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Robotics Research
Dec 20, 2019
Electric Vehicles: A Look Back at 2019

Electric Vehicles: A Look Back at 2019

Few of the giant car makers have shown urgency in transitioning away from the internal combustion engine. What's more, the automotive market is set to decline once again in 2019 whilst electrifying newcomers made huge gains in front of sleeping incumbents' noses. Although a large fraction of this is orders (not deliveries), if OEMs do not wake up now, they never will.
Robotics Research
Dec 19, 2019
A Soft Robotic Insect That Survives Being Flattened by a Fly Swatter

A Soft Robotic Insect That Survives Being Flattened by a Fly Swatter

Researchers have developed an ultra-light robotic insect that uses its soft artificial muscles to move at 3 cm per second across different types of terrain. It can be folded or crushed and yet continue to move.
Robotics Research
Dec 18, 2019
Refueling Satellites in Space, With the Help of a Robot

Refueling Satellites in Space, With the Help of a Robot

Many technologies that are essential for daily life — from communications to GPS navigation to weather forecasting — rely on the thousands of satellites that are orbiting Earth. When those satellites run out of gas and stop working, there's not much that can currently be done to fix them.
Robotics Research
Dec 17, 2019
Stretchy, Squeezy Soft Sensors One Step Closer

Stretchy, Squeezy Soft Sensors One Step Closer

Stretchy and squeezy soft sensors that can fit around body parts or squeezed in hands could be used for applications including sports and rehabilitation after injury or stroke. For example, soft electrical force sensors in the form for a squeeze ball could monitor the rehabilitation of patients with hand injuries or neurological disorders.
Robotics Research
Dec 16, 2019
Non-Chemical Weed Zapping With Rootwave

Non-Chemical Weed Zapping With Rootwave

Small Robot Company announced the world's first non-chemical precision robotic weeding for cereal crops. Using electricity and artificial intelligence, the 'Dick' robot will zap individual weeds using commercially-proven RootWave weed zapping technology. Early field trials are due to commence in 2020.
Robotics Research
Dec 13, 2019
Recent High Valuation in Autonomous Mobile Robots in Warehouses

Recent High Valuation in Autonomous Mobile Robots in Warehouses

The trend of investment in and acquisition of mobile robotic companies seeking to automate the movement of goods within warehouses, fulfilment centres, and manufacturing facilities is still rising.
Robotics Research
Dec 13, 2019
How Close are we to Autonomous Cars?

How Close are we to Autonomous Cars?

In the past decade, progress continues in the development and deployment of autonomous driving technologies. IDTechEx forecasts that autonomous car and mobitliy services will become a $2.5 trillion market by 2040.
Robotics Research
Dec 13, 2019
Nuro and Walmart Have Teamed Up on Autonomous Grocery Delivery

Nuro and Walmart Have Teamed Up on Autonomous Grocery Delivery

Walmart, moves products to 200 million customers across more than 11,000 stores worldwide. Nuro feels honored to act as an extension of this modern supply chain, partnering with the world's largest company by revenue and largest private employer.
Robotics Research
Dec 12, 2019
Underwater Robotic Gliders to Measure Ocean Sound Levels

Underwater Robotic Gliders to Measure Ocean Sound Levels

At a time when ocean noise is receiving increased global attention, researchers have developed an effective method to use an underwater robotic glider to measure sound levels over broad areas of the sea.
Robotics Research
Dec 11, 2019
Spying on Hippos With Drones to Help Conservation Efforts

Spying on Hippos With Drones to Help Conservation Efforts

A new study has shown that using a drone to film hippos in Africa is an effective, affordable tool for conservationists to monitor the threatened species' population from a safe distance, particularly in remote and aquatic areas.
Robotics Research
Dec 10, 2019
Who Makes Better Decisions:  Humans or Robots

Who Makes Better Decisions: Humans or Robots

In cities, we depend on apps such as Waze and Google Maps to help us discover new places. At home, we use these apps to beat the rush-hour traffic and find the quickest routes to school, work, and other places we regularly frequent. But sometimes, we doubt a suggested turn; we question a re-route; we suspect an arrival-time estimate.
Robotics Research
Dec 9, 2019
A $250Bn Revolution: Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles in Delivery

A $250Bn Revolution: Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles in Delivery

Automation in the delivery/logistic and warehousing/fulfilment chain is a growing market. A particularly exciting subset of this is the use of mobile robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles for automation of movement-based tasks.
Robotics Research
Dec 9, 2019
A Cafe Staffed by Robots

A Cafe Staffed by Robots

SoftBank Robotics recently revealed its Pepper Parlor Cafe, staffed with robots. At Pepper PARLOR, a variety of robots work alongside humans.
Robotics Research
Dec 6, 2019
Jelly Invention Can Heal Itself Like Human Skin

Jelly Invention Can Heal Itself Like Human Skin

Scientists have invented a new jelly material that mimics biological matter such as skin, ligaments and bone, and which is very strong, self-healing and able to change shape.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Radar: towards achieving object detection, classification and tracking

Radar: towards achieving object detection, classification and tracking

Radar performance is dramatically changing. The switch towards CMOS at small technology nodes can bring high on-chip functional integration leading to one-chip solutions.
Robotics Research
Dec 5, 2019
Robots Join the Workforce at New Stanford Hospital

Robots Join the Workforce at New Stanford Hospital

In the new Stanford hospital, the human employees will be joined by a fleet of robots programmed to take on some repetitive and mechanical tasks.
Robotics Research
Dec 4, 2019
Partnership for Automated Warehouse with Robotic Packers

Partnership for Automated Warehouse with Robotic Packers

Aeon will launch a new online business with OSP, harnessing Ocado's unique, proprietary customer fulfilment centres and end-to-end software applications to serve millions of customers across Japan.
Robotics Research
Dec 3, 2019
Stretchable, Highly Conductive Film Promising for Wearable Electronics

Stretchable, Highly Conductive Film Promising for Wearable Electronics

Engineers have made a breathable material that is both highly stretchable and has good electrical conductivity, making it promising for on-skin electronics for people and wiring for robots.
Robotics Research
Dec 3, 2019
Largest 3D Printed Building in the World, in Dubai

Largest 3D Printed Building in the World, in Dubai

Apis Cor recently completed 3D printed wall structures of a two-story administrative building for the Dubai Municipality. Standing at 9.5 meters tall with an area of 640 square meters, it is the largest 3D printed building to date.
Robotics Research
Dec 2, 2019
Grocery Carrying Robot

Grocery Carrying Robot

Committed to revolutionizing active mobility, a robot that follows people on the go, toting up to 40 pounds of belongings.
Robotics Research
Dec 20, 2019
Electric Vehicles: A Look Back at 2019

Electric Vehicles: A Look Back at 2019

Few of the giant car makers have shown urgency in transitioning away from the internal combustion engine. What's more, the automotive market is set to decline once again in 2019 whilst electrifying newcomers made huge gains in front of sleeping incumbents' noses. Although a large fraction of this is orders (not deliveries), if OEMs do not wake up now, they never will.
Robotics Research
Dec 18, 2019
Refueling Satellites in Space, With the Help of a Robot

Refueling Satellites in Space, With the Help of a Robot

Many technologies that are essential for daily life — from communications to GPS navigation to weather forecasting — rely on the thousands of satellites that are orbiting Earth. When those satellites run out of gas and stop working, there's not much that can currently be done to fix them.
Robotics Research
Dec 16, 2019
Non-Chemical Weed Zapping With Rootwave

Non-Chemical Weed Zapping With Rootwave

Small Robot Company announced the world's first non-chemical precision robotic weeding for cereal crops. Using electricity and artificial intelligence, the 'Dick' robot will zap individual weeds using commercially-proven RootWave weed zapping technology. Early field trials are due to commence in 2020.
Robotics Research
Dec 13, 2019
How Close are we to Autonomous Cars?

How Close are we to Autonomous Cars?

In the past decade, progress continues in the development and deployment of autonomous driving technologies. IDTechEx forecasts that autonomous car and mobitliy services will become a $2.5 trillion market by 2040.
Robotics Research
Dec 12, 2019
Underwater Robotic Gliders to Measure Ocean Sound Levels

Underwater Robotic Gliders to Measure Ocean Sound Levels

At a time when ocean noise is receiving increased global attention, researchers have developed an effective method to use an underwater robotic glider to measure sound levels over broad areas of the sea.
Robotics Research
Dec 10, 2019
Who Makes Better Decisions:  Humans or Robots

Who Makes Better Decisions: Humans or Robots

In cities, we depend on apps such as Waze and Google Maps to help us discover new places. At home, we use these apps to beat the rush-hour traffic and find the quickest routes to school, work, and other places we regularly frequent. But sometimes, we doubt a suggested turn; we question a re-route; we suspect an arrival-time estimate.
Robotics Research
Dec 9, 2019
A Cafe Staffed by Robots

A Cafe Staffed by Robots

SoftBank Robotics recently revealed its Pepper Parlor Cafe, staffed with robots. At Pepper PARLOR, a variety of robots work alongside humans.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Radar: towards achieving object detection, classification and tracking

Radar: towards achieving object detection, classification and tracking

Radar performance is dramatically changing. The switch towards CMOS at small technology nodes can bring high on-chip functional integration leading to one-chip solutions.
Robotics Research
Dec 4, 2019
Partnership for Automated Warehouse with Robotic Packers

Partnership for Automated Warehouse with Robotic Packers

Aeon will launch a new online business with OSP, harnessing Ocado's unique, proprietary customer fulfilment centres and end-to-end software applications to serve millions of customers across Japan.
Robotics Research
Dec 3, 2019
Largest 3D Printed Building in the World, in Dubai

Largest 3D Printed Building in the World, in Dubai

Apis Cor recently completed 3D printed wall structures of a two-story administrative building for the Dubai Municipality. Standing at 9.5 meters tall with an area of 640 square meters, it is the largest 3D printed building to date.
Robotics Research
Dec 19, 2019
A Soft Robotic Insect That Survives Being Flattened by a Fly Swatter

A Soft Robotic Insect That Survives Being Flattened by a Fly Swatter

Researchers have developed an ultra-light robotic insect that uses its soft artificial muscles to move at 3 cm per second across different types of terrain. It can be folded or crushed and yet continue to move.
Robotics Research
Dec 17, 2019
Stretchy, Squeezy Soft Sensors One Step Closer

Stretchy, Squeezy Soft Sensors One Step Closer

Stretchy and squeezy soft sensors that can fit around body parts or squeezed in hands could be used for applications including sports and rehabilitation after injury or stroke. For example, soft electrical force sensors in the form for a squeeze ball could monitor the rehabilitation of patients with hand injuries or neurological disorders.
Robotics Research
Dec 13, 2019
Recent High Valuation in Autonomous Mobile Robots in Warehouses

Recent High Valuation in Autonomous Mobile Robots in Warehouses

The trend of investment in and acquisition of mobile robotic companies seeking to automate the movement of goods within warehouses, fulfilment centres, and manufacturing facilities is still rising.
Robotics Research
Dec 13, 2019
Nuro and Walmart Have Teamed Up on Autonomous Grocery Delivery

Nuro and Walmart Have Teamed Up on Autonomous Grocery Delivery

Walmart, moves products to 200 million customers across more than 11,000 stores worldwide. Nuro feels honored to act as an extension of this modern supply chain, partnering with the world's largest company by revenue and largest private employer.
Robotics Research
Dec 11, 2019
Spying on Hippos With Drones to Help Conservation Efforts

Spying on Hippos With Drones to Help Conservation Efforts

A new study has shown that using a drone to film hippos in Africa is an effective, affordable tool for conservationists to monitor the threatened species' population from a safe distance, particularly in remote and aquatic areas.
Robotics Research
Dec 9, 2019
A $250Bn Revolution: Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles in Delivery

A $250Bn Revolution: Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles in Delivery

Automation in the delivery/logistic and warehousing/fulfilment chain is a growing market. A particularly exciting subset of this is the use of mobile robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles for automation of movement-based tasks.
Robotics Research
Dec 6, 2019
Jelly Invention Can Heal Itself Like Human Skin

Jelly Invention Can Heal Itself Like Human Skin

Scientists have invented a new jelly material that mimics biological matter such as skin, ligaments and bone, and which is very strong, self-healing and able to change shape.
Robotics Research
Dec 5, 2019
Robots Join the Workforce at New Stanford Hospital

Robots Join the Workforce at New Stanford Hospital

In the new Stanford hospital, the human employees will be joined by a fleet of robots programmed to take on some repetitive and mechanical tasks.
Robotics Research
Dec 3, 2019
Stretchable, Highly Conductive Film Promising for Wearable Electronics

Stretchable, Highly Conductive Film Promising for Wearable Electronics

Engineers have made a breathable material that is both highly stretchable and has good electrical conductivity, making it promising for on-skin electronics for people and wiring for robots.
Robotics Research
Dec 2, 2019
Grocery Carrying Robot

Grocery Carrying Robot

Committed to revolutionizing active mobility, a robot that follows people on the go, toting up to 40 pounds of belongings.
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