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Robotics Research
Sep 3, 2020
Versatile New Material Family Could Build Realistic Prosthetics

Versatile New Material Family Could Build Realistic Prosthetics

Nature's blueprint for the human limb is a carefully layered structure with stiff bone wrapped in layers of different soft tissue, like muscle and skin, all perfectly bound together. Achieving this kind of sophistication using synthetic materials to build biologically inspired robotic parts or multicomponent, complex machines has been an engineering challenge.
Robotics Research
Sep 2, 2020
Powering Robots with Biomorphic Batteries

Powering Robots with Biomorphic Batteries

A new rechargeable zinc battery can provide much more energy and integrate into the structure of a robot like biological fat reserves store energy in animals. This approach to increasing capacity will be particularly important as robots shrink to the microscale and below—scales at which current stand-alone batteries are too big and inefficient.
Robotics Research
Sep 1, 2020
Materials Informatics: Choosing a Successful Strategic Approach

Materials Informatics: Choosing a Successful Strategic Approach

Materials informatics is quickly becoming one of the most significant areas of interest for chemical and material companies.
Robotics Research
Aug 31, 2020
Cutting Surgical Robots Down to Size

Cutting Surgical Robots Down to Size

Recently, surgical robots have started to appear in operating rooms to further assist surgeons by allowing them to manipulate multiple tools at once with greater precision, flexibility, and control than is possible with traditional techniques. However, these robotic systems are extremely large, often taking up an entire room, and their tools can be much larger than the delicate tissues and structures on which they operate.
Robotics Research
Aug 27, 2020
Can Artificial Intelligence Revolutionise Robotic Surgery?

Can Artificial Intelligence Revolutionise Robotic Surgery?

In its recently published report "Innovations in Robotic Surgery 2020-2030: Technologies, Players & Markets", IDTechEx reports that the robotic surgery market will reach over $12 billion by 2030. The report breaks down the market landscape and emerging technologies in the field of robotic surgery.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Material Handling Robotics and Forklifts

Material Handling Robotics and Forklifts

The Europeans call it Intralogistics and the rest of the world calls it Material Handling. The terms mean material transport in warehouses, docks, airports, farms, factories and the like. The most popular manually operated form is the forklift and the most common robotic form is usually quite primitive and called automatic guided vehicles.
Robotics Research
Aug 24, 2020
New Microbot With in Situ, in Vivo Bioprinting for Gastric Wounds

New Microbot With in Situ, in Vivo Bioprinting for Gastric Wounds

Researchers have taken the first step towards a new way of treating gastric wounds by using a microrobot combined with the new concept of "in situ in vivo bioprinting" to carry out tissue repair inside the body.
Robotics Research
Aug 20, 2020
Skin-Like Electronics and Computer Vision Recognise Hand Gestures

Skin-Like Electronics and Computer Vision Recognise Hand Gestures

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence system that recognises hand gestures by combining skin-like electronics with computer vision.
Robotics Research
Aug 17, 2020
Aquatic Robots can Remove Contaminant Particles From Water

Aquatic Robots can Remove Contaminant Particles From Water

Scientists have developed a 1cm by 1cm wireless artificial aquatic polyp, which can remove contaminants from water. Apart from cleaning, this soft robot could be also used in medical diagnostic devices by aiding in picking up and transporting specific cells for analysis.
Robotics Research
Aug 16, 2020
Sensors Post COVID, Electrification, Bionics, Technology Breakthroughs

Sensors Post COVID, Electrification, Bionics, Technology Breakthroughs

The new IDTechEx report, "Sensors 2021-2041" uniquely analyses the whole subject in the light of such seismic changes as the COVID-19 virus. The sensor business is in turmoil. The industries that spend most on sensors are changing as are the sensors.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Robotic implements: weeding and beyond

Robotic implements: weeding and beyond

This is the 5th article in our series of articles focused on agricultural robotics. In this brief article we consider the trends towards vision enabled precision implements (tractor be pulled) enabling ultraprecision site-specific action such as precision weeding.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Robotic fresh fruit picking: overview and players

Robotic fresh fruit picking: overview and players

This is the 6th article in our series of articles focused on agricultural robotics. In this brief article we consider the trends towards robotic harvesting (picking) of fresh fruits.
External Company Press Release
Robotics Company Offers New Autonomous Cleaning Solution

Robotics Company Offers New Autonomous Cleaning Solution

The UVNinja can be programmed for a variety of cleaning missions, and it works without human assistance by utilizing medical-grade ultraviolet C lighting. This unique combination of UVC and autonomous technology ensures disinfection of all programmed areas with no chemicals or waste generated.
Robotics Research
Aug 12, 2020
EHang Launches Intelligent Aerial Firefighting Solution

EHang Launches Intelligent Aerial Firefighting Solution

EHang Holdings Limited announced the launch of the world's first large-payload intelligent aerial firefighting solution. Based on its flagship product, this new firefighting version of EHang 216, "EHang 216F" is specially designed for high-rise firefighting.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Printing Robot Shuttles

3D Printing Robot Shuttles

Robot shuttles are a new transport concept primarily for cities. They are symmetrical so they never do a U Turn and can access areas not available to other multi-person transport.
Robotics Research
Aug 11, 2020
Electric Cars: The Lifeline of the Auto Industry

Electric Cars: The Lifeline of the Auto Industry

In the past two decades, the car market has declined twice: first due to the 2008 economic crisis, and then due to falling sales in China. Most recently, the lockdowns implemented to combat the coronavirus pandemic, causing auto-production plants to close globally and a loss of consumer spending will lead to an unprecedented 23% decline in 2020 (IDTechEx prediction).
External Company Press Release
New Feature for Pepper:  Mask Wearing Detection

New Feature for Pepper: Mask Wearing Detection

As the whole world faces an unprecedented health crisis, SoftBank Robotics wants to help fight against the spread of the coronavirus.
Robotics Research
Aug 10, 2020
Origami Microbots: Cutting Edge Advance in Tiny Machines

Origami Microbots: Cutting Edge Advance in Tiny Machines

Origami principles can unlock the potential of the smallest robots, enhancing speed, agility and control in machines no more than a centimeter in size.
Robotics Research
Aug 7, 2020
Agricultural Robots and Drones: Company and Product Readiness Map

Agricultural Robots and Drones: Company and Product Readiness Map

It is often imagined that agriculture is alien to new technologies. This is far from reality. In fact, agriculture has always been a pioneer in the adoption of new technologies, embracing motor/power, modified seed, and agrochemical technologies over many decades to boost productivity.
Robotics Research
Aug 6, 2020
AI Accelerates Materials Science From the Lab to Market

AI Accelerates Materials Science From the Lab to Market

Nearly every sector is proposing the use of artificial intelligence. Materials science R&D is relatively late to this trend, and there are many industry-specific hurdles, but the opportunities are beginning to be realized and the potential impact is significant.
Robotics Research
Sep 3, 2020
Versatile New Material Family Could Build Realistic Prosthetics

Versatile New Material Family Could Build Realistic Prosthetics

Nature's blueprint for the human limb is a carefully layered structure with stiff bone wrapped in layers of different soft tissue, like muscle and skin, all perfectly bound together. Achieving this kind of sophistication using synthetic materials to build biologically inspired robotic parts or multicomponent, complex machines has been an engineering challenge.
Robotics Research
Sep 1, 2020
Materials Informatics: Choosing a Successful Strategic Approach

Materials Informatics: Choosing a Successful Strategic Approach

Materials informatics is quickly becoming one of the most significant areas of interest for chemical and material companies.
Robotics Research
Aug 27, 2020
Can Artificial Intelligence Revolutionise Robotic Surgery?

Can Artificial Intelligence Revolutionise Robotic Surgery?

In its recently published report "Innovations in Robotic Surgery 2020-2030: Technologies, Players & Markets", IDTechEx reports that the robotic surgery market will reach over $12 billion by 2030. The report breaks down the market landscape and emerging technologies in the field of robotic surgery.
Robotics Research
Aug 24, 2020
New Microbot With in Situ, in Vivo Bioprinting for Gastric Wounds

New Microbot With in Situ, in Vivo Bioprinting for Gastric Wounds

Researchers have taken the first step towards a new way of treating gastric wounds by using a microrobot combined with the new concept of "in situ in vivo bioprinting" to carry out tissue repair inside the body.
Robotics Research
Aug 17, 2020
Aquatic Robots can Remove Contaminant Particles From Water

Aquatic Robots can Remove Contaminant Particles From Water

Scientists have developed a 1cm by 1cm wireless artificial aquatic polyp, which can remove contaminants from water. Apart from cleaning, this soft robot could be also used in medical diagnostic devices by aiding in picking up and transporting specific cells for analysis.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Robotic implements: weeding and beyond

Robotic implements: weeding and beyond

This is the 5th article in our series of articles focused on agricultural robotics. In this brief article we consider the trends towards vision enabled precision implements (tractor be pulled) enabling ultraprecision site-specific action such as precision weeding.
External Company Press Release
Robotics Company Offers New Autonomous Cleaning Solution

Robotics Company Offers New Autonomous Cleaning Solution

The UVNinja can be programmed for a variety of cleaning missions, and it works without human assistance by utilizing medical-grade ultraviolet C lighting. This unique combination of UVC and autonomous technology ensures disinfection of all programmed areas with no chemicals or waste generated.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Printing Robot Shuttles

3D Printing Robot Shuttles

Robot shuttles are a new transport concept primarily for cities. They are symmetrical so they never do a U Turn and can access areas not available to other multi-person transport.
External Company Press Release
New Feature for Pepper:  Mask Wearing Detection

New Feature for Pepper: Mask Wearing Detection

As the whole world faces an unprecedented health crisis, SoftBank Robotics wants to help fight against the spread of the coronavirus.
Robotics Research
Aug 7, 2020
Agricultural Robots and Drones: Company and Product Readiness Map

Agricultural Robots and Drones: Company and Product Readiness Map

It is often imagined that agriculture is alien to new technologies. This is far from reality. In fact, agriculture has always been a pioneer in the adoption of new technologies, embracing motor/power, modified seed, and agrochemical technologies over many decades to boost productivity.
Robotics Research
Sep 2, 2020
Powering Robots with Biomorphic Batteries

Powering Robots with Biomorphic Batteries

A new rechargeable zinc battery can provide much more energy and integrate into the structure of a robot like biological fat reserves store energy in animals. This approach to increasing capacity will be particularly important as robots shrink to the microscale and below—scales at which current stand-alone batteries are too big and inefficient.
Robotics Research
Aug 31, 2020
Cutting Surgical Robots Down to Size

Cutting Surgical Robots Down to Size

Recently, surgical robots have started to appear in operating rooms to further assist surgeons by allowing them to manipulate multiple tools at once with greater precision, flexibility, and control than is possible with traditional techniques. However, these robotic systems are extremely large, often taking up an entire room, and their tools can be much larger than the delicate tissues and structures on which they operate.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Material Handling Robotics and Forklifts

Material Handling Robotics and Forklifts

The Europeans call it Intralogistics and the rest of the world calls it Material Handling. The terms mean material transport in warehouses, docks, airports, farms, factories and the like. The most popular manually operated form is the forklift and the most common robotic form is usually quite primitive and called automatic guided vehicles.
Robotics Research
Aug 20, 2020
Skin-Like Electronics and Computer Vision Recognise Hand Gestures

Skin-Like Electronics and Computer Vision Recognise Hand Gestures

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence system that recognises hand gestures by combining skin-like electronics with computer vision.
Robotics Research
Aug 16, 2020
Sensors Post COVID, Electrification, Bionics, Technology Breakthroughs

Sensors Post COVID, Electrification, Bionics, Technology Breakthroughs

The new IDTechEx report, "Sensors 2021-2041" uniquely analyses the whole subject in the light of such seismic changes as the COVID-19 virus. The sensor business is in turmoil. The industries that spend most on sensors are changing as are the sensors.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Robotic fresh fruit picking: overview and players

Robotic fresh fruit picking: overview and players

This is the 6th article in our series of articles focused on agricultural robotics. In this brief article we consider the trends towards robotic harvesting (picking) of fresh fruits.
Robotics Research
Aug 12, 2020
EHang Launches Intelligent Aerial Firefighting Solution

EHang Launches Intelligent Aerial Firefighting Solution

EHang Holdings Limited announced the launch of the world's first large-payload intelligent aerial firefighting solution. Based on its flagship product, this new firefighting version of EHang 216, "EHang 216F" is specially designed for high-rise firefighting.
Robotics Research
Aug 11, 2020
Electric Cars: The Lifeline of the Auto Industry

Electric Cars: The Lifeline of the Auto Industry

In the past two decades, the car market has declined twice: first due to the 2008 economic crisis, and then due to falling sales in China. Most recently, the lockdowns implemented to combat the coronavirus pandemic, causing auto-production plants to close globally and a loss of consumer spending will lead to an unprecedented 23% decline in 2020 (IDTechEx prediction).
Robotics Research
Aug 10, 2020
Origami Microbots: Cutting Edge Advance in Tiny Machines

Origami Microbots: Cutting Edge Advance in Tiny Machines

Origami principles can unlock the potential of the smallest robots, enhancing speed, agility and control in machines no more than a centimeter in size.
Robotics Research
Aug 6, 2020
AI Accelerates Materials Science From the Lab to Market

AI Accelerates Materials Science From the Lab to Market

Nearly every sector is proposing the use of artificial intelligence. Materials science R&D is relatively late to this trend, and there are many industry-specific hurdles, but the opportunities are beginning to be realized and the potential impact is significant.
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