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Robotics Research
Jan 23, 2020
First Fully Integrated Flexible Electronics for Electronic Skin

First Fully Integrated Flexible Electronics for Electronic Skin

Human skin is a fascinating and multifunctional organ with unique properties originating from its flexible and compliant nature. It allows for interfacing with external physical environment through numerous receptors interconnected with the nervous system. Scientists have been trying to transfer these features to artificial skin for a long time, aiming at robotic applications.
Robotics Research
Jan 22, 2020
Underwater Robot Takes First Known Automated Ocean Sample

Underwater Robot Takes First Known Automated Ocean Sample

A hybrid remotely operated vehicle took the first known automated sample performed by a robotic arm in the ocean.
Robotics Research
Jan 21, 2020
Robotic Gripping Mechanism Mimics How Sea Anemones Catch Prey

Robotic Gripping Mechanism Mimics How Sea Anemones Catch Prey

Most robotic gripping mechanisms to date have relied on humanlike fingers or appendages, which sometimes struggle to provide the fine touch, flexibility or cost-effectiveness needed in some circumstances to hold onto objects. Recent work looks to provide a path forward for gripping robots from an unlikely source -- the doughnut-shaped sea anemone.
Robotics Research
Jan 20, 2020
Designing Better Nursing Care with Robots

Designing Better Nursing Care with Robots

Robots are becoming an increasingly important part of human care, according to researchers based in Japan. To help improve the safety and efficacy of robotic care, the scientists have developed a control method that could help robots better replicate human movement when lifting and moving a patient.
Robotics Research
Jan 17, 2020
Ford is First Customer of Agility Robotics Biped Digit Robot

Ford is First Customer of Agility Robotics Biped Digit Robot

Agility Robotics is launching Digit, a robot with arms and legs to work with humans and in human spaces, for commercial sale; and, Ford Motor Company is the first customer, receiving the first two robots off the line.
Robotics Research
Jan 16, 2020
The First Living Robots

The First Living Robots

A book is made of wood. But it is not a tree. The dead cells have been repurposed to serve another need. Now a team of scientists has repurposed living cells—scraped from frog embryos—and assembled them into entirely new life-forms. These millimeter-wide "xenobots" can move toward a target, perhaps pick up a payload (like a medicine that needs to be carried to a specific place inside a patient)—and heal themselves after being cut.
Robotics Research
Jan 15, 2020
Weed and Litter Killer Robots

Weed and Litter Killer Robots

A weeding robot for autonomous farming and a robot that liberates the beaches from litter. Those are two innovations brought by the Dutch delegation from Techleap.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Solid-state automotive lidar: commercializing photonic beam steering

Solid-state automotive lidar: commercializing photonic beam steering

What does it take to commercialize photonic beam steering?
Robotics Research
Jan 14, 2020
Delta Airline First to Trial Wearable Robotic Exoskeleton

Delta Airline First to Trial Wearable Robotic Exoskeleton

Delta is first airline to explore first-of-its-kind wearable robotic exoskeleton to bolster employee strength and safety.
Robotics Research
Jan 13, 2020
Stretchy, Skin-Like Sensors Bring a Human Touch to Wearables

Stretchy, Skin-Like Sensors Bring a Human Touch to Wearables

Researchers have developed a stretchy, transparent and self-powering sensor that records the complex sensations of human skin.
Robotics Research
Jan 10, 2020
Uber and Hyundai Announce Aerial Ridesharing Partnership

Uber and Hyundai Announce Aerial Ridesharing Partnership

Uber and Hyundai Motor Company have announced a new partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept.
Robotics Research
Jan 9, 2020
Drones Effective Tools for Fruit Farmers

Drones Effective Tools for Fruit Farmers

Researchers are researching the use of drones for fruit trees. Most of the agricultural applications for drones - or, more technically unmanned aerial vehicles - have been on grain crops like wheat, corn and soy.
External Company Press Release
World's First Public Road Test of Vehicle Equipped with Smart Lidar

World's First Public Road Test of Vehicle Equipped with Smart Lidar

RoboSense announced the world's first public road test of a vehicle equipped with a Smart LiDAR Sensor.
Robotics Research
Jan 8, 2020
Toyota to Build Prototype City of the Future

Toyota to Build Prototype City of the Future

Toyota has revealed plans to build a prototype "city" of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Called the Woven City, it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
Robotics Research
Jan 8, 2020
World's Smallest Remote Control Robot Actuator

World's Smallest Remote Control Robot Actuator

Fingerbot can remotely and mechanically control all the buttons, switches, and toggles anywhere in a home through voice and app. Fingerbot provides a quick, simple and affordable way to retrofit existing devices into IoT devices.
Robotics Research
Jan 7, 2020
Electric Golf Cart Follows You Round the Course

Electric Golf Cart Follows You Round the Course

Hit the Green has designed S-Walk, a golf cart that utilizes a rear-facing LiDAR sensor to measure how far away the golfer is, the cart then speeds or slows as the user does.
Robotics Research
Jan 6, 2020
Aquatic Rover Goes for a Drive Under the Ice

Aquatic Rover Goes for a Drive Under the Ice

BRUIE, or the Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration, is being developed for underwater exploration in extraterrestrial, icy waters by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Robotics Research
Jan 3, 2020
Robot Shuttles: Major New Form of Transportation

Robot Shuttles: Major New Form of Transportation

IDTechEx has issued the first in-depth report on this called, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040". Robot shuttles are an important new, reconfigurable form of transportation for goods and people that may even function as mobile offices, workshops, restaurants and more.
Robotics Research
Jan 3, 2020
Hyundai to Operate 44 Electric Vehicles by 2025 Including 11 BEVs

Hyundai to Operate 44 Electric Vehicles by 2025 Including 11 BEVs

Hyundai Motor Group held its 2020 New Year ceremony at its headquarters in Seoul, outlining its innovation priorities and strategic direction.
Robotics Research
Jan 2, 2020
Making Beyond Visual Line of Sight Drone Operations Commonplace

Making Beyond Visual Line of Sight Drone Operations Commonplace

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has published its first guide aimed at supporting the industry to make unmanned aircraft (drone) flights beyond the visual line of sight of the operator an everyday occurrence. This would significantly change how unmanned aircraft are used in the UK.
Robotics Research
Jan 23, 2020
First Fully Integrated Flexible Electronics for Electronic Skin

First Fully Integrated Flexible Electronics for Electronic Skin

Human skin is a fascinating and multifunctional organ with unique properties originating from its flexible and compliant nature. It allows for interfacing with external physical environment through numerous receptors interconnected with the nervous system. Scientists have been trying to transfer these features to artificial skin for a long time, aiming at robotic applications.
Robotics Research
Jan 21, 2020
Robotic Gripping Mechanism Mimics How Sea Anemones Catch Prey

Robotic Gripping Mechanism Mimics How Sea Anemones Catch Prey

Most robotic gripping mechanisms to date have relied on humanlike fingers or appendages, which sometimes struggle to provide the fine touch, flexibility or cost-effectiveness needed in some circumstances to hold onto objects. Recent work looks to provide a path forward for gripping robots from an unlikely source -- the doughnut-shaped sea anemone.
Robotics Research
Jan 17, 2020
Ford is First Customer of Agility Robotics Biped Digit Robot

Ford is First Customer of Agility Robotics Biped Digit Robot

Agility Robotics is launching Digit, a robot with arms and legs to work with humans and in human spaces, for commercial sale; and, Ford Motor Company is the first customer, receiving the first two robots off the line.
Robotics Research
Jan 15, 2020
Weed and Litter Killer Robots

Weed and Litter Killer Robots

A weeding robot for autonomous farming and a robot that liberates the beaches from litter. Those are two innovations brought by the Dutch delegation from Techleap.
Robotics Research
Jan 14, 2020
Delta Airline First to Trial Wearable Robotic Exoskeleton

Delta Airline First to Trial Wearable Robotic Exoskeleton

Delta is first airline to explore first-of-its-kind wearable robotic exoskeleton to bolster employee strength and safety.
Robotics Research
Jan 10, 2020
Uber and Hyundai Announce Aerial Ridesharing Partnership

Uber and Hyundai Announce Aerial Ridesharing Partnership

Uber and Hyundai Motor Company have announced a new partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept.
External Company Press Release
World's First Public Road Test of Vehicle Equipped with Smart Lidar

World's First Public Road Test of Vehicle Equipped with Smart Lidar

RoboSense announced the world's first public road test of a vehicle equipped with a Smart LiDAR Sensor.
Robotics Research
Jan 8, 2020
World's Smallest Remote Control Robot Actuator

World's Smallest Remote Control Robot Actuator

Fingerbot can remotely and mechanically control all the buttons, switches, and toggles anywhere in a home through voice and app. Fingerbot provides a quick, simple and affordable way to retrofit existing devices into IoT devices.
Robotics Research
Jan 6, 2020
Aquatic Rover Goes for a Drive Under the Ice

Aquatic Rover Goes for a Drive Under the Ice

BRUIE, or the Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration, is being developed for underwater exploration in extraterrestrial, icy waters by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Robotics Research
Jan 3, 2020
Hyundai to Operate 44 Electric Vehicles by 2025 Including 11 BEVs

Hyundai to Operate 44 Electric Vehicles by 2025 Including 11 BEVs

Hyundai Motor Group held its 2020 New Year ceremony at its headquarters in Seoul, outlining its innovation priorities and strategic direction.
Robotics Research
Jan 22, 2020
Underwater Robot Takes First Known Automated Ocean Sample

Underwater Robot Takes First Known Automated Ocean Sample

A hybrid remotely operated vehicle took the first known automated sample performed by a robotic arm in the ocean.
Robotics Research
Jan 20, 2020
Designing Better Nursing Care with Robots

Designing Better Nursing Care with Robots

Robots are becoming an increasingly important part of human care, according to researchers based in Japan. To help improve the safety and efficacy of robotic care, the scientists have developed a control method that could help robots better replicate human movement when lifting and moving a patient.
Robotics Research
Jan 16, 2020
The First Living Robots

The First Living Robots

A book is made of wood. But it is not a tree. The dead cells have been repurposed to serve another need. Now a team of scientists has repurposed living cells—scraped from frog embryos—and assembled them into entirely new life-forms. These millimeter-wide "xenobots" can move toward a target, perhaps pick up a payload (like a medicine that needs to be carried to a specific place inside a patient)—and heal themselves after being cut.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Solid-state automotive lidar: commercializing photonic beam steering

Solid-state automotive lidar: commercializing photonic beam steering

What does it take to commercialize photonic beam steering?
Robotics Research
Jan 13, 2020
Stretchy, Skin-Like Sensors Bring a Human Touch to Wearables

Stretchy, Skin-Like Sensors Bring a Human Touch to Wearables

Researchers have developed a stretchy, transparent and self-powering sensor that records the complex sensations of human skin.
Robotics Research
Jan 9, 2020
Drones Effective Tools for Fruit Farmers

Drones Effective Tools for Fruit Farmers

Researchers are researching the use of drones for fruit trees. Most of the agricultural applications for drones - or, more technically unmanned aerial vehicles - have been on grain crops like wheat, corn and soy.
Robotics Research
Jan 8, 2020
Toyota to Build Prototype City of the Future

Toyota to Build Prototype City of the Future

Toyota has revealed plans to build a prototype "city" of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Called the Woven City, it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
Robotics Research
Jan 7, 2020
Electric Golf Cart Follows You Round the Course

Electric Golf Cart Follows You Round the Course

Hit the Green has designed S-Walk, a golf cart that utilizes a rear-facing LiDAR sensor to measure how far away the golfer is, the cart then speeds or slows as the user does.
Robotics Research
Jan 3, 2020
Robot Shuttles: Major New Form of Transportation

Robot Shuttles: Major New Form of Transportation

IDTechEx has issued the first in-depth report on this called, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040". Robot shuttles are an important new, reconfigurable form of transportation for goods and people that may even function as mobile offices, workshops, restaurants and more.
Robotics Research
Jan 2, 2020
Making Beyond Visual Line of Sight Drone Operations Commonplace

Making Beyond Visual Line of Sight Drone Operations Commonplace

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has published its first guide aimed at supporting the industry to make unmanned aircraft (drone) flights beyond the visual line of sight of the operator an everyday occurrence. This would significantly change how unmanned aircraft are used in the UK.
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