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Robotics Research
Jul 13, 2018
Robots are coming to the seafood industry. Here's why

Robots are coming to the seafood industry. Here's why

New England is known for being an excellent source of lobster and other seafood. But while fishing is done locally, much of the processing is outsourced to other countries. A lack of local manpower means scallops caught off the coast of Massachusetts might travel to China or India for processing before they appear on your plate at a restaurant in Boston.
Robotics Research
Jul 12, 2018
IDTechEx TVAutomated pollination of orchard crops via unmanned aircraft systems

Automated pollination of orchard crops via unmanned aircraft systems

The world's first apple orchard pollination by drone.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Advances in Automation: Composite Industry

Advances in Automation: Composite Industry

This article will highlight some of the key advancements surrounding automation for the composite industry.
Robotics Research
Jul 11, 2018
IDTechEx TV"Blind" Cheetah 3 robot can climb stairs littered with obstacles

"Blind" Cheetah 3 robot can climb stairs littered with obstacles

MIT's Cheetah 3 robot can now leap and gallop across rough terrain, climb a staircase littered with debris, and quickly recover its balance when suddenly yanked or shoved, all while essentially blind.
Robotics Research
Jul 10, 2018
LG expands investments in robot innovators

LG expands investments in robot innovators

LG Electronics' recent investment in US-based Bossa Nova Robotics marks the first overseas investment in a robotics partner by LG following a number of deals with Korean startups over the past year. In total, LG has committed over USD 90 million to robotics startups in the first 12 months of its investment initiative.
Robotics Research
Jul 9, 2018
IDTechEx TVRobotic cockroach can explore underwater environments

Robotic cockroach can explore underwater environments

In nature, cockroaches can survive underwater for up to 30 minutes. Now, a robotic cockroach can do even better. Harvard's Ambulatory Microrobot, known as HAMR, can walk on land, swim on the surface of water, and walk underwater for as long as necessary, opening up new environments for this little bot to explore.
Robotics Research
Jul 6, 2018
Fleet of aerial, surface and underwater robots maps ocean front

Fleet of aerial, surface and underwater robots maps ocean front

Using multiple autonomous vehicles simultaneously, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers returns to the United States after exploring the North Pacific Subtropical front - a sharp boundary where cold fresh waters from the north meet warm salty waters from the south.
Robotics Research
Jul 5, 2018
Synthetic 'brainy skin' with sense of touch gets £1.5m funding

Synthetic 'brainy skin' with sense of touch gets £1.5m funding

A robotic hand covered in 'brainy skin' that mimics the human sense of touch is being developed by scientists. University of Glasgow's Professor Ravinder Dahiya has plans to develop ultra-flexible, synthetic Brainy Skin that 'thinks for itself'. The super-flexible, hypersensitive skin may one day be used to make more responsive prosthetics for amputees, or to build robots with a sense of touch.
Robotics Research
Jul 4, 2018
Crop-counting robot earns top recognition

Crop-counting robot earns top recognition

Today's crop breeders are trying to boost yields while also preparing crops to withstand severe weather and changing climates. To succeed, they must locate genes for high-yielding, hardy traits in crop plants' DNA.
Robotics Research
Jul 3, 2018
Personalized deep learning equips robots for autism therapy

Personalized deep learning equips robots for autism therapy

Children with autism spectrum conditions often have trouble recognizing the emotional states of people around them — distinguishing a happy face from a fearful face, for instance. To remedy this, some therapists use a kid-friendly robot to demonstrate those emotions and to engage the children in imitating the emotions and responding to them in appropriate ways.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Automatica 2018 Update

Automatica 2018 Update

IDTechEx recently visited Automatica 2018 in Munich. This is the largest biannual automation event in Europe. At this show IDTechEx focused on three trends: collaborative robotic arms, mobile robots, and various associated sensors. In this article, we provide a review of various company highlights.
Robotics Research
Jul 2, 2018
IDTechEx TVThe future of grocery shopping

The future of grocery shopping

A new partnership to redefine the grocery customer experience for Americans by piloting an on-road, fully autonomous delivery experience.
Robotics Research
Jun 29, 2018
Autonomous vehicles in mining - IDTechEx separates hype from reality

Autonomous vehicles in mining - IDTechEx separates hype from reality

Autonomous haul trucks in mining are here to stay with companies ramping up the roll out of retrofit fleets around the world, but what does this mean in the wider context of next generation mining equipment, with many projects from digital twin IoT solutions to predictive maintenance of equipment showing promise in the adoption of emerging technology. Separating the hype from reality is key in mining, an industry often risk averse to standalone…
Robotics Research
Jun 28, 2018
Humanoid robots help out at HSBC

Humanoid robots help out at HSBC

HSBC Bank and SoftBank Robotics America have partnered to bring Pepper, the engaging, social humanoid robot, to HSBC's bank branches.
Robotics Research
Jun 27, 2018
The Leading Edge Academic Poster Display: Present your work

The Leading Edge Academic Poster Display: Present your work

The Leading Edge Academic Poster Display: Present your work to over 3,500 innovation leaders at the world's biggest event on Emerging Technologies. The IDTechEx Show! USA 2018 is the largest gathering of industry executives involved in R&D, business development and product management, in addition to those seeking to use the technology. Held on November 14 & 15, 2018 in Santa Clara, CA, the event features limited poster space for leading academic research to be displayed to all attendees.
Robotics Research
Jun 27, 2018
Closing the loop for robotic grasping

Closing the loop for robotic grasping

Roboticists have developed a faster and more accurate way for robots to grasp objects, including in cluttered and changing environments, which has the potential to improve their usefulness in both industrial and domestic settings.
Robotics Research
Jun 26, 2018
Fiber lasers: A versatile technology

Fiber lasers: A versatile technology

Fiber lasers: A versatile technology for lightweighting, battery manufacturing and LiDAR in the automotive industry. Recent advances in fiber laser welding are highly advantageous for lightweighting and battery manufacturing. Fiber lasers are reliable, compact and energy efficient systems that offer the best beam quality for applications where precision is important.
Robotics Research
Jun 26, 2018
Computer program looks five minutes into the future

Computer program looks five minutes into the future

Computer scientists have developed software that can look a few minutes into the future: The program first learns the typical sequence of actions, such as cooking, from video sequences. Based on this knowledge, it can then accurately predict in new situations what the chef will do at which point in time.
Robotics Research
Jun 25, 2018
Assessing your Patent Landscape: How IDTechEx can help your technology

Assessing your Patent Landscape: How IDTechEx can help your technology

In any emerging technology, the pace of innovation is rapid, sometimes dauntingly so. Patent Analytics is a service that IDTechEx provides utilising our long-standing expertise in a range of emerging technologies to provide clients of our services the answers they need.
Robotics Research
Jun 25, 2018
Chip upgrade helps miniature drones navigate

Chip upgrade helps miniature drones navigate

Researchers at MIT, who last year designed a tiny computer chip tailored to help honeybee-sized drones navigate, have now shrunk their chip design even further, in both size and power consumption.
Robotics Research
Jul 13, 2018
Robots are coming to the seafood industry. Here's why

Robots are coming to the seafood industry. Here's why

New England is known for being an excellent source of lobster and other seafood. But while fishing is done locally, much of the processing is outsourced to other countries. A lack of local manpower means scallops caught off the coast of Massachusetts might travel to China or India for processing before they appear on your plate at a restaurant in Boston.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Advances in Automation: Composite Industry

Advances in Automation: Composite Industry

This article will highlight some of the key advancements surrounding automation for the composite industry.
Robotics Research
Jul 10, 2018
LG expands investments in robot innovators

LG expands investments in robot innovators

LG Electronics' recent investment in US-based Bossa Nova Robotics marks the first overseas investment in a robotics partner by LG following a number of deals with Korean startups over the past year. In total, LG has committed over USD 90 million to robotics startups in the first 12 months of its investment initiative.
Robotics Research
Jul 6, 2018
Fleet of aerial, surface and underwater robots maps ocean front

Fleet of aerial, surface and underwater robots maps ocean front

Using multiple autonomous vehicles simultaneously, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers returns to the United States after exploring the North Pacific Subtropical front - a sharp boundary where cold fresh waters from the north meet warm salty waters from the south.
Robotics Research
Jul 4, 2018
Crop-counting robot earns top recognition

Crop-counting robot earns top recognition

Today's crop breeders are trying to boost yields while also preparing crops to withstand severe weather and changing climates. To succeed, they must locate genes for high-yielding, hardy traits in crop plants' DNA.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Automatica 2018 Update

Automatica 2018 Update

IDTechEx recently visited Automatica 2018 in Munich. This is the largest biannual automation event in Europe. At this show IDTechEx focused on three trends: collaborative robotic arms, mobile robots, and various associated sensors. In this article, we provide a review of various company highlights.
Robotics Research
Jun 29, 2018
Autonomous vehicles in mining - IDTechEx separates hype from reality

Autonomous vehicles in mining - IDTechEx separates hype from reality

Autonomous haul trucks in mining are here to stay with companies ramping up the roll out of retrofit fleets around the world, but what does this mean in the wider context of next generation mining equipment, with many projects from digital twin IoT solutions to predictive maintenance of equipment showing promise in the adoption of emerging technology. Separating the hype from reality is key in mining, an industry often risk averse to standalone…
Robotics Research
Jun 27, 2018
The Leading Edge Academic Poster Display: Present your work

The Leading Edge Academic Poster Display: Present your work

The Leading Edge Academic Poster Display: Present your work to over 3,500 innovation leaders at the world's biggest event on Emerging Technologies. The IDTechEx Show! USA 2018 is the largest gathering of industry executives involved in R&D, business development and product management, in addition to those seeking to use the technology. Held on November 14 & 15, 2018 in Santa Clara, CA, the event features limited poster space for leading academic research to be displayed to all attendees.
Robotics Research
Jun 26, 2018
Fiber lasers: A versatile technology

Fiber lasers: A versatile technology

Fiber lasers: A versatile technology for lightweighting, battery manufacturing and LiDAR in the automotive industry. Recent advances in fiber laser welding are highly advantageous for lightweighting and battery manufacturing. Fiber lasers are reliable, compact and energy efficient systems that offer the best beam quality for applications where precision is important.
Robotics Research
Jun 25, 2018
Assessing your Patent Landscape: How IDTechEx can help your technology

Assessing your Patent Landscape: How IDTechEx can help your technology

In any emerging technology, the pace of innovation is rapid, sometimes dauntingly so. Patent Analytics is a service that IDTechEx provides utilising our long-standing expertise in a range of emerging technologies to provide clients of our services the answers they need.
Robotics Research
Jul 12, 2018
IDTechEx TVAutomated pollination of orchard crops via unmanned aircraft systems

Automated pollination of orchard crops via unmanned aircraft systems

The world's first apple orchard pollination by drone.
Robotics Research
Jul 11, 2018
IDTechEx TV"Blind" Cheetah 3 robot can climb stairs littered with obstacles

"Blind" Cheetah 3 robot can climb stairs littered with obstacles

MIT's Cheetah 3 robot can now leap and gallop across rough terrain, climb a staircase littered with debris, and quickly recover its balance when suddenly yanked or shoved, all while essentially blind.
Robotics Research
Jul 9, 2018
IDTechEx TVRobotic cockroach can explore underwater environments

Robotic cockroach can explore underwater environments

In nature, cockroaches can survive underwater for up to 30 minutes. Now, a robotic cockroach can do even better. Harvard's Ambulatory Microrobot, known as HAMR, can walk on land, swim on the surface of water, and walk underwater for as long as necessary, opening up new environments for this little bot to explore.
Robotics Research
Jul 5, 2018
Synthetic 'brainy skin' with sense of touch gets £1.5m funding

Synthetic 'brainy skin' with sense of touch gets £1.5m funding

A robotic hand covered in 'brainy skin' that mimics the human sense of touch is being developed by scientists. University of Glasgow's Professor Ravinder Dahiya has plans to develop ultra-flexible, synthetic Brainy Skin that 'thinks for itself'. The super-flexible, hypersensitive skin may one day be used to make more responsive prosthetics for amputees, or to build robots with a sense of touch.
Robotics Research
Jul 3, 2018
Personalized deep learning equips robots for autism therapy

Personalized deep learning equips robots for autism therapy

Children with autism spectrum conditions often have trouble recognizing the emotional states of people around them — distinguishing a happy face from a fearful face, for instance. To remedy this, some therapists use a kid-friendly robot to demonstrate those emotions and to engage the children in imitating the emotions and responding to them in appropriate ways.
Robotics Research
Jul 2, 2018
IDTechEx TVThe future of grocery shopping

The future of grocery shopping

A new partnership to redefine the grocery customer experience for Americans by piloting an on-road, fully autonomous delivery experience.
Robotics Research
Jun 28, 2018
Humanoid robots help out at HSBC

Humanoid robots help out at HSBC

HSBC Bank and SoftBank Robotics America have partnered to bring Pepper, the engaging, social humanoid robot, to HSBC's bank branches.
Robotics Research
Jun 27, 2018
Closing the loop for robotic grasping

Closing the loop for robotic grasping

Roboticists have developed a faster and more accurate way for robots to grasp objects, including in cluttered and changing environments, which has the potential to improve their usefulness in both industrial and domestic settings.
Robotics Research
Jun 26, 2018
Computer program looks five minutes into the future

Computer program looks five minutes into the future

Computer scientists have developed software that can look a few minutes into the future: The program first learns the typical sequence of actions, such as cooking, from video sequences. Based on this knowledge, it can then accurately predict in new situations what the chef will do at which point in time.
Robotics Research
Jun 25, 2018
Chip upgrade helps miniature drones navigate

Chip upgrade helps miniature drones navigate

Researchers at MIT, who last year designed a tiny computer chip tailored to help honeybee-sized drones navigate, have now shrunk their chip design even further, in both size and power consumption.