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Robots and workers of the world, unite!

Robots and workers of the world, unite!

Feb 19, 2018 Europe
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.
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Harvesting robots could revolutionise farming practices

Harvesting robots could revolutionise farming practices

Feb 16, 2018 United Kingdom
Scientists are developing ground-breaking robotics technology which could assist fruit and vegetable growers with the challenges they face in harvesting crops.
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IDTechEx TVAll-terrain microbot moves by tumbling

All-terrain microbot moves by tumbling

Feb 15, 2018 United States
A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications including robotics.
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Tissue paper sensors show promise

Tissue paper sensors show promise

Feb 14, 2018 United States
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.
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IDTechEx TVCancer-fighting nanorobots seek and destroy tumors

Cancer-fighting nanorobots seek and destroy tumors

Feb 13, 2018 United States
In a major advancement in nanomedicine, scientists have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply.
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Drone light show breaks Guinness World Records

Drone light show breaks Guinness World Records

Feb 12, 2018 Korea
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."
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New malleable electronic skin: self-healable, recyclable

New malleable electronic skin: self-healable, recyclable

Feb 12, 2018 United States
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.
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The robots will see you now

The robots will see you now

Feb 9, 2018 United States
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.
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New algorithms to train robots

New algorithms to train robots

Feb 8, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed new techniques for robots or computer programs to learn how to perform tasks by interacting with a human instructor.
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IDTechEx TVRobotic solution to water leaks

Robotic solution to water leaks

Feb 7, 2018 United States
The robot is a soft body, tetherless robot for finding leaks early and accurately in municipal water distribution pipes.
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IDTechEx TVHotel guests get a kick out of self-parking slippers

Hotel guests get a kick out of self-parking slippers

Feb 6, 2018 Japan
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.
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Autonomous mobile picking robots learn, fast

Autonomous mobile picking robots learn, fast

Feb 5, 2018 Worldwide
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.
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Lightweight robots harvest cucumbers

Lightweight robots harvest cucumbers

Feb 5, 2018 Germany
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
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Engineers 3D print shape-shifting smart gel

Engineers 3D print shape-shifting smart gel

Feb 2, 2018 United States
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.
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Kansai Airports trials check in robots

Kansai Airports trials check in robots

Jan 31, 2018 Japan
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.
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Sheraton Hotel to use TUG robots

Sheraton Hotel to use TUG robots

Jan 30, 2018 United States
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.
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Robotic network to explore Antarctic ice shelves

Robotic network to explore Antarctic ice shelves

Jan 29, 2018 United States
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.
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Agricultural robots and drones could become a $35Bn industry by 2038?

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

Jan 26, 2018
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.
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IDTechEx TVNature-inspired soft millirobot makes its way through enclosed spaces

Nature-inspired soft millirobot makes its way through enclosed spaces

Jan 26, 2018 Germany
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.
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IDTechEx TVNext big breakthrough in robotics

Next big breakthrough in robotics

Jan 25, 2018 United States
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.