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Robotics Research
Nov 8, 2019
Latest IDTechEx Research on Autonomous Cars and Robotaxis 2020-2040

Latest IDTechEx Research on Autonomous Cars and Robotaxis 2020-2040

Autonomous driving holds great promises for increasing road safety and efficiency, as well as for decreasing future travel cost. According to IDTechEx's forecasts, global autonomous car (SAE Level 3+) and robotaxi services will become a $2.5 trillion market by 2040.
Robotics Research
Nov 7, 2019
Autonomous Vehicles for the Australian Army

Autonomous Vehicles for the Australian Army

Two fully autonomous armoured vehicles were the centrepiece of a landmark demonstration for the Australian Army this week, providing crucial insights into the capabilities of integrated autonomous technologies on future battlefields.
Robotics Research
Nov 6, 2019
Sensor Could be Used for Microrobotics, Augmented Reality, Wearables

Sensor Could be Used for Microrobotics, Augmented Reality, Wearables

For all our technological advances, nothing beats evolution when it comes to research and development. Take jumping spiders. These small arachnids have impressive depth perception despite their tiny brains, allowing them to accurately pounce on unsuspecting targets from several body lengths away.
Robotics Research
Nov 5, 2019
Technique Helps Robots Find the Front Door

Technique Helps Robots Find the Front Door

In the not too distant future, robots may be dispatched as last-mile delivery vehicles to drop your takeout order, package, or meal-kit subscription at your doorstep — if they can find the door.
Robotics Research
Nov 4, 2019
A Stretchable Stopwatch Lights Up Human Skin

A Stretchable Stopwatch Lights Up Human Skin

Imagine a runner who doesn't need to carry a stopwatch or cell phone to check her time: She could just gaze at the glowing stopwatch display on the back of her hand. Such human-machine interfaces are no longer science fiction, but they still have a way to go before becoming mainstream. Now, researchers have developed a stretchable light-emitting device that operates at low voltages and is safe for human skin.
Robotics Research
Nov 1, 2019
General Motors, Faurecia and Myant to open the IDTechEx Show!

General Motors, Faurecia and Myant to open the IDTechEx Show!

Opening the IDTechEx Show! on November 20-21 at the Santa Clara Convention Center are three cornerstone speakers, highlighting key progress and future visions across the topics covered at the event.
Robotics Research
Nov 1, 2019
Cutting-Edge Robot 'Trimbot' Makes Short Work of Gardening

Cutting-Edge Robot 'Trimbot' Makes Short Work of Gardening

A gardening robot has been developed that can self-navigate and automatically prune roses and trim bushes.
Robotics Research
Oct 31, 2019
Pushy Robots Learn the Fundamentals of Object Manipulation

Pushy Robots Learn the Fundamentals of Object Manipulation

Researchers have compiled a dataset that captures the detailed behavior of a robotic system physically pushing hundreds of different objects. Using the dataset — the largest and most diverse of its kind — researchers can train robots to "learn" pushing dynamics that are fundamental to many complex object-manipulation tasks, including reorienting and inspecting objects, and uncluttering scenes.
Robotics Research
Oct 30, 2019
Form AND Function with 3D Electronics: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Form AND Function with 3D Electronics: Have Your Cake and Eat It

The general trend in electronics is towards smaller and faster devices. Now something different is coming to market. The new competitive frontier is form factor: flexible, stretchable and structural electronics.
Robotics Research
Oct 29, 2019
New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach

New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach

Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. That is the vision that researchers have turned into reality, creating a lightweight, affordable and simple solution for everyday users.
Robotics Research
Oct 28, 2019
Swarm of Tiny Drones Explores Unknown Environments

Swarm of Tiny Drones Explores Unknown Environments

Researchers have presented a swarm of tiny drones that can explore unknown environments completely by themselves.
Robotics Research
Oct 28, 2019
The Lidar Revolution: Enabling Machines to See Our World

The Lidar Revolution: Enabling Machines to See Our World

New Report from IDTechEx Research forecasts the global market for lidar in autonomous vehicles growing to $5.4 billion by 2030. Analysis of 100+ 3D lidar companies; automotive focus. Mechanical, MEMS, OPA, flash, liquid crystal and other solid-state lidar for ADAS, autonomous vehicles, industrial, smart city, security and mapping.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mapping for autonomous mobility

Mapping for autonomous mobility

This article offers an introduction to HD mapping for autonomous driving. It discusses the essential role that maps will play from L2 to L5 and how the map itself becomes richer and more complex as higher levels of autonomy are approached.
External Company Press Release
ExRobotics and Yokogawa collaborate to accelerate adoption of robotics

ExRobotics and Yokogawa collaborate to accelerate adoption of robotics

ExRobotics and Yokogawa Electric Corporation announce the signing of a licensing agreement that will enable Yokogawa to sell and deploy ExRobotics' inspection robot hardware and software platforms worldwide.
Robotics Research
Oct 27, 2019
What to expect at the IDTechEx Show! USA | Nov 20 - 21 | CA, USA

What to expect at the IDTechEx Show! USA | Nov 20 - 21 | CA, USA

On November 20 & 21 the IDTechEx Show! opens in the Santa Clara convention center to 3,500 people representing technology scouts and innovation managers from global brands to suppliers from across the value chain.
Robotics Research
Oct 25, 2019
Robots to Improve Mine Safety

Robots to Improve Mine Safety

Injuries and deaths caused by roof collapses and falling debris, common culprits for underground mine accidents, could be prevented by the unlikely force of robots and drones, thanks to the work of engineers.
Robotics Research
Oct 24, 2019
Artificial Skin Creates First Ticklish Devices

Artificial Skin Creates First Ticklish Devices

A new interface developed by researchers in Bristol and Paris takes touch technology to the next level by providing an artificial skin-like membrane for augmenting interactive devices such as phones, wearables or computers.
External Company Press Release
India´s Robot wonder

India´s Robot wonder

Sales of industrial robots in India reached a new record of 4,771 new units installed in 2018. That is an increase of 39 percent compared to the previous year. India now ranks eleventh worldwide in terms of annual installations.
Robotics Research
Oct 23, 2019
New soft actuators could make soft robots less bulky

New soft actuators could make soft robots less bulky

Engineers have developed a way to build soft robots that are compact, portable and multifunctional. The advance was made possible by creating soft, tubular actuators whose movements are electrically controlled, which makes them easy to integrate with small electronic components.
Robotics Research
Oct 22, 2019
Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces

Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces

Today's commercial aircraft are typically manufactured in sections, often in different locations — wings at one factory, fuselage sections at another, tail components somewhere else — and then flown to a central plant in huge cargo planes for final assembly. But what if the final assembly was the only assembly, with the whole plane built out of a large array of tiny identical pieces, all put together by an army of tiny robots?
Robotics Research
Nov 8, 2019
Latest IDTechEx Research on Autonomous Cars and Robotaxis 2020-2040

Latest IDTechEx Research on Autonomous Cars and Robotaxis 2020-2040

Autonomous driving holds great promises for increasing road safety and efficiency, as well as for decreasing future travel cost. According to IDTechEx's forecasts, global autonomous car (SAE Level 3+) and robotaxi services will become a $2.5 trillion market by 2040.
Robotics Research
Nov 6, 2019
Sensor Could be Used for Microrobotics, Augmented Reality, Wearables

Sensor Could be Used for Microrobotics, Augmented Reality, Wearables

For all our technological advances, nothing beats evolution when it comes to research and development. Take jumping spiders. These small arachnids have impressive depth perception despite their tiny brains, allowing them to accurately pounce on unsuspecting targets from several body lengths away.
Robotics Research
Nov 4, 2019
A Stretchable Stopwatch Lights Up Human Skin

A Stretchable Stopwatch Lights Up Human Skin

Imagine a runner who doesn't need to carry a stopwatch or cell phone to check her time: She could just gaze at the glowing stopwatch display on the back of her hand. Such human-machine interfaces are no longer science fiction, but they still have a way to go before becoming mainstream. Now, researchers have developed a stretchable light-emitting device that operates at low voltages and is safe for human skin.
Robotics Research
Nov 1, 2019
Cutting-Edge Robot 'Trimbot' Makes Short Work of Gardening

Cutting-Edge Robot 'Trimbot' Makes Short Work of Gardening

A gardening robot has been developed that can self-navigate and automatically prune roses and trim bushes.
Robotics Research
Oct 30, 2019
Form AND Function with 3D Electronics: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Form AND Function with 3D Electronics: Have Your Cake and Eat It

The general trend in electronics is towards smaller and faster devices. Now something different is coming to market. The new competitive frontier is form factor: flexible, stretchable and structural electronics.
Robotics Research
Oct 28, 2019
Swarm of Tiny Drones Explores Unknown Environments

Swarm of Tiny Drones Explores Unknown Environments

Researchers have presented a swarm of tiny drones that can explore unknown environments completely by themselves.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mapping for autonomous mobility

Mapping for autonomous mobility

This article offers an introduction to HD mapping for autonomous driving. It discusses the essential role that maps will play from L2 to L5 and how the map itself becomes richer and more complex as higher levels of autonomy are approached.
Robotics Research
Oct 27, 2019
What to expect at the IDTechEx Show! USA | Nov 20 - 21 | CA, USA

What to expect at the IDTechEx Show! USA | Nov 20 - 21 | CA, USA

On November 20 & 21 the IDTechEx Show! opens in the Santa Clara convention center to 3,500 people representing technology scouts and innovation managers from global brands to suppliers from across the value chain.
Robotics Research
Oct 24, 2019
Artificial Skin Creates First Ticklish Devices

Artificial Skin Creates First Ticklish Devices

A new interface developed by researchers in Bristol and Paris takes touch technology to the next level by providing an artificial skin-like membrane for augmenting interactive devices such as phones, wearables or computers.
Robotics Research
Oct 23, 2019
New soft actuators could make soft robots less bulky

New soft actuators could make soft robots less bulky

Engineers have developed a way to build soft robots that are compact, portable and multifunctional. The advance was made possible by creating soft, tubular actuators whose movements are electrically controlled, which makes them easy to integrate with small electronic components.
Robotics Research
Nov 7, 2019
Autonomous Vehicles for the Australian Army

Autonomous Vehicles for the Australian Army

Two fully autonomous armoured vehicles were the centrepiece of a landmark demonstration for the Australian Army this week, providing crucial insights into the capabilities of integrated autonomous technologies on future battlefields.
Robotics Research
Nov 5, 2019
Technique Helps Robots Find the Front Door

Technique Helps Robots Find the Front Door

In the not too distant future, robots may be dispatched as last-mile delivery vehicles to drop your takeout order, package, or meal-kit subscription at your doorstep — if they can find the door.
Robotics Research
Nov 1, 2019
General Motors, Faurecia and Myant to open the IDTechEx Show!

General Motors, Faurecia and Myant to open the IDTechEx Show!

Opening the IDTechEx Show! on November 20-21 at the Santa Clara Convention Center are three cornerstone speakers, highlighting key progress and future visions across the topics covered at the event.
Robotics Research
Oct 31, 2019
Pushy Robots Learn the Fundamentals of Object Manipulation

Pushy Robots Learn the Fundamentals of Object Manipulation

Researchers have compiled a dataset that captures the detailed behavior of a robotic system physically pushing hundreds of different objects. Using the dataset — the largest and most diverse of its kind — researchers can train robots to "learn" pushing dynamics that are fundamental to many complex object-manipulation tasks, including reorienting and inspecting objects, and uncluttering scenes.
Robotics Research
Oct 29, 2019
New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach

New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach

Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. That is the vision that researchers have turned into reality, creating a lightweight, affordable and simple solution for everyday users.
Robotics Research
Oct 28, 2019
The Lidar Revolution: Enabling Machines to See Our World

The Lidar Revolution: Enabling Machines to See Our World

New Report from IDTechEx Research forecasts the global market for lidar in autonomous vehicles growing to $5.4 billion by 2030. Analysis of 100+ 3D lidar companies; automotive focus. Mechanical, MEMS, OPA, flash, liquid crystal and other solid-state lidar for ADAS, autonomous vehicles, industrial, smart city, security and mapping.
External Company Press Release
ExRobotics and Yokogawa collaborate to accelerate adoption of robotics

ExRobotics and Yokogawa collaborate to accelerate adoption of robotics

ExRobotics and Yokogawa Electric Corporation announce the signing of a licensing agreement that will enable Yokogawa to sell and deploy ExRobotics' inspection robot hardware and software platforms worldwide.
Robotics Research
Oct 25, 2019
Robots to Improve Mine Safety

Robots to Improve Mine Safety

Injuries and deaths caused by roof collapses and falling debris, common culprits for underground mine accidents, could be prevented by the unlikely force of robots and drones, thanks to the work of engineers.
External Company Press Release
India´s Robot wonder

India´s Robot wonder

Sales of industrial robots in India reached a new record of 4,771 new units installed in 2018. That is an increase of 39 percent compared to the previous year. India now ranks eleventh worldwide in terms of annual installations.
Robotics Research
Oct 22, 2019
Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces

Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces

Today's commercial aircraft are typically manufactured in sections, often in different locations — wings at one factory, fuselage sections at another, tail components somewhere else — and then flown to a central plant in huge cargo planes for final assembly. But what if the final assembly was the only assembly, with the whole plane built out of a large array of tiny identical pieces, all put together by an army of tiny robots?
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