of forms, functions and fortunes.
Robotics Research
Jan 26, 2018
IDTechEx TVNature-inspired soft millirobot makes its way through enclosed spaces

Nature-inspired soft millirobot makes its way through enclosed spaces

Scientists invented a magnetically controlled soft robot only four millimeters in size, that can walk, crawl or roll through uneven terrain, carry cargo, climb onto the water surface, and even swim in it. The inspiration comes from soft-bodied beetle larvae and caterpillars, and even jellyfishes posed as biological models.
Robotics Research
Jan 25, 2018
IDTechEx TVNext big breakthrough in robotics

Next big breakthrough in robotics

While drones and driverless cars dominate the headlines, another breakthrough—robot dexterity—is likely to have an even greater impact in both business and everyday life.
Robotics Research
Feb 19, 2018
Robots and workers of the world, unite!

Robots and workers of the world, unite!

Robots are already changing the way we work - particularly in factories - but worries that they will steal our jobs are only part of the picture, as new technologies are also opening up workplace opportunities for workers and are likely to create new jobs in the future.
Robotics Research
Feb 15, 2018
IDTechEx TVAll-terrain microbot moves by tumbling

All-terrain microbot moves by tumbling

A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications including robotics.
Robotics Research
Feb 13, 2018
IDTechEx TVCancer-fighting nanorobots seek and destroy tumors

Cancer-fighting nanorobots seek and destroy tumors

In a major advancement in nanomedicine, scientists have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply.
Robotics Research
Feb 12, 2018
New malleable electronic skin: self-healable, recyclable

New malleable electronic skin: self-healable, recyclable

Researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable "electronic skin" that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.
Robotics Research
Feb 8, 2018
New algorithms to train robots

New algorithms to train robots

Researchers have developed new techniques for robots or computer programs to learn how to perform tasks by interacting with a human instructor.
Robotics Research
Feb 6, 2018
IDTechEx TVHotel guests get a kick out of self-parking slippers

Hotel guests get a kick out of self-parking slippers

Combining the ultimate in traditional hospitality with Nissan's autonomous driving technology, one Japanese inn is treating guests to some unusual amenities: self-parking slippers, tables and floor cushions.
Robotics Research
Feb 5, 2018
Lightweight robots harvest cucumbers

Lightweight robots harvest cucumbers

Automation-intensive sectors such as the automotive industry are not the only ones to rely on robots. In more and more agricultural settings, automation systems are superseding strenuous manual labor. A
Robotics Research
Jan 31, 2018
Kansai Airports trials check in robots

Kansai Airports trials check in robots

Kansai Airports is planning to conduct a trial test of self-service kiosk KATE in KIX that will move to help passenger's check-in, the first of its kind in Asian airports. KATE is an automated check-in robotic kiosk that has been developed and undergoing demonstration tests by SITA, a company specializing in aviation data communication technology.
Robotics Research
Jan 29, 2018
Robotic network to explore Antarctic ice shelves

Robotic network to explore Antarctic ice shelves

One of the biggest unknowns for the future of Earth's climate is Antarctica, where the West Antarctic Ice Sheet holds so much ice that if it collapsed could bring several feet of rising seas. A new partnership will use a robotic network to observe the conditions beneath a floating Antarctic ice shelf.
Robotics Research
Jan 26, 2018
IDTechEx TVNature-inspired soft millirobot makes its way through enclosed spaces

Nature-inspired soft millirobot makes its way through enclosed spaces

Scientists invented a magnetically controlled soft robot only four millimeters in size, that can walk, crawl or roll through uneven terrain, carry cargo, climb onto the water surface, and even swim in it. The inspiration comes from soft-bodied beetle larvae and caterpillars, and even jellyfishes posed as biological models.
Robotics Research
Feb 16, 2018
Harvesting robots could revolutionise farming practices

Harvesting robots could revolutionise farming practices

Scientists are developing ground-breaking robotics technology which could assist fruit and vegetable growers with the challenges they face in harvesting crops.
Robotics Research
Feb 14, 2018
Tissue paper sensors show promise

Tissue paper sensors show promise

Engineers have turned tissue paper - similar to toilet tissue - into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with potential applications in health care, entertainment and robotics.
Robotics Research
Feb 12, 2018
Drone light show breaks Guinness World Records

Drone light show breaks Guinness World Records

1,218 I drones made history for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony with the Winter Olympics' first-ever drone light show that also set a Guinness World Records title for the "most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously."
Robotics Research
Feb 9, 2018
The robots will see you now

The robots will see you now

For more than a decade, biomimetic robots have been deployed alongside live animals to better understand the drivers of animal behavior, including social cues, fear, leadership, and even courtship. The encounters have always been unidirectional; the animals observe and respond to the robots.
Robotics Research
Feb 7, 2018
IDTechEx TVRobotic solution to water leaks

Robotic solution to water leaks

The robot is a soft body, tetherless robot for finding leaks early and accurately in municipal water distribution pipes.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Autonomous mobile picking robots learn, fast

Autonomous mobile picking robots learn, fast

In the past five years or so several major research groups have demonstrated that robots can learn to grasp novel varied objects with accuracy levels around 80-85%. Still performance levels, even in the labs, are sub-human but this is changing fast.
Robotics Research
Feb 2, 2018
Engineers 3D print shape-shifting smart gel

Engineers 3D print shape-shifting smart gel

Engineers have invented a "4D printing" method for a smart gel that could lead to the development of "living" structures in human organs and tissues, soft robots and targeted drug delivery.
Robotics Research
Jan 30, 2018
Sheraton Hotel to use TUG robots

Sheraton Hotel to use TUG robots

The Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel Hotel, opening next month, will be the first in the U.S. hotel industry to tout eight TUG robots.
Robotics Research
Jan 26, 2018
Agricultural robots and drones could become a $35Bn industry by 2038?

Agricultural robots and drones could become a $35Bn industry by 2038?

Robotic technology is quietly transforming the world of agriculture. In this article, we demonstrate how diverse this emerging industry is in terms of forms, functions and fortunes.
Robotics Research
Jan 25, 2018
IDTechEx TVNext big breakthrough in robotics

Next big breakthrough in robotics

While drones and driverless cars dominate the headlines, another breakthrough—robot dexterity—is likely to have an even greater impact in both business and everyday life.