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Robotics Research
Mar 19, 2019
US Army contract for small ground robots

US Army contract for small ground robots

QinetiQ North America announces that it has won the competition for the US Army's Common Robotic System-Individual program.
Robotics Research
Mar 18, 2019
Train your robot to feed you dinner

Train your robot to feed you dinner

Researchers have developed a robotic system that can feed people who need someone to help them eat. After identifying different foods on a plate, the robot can strategize how to use a fork to pick up and deliver the desired bite to a person's mouth.
Robotics Research
Mar 15, 2019
Ultra-low power chips make small robots more capable

Ultra-low power chips make small robots more capable

An ultra-low power hybrid chip inspired by the brain could help give palm-sized robots the ability to collaborate and learn from their experiences.
Robotics Research
Mar 14, 2019
New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

Researchers have harnessed the latest nanofabrication techniques to create bug-shaped robots that are wirelessly powered, able to walk, able to survive harsh environments and tiny enough to be injected through an ordinary hypodermic needle.
Robotics Research
Mar 13, 2019
IDTechEx Announces Winners of Launchpad,  New Technologies Initiative

IDTechEx Announces Winners of Launchpad, New Technologies Initiative

IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 20 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Berlin, Germany on 10-11 April 2019. All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.
Robotics Research
Mar 12, 2019
Mathematics of sea slug movement points to future robots

Mathematics of sea slug movement points to future robots

What do pizza slices, sea slugs and one possible design for future soft-bodied robots have in common? They all have frilly surfaces, and new insights about the surprising geometry of frilly surfaces may help a future generation of energy-efficient and extremely flexible soft-body robots move.
Robotics Research
Mar 12, 2019
Robot 3D prints replacement bracket onto automotive part

Robot 3D prints replacement bracket onto automotive part

In a world first, Swinburne's Repairbot project has achieved a major milestone, using a robot to successfully 3D print a replacement lug on an automotive headlamp assembly.
Robotics Research
Mar 11, 2019
Could robots protect us in the surf?

Could robots protect us in the surf?

A swarm of cheap small robots, each with little capability, can replace one costly highly-capable robot.
Robotics Research
Mar 8, 2019
Koala-spotting drones proves a flying success

Koala-spotting drones proves a flying success

Researchers have developed an innovative method for detecting koala populations using drones and infrared imaging that is more reliable and less invasive than traditional animal population monitoring techniques.
Robotics Research
Mar 7, 2019
Elastic fibre with the strength of metal

Elastic fibre with the strength of metal

Researchers have developed a fiber that combines the elasticity of rubber with the strength of a metal, resulting in a tougher material that could be incorporated into soft robotics, packaging materials or next-generation textiles.
Press Release
Weland Solutions sets focus on automation

Weland Solutions sets focus on automation

The result of one year's intensive work at Weland Solutions' development department is here; a brand new fully automatic goods to man solution.
Robotics Research
Mar 6, 2019
Platform supports diverse applications, including last mile logistics

Platform supports diverse applications, including last mile logistics

A new bipedal robot named Digit is strong enough to pick up and stack boxes weighing up to 18 kg, as well as durable enough to catch itself during a fall using its arms to decelerate.
Robotics Research
Mar 5, 2019
Spider silk could be used as robotic muscle

Spider silk could be used as robotic muscle

Spider silk, already known as one of the strongest materials for its weight, turns out to have another unusual property that might lead to new kinds of artificial muscles or robotic actuators, researchers have found.
Robotics Research
Mar 4, 2019
Robotic glider makes first turbulence measurements beneath Antarctic

Robotic glider makes first turbulence measurements beneath Antarctic

A small group of scientists recently returned from Antarctica, where they became the first group to collect turbulence measurements from an underwater glider beneath an ice shelf.
Robotics Research
Mar 4, 2019
Boeing's first unmanned aircraft developed in Australia

Boeing's first unmanned aircraft developed in Australia

Boeing has introduced its newest unmanned platform, the Boeing Airpower Teaming System. Designed for global defense customers by Boeing Australia, it is the company's largest investment in a new unmanned aircraft program outside the United States.
Robotics Research
Mar 1, 2019
FedEx unveils autonomous delivery robot

FedEx unveils autonomous delivery robot

FedEx announced the FedEx SameDay Bot — an autonomous delivery device designed to help retailers make same-day and last-mile deliveries to their customers.
Robotics Research
Feb 27, 2019
700,000 submunitions demilitarized by robotics system

700,000 submunitions demilitarized by robotics system

More than 700,000 Multiple Launch Rocket System submunitions have been demilitarized since the Army started using an automated nine-robot system conceptualized.
Robotics Research
Feb 26, 2019
Robots track moving objects with unprecedented precision

Robots track moving objects with unprecedented precision

A novel system developed at MIT uses RFID tags to help robots home in on moving objects with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The system could enable greater collaboration and precision by robots working on packaging and assembly, and by swarms of drones carrying out search-and-rescue missions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Quantum computing: from the qubit to a commercial reality

Quantum computing: from the qubit to a commercial reality

Quantum computers have been a dream for over 40 years, which comes from harnessing the laws of quantum physics to process information. IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Luyun Jiang explores the future possibilities of this technology, based on her findings at CES 2019.
Robotics Research
Feb 25, 2019
Sensor technology to diagnose reproductive health in real time

Sensor technology to diagnose reproductive health in real time

Researchers have developed new robotic sensor technology that has the capability to diagnose women's reproductive health problems in real-time.
Robotics Research
Mar 19, 2019
US Army contract for small ground robots

US Army contract for small ground robots

QinetiQ North America announces that it has won the competition for the US Army's Common Robotic System-Individual program.
Robotics Research
Mar 15, 2019
Ultra-low power chips make small robots more capable

Ultra-low power chips make small robots more capable

An ultra-low power hybrid chip inspired by the brain could help give palm-sized robots the ability to collaborate and learn from their experiences.
Robotics Research
Mar 13, 2019
IDTechEx Announces Winners of Launchpad,  New Technologies Initiative

IDTechEx Announces Winners of Launchpad, New Technologies Initiative

IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 20 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Berlin, Germany on 10-11 April 2019. All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.
Robotics Research
Mar 12, 2019
Robot 3D prints replacement bracket onto automotive part

Robot 3D prints replacement bracket onto automotive part

In a world first, Swinburne's Repairbot project has achieved a major milestone, using a robot to successfully 3D print a replacement lug on an automotive headlamp assembly.
Robotics Research
Mar 8, 2019
Koala-spotting drones proves a flying success

Koala-spotting drones proves a flying success

Researchers have developed an innovative method for detecting koala populations using drones and infrared imaging that is more reliable and less invasive than traditional animal population monitoring techniques.
Press Release
Weland Solutions sets focus on automation

Weland Solutions sets focus on automation

The result of one year's intensive work at Weland Solutions' development department is here; a brand new fully automatic goods to man solution.
Robotics Research
Mar 5, 2019
Spider silk could be used as robotic muscle

Spider silk could be used as robotic muscle

Spider silk, already known as one of the strongest materials for its weight, turns out to have another unusual property that might lead to new kinds of artificial muscles or robotic actuators, researchers have found.
Robotics Research
Mar 4, 2019
Boeing's first unmanned aircraft developed in Australia

Boeing's first unmanned aircraft developed in Australia

Boeing has introduced its newest unmanned platform, the Boeing Airpower Teaming System. Designed for global defense customers by Boeing Australia, it is the company's largest investment in a new unmanned aircraft program outside the United States.
Robotics Research
Feb 27, 2019
700,000 submunitions demilitarized by robotics system

700,000 submunitions demilitarized by robotics system

More than 700,000 Multiple Launch Rocket System submunitions have been demilitarized since the Army started using an automated nine-robot system conceptualized.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Quantum computing: from the qubit to a commercial reality

Quantum computing: from the qubit to a commercial reality

Quantum computers have been a dream for over 40 years, which comes from harnessing the laws of quantum physics to process information. IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Luyun Jiang explores the future possibilities of this technology, based on her findings at CES 2019.
Robotics Research
Mar 18, 2019
Train your robot to feed you dinner

Train your robot to feed you dinner

Researchers have developed a robotic system that can feed people who need someone to help them eat. After identifying different foods on a plate, the robot can strategize how to use a fork to pick up and deliver the desired bite to a person's mouth.
Robotics Research
Mar 14, 2019
New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

Researchers have harnessed the latest nanofabrication techniques to create bug-shaped robots that are wirelessly powered, able to walk, able to survive harsh environments and tiny enough to be injected through an ordinary hypodermic needle.
Robotics Research
Mar 12, 2019
Mathematics of sea slug movement points to future robots

Mathematics of sea slug movement points to future robots

What do pizza slices, sea slugs and one possible design for future soft-bodied robots have in common? They all have frilly surfaces, and new insights about the surprising geometry of frilly surfaces may help a future generation of energy-efficient and extremely flexible soft-body robots move.
Robotics Research
Mar 11, 2019
Could robots protect us in the surf?

Could robots protect us in the surf?

A swarm of cheap small robots, each with little capability, can replace one costly highly-capable robot.
Robotics Research
Mar 7, 2019
Elastic fibre with the strength of metal

Elastic fibre with the strength of metal

Researchers have developed a fiber that combines the elasticity of rubber with the strength of a metal, resulting in a tougher material that could be incorporated into soft robotics, packaging materials or next-generation textiles.
Robotics Research
Mar 6, 2019
Platform supports diverse applications, including last mile logistics

Platform supports diverse applications, including last mile logistics

A new bipedal robot named Digit is strong enough to pick up and stack boxes weighing up to 18 kg, as well as durable enough to catch itself during a fall using its arms to decelerate.
Robotics Research
Mar 4, 2019
Robotic glider makes first turbulence measurements beneath Antarctic

Robotic glider makes first turbulence measurements beneath Antarctic

A small group of scientists recently returned from Antarctica, where they became the first group to collect turbulence measurements from an underwater glider beneath an ice shelf.
Robotics Research
Mar 1, 2019
FedEx unveils autonomous delivery robot

FedEx unveils autonomous delivery robot

FedEx announced the FedEx SameDay Bot — an autonomous delivery device designed to help retailers make same-day and last-mile deliveries to their customers.
Robotics Research
Feb 26, 2019
Robots track moving objects with unprecedented precision

Robots track moving objects with unprecedented precision

A novel system developed at MIT uses RFID tags to help robots home in on moving objects with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The system could enable greater collaboration and precision by robots working on packaging and assembly, and by swarms of drones carrying out search-and-rescue missions.
Robotics Research
Feb 25, 2019
Sensor technology to diagnose reproductive health in real time

Sensor technology to diagnose reproductive health in real time

Researchers have developed new robotic sensor technology that has the capability to diagnose women's reproductive health problems in real-time.
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