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Robotics Research
Dec 24, 2018
Unmanned delivery service launched in Arizona

Unmanned delivery service launched in Arizona

Nuro has launched the first-ever unmanned delivery service for the general public. People in Scottsdale, Arizona can now have their groceries delivered by the R1, a self-driving, unmanned on-road vehicle.
Robotics Research
Dec 20, 2018
Robocrop: farming robots begin trial at the Waitrose & Partners

Robocrop: farming robots begin trial at the Waitrose & Partners

The John Lewis Partnership has announced a three-year trial with the Small Robot Company to test its revolutionary farmbots at the company's farm in Leckford, Hampshire.
Robotics Research
Dec 19, 2018
S-Squared unveils world's largest 3D printer

S-Squared unveils world's largest 3D printer

After years of research, development, and capital investment, S-Squared 3D Printers presents its patent pending Autonomous Robotic Construction System, which takes a completely new and futuristic approach to traditional construction. This machine builds everything from homes and commercial buildings, to infrastructure such as roads and bridges.
Robotics Research
Dec 18, 2018
IDTechEx TVFoldable drone flies through narrow holes

Foldable drone flies through narrow holes

A research team have developed a new drone that can retract its propeller arms in flight and make itself small to fit through narrow gaps and holes. This is particularly useful when searching for victims of natural disasters.
Robotics Research
Dec 17, 2018
Sensitive robots feel the strain

Sensitive robots feel the strain

An artificial soft skin imbued with flexible electronics could enhance the way robots sense and interact with their surroundings.
Robotics Research
Dec 14, 2018
Next gen unmanned drones will act more like birds than machines

Next gen unmanned drones will act more like birds than machines

Researchers unveiled experiments with drones that can sense wind gusts and thermals, then use them to gain speed or altitude, just like birds do.
Robotics Research
Dec 13, 2018
Meet Holmes & Watson: Robot security

Meet Holmes & Watson: Robot security

Houston Methodist Hospital has added two new members to its security team — a pair of robots that patrol the halls on wheels.
Robotics Research
Dec 12, 2018
IDTechEx TVYamaha Motors invests in robotic exoskeleton for skiers

Yamaha Motors invests in robotic exoskeleton for skiers

Roam Robotics, a company building robotic exoskeletons to enhance strength, speed and endurance for everyday people announced it has completed a $12 million Series A.
Robotics Research
Dec 11, 2018
Insight into swimming fish could lead to robotics advances

Insight into swimming fish could lead to robotics advances

The constant movement of fish that seems random is actually precisely deployed to provide them at any moment with the best sensory feedback they need to navigate the world.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Drones: an analysis of the software side

Drones: an analysis of the software side

Drone business landscape has been configured in recent years. The hardware price wars have consolidated the hardware landscape with the winner essentially forcing many out and leaving the rest at best vying for the position of being an alternative supplier.
Robotics Research
Dec 10, 2018
Walmart's robot floor cleaners

Walmart's robot floor cleaners

Walmart's BrainOS-powered floor scrubbers allow store associates to quickly map a route during an initial training ride and then activate autonomous floor cleaning with the press of a single button. The robot uses multiple sensors to scan its surroundings for people and obstacles, providing the industry's highest level of safety and performance.
Robotics Research
Dec 7, 2018
IDTechEx TVA plant-robot hybrid

A plant-robot hybrid

Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is interfaced with a robotic extension that drives it toward light.
Robotics Research
Dec 6, 2018
Aquatic animals that jump out of water inspire leaping robots

Aquatic animals that jump out of water inspire leaping robots

Ever watch aquatic animals jump out of the water and wonder how they manage to do it in such a streamlined and graceful way? A group of researchers who specialize in water entry and exit in nature had the same question and are exploring the specific physical conditions required for animals to successfully leap out of water.
Robotics Research
Dec 5, 2018
Radioactive-busting robotic suit

Radioactive-busting robotic suit

If wearable technologies are the future, a radioactive-busting robotic suit could represent yet one more dramatic step into the beyond.
Robotics Research
Dec 4, 2018
Sustainable farming robots with AI

Sustainable farming robots with AI

Small Robot Company aims to make farms more profitable, and increase yield and efficiency, through using small robots instead of tractors. Its arable farming robots Tom, Dick and Harry will enable farmers to be kinder to soil, kinder to the environment, more efficient, more precise and more productive. It will also reduce chemical usage and cultivation energy in arable farming by up to 95%.
Robotics Research
Dec 3, 2018
IDTechEx TVFlexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions

Flexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions

Human skin contains sensitive nerve cells that detect pressure, temperature and other sensations that allow tactile interactions with the environment. To help robots and prosthetic devices attain these abilities, scientists are trying to develop electronic skins.
Robotics Research
Nov 30, 2018
Machine learning simulates everyday task of dressing

Machine learning simulates everyday task of dressing

Computer scientists have devised a novel computational method, driven by machine learning techniques, to successfully and realistically simulate the multi-step process of putting on clothes.
Robotics Research
Nov 28, 2018
Fully 3D printed and functional electric motorcycle

Fully 3D printed and functional electric motorcycle

Designed by NOWlab, the BigRep innovation consultancy and printed on BigRep's large-scale 3D printers are two groundbreaking prototypes for e-mobility applications: the world's first fully 3D-printed and functional electric motorcycle, the NERA, and a bionic passenger seat, the Aero Seat. Advancing applications in AM are two other new prototypes, the Adaptive Robotic Gripper, designed for flexible handling applications, and the Omni Platform, a…
Robotics Research
Nov 27, 2018
Meet Lindsey: She'll be your guide today

Meet Lindsey: She'll be your guide today

A 5ft 2ins tall magenta robot, equipped with sensors and cameras, will guide visitors through exhibitions at a Lincoln museum from today.
Robotics Research
Nov 26, 2018
Electronic glove gives robots a sense of touch

Electronic glove gives robots a sense of touch

Engineers have developed an electronic glove containing sensors that could one day give robotic hands the sort of dexterity that humans take for granted.
Robotics Research
Dec 24, 2018
Unmanned delivery service launched in Arizona

Unmanned delivery service launched in Arizona

Nuro has launched the first-ever unmanned delivery service for the general public. People in Scottsdale, Arizona can now have their groceries delivered by the R1, a self-driving, unmanned on-road vehicle.
Robotics Research
Dec 19, 2018
S-Squared unveils world's largest 3D printer

S-Squared unveils world's largest 3D printer

After years of research, development, and capital investment, S-Squared 3D Printers presents its patent pending Autonomous Robotic Construction System, which takes a completely new and futuristic approach to traditional construction. This machine builds everything from homes and commercial buildings, to infrastructure such as roads and bridges.
Robotics Research
Dec 17, 2018
Sensitive robots feel the strain

Sensitive robots feel the strain

An artificial soft skin imbued with flexible electronics could enhance the way robots sense and interact with their surroundings.
Robotics Research
Dec 13, 2018
Meet Holmes & Watson: Robot security

Meet Holmes & Watson: Robot security

Houston Methodist Hospital has added two new members to its security team — a pair of robots that patrol the halls on wheels.
Robotics Research
Dec 11, 2018
Insight into swimming fish could lead to robotics advances

Insight into swimming fish could lead to robotics advances

The constant movement of fish that seems random is actually precisely deployed to provide them at any moment with the best sensory feedback they need to navigate the world.
Robotics Research
Dec 10, 2018
Walmart's robot floor cleaners

Walmart's robot floor cleaners

Walmart's BrainOS-powered floor scrubbers allow store associates to quickly map a route during an initial training ride and then activate autonomous floor cleaning with the press of a single button. The robot uses multiple sensors to scan its surroundings for people and obstacles, providing the industry's highest level of safety and performance.
Robotics Research
Dec 6, 2018
Aquatic animals that jump out of water inspire leaping robots

Aquatic animals that jump out of water inspire leaping robots

Ever watch aquatic animals jump out of the water and wonder how they manage to do it in such a streamlined and graceful way? A group of researchers who specialize in water entry and exit in nature had the same question and are exploring the specific physical conditions required for animals to successfully leap out of water.
Robotics Research
Dec 4, 2018
Sustainable farming robots with AI

Sustainable farming robots with AI

Small Robot Company aims to make farms more profitable, and increase yield and efficiency, through using small robots instead of tractors. Its arable farming robots Tom, Dick and Harry will enable farmers to be kinder to soil, kinder to the environment, more efficient, more precise and more productive. It will also reduce chemical usage and cultivation energy in arable farming by up to 95%.
Robotics Research
Nov 30, 2018
Machine learning simulates everyday task of dressing

Machine learning simulates everyday task of dressing

Computer scientists have devised a novel computational method, driven by machine learning techniques, to successfully and realistically simulate the multi-step process of putting on clothes.
Robotics Research
Nov 27, 2018
Meet Lindsey: She'll be your guide today

Meet Lindsey: She'll be your guide today

A 5ft 2ins tall magenta robot, equipped with sensors and cameras, will guide visitors through exhibitions at a Lincoln museum from today.
Robotics Research
Dec 20, 2018
Robocrop: farming robots begin trial at the Waitrose & Partners

Robocrop: farming robots begin trial at the Waitrose & Partners

The John Lewis Partnership has announced a three-year trial with the Small Robot Company to test its revolutionary farmbots at the company's farm in Leckford, Hampshire.
Robotics Research
Dec 18, 2018
IDTechEx TVFoldable drone flies through narrow holes

Foldable drone flies through narrow holes

A research team have developed a new drone that can retract its propeller arms in flight and make itself small to fit through narrow gaps and holes. This is particularly useful when searching for victims of natural disasters.
Robotics Research
Dec 14, 2018
Next gen unmanned drones will act more like birds than machines

Next gen unmanned drones will act more like birds than machines

Researchers unveiled experiments with drones that can sense wind gusts and thermals, then use them to gain speed or altitude, just like birds do.
Robotics Research
Dec 12, 2018
IDTechEx TVYamaha Motors invests in robotic exoskeleton for skiers

Yamaha Motors invests in robotic exoskeleton for skiers

Roam Robotics, a company building robotic exoskeletons to enhance strength, speed and endurance for everyday people announced it has completed a $12 million Series A.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Drones: an analysis of the software side

Drones: an analysis of the software side

Drone business landscape has been configured in recent years. The hardware price wars have consolidated the hardware landscape with the winner essentially forcing many out and leaving the rest at best vying for the position of being an alternative supplier.
Robotics Research
Dec 7, 2018
IDTechEx TVA plant-robot hybrid

A plant-robot hybrid

Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is interfaced with a robotic extension that drives it toward light.
Robotics Research
Dec 5, 2018
Radioactive-busting robotic suit

Radioactive-busting robotic suit

If wearable technologies are the future, a radioactive-busting robotic suit could represent yet one more dramatic step into the beyond.
Robotics Research
Dec 3, 2018
IDTechEx TVFlexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions

Flexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions

Human skin contains sensitive nerve cells that detect pressure, temperature and other sensations that allow tactile interactions with the environment. To help robots and prosthetic devices attain these abilities, scientists are trying to develop electronic skins.
Robotics Research
Nov 28, 2018
Fully 3D printed and functional electric motorcycle

Fully 3D printed and functional electric motorcycle

Designed by NOWlab, the BigRep innovation consultancy and printed on BigRep's large-scale 3D printers are two groundbreaking prototypes for e-mobility applications: the world's first fully 3D-printed and functional electric motorcycle, the NERA, and a bionic passenger seat, the Aero Seat. Advancing applications in AM are two other new prototypes, the Adaptive Robotic Gripper, designed for flexible handling applications, and the Omni Platform, a…
Robotics Research
Nov 26, 2018
Electronic glove gives robots a sense of touch

Electronic glove gives robots a sense of touch

Engineers have developed an electronic glove containing sensors that could one day give robotic hands the sort of dexterity that humans take for granted.