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Robotics Research
Mar 10, 2020
Octopus Inspired Robot can Grip, Move and Manipulate

Octopus Inspired Robot can Grip, Move and Manipulate

Two-thirds of an octopus's neurons are in its arms, meaning each arm literally has a mind of its own. Octopus arms can untie knots, open childproof bottles, and wrap around prey of any shape or size. The hundreds of suckers that cover their arms can form strong seals even on rough surfaces underwater.
Robotics Research
Mar 9, 2020
Fighting Hand Tremors:  First Comes AI, Then Robots

Fighting Hand Tremors: First Comes AI, Then Robots

Robots hold promise for a large number of people with neurological movement disorders severely affecting the quality of their lives. Now researchers have tapped artificial intelligence techniques to build an algorithmic model that will make the robots more accurate, faster, and safer when battling hand tremors.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Off-Grid Electric Vehicle Charging: Zero Emission 2020-2040

Off-Grid Electric Vehicle Charging: Zero Emission 2020-2040

The purpose of this article is to enable materials, component, vehicle and infrastructure suppliers and putative suppliers and all others in the value chain to understand the large emerging opportunity for off-grid zero emission charging of electric vehicles land, water and airborne.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Emerging Technologies Deployed in China during the Coronavirus Period

Emerging Technologies Deployed in China during the Coronavirus Period

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been spreading in many places, which has brought great concern, inconvenience and harm. It also changes the lifestyle in some areas as people are requested to quarantine themselves or avoid contacting each other. In order to better conduct monitoring, prevention and control, multiple high-tech and emerging technologies have been deployed. Some of them may still play an important role when everybody comes back to normal life. This article will show the readers a selection of them.
Robotics Research
Mar 6, 2020
Soft Robotic Fingers Gently Grasp Deep-Sea Jellyfish

Soft Robotic Fingers Gently Grasp Deep-Sea Jellyfish

Marine biologists have adopted "soft robotic linguine fingers" as tools to conduct their undersea research. Scientists found that jellyfish held by ultra-soft robotic fingers expressed significantly fewer stress-related genes than when braced by traditional submersible grippers. Shaped like the famous noodles, this new robotic technology allows for the collection of ecological data in a gentler, less invasive manner.
Robotics Research
Mar 5, 2020
Robots on Ice - or Rather, Under it

Robots on Ice - or Rather, Under it

Autonomous underwater vehicles can carry a variety of instruments, including those that measure water temperature, collect water samples, or record sound underwater. Scientists and engineers generally deploy these robots off the side of a ship. The vehicle then navigates the surrounding waters on its own, and completes its mission within a day or two.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Internet of Things: Lessons from EAS and RFID

Internet of Things: Lessons from EAS and RFID

Anti-theft tags (Electronic Article Surveillance) and Radio Frequency Identification RFID have much in common with the newer concept.
Robotics Research
Mar 4, 2020
Stress-Relief Substrate Helps OLED Stretch Two-Dimensionally

Stress-Relief Substrate Helps OLED Stretch Two-Dimensionally

Highly functional and free-form displays are critical components to complete the technological prowess of wearable electronics, robotics, and human-machine interfaces.
Robotics Research
Mar 3, 2020
Miniaturized "Warehouse Robots" for Biotechnology Applications

Miniaturized "Warehouse Robots" for Biotechnology Applications

Engineers have developed minuscule warehouse logistics robots that could help expedite and automate medical diagnostic technologies and other applications that move and manipulate tiny drops of fluid.
Robotics Research
Mar 2, 2020
Swarming Robots Avoid Collisions, Traffic Jams

Swarming Robots Avoid Collisions, Traffic Jams

For self-driving vehicles to become an everyday reality, they need to safely and flawlessly navigate one another without crashing or causing unnecessary traffic jams. To help make this possible, researchers have developed the first decentralized algorithm with a collision-free, deadlock-free guarantee.
Robotics Research
Feb 28, 2020
Robotic Crawler for Internal Repair of Pipelines

Robotic Crawler for Internal Repair of Pipelines

The development of the first ever FSWBot, Friction Stir Welding Robotic Crawler for internal repair and refurbishment of pipelines, is designed to transform the way industries deal with pipeline issues.
Robotics Research
Feb 27, 2020
Growth in Robotic Farming

Growth in Robotic Farming

EarthSense first robot—TerraSentia—improves the quantity, accuracy, cost and speed of in-field plant trait data collection, especially for under-canopy traits that cannot be obtained by other technologies.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Very Slow is Better: Mesh Networks, IOT to Drones

Very Slow is Better: Mesh Networks, IOT to Drones

In engineering and science, the race for faster is well known. It spans from 5G streaming videos in seconds to Hyperloop and space tourism. However, if we are to have the envisaged tens of billions of Internet of Things nodes deployed, they must cost under two cents each and work on a whisper of electricity. No. We must go even further in redefining the problem.
Robotics Research
Feb 26, 2020
Training on Emerging Technologies at IDTechEx Masterclasses

Training on Emerging Technologies at IDTechEx Masterclasses

Masterclasses are the ideal way to train staff on emerging technologies. Bracketing the IDTechEx show in Berlin, the IDTechEx masterclasses on 12th and 15th May 2020 will contain the latest insights and analysis on their chosen topics.
Robotics Research
Feb 26, 2020
Snake Robot Could Advance Search and Rescue Technology

Snake Robot Could Advance Search and Rescue Technology

Snakes live in diverse environments ranging from unbearably hot deserts to lush tropical forests. But regardless of their habitat, they are able to slither up trees, rocks, and shrubbery with ease. By studying how the creatures move, a team of engineers have created a snake robot that can nimbly and stably climb large steps.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Significance of Alphabet Exiting Giant Drones Including AWE

Significance of Alphabet Exiting Giant Drones Including AWE

Significance of Alphabet Exiting Giant Drones Including Airborne Wind Energy. Alphabet/ Google and Facebook exiting large drones does not mean such aircraft are a failure. In Alphabet, a sister company of Google, was acquisition Makani in California and later Hawaii trialling a huge drone with eight propeller-generators and a 70 meter wingspan.
Robotics Research
Feb 25, 2020
Sensorized Skin Helps Soft Robots Find Their Bearings

Sensorized Skin Helps Soft Robots Find Their Bearings

For the first time researchers have enabled a soft robotic arm to understand its configuration in 3D space, by leveraging only motion and position data from its own "sensorized" skin.
Robotics Research
Feb 24, 2020
Volocopter,  Grab Conduct Air Taxi Feasibility Study in Southeast Asia

Volocopter, Grab Conduct Air Taxi Feasibility Study in Southeast Asia

Volocopter and Grab announced that they will conduct a joint feasibility study on urban air mobility as part of a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the prospect of urban air mobility solutions in the region's megacities.
Robotics Research
Feb 24, 2020
Machine Learning Robots Cook Perfect Hot Dogs

Machine Learning Robots Cook Perfect Hot Dogs

Engineers have made a jump in using machine learning to teach robots to perform complex tasks, a framework that could be applied to a host of tasks, like identifying cancerous spots on mammograms or better understanding spoken commands to play music. But first, as a proof of concept—they've learned how to prepare the perfect hot dog.
Robotics Research
Feb 24, 2020
Highly Sensitive Sensors Enhance Human Touch

Highly Sensitive Sensors Enhance Human Touch

People rely on a highly tuned sense of touch to manipulate objects, but injuries to the skin and the simple act of wearing gloves can impair this ability. Surgeons, for example, find that gloves decrease their ability to manipulate soft tissues. Astronauts are also hampered by heavy spacesuits and find it difficult to work with equipment while wearing heavy gloves.
Robotics Research
Mar 10, 2020
Octopus Inspired Robot can Grip, Move and Manipulate

Octopus Inspired Robot can Grip, Move and Manipulate

Two-thirds of an octopus's neurons are in its arms, meaning each arm literally has a mind of its own. Octopus arms can untie knots, open childproof bottles, and wrap around prey of any shape or size. The hundreds of suckers that cover their arms can form strong seals even on rough surfaces underwater.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Off-Grid Electric Vehicle Charging: Zero Emission 2020-2040

Off-Grid Electric Vehicle Charging: Zero Emission 2020-2040

The purpose of this article is to enable materials, component, vehicle and infrastructure suppliers and putative suppliers and all others in the value chain to understand the large emerging opportunity for off-grid zero emission charging of electric vehicles land, water and airborne.
Robotics Research
Mar 6, 2020
Soft Robotic Fingers Gently Grasp Deep-Sea Jellyfish

Soft Robotic Fingers Gently Grasp Deep-Sea Jellyfish

Marine biologists have adopted "soft robotic linguine fingers" as tools to conduct their undersea research. Scientists found that jellyfish held by ultra-soft robotic fingers expressed significantly fewer stress-related genes than when braced by traditional submersible grippers. Shaped like the famous noodles, this new robotic technology allows for the collection of ecological data in a gentler, less invasive manner.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Internet of Things: Lessons from EAS and RFID

Internet of Things: Lessons from EAS and RFID

Anti-theft tags (Electronic Article Surveillance) and Radio Frequency Identification RFID have much in common with the newer concept.
Robotics Research
Mar 3, 2020
Miniaturized "Warehouse Robots" for Biotechnology Applications

Miniaturized "Warehouse Robots" for Biotechnology Applications

Engineers have developed minuscule warehouse logistics robots that could help expedite and automate medical diagnostic technologies and other applications that move and manipulate tiny drops of fluid.
Robotics Research
Feb 28, 2020
Robotic Crawler for Internal Repair of Pipelines

Robotic Crawler for Internal Repair of Pipelines

The development of the first ever FSWBot, Friction Stir Welding Robotic Crawler for internal repair and refurbishment of pipelines, is designed to transform the way industries deal with pipeline issues.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Very Slow is Better: Mesh Networks, IOT to Drones

Very Slow is Better: Mesh Networks, IOT to Drones

In engineering and science, the race for faster is well known. It spans from 5G streaming videos in seconds to Hyperloop and space tourism. However, if we are to have the envisaged tens of billions of Internet of Things nodes deployed, they must cost under two cents each and work on a whisper of electricity. No. We must go even further in redefining the problem.
Robotics Research
Feb 26, 2020
Snake Robot Could Advance Search and Rescue Technology

Snake Robot Could Advance Search and Rescue Technology

Snakes live in diverse environments ranging from unbearably hot deserts to lush tropical forests. But regardless of their habitat, they are able to slither up trees, rocks, and shrubbery with ease. By studying how the creatures move, a team of engineers have created a snake robot that can nimbly and stably climb large steps.
Robotics Research
Feb 25, 2020
Sensorized Skin Helps Soft Robots Find Their Bearings

Sensorized Skin Helps Soft Robots Find Their Bearings

For the first time researchers have enabled a soft robotic arm to understand its configuration in 3D space, by leveraging only motion and position data from its own "sensorized" skin.
Robotics Research
Feb 24, 2020
Machine Learning Robots Cook Perfect Hot Dogs

Machine Learning Robots Cook Perfect Hot Dogs

Engineers have made a jump in using machine learning to teach robots to perform complex tasks, a framework that could be applied to a host of tasks, like identifying cancerous spots on mammograms or better understanding spoken commands to play music. But first, as a proof of concept—they've learned how to prepare the perfect hot dog.
Robotics Research
Mar 9, 2020
Fighting Hand Tremors:  First Comes AI, Then Robots

Fighting Hand Tremors: First Comes AI, Then Robots

Robots hold promise for a large number of people with neurological movement disorders severely affecting the quality of their lives. Now researchers have tapped artificial intelligence techniques to build an algorithmic model that will make the robots more accurate, faster, and safer when battling hand tremors.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Emerging Technologies Deployed in China during the Coronavirus Period

Emerging Technologies Deployed in China during the Coronavirus Period

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been spreading in many places, which has brought great concern, inconvenience and harm. It also changes the lifestyle in some areas as people are requested to quarantine themselves or avoid contacting each other. In order to better conduct monitoring, prevention and control, multiple high-tech and emerging technologies have been deployed. Some of them may still play an important role when everybody comes back to normal life. This article will show the readers a selection of them.
Robotics Research
Mar 5, 2020
Robots on Ice - or Rather, Under it

Robots on Ice - or Rather, Under it

Autonomous underwater vehicles can carry a variety of instruments, including those that measure water temperature, collect water samples, or record sound underwater. Scientists and engineers generally deploy these robots off the side of a ship. The vehicle then navigates the surrounding waters on its own, and completes its mission within a day or two.
Robotics Research
Mar 4, 2020
Stress-Relief Substrate Helps OLED Stretch Two-Dimensionally

Stress-Relief Substrate Helps OLED Stretch Two-Dimensionally

Highly functional and free-form displays are critical components to complete the technological prowess of wearable electronics, robotics, and human-machine interfaces.
Robotics Research
Mar 2, 2020
Swarming Robots Avoid Collisions, Traffic Jams

Swarming Robots Avoid Collisions, Traffic Jams

For self-driving vehicles to become an everyday reality, they need to safely and flawlessly navigate one another without crashing or causing unnecessary traffic jams. To help make this possible, researchers have developed the first decentralized algorithm with a collision-free, deadlock-free guarantee.
Robotics Research
Feb 27, 2020
Growth in Robotic Farming

Growth in Robotic Farming

EarthSense first robot—TerraSentia—improves the quantity, accuracy, cost and speed of in-field plant trait data collection, especially for under-canopy traits that cannot be obtained by other technologies.
Robotics Research
Feb 26, 2020
Training on Emerging Technologies at IDTechEx Masterclasses

Training on Emerging Technologies at IDTechEx Masterclasses

Masterclasses are the ideal way to train staff on emerging technologies. Bracketing the IDTechEx show in Berlin, the IDTechEx masterclasses on 12th and 15th May 2020 will contain the latest insights and analysis on their chosen topics.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Significance of Alphabet Exiting Giant Drones Including AWE

Significance of Alphabet Exiting Giant Drones Including AWE

Significance of Alphabet Exiting Giant Drones Including Airborne Wind Energy. Alphabet/ Google and Facebook exiting large drones does not mean such aircraft are a failure. In Alphabet, a sister company of Google, was acquisition Makani in California and later Hawaii trialling a huge drone with eight propeller-generators and a 70 meter wingspan.
Robotics Research
Feb 24, 2020
Volocopter,  Grab Conduct Air Taxi Feasibility Study in Southeast Asia

Volocopter, Grab Conduct Air Taxi Feasibility Study in Southeast Asia

Volocopter and Grab announced that they will conduct a joint feasibility study on urban air mobility as part of a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the prospect of urban air mobility solutions in the region's megacities.
Robotics Research
Feb 24, 2020
Highly Sensitive Sensors Enhance Human Touch

Highly Sensitive Sensors Enhance Human Touch

People rely on a highly tuned sense of touch to manipulate objects, but injuries to the skin and the simple act of wearing gloves can impair this ability. Surgeons, for example, find that gloves decrease their ability to manipulate soft tissues. Astronauts are also hampered by heavy spacesuits and find it difficult to work with equipment while wearing heavy gloves.
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