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Robotics Research
May 11, 2020
Robotic Firefighters for Hostile Environments

Robotic Firefighters for Hostile Environments

Milrem Robotics and InnoVfoam are developing robot firefighting systems to assist or even replace firefighters in the most hostile environments.
Robotics Research
May 8, 2020
3D-Printed Concrete to Help Build Offshore Wind Infrastructure

3D-Printed Concrete to Help Build Offshore Wind Infrastructure

Conventional concrete manufacturing methods require a mold to shape the concrete into the desired structure, which adds to costs and limits design possibilities. 3D-printing would eliminate the expenses of this mold.
Robotics Research
May 7, 2020
Boeing Rolls out First Loyal Wingman Unamnned Aircraft

Boeing Rolls out First Loyal Wingman Unamnned Aircraft

The aircraft, which uses artificial intelligence to extend the capabilities of manned and unmanned platforms, is the first to be designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia in more than 50 years. It is Boeing's largest investment in an unmanned aircraft outside of the United States.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mobile robots in logistics: autonomous forklifts

Mobile robots in logistics: autonomous forklifts

Mobile robots and autonomous vehicles are impacting every step of the logistic and delivery chain from the warehouse and fulfillment centres to the customers' hand. In this article, we highlight and discuss various companies which are offering autonomous forklift technologies. We review their technology choices and commercial progress.
Robotics Research
May 6, 2020
Better-Performing 3D Electronics

Better-Performing 3D Electronics

Engineers have developed a faster, simpler 3D-printing technique to build electronics, trimming their manufacturing time from hours down to a few minutes. The method can be used to print electronics into complex shapes in volumes that could be used for antenna arrays, prosthetics, sensors and robots.
Robotics Research
May 5, 2020
Robots get Stamp of Approval for COVID-19 Elimination

Robots get Stamp of Approval for COVID-19 Elimination

Xenex Disinfection Services ultraviolet light technology is 99.9 percent effective in eradicating the virus, according to the Texas Biomedical Research Center.
Robotics Research
Apr 30, 2020
Power Gloves for Space Walks

Power Gloves for Space Walks

Spacewalks are a risky business and wearing a spacesuit that protects against the vacuum outside our atmosphere is cumbersome. This glove is a mockup concept for astronauts that adds extra functions to the five fingers.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mobile robots in logistics: autonomous mobile robots (AMRs)

Mobile robots in logistics: autonomous mobile robots (AMRs)

Mobile robots and autonomous vehicles are impacting every step of the logistic and delivery chain from the warehouse and fulfilment centres to the customers' hand. In this article, we consider infrastructure-independent indoor autonomous mobile robots.
Robotics Research
Apr 28, 2020
Webinar 7 May - Where Is the Future of COVID-19 Diagnostics?

Webinar 7 May - Where Is the Future of COVID-19 Diagnostics?

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 7 May 2020. Where Is the Future of COVID-19 Diagnostics? will be presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst, Dr Luyun Jiang.
Robotics Research
Apr 28, 2020
Delivery Robots Move Medical Supplies in COVID-19 Response

Delivery Robots Move Medical Supplies in COVID-19 Response

Around the globe, COVID-19 has taken a tragic toll. Through providing a contactless delivery solution, healthcare workers have the supplies they need at hand, saving them time while also helping foster the safety and health of both patients and staff.
Robotics Research
Apr 27, 2020
How Vertical Farming Disrupts the Food Supply Chain

How Vertical Farming Disrupts the Food Supply Chain

By the time fresh produce reaches stores, it has often lost quality and freshness. It also risks contamination from passing through several middlemen along the way. Vertical farming could help overcome these problems in the tradition supply chain.
Robotics Research
Apr 27, 2020
Robots Weeding Organic Farms, Patrolling for Greenhouse Pests

Robots Weeding Organic Farms, Patrolling for Greenhouse Pests

Robots that use artificial intelligence to recognise the health of fruit and vegetable crops and when they're ready to harvest are being trialled to help small, organic and greenhouse farmers with weeding and patrolling for pests.
Robotics Research
Apr 24, 2020
Robots Provide Surgeons With Superhuman Stability and Precision

Robots Provide Surgeons With Superhuman Stability and Precision

Robotic systems are increasingly being used to facilitate and optimise the positioning of instruments and tools during surgery. These systems simplify operating room workflows.
Robotics Research
Apr 24, 2020
Remote Control of Soft Robots

Remote Control of Soft Robots

Soft materials, such as rubber or polymers that can endure drastic changes to their shape, are promising for applications where flexibility and shapeshifting abilities are paramount. For example, these materials can be used to create soft robots suited for specialized tasks, ranging from medical devices that could navigate around inside the body to robots for search-and-rescue missions that can squeeze through small openings.
Robotics Research
Apr 23, 2020
In East Africa, a Race to Outsmart Locusts with Drones and Data

In East Africa, a Race to Outsmart Locusts with Drones and Data

While the eyes of the world are on the novel coronavirus, East Africa continues to struggle with another crisis of biblical proportions: growing swarms of ravenous locusts. Both crises are extraordinary in scale, and both foes multiply so quickly that governments are struggling to contain them.
Robotics Research
Apr 22, 2020
Insect-Like Robot Uses Artificial Neurons to Modify Gait in Real Time

Insect-Like Robot Uses Artificial Neurons to Modify Gait in Real Time

A research team has developed NeuroPod, an automaton that simulates the activity of a six-legged insect. The model, which walks, trots and runs, uses efficient and cost effective materials. It could therefore pave the way for the creation of prostheses or structures for the rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries at a reduced cost compared with those currently in use.
Robotics Research
Apr 21, 2020
New Report Addresses Key Questions About the $25bn Hearables Market

New Report Addresses Key Questions About the $25bn Hearables Market

IDTechEx have released a new report covering the market, technology and players in hearables. It finds that the hearables market was worth $24.5bn in 2019 and will continue to grow at a forecasted 14% YoY from 2020-2025.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Autonomous driving: datasets to train algorithms

Autonomous driving: datasets to train algorithms

Algorithm development is central to autonomous driving. The progress here has been unleashed by the rise of train deep neutral networks which enable addressing hitherto inaccessible problems.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mobile robots in logistics: grid-based goods-to-person automation

Mobile robots in logistics: grid-based goods-to-person automation

Mobile robots and autonomous vehicles are impacting every step of the logistic and delivery chain from the warehouse and fulfillment centres to the customers' hand. In this article, we consider grid-based robots which automate the goods-to-person step.
Robotics Research
Apr 21, 2020
Why Robots are Being Trained in Self-Awareness

Why Robots are Being Trained in Self-Awareness

Robots passing cognitive tests such as recognising themselves in a mirror and being programmed with a human sense of time are showing how machines are being shaped to become a bigger part of our everyday lives.
Robotics Research
May 11, 2020
Robotic Firefighters for Hostile Environments

Robotic Firefighters for Hostile Environments

Milrem Robotics and InnoVfoam are developing robot firefighting systems to assist or even replace firefighters in the most hostile environments.
Robotics Research
May 7, 2020
Boeing Rolls out First Loyal Wingman Unamnned Aircraft

Boeing Rolls out First Loyal Wingman Unamnned Aircraft

The aircraft, which uses artificial intelligence to extend the capabilities of manned and unmanned platforms, is the first to be designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia in more than 50 years. It is Boeing's largest investment in an unmanned aircraft outside of the United States.
Robotics Research
May 6, 2020
Better-Performing 3D Electronics

Better-Performing 3D Electronics

Engineers have developed a faster, simpler 3D-printing technique to build electronics, trimming their manufacturing time from hours down to a few minutes. The method can be used to print electronics into complex shapes in volumes that could be used for antenna arrays, prosthetics, sensors and robots.
Robotics Research
Apr 30, 2020
Power Gloves for Space Walks

Power Gloves for Space Walks

Spacewalks are a risky business and wearing a spacesuit that protects against the vacuum outside our atmosphere is cumbersome. This glove is a mockup concept for astronauts that adds extra functions to the five fingers.
Robotics Research
Apr 28, 2020
Webinar 7 May - Where Is the Future of COVID-19 Diagnostics?

Webinar 7 May - Where Is the Future of COVID-19 Diagnostics?

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 7 May 2020. Where Is the Future of COVID-19 Diagnostics? will be presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst, Dr Luyun Jiang.
Robotics Research
Apr 27, 2020
How Vertical Farming Disrupts the Food Supply Chain

How Vertical Farming Disrupts the Food Supply Chain

By the time fresh produce reaches stores, it has often lost quality and freshness. It also risks contamination from passing through several middlemen along the way. Vertical farming could help overcome these problems in the tradition supply chain.
Robotics Research
Apr 24, 2020
Robots Provide Surgeons With Superhuman Stability and Precision

Robots Provide Surgeons With Superhuman Stability and Precision

Robotic systems are increasingly being used to facilitate and optimise the positioning of instruments and tools during surgery. These systems simplify operating room workflows.
Robotics Research
Apr 23, 2020
In East Africa, a Race to Outsmart Locusts with Drones and Data

In East Africa, a Race to Outsmart Locusts with Drones and Data

While the eyes of the world are on the novel coronavirus, East Africa continues to struggle with another crisis of biblical proportions: growing swarms of ravenous locusts. Both crises are extraordinary in scale, and both foes multiply so quickly that governments are struggling to contain them.
Robotics Research
Apr 21, 2020
New Report Addresses Key Questions About the $25bn Hearables Market

New Report Addresses Key Questions About the $25bn Hearables Market

IDTechEx have released a new report covering the market, technology and players in hearables. It finds that the hearables market was worth $24.5bn in 2019 and will continue to grow at a forecasted 14% YoY from 2020-2025.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mobile robots in logistics: grid-based goods-to-person automation

Mobile robots in logistics: grid-based goods-to-person automation

Mobile robots and autonomous vehicles are impacting every step of the logistic and delivery chain from the warehouse and fulfillment centres to the customers' hand. In this article, we consider grid-based robots which automate the goods-to-person step.
Robotics Research
May 8, 2020
3D-Printed Concrete to Help Build Offshore Wind Infrastructure

3D-Printed Concrete to Help Build Offshore Wind Infrastructure

Conventional concrete manufacturing methods require a mold to shape the concrete into the desired structure, which adds to costs and limits design possibilities. 3D-printing would eliminate the expenses of this mold.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mobile robots in logistics: autonomous forklifts

Mobile robots in logistics: autonomous forklifts

Mobile robots and autonomous vehicles are impacting every step of the logistic and delivery chain from the warehouse and fulfillment centres to the customers' hand. In this article, we highlight and discuss various companies which are offering autonomous forklift technologies. We review their technology choices and commercial progress.
Robotics Research
May 5, 2020
Robots get Stamp of Approval for COVID-19 Elimination

Robots get Stamp of Approval for COVID-19 Elimination

Xenex Disinfection Services ultraviolet light technology is 99.9 percent effective in eradicating the virus, according to the Texas Biomedical Research Center.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mobile robots in logistics: autonomous mobile robots (AMRs)

Mobile robots in logistics: autonomous mobile robots (AMRs)

Mobile robots and autonomous vehicles are impacting every step of the logistic and delivery chain from the warehouse and fulfilment centres to the customers' hand. In this article, we consider infrastructure-independent indoor autonomous mobile robots.
Robotics Research
Apr 28, 2020
Delivery Robots Move Medical Supplies in COVID-19 Response

Delivery Robots Move Medical Supplies in COVID-19 Response

Around the globe, COVID-19 has taken a tragic toll. Through providing a contactless delivery solution, healthcare workers have the supplies they need at hand, saving them time while also helping foster the safety and health of both patients and staff.
Robotics Research
Apr 27, 2020
Robots Weeding Organic Farms, Patrolling for Greenhouse Pests

Robots Weeding Organic Farms, Patrolling for Greenhouse Pests

Robots that use artificial intelligence to recognise the health of fruit and vegetable crops and when they're ready to harvest are being trialled to help small, organic and greenhouse farmers with weeding and patrolling for pests.
Robotics Research
Apr 24, 2020
Remote Control of Soft Robots

Remote Control of Soft Robots

Soft materials, such as rubber or polymers that can endure drastic changes to their shape, are promising for applications where flexibility and shapeshifting abilities are paramount. For example, these materials can be used to create soft robots suited for specialized tasks, ranging from medical devices that could navigate around inside the body to robots for search-and-rescue missions that can squeeze through small openings.
Robotics Research
Apr 22, 2020
Insect-Like Robot Uses Artificial Neurons to Modify Gait in Real Time

Insect-Like Robot Uses Artificial Neurons to Modify Gait in Real Time

A research team has developed NeuroPod, an automaton that simulates the activity of a six-legged insect. The model, which walks, trots and runs, uses efficient and cost effective materials. It could therefore pave the way for the creation of prostheses or structures for the rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries at a reduced cost compared with those currently in use.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Autonomous driving: datasets to train algorithms

Autonomous driving: datasets to train algorithms

Algorithm development is central to autonomous driving. The progress here has been unleashed by the rise of train deep neutral networks which enable addressing hitherto inaccessible problems.
Robotics Research
Apr 21, 2020
Why Robots are Being Trained in Self-Awareness

Why Robots are Being Trained in Self-Awareness

Robots passing cognitive tests such as recognising themselves in a mirror and being programmed with a human sense of time are showing how machines are being shaped to become a bigger part of our everyday lives.
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