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Robotics Research
Apr 19, 2019
New smart material works better under pressure

New smart material works better under pressure

Liquid-metal mixture bends the rules on flexible and highly conductive materials for wearable devices.
Robotics Research
Apr 17, 2019
IDTechEx TVLow-cost, human-friendly robot designed for AI

Low-cost, human-friendly robot designed for AI

Researchers have created a new low-cost, human friendly robot named Blue, designed to use recent advances in artificial intelligence and deep reinforcement learning to master intricate human tasks, all while remaining affordable and safe enough that every AI researcher could have one. The team hopes Blue will accelerate the development of robotics for the home.
Robotics Research
Apr 16, 2019
Robotic inspections in murky waters

Robotic inspections in murky waters

When dealing with disasters or searching for objects, robots or drones with cameras are usually used. However, conventional cameras are of rather limited use in murky, dark water, such as in a sewage pipe or a lake that is cloudy with sediment.
Robotics Research
Apr 15, 2019
Walmart to add thousands of robots to its workforce

Walmart to add thousands of robots to its workforce

Walmart is adding additional robotic technologies to stores across America. And they are going big.
Robotics Research
Apr 12, 2019
Investment in agricultural robots

Investment in agricultural robots

A field robotics start-up based on technology created by the University of Sydney's Australian Centre for Field Robotics has received a $6.5 million investment.
Robotics Research
Apr 11, 2019
Robots created with 3D printers could care for the elderly

Robots created with 3D printers could care for the elderly

The world's elderly population is booming. The number of older people -- those age 60 years or older -- is expected to more than double by 2050 and is growing faster than all younger age groups across the globe. This trend comes with an increasing demand for caregivers capable of providing 24-hour care, not only at hospitals or nursing homes, but also at private homes and apartments.
Robotics Research
Apr 10, 2019
IDTechEx TVRobot autonomously builds erosion barriers

Robot autonomously builds erosion barriers

Along developed riverbanks, physical barriers can help contain flooding and combat erosion. In arid regions, check dams can help retain soil after rainfall and restore damaged landscapes.
Robotics Research
Apr 9, 2019
Robotic bees to join astronauts in space

Robotic bees to join astronauts in space

There are some things only humans can do in space. The rest can be left to robots. To free up valuable time for astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station, NASA is sending three robotic helpers to the orbiting outpost.
Robotics Research
Apr 8, 2019
Soft digital logic eliminates hard components from robots

Soft digital logic eliminates hard components from robots

In the past decade, soft materials have surged into the metal-dominant world of robotics. Soft robots already require simpler control systems than their hard counterparts.
Robotics Research
Apr 8, 2019
IDTechEx TVLearning to drive like a human

Learning to drive like a human

Humans have a remarkable ability to learn to drive quickly and can obtain a licence to drive across a whole country after tens of hours of practice. But after 10 years of commercial self-driving car development, over 10 million autonomous miles and $5B per year spent, we still do not have commercial self-driving vehicles on our roads.
Robotics Research
Apr 5, 2019
New Robotics: Shifting Business Models

New Robotics: Shifting Business Models

IDTechEx Research analyse the changing trends in the robotics industry in their report New Robotics and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Forecasts, Players, as new and emerging firms challenge the norm.
Robotics Research
Apr 4, 2019
IDTechEx TVFirefighting robots to play active role in hazardous situations

Firefighting robots to play active role in hazardous situations

Two firefighting robots: the "Water Cannon Robot" and the "Hose Extension Robot" are expected to play an active role in situations too hazardous for firefighting crews, such as fires at petrochemical plants.
Robotics Research
Apr 3, 2019
Delivery of medical samples by drone

Delivery of medical samples by drone

The program will utilize Matternet's M2 quadcopter, which is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and can carry medical payloads weighing up to about 5 lbs. over distances of up to 12.5 miles.
Robotics Research
Apr 2, 2019
Cellulose-based material gives three sensors in one

Cellulose-based material gives three sensors in one

Cellulose soaked in a carefully designed polymer mixture acts as a sensor to measure pressure, temperature and humidity - at the same time! The measurements are completely independent of each other. The sensor may be highly significant in fields such as robotics, healthcare and security.
Robotics Research
Apr 1, 2019
Autonomous weed control via smart robots

Autonomous weed control via smart robots

To apply pesticide to weeds, rollers can be mounted onto small robots or tractors.
Robotics Research
Mar 29, 2019
HARTING AG Biel offers tailor-made 3D-MID solutions

HARTING AG Biel offers tailor-made 3D-MID solutions

Integrate electronics with a small footprint into cars / Increased safety. Assistance systems, safety features or infotainment - more and more electronics are finding their way into cars. With HARTING 3D-MID technology, customers can integrate complex electronics with minimal space requirements into cars.
Robotics Research
Mar 28, 2019
IDTechEx TVArtificial muscles for soft robots

Artificial muscles for soft robots

Developing soft, artificial muscles that are also fast and strong is an important step in developing soft robots that can both safely interact with people and complete important tasks.
Robotics Research
Mar 27, 2019
IDTechEx TV4D-printed materials can be stiff as wood or soft as sponge

4D-printed materials can be stiff as wood or soft as sponge

Imagine smart materials that can morph from being stiff as wood to as soft as a sponge - and also change shape.. Engineers have created flexible, lightweight materials with 4D printing that could lead to better shock absorption, morphing airplane or drone wings, soft robotics and tiny implantable biomedical devices.
Robotics Research
Mar 27, 2019
IDTechEx TVWater resistant and self-healing electronic skin

Water resistant and self-healing electronic skin

Inspired by underwater invertebrates such as the jelly fish, researchers have created an electronic skin with similar functionality.
Robotics Research
Mar 25, 2019
IDTechEx TV"Particle robot" works as a cluster of simple units

"Particle robot" works as a cluster of simple units

Taking a cue from biological cells, researchers have developed computationally simple robots that connect in large groups to move around, transport objects, and complete other tasks.
Robotics Research
Apr 19, 2019
New smart material works better under pressure

New smart material works better under pressure

Liquid-metal mixture bends the rules on flexible and highly conductive materials for wearable devices.
Robotics Research
Apr 16, 2019
Robotic inspections in murky waters

Robotic inspections in murky waters

When dealing with disasters or searching for objects, robots or drones with cameras are usually used. However, conventional cameras are of rather limited use in murky, dark water, such as in a sewage pipe or a lake that is cloudy with sediment.
Robotics Research
Apr 12, 2019
Investment in agricultural robots

Investment in agricultural robots

A field robotics start-up based on technology created by the University of Sydney's Australian Centre for Field Robotics has received a $6.5 million investment.
Robotics Research
Apr 10, 2019
IDTechEx TVRobot autonomously builds erosion barriers

Robot autonomously builds erosion barriers

Along developed riverbanks, physical barriers can help contain flooding and combat erosion. In arid regions, check dams can help retain soil after rainfall and restore damaged landscapes.
Robotics Research
Apr 8, 2019
Soft digital logic eliminates hard components from robots

Soft digital logic eliminates hard components from robots

In the past decade, soft materials have surged into the metal-dominant world of robotics. Soft robots already require simpler control systems than their hard counterparts.
Robotics Research
Apr 5, 2019
New Robotics: Shifting Business Models

New Robotics: Shifting Business Models

IDTechEx Research analyse the changing trends in the robotics industry in their report New Robotics and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Forecasts, Players, as new and emerging firms challenge the norm.
Robotics Research
Apr 3, 2019
Delivery of medical samples by drone

Delivery of medical samples by drone

The program will utilize Matternet's M2 quadcopter, which is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and can carry medical payloads weighing up to about 5 lbs. over distances of up to 12.5 miles.
Robotics Research
Apr 1, 2019
Autonomous weed control via smart robots

Autonomous weed control via smart robots

To apply pesticide to weeds, rollers can be mounted onto small robots or tractors.
Robotics Research
Mar 28, 2019
IDTechEx TVArtificial muscles for soft robots

Artificial muscles for soft robots

Developing soft, artificial muscles that are also fast and strong is an important step in developing soft robots that can both safely interact with people and complete important tasks.
Robotics Research
Mar 27, 2019
IDTechEx TVWater resistant and self-healing electronic skin

Water resistant and self-healing electronic skin

Inspired by underwater invertebrates such as the jelly fish, researchers have created an electronic skin with similar functionality.
Robotics Research
Apr 17, 2019
IDTechEx TVLow-cost, human-friendly robot designed for AI

Low-cost, human-friendly robot designed for AI

Researchers have created a new low-cost, human friendly robot named Blue, designed to use recent advances in artificial intelligence and deep reinforcement learning to master intricate human tasks, all while remaining affordable and safe enough that every AI researcher could have one. The team hopes Blue will accelerate the development of robotics for the home.
Robotics Research
Apr 15, 2019
Walmart to add thousands of robots to its workforce

Walmart to add thousands of robots to its workforce

Walmart is adding additional robotic technologies to stores across America. And they are going big.
Robotics Research
Apr 11, 2019
Robots created with 3D printers could care for the elderly

Robots created with 3D printers could care for the elderly

The world's elderly population is booming. The number of older people -- those age 60 years or older -- is expected to more than double by 2050 and is growing faster than all younger age groups across the globe. This trend comes with an increasing demand for caregivers capable of providing 24-hour care, not only at hospitals or nursing homes, but also at private homes and apartments.
Robotics Research
Apr 9, 2019
Robotic bees to join astronauts in space

Robotic bees to join astronauts in space

There are some things only humans can do in space. The rest can be left to robots. To free up valuable time for astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station, NASA is sending three robotic helpers to the orbiting outpost.
Robotics Research
Apr 8, 2019
IDTechEx TVLearning to drive like a human

Learning to drive like a human

Humans have a remarkable ability to learn to drive quickly and can obtain a licence to drive across a whole country after tens of hours of practice. But after 10 years of commercial self-driving car development, over 10 million autonomous miles and $5B per year spent, we still do not have commercial self-driving vehicles on our roads.
Robotics Research
Apr 4, 2019
IDTechEx TVFirefighting robots to play active role in hazardous situations

Firefighting robots to play active role in hazardous situations

Two firefighting robots: the "Water Cannon Robot" and the "Hose Extension Robot" are expected to play an active role in situations too hazardous for firefighting crews, such as fires at petrochemical plants.
Robotics Research
Apr 2, 2019
Cellulose-based material gives three sensors in one

Cellulose-based material gives three sensors in one

Cellulose soaked in a carefully designed polymer mixture acts as a sensor to measure pressure, temperature and humidity - at the same time! The measurements are completely independent of each other. The sensor may be highly significant in fields such as robotics, healthcare and security.
Robotics Research
Mar 29, 2019
HARTING AG Biel offers tailor-made 3D-MID solutions

HARTING AG Biel offers tailor-made 3D-MID solutions

Integrate electronics with a small footprint into cars / Increased safety. Assistance systems, safety features or infotainment - more and more electronics are finding their way into cars. With HARTING 3D-MID technology, customers can integrate complex electronics with minimal space requirements into cars.
Robotics Research
Mar 27, 2019
IDTechEx TV4D-printed materials can be stiff as wood or soft as sponge

4D-printed materials can be stiff as wood or soft as sponge

Imagine smart materials that can morph from being stiff as wood to as soft as a sponge - and also change shape.. Engineers have created flexible, lightweight materials with 4D printing that could lead to better shock absorption, morphing airplane or drone wings, soft robotics and tiny implantable biomedical devices.
Robotics Research
Mar 25, 2019
IDTechEx TV"Particle robot" works as a cluster of simple units

"Particle robot" works as a cluster of simple units

Taking a cue from biological cells, researchers have developed computationally simple robots that connect in large groups to move around, transport objects, and complete other tasks.