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Robotics Research
May 23, 2019
New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks

New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks

Computer scientists have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do--take a few quick glimpses around and infer its whole environment, a skill necessary for the development of effective search-and-rescue robots that one day can improve the effectiveness of dangerous missions.
Robotics Research
May 22, 2019
Teaching robots to write and draw

Teaching robots to write and draw

An algorithm enables robots to put pen to paper, writing words using stroke patterns similar to human handwriting. It's a step, the researchers say, toward robots that are able to communicate more fluently with human co-workers and collaborators.
External Company Press Release
Blade-free drone propelled with ultrasonic vibrations

Blade-free drone propelled with ultrasonic vibrations

NTT DOCOMO INC announced that it has developed a blimp-style drone that is propelled safely through the air with ultrasonic vibrations, offering promising applications in homes, concert halls and other indoor spaces.
Robotics Research
May 21, 2019
Driverless cars working together can speed up traffic by 35 percent

Driverless cars working together can speed up traffic by 35 percent

A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 percent, researchers have shown.
Robotics Research
May 21, 2019
Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot

Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot

Drawing inspiration from biology and the toy shelf, researchers have developed a swimming robot with a light-controlled cellular engine that can perform highly-targeted drug delivery.
Robotics Research
May 20, 2019
Leech inspired wall climbing robot

Leech inspired wall climbing robot

Researchers have successfully developed a leech-shaped robot which can climb vertical walls.
Robotics Research
May 20, 2019
DHL launches regular fully-automated urban drone delivery service

DHL launches regular fully-automated urban drone delivery service

DHL Express and EHang have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly launch a fully automated and intelligent smart drone delivery solution to tackle the last-mile delivery challenges in the urban areas of China.
Robotics Research
May 17, 2019
Use of robots and artificial intelligence to understand the deep-sea

Use of robots and artificial intelligence to understand the deep-sea

Artificial intelligence could help scientists shed new light on the variety of species living on the ocean floor, according to new research.
Robotics Research
May 16, 2019
Self driving robot makes life easier for Ford

Self driving robot makes life easier for Ford

Autonomous vehicles from Ford are still a few years away, but one little robot is already showing what's possible.
Robotics Research
May 15, 2019
Underwater power generation

Underwater power generation

Underwater vehicles, diving robots, and detectors require their own energy supply to operate for long periods independent of ships. A new, inexpensive system for the direct electrochemical extraction of energy from seawater offers the advantage of also being able to handle short spikes in power demand, while maintaining longer term steady power.
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Ultrasound sensors for robots and drones: an introduction

Ultrasound sensors for robots and drones: an introduction

Ultrasound sensors are commonly used in obstacle avoidance in robots and drones. In this article, IDTechEx provide a brief introduction to this sensing technology.
Robotics Research
May 14, 2019
Security robots have facial recognition

Security robots have facial recognition

Knightscope Inc announced that facial recognition software utilizing deep learning to detect, analyze and compare faces is now available, in beta format, on its K1 security robot platform to help enhance Workplace Violence Prevention programs.
Robotics Research
May 13, 2019
Hummingbird robot uses AI to soon go where drones can't

Hummingbird robot uses AI to soon go where drones can't

Researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained by machine learning algorithms based on various techniques the bird uses naturally every day.
Robotics Research
May 10, 2019
Robopets benefit health and wellbeing of elderly

Robopets benefit health and wellbeing of elderly

Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older people living in care homes, a study has found.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Magic from Nine EV Key Enabling Technologies 2019-2030

Magic from Nine EV Key Enabling Technologies 2019-2030

More ambitious EV objectives drive radically new EV technologies
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Neuromorphic image sensors: an emerging vision technology for robotics

Neuromorphic image sensors: an emerging vision technology for robotics

In this article IDTechEx consider neuromorphic images sensors. These image sensors are event based, meaning that they work based on a change in the scene.
Robotics Research
May 8, 2019
Inflatable robots destined for space

Inflatable robots destined for space

Equipped with funding and support from NASA, mechanical engineers have built an inflatable robot made with fabric.
Robotics Research
May 7, 2019
Robots to the rhino rescue

Robots to the rhino rescue

With just two northern white rhinos remaining in the world, both of whom are female, scientists are racing against the clock to rescue the species from the brink of extinction. Decades of poaching and habitat loss have led to their dramatic decline. Hope for their survival now rests on scientists' ability to develop innovative methods for repopulating the species.
Robotics Research
May 6, 2019
Soft, actuated objects using commercial knitting machines

Soft, actuated objects using commercial knitting machines

Researchers have used computationally controlled knitting machines to create plush toys and other knitted objects that are actuated by tendons. It's an approach they say might someday be used to cost-effectively make soft robots and wearable technologies.
Robotics Research
May 2, 2019
Artificial metabolism could open a new frontier in robotics

Artificial metabolism could open a new frontier in robotics

As a genetic material, DNA is responsible for all known life. But DNA is also a polymer. Tapping into the unique nature of the molecule, engineers have created simple machines constructed of biomaterials with properties of living things.
Robotics Research
May 23, 2019
New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks

New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks

Computer scientists have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do--take a few quick glimpses around and infer its whole environment, a skill necessary for the development of effective search-and-rescue robots that one day can improve the effectiveness of dangerous missions.
External Company Press Release
Blade-free drone propelled with ultrasonic vibrations

Blade-free drone propelled with ultrasonic vibrations

NTT DOCOMO INC announced that it has developed a blimp-style drone that is propelled safely through the air with ultrasonic vibrations, offering promising applications in homes, concert halls and other indoor spaces.
Robotics Research
May 21, 2019
Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot

Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot

Drawing inspiration from biology and the toy shelf, researchers have developed a swimming robot with a light-controlled cellular engine that can perform highly-targeted drug delivery.
Robotics Research
May 20, 2019
DHL launches regular fully-automated urban drone delivery service

DHL launches regular fully-automated urban drone delivery service

DHL Express and EHang have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly launch a fully automated and intelligent smart drone delivery solution to tackle the last-mile delivery challenges in the urban areas of China.
Robotics Research
May 16, 2019
Self driving robot makes life easier for Ford

Self driving robot makes life easier for Ford

Autonomous vehicles from Ford are still a few years away, but one little robot is already showing what's possible.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Ultrasound sensors for robots and drones: an introduction

Ultrasound sensors for robots and drones: an introduction

Ultrasound sensors are commonly used in obstacle avoidance in robots and drones. In this article, IDTechEx provide a brief introduction to this sensing technology.
Robotics Research
May 13, 2019
Hummingbird robot uses AI to soon go where drones can't

Hummingbird robot uses AI to soon go where drones can't

Researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained by machine learning algorithms based on various techniques the bird uses naturally every day.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Magic from Nine EV Key Enabling Technologies 2019-2030

Magic from Nine EV Key Enabling Technologies 2019-2030

More ambitious EV objectives drive radically new EV technologies
Robotics Research
May 8, 2019
Inflatable robots destined for space

Inflatable robots destined for space

Equipped with funding and support from NASA, mechanical engineers have built an inflatable robot made with fabric.
Robotics Research
May 6, 2019
Soft, actuated objects using commercial knitting machines

Soft, actuated objects using commercial knitting machines

Researchers have used computationally controlled knitting machines to create plush toys and other knitted objects that are actuated by tendons. It's an approach they say might someday be used to cost-effectively make soft robots and wearable technologies.
Robotics Research
May 22, 2019
Teaching robots to write and draw

Teaching robots to write and draw

An algorithm enables robots to put pen to paper, writing words using stroke patterns similar to human handwriting. It's a step, the researchers say, toward robots that are able to communicate more fluently with human co-workers and collaborators.
Robotics Research
May 21, 2019
Driverless cars working together can speed up traffic by 35 percent

Driverless cars working together can speed up traffic by 35 percent

A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 percent, researchers have shown.
Robotics Research
May 20, 2019
Leech inspired wall climbing robot

Leech inspired wall climbing robot

Researchers have successfully developed a leech-shaped robot which can climb vertical walls.
Robotics Research
May 17, 2019
Use of robots and artificial intelligence to understand the deep-sea

Use of robots and artificial intelligence to understand the deep-sea

Artificial intelligence could help scientists shed new light on the variety of species living on the ocean floor, according to new research.
Robotics Research
May 15, 2019
Underwater power generation

Underwater power generation

Underwater vehicles, diving robots, and detectors require their own energy supply to operate for long periods independent of ships. A new, inexpensive system for the direct electrochemical extraction of energy from seawater offers the advantage of also being able to handle short spikes in power demand, while maintaining longer term steady power.
Robotics Research
May 14, 2019
Security robots have facial recognition

Security robots have facial recognition

Knightscope Inc announced that facial recognition software utilizing deep learning to detect, analyze and compare faces is now available, in beta format, on its K1 security robot platform to help enhance Workplace Violence Prevention programs.
Robotics Research
May 10, 2019
Robopets benefit health and wellbeing of elderly

Robopets benefit health and wellbeing of elderly

Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older people living in care homes, a study has found.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Neuromorphic image sensors: an emerging vision technology for robotics

Neuromorphic image sensors: an emerging vision technology for robotics

In this article IDTechEx consider neuromorphic images sensors. These image sensors are event based, meaning that they work based on a change in the scene.
Robotics Research
May 7, 2019
Robots to the rhino rescue

Robots to the rhino rescue

With just two northern white rhinos remaining in the world, both of whom are female, scientists are racing against the clock to rescue the species from the brink of extinction. Decades of poaching and habitat loss have led to their dramatic decline. Hope for their survival now rests on scientists' ability to develop innovative methods for repopulating the species.
Robotics Research
May 2, 2019
Artificial metabolism could open a new frontier in robotics

Artificial metabolism could open a new frontier in robotics

As a genetic material, DNA is responsible for all known life. But DNA is also a polymer. Tapping into the unique nature of the molecule, engineers have created simple machines constructed of biomaterials with properties of living things.
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