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Robotics Research
Apr 2, 2021
Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

In recent years there have been exciting breakthroughs in wearable technologies, like smartwatches that can monitor your breathing and blood oxygen levels. But what about a wearable that can detect how you move as you do a physical activity or play a sport, and could potentially even offer feedback on how to improve your technique?
Robotics Research
Apr 1, 2021
Energy-efficient Autonomous LS-EV for Future Mobility

Energy-efficient Autonomous LS-EV for Future Mobility

Teijin Limited together with Applied Electric Vehicles has developed a highly energy-efficient low- speed electric vehicle prototype for autonomous driving systems and other mobility applications that are expected to help realize zero-emission mobility.
Robotics Research
Mar 30, 2021
Reversing the Move to Cities

Reversing the Move to Cities

While technologies are emerging for cities to be independent in food, water and energy, safe and pleasant, progress is mostly poor and global warming threatens migrants overwhelming cities. By all means, let us see the smart city advances take place that are in the IDTechEx report, "Smart Cities Market 2021-2041: Energy, Food, Water, Materials, Transportation Forecasts", but it would be prudent to try to reverse the move to cities that the UN and others see resulting in 70-80% of us in them by 2050.
Robotics Research
Mar 29, 2021
Robotic Dragonfly to Detect Oil Spills and Acidity

Robotic Dragonfly to Detect Oil Spills and Acidity

Engineers have developed an electronics-free, entirely soft robot shaped like a dragonfly that can skim across water and react to environmental conditions such as pH, temperature or the presence of oil. The proof-of-principle demonstration could be the precursor to more advanced, autonomous, long-range environmental sentinels for monitoring a wide range of potential telltale signs of problems.
Robotics Research
Mar 26, 2021
Preparing for Take-Off: Electric Vertical Take-off & Landing Air Taxis

Preparing for Take-Off: Electric Vertical Take-off & Landing Air Taxis

Join the IDTechEx webinar Wednesday 31 March 2021 - An introduction to urban air mobility and air taxi services; The basics of eVTOL aircraft design architectures; Background into ongoing eVTOL projects for passenger transportation; and much more!
Robotics Research
Mar 26, 2021
Small Robots Swimmers Heal Themselves when Damaged

Small Robots Swimmers Heal Themselves when Damaged

Living tissue can heal itself from many injuries, but giving similar abilities to artificial systems, such as robots, has been extremely challenging. Now, researchers have developed small, swimming robots that can magnetically heal themselves on-the-fly after breaking into two or three pieces. The strategy could someday be used to make hardier devices for environmental or industrial clean up, the researchers say.
Robotics Research
Mar 25, 2021
Algorithm Designs Soft Robots that Sense

Algorithm Designs Soft Robots that Sense

There are some tasks that traditional robots — the rigid and metallic kind — simply aren't cut out for. Soft-bodied robots, on the other hand, may be able to interact with people more safely or slip into tight spaces with ease.
Robotics Research
Mar 24, 2021
Technology Analyst Careers at IDTechEx: Positions Available

Technology Analyst Careers at IDTechEx: Positions Available

We are looking for entrepreneurial, enthusiastic people to join IDTechEx to apply their technical knowledge. You will be involved with technology scouting, market research and consultancy in a rapidly growing, exciting, global firm.
Robotics Research
Mar 24, 2021
Second Generation Robot Shuttles

Second Generation Robot Shuttles

The IDTechEx report, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040," predicted second-generation robot shuttles, and here they come - vectored traction and steering, smart windows, robotic fast charging, and solar bodywork, so 10-40% less charging is needed.
Robotics Research
Mar 23, 2021
New Soft, Stretchable Biocompatible Artificial Skin

New Soft, Stretchable Biocompatible Artificial Skin

In the field of robotics, metals offer advantages like strength, durability, and electrical conductivity. But, they are heavy and rigid—properties that are undesirable in soft and flexible systems for wearable computing and human-machine interfaces.
Robotics Research
Mar 23, 2021
EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang Holdings Limited and Giancarlo Zema Design Group have designed and will build an eco-sustainable vertiport in Italy. The vertiport will use green design and construction materials, and can generate energy to recharge the EH216 passenger-grade AAVs. Vertiports will play a significant role in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market and the new era of flight. When integrated into the existing transportation infrastructure, vertiports can serve as aerial hubs for tourists.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Reality Checking the IOT story

Reality Checking the IOT story

Market research companies of all sizes generally pitch the 2020 market for Internet of Things at $200-£500 billion. They cite the leading players as companies with around that in total sales! These companies have mostly been large for quite a while so have their traditional businesses collapsed and been replaced by this great new thing? There is no evidence for that. So what do the pundits say these massive sums consist of?
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Supercapacitors in new electronics and small electrics

Supercapacitors in new electronics and small electrics

The first supercapacitors to be commercialised were small ones for electronics. They were made in conventional capacitor formats such as axial and radial lead cylindrical and then coin cell.
Robotics Research
Mar 18, 2021
Robots Use Eye Contact to Draw Out Reluctant Participants in Groups

Robots Use Eye Contact to Draw Out Reluctant Participants in Groups

Eye contact is a key to establishing a connection, and teachers use it often to encourage participation. But can a robot do this too? Can it draw a response simply by making "eye" contact, even with people who are less inclined to speak up. A recent study suggests that it can.
Robotics Research
Mar 17, 2021
Remote Controlled Microscale Robots to Deliver Drugs

Remote Controlled Microscale Robots to Deliver Drugs

Bionaut treatment modality uses remote-controlled microscale robots to deliver biologics, nucleic acids, or small molecule therapies locally to targeted brain disease areas.
Robotics Research
Mar 16, 2021
Market for eVTOL Air Taxis to Grow to $14.7 Billion by 2041

Market for eVTOL Air Taxis to Grow to $14.7 Billion by 2041

Air taxis and flying cars are easy to hype but IDTechEx's new report on the subject is not that hype. This independent research into electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for passenger transport reflects the reality of the eVTOL market at this early stage of its development.
Robotics Research
Mar 16, 2021
Community of 3D Printed Zero Net Energy Homes in California

Community of 3D Printed Zero Net Energy Homes in California

Palari Group and Mighty Buildings have secured a site and commenced development of the world's first community of 3D-printed zero net energy homes located in Rancho Mirage, California.
Robotics Research
Mar 15, 2021
Nissan's Factory Robots Making use of Second Life LEAF Batteries

Nissan's Factory Robots Making use of Second Life LEAF Batteries

Longer lasting and faster to charge, Nissan's automated guided vehicles - mobile machines that help workers in factories - are evolving thanks to the second life of Nissan LEAF batteries.
Robotics Research
Mar 12, 2021
Sewage-Handling Robots Help Predict COVID-19 Outbreaks

Sewage-Handling Robots Help Predict COVID-19 Outbreaks

In earlier days of the COVID-19 pandemic, before diagnostic testing was widely available, it was difficult for public health officials to keep track of the infection's spread, or predict where outbreaks were likely to occur. Attempts to get ahead of the virus are still complicated by the fact that people can be infected and spread the virus even without experiencing any symptoms themselves.
Robotics Research
Mar 11, 2021
Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Across the country, Zipline is a mission-critical, reliable and resilient part of Ghana's medical supply.
Robotics Research
Apr 2, 2021
Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

In recent years there have been exciting breakthroughs in wearable technologies, like smartwatches that can monitor your breathing and blood oxygen levels. But what about a wearable that can detect how you move as you do a physical activity or play a sport, and could potentially even offer feedback on how to improve your technique?
Robotics Research
Mar 30, 2021
Reversing the Move to Cities

Reversing the Move to Cities

While technologies are emerging for cities to be independent in food, water and energy, safe and pleasant, progress is mostly poor and global warming threatens migrants overwhelming cities. By all means, let us see the smart city advances take place that are in the IDTechEx report, "Smart Cities Market 2021-2041: Energy, Food, Water, Materials, Transportation Forecasts", but it would be prudent to try to reverse the move to cities that the UN and others see resulting in 70-80% of us in them by 2050.
Robotics Research
Mar 26, 2021
Preparing for Take-Off: Electric Vertical Take-off & Landing Air Taxis

Preparing for Take-Off: Electric Vertical Take-off & Landing Air Taxis

Join the IDTechEx webinar Wednesday 31 March 2021 - An introduction to urban air mobility and air taxi services; The basics of eVTOL aircraft design architectures; Background into ongoing eVTOL projects for passenger transportation; and much more!
Robotics Research
Mar 25, 2021
Algorithm Designs Soft Robots that Sense

Algorithm Designs Soft Robots that Sense

There are some tasks that traditional robots — the rigid and metallic kind — simply aren't cut out for. Soft-bodied robots, on the other hand, may be able to interact with people more safely or slip into tight spaces with ease.
Robotics Research
Mar 24, 2021
Second Generation Robot Shuttles

Second Generation Robot Shuttles

The IDTechEx report, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040," predicted second-generation robot shuttles, and here they come - vectored traction and steering, smart windows, robotic fast charging, and solar bodywork, so 10-40% less charging is needed.
Robotics Research
Mar 23, 2021
EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang Holdings Limited and Giancarlo Zema Design Group have designed and will build an eco-sustainable vertiport in Italy. The vertiport will use green design and construction materials, and can generate energy to recharge the EH216 passenger-grade AAVs. Vertiports will play a significant role in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market and the new era of flight. When integrated into the existing transportation infrastructure, vertiports can serve as aerial hubs for tourists.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Supercapacitors in new electronics and small electrics

Supercapacitors in new electronics and small electrics

The first supercapacitors to be commercialised were small ones for electronics. They were made in conventional capacitor formats such as axial and radial lead cylindrical and then coin cell.
Robotics Research
Mar 17, 2021
Remote Controlled Microscale Robots to Deliver Drugs

Remote Controlled Microscale Robots to Deliver Drugs

Bionaut treatment modality uses remote-controlled microscale robots to deliver biologics, nucleic acids, or small molecule therapies locally to targeted brain disease areas.
Robotics Research
Mar 16, 2021
Community of 3D Printed Zero Net Energy Homes in California

Community of 3D Printed Zero Net Energy Homes in California

Palari Group and Mighty Buildings have secured a site and commenced development of the world's first community of 3D-printed zero net energy homes located in Rancho Mirage, California.
Robotics Research
Mar 12, 2021
Sewage-Handling Robots Help Predict COVID-19 Outbreaks

Sewage-Handling Robots Help Predict COVID-19 Outbreaks

In earlier days of the COVID-19 pandemic, before diagnostic testing was widely available, it was difficult for public health officials to keep track of the infection's spread, or predict where outbreaks were likely to occur. Attempts to get ahead of the virus are still complicated by the fact that people can be infected and spread the virus even without experiencing any symptoms themselves.
Robotics Research
Apr 1, 2021
Energy-efficient Autonomous LS-EV for Future Mobility

Energy-efficient Autonomous LS-EV for Future Mobility

Teijin Limited together with Applied Electric Vehicles has developed a highly energy-efficient low- speed electric vehicle prototype for autonomous driving systems and other mobility applications that are expected to help realize zero-emission mobility.
Robotics Research
Mar 29, 2021
Robotic Dragonfly to Detect Oil Spills and Acidity

Robotic Dragonfly to Detect Oil Spills and Acidity

Engineers have developed an electronics-free, entirely soft robot shaped like a dragonfly that can skim across water and react to environmental conditions such as pH, temperature or the presence of oil. The proof-of-principle demonstration could be the precursor to more advanced, autonomous, long-range environmental sentinels for monitoring a wide range of potential telltale signs of problems.
Robotics Research
Mar 26, 2021
Small Robots Swimmers Heal Themselves when Damaged

Small Robots Swimmers Heal Themselves when Damaged

Living tissue can heal itself from many injuries, but giving similar abilities to artificial systems, such as robots, has been extremely challenging. Now, researchers have developed small, swimming robots that can magnetically heal themselves on-the-fly after breaking into two or three pieces. The strategy could someday be used to make hardier devices for environmental or industrial clean up, the researchers say.
Robotics Research
Mar 24, 2021
Technology Analyst Careers at IDTechEx: Positions Available

Technology Analyst Careers at IDTechEx: Positions Available

We are looking for entrepreneurial, enthusiastic people to join IDTechEx to apply their technical knowledge. You will be involved with technology scouting, market research and consultancy in a rapidly growing, exciting, global firm.
Robotics Research
Mar 23, 2021
New Soft, Stretchable Biocompatible Artificial Skin

New Soft, Stretchable Biocompatible Artificial Skin

In the field of robotics, metals offer advantages like strength, durability, and electrical conductivity. But, they are heavy and rigid—properties that are undesirable in soft and flexible systems for wearable computing and human-machine interfaces.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Reality Checking the IOT story

Reality Checking the IOT story

Market research companies of all sizes generally pitch the 2020 market for Internet of Things at $200-£500 billion. They cite the leading players as companies with around that in total sales! These companies have mostly been large for quite a while so have their traditional businesses collapsed and been replaced by this great new thing? There is no evidence for that. So what do the pundits say these massive sums consist of?
Robotics Research
Mar 18, 2021
Robots Use Eye Contact to Draw Out Reluctant Participants in Groups

Robots Use Eye Contact to Draw Out Reluctant Participants in Groups

Eye contact is a key to establishing a connection, and teachers use it often to encourage participation. But can a robot do this too? Can it draw a response simply by making "eye" contact, even with people who are less inclined to speak up. A recent study suggests that it can.
Robotics Research
Mar 16, 2021
Market for eVTOL Air Taxis to Grow to $14.7 Billion by 2041

Market for eVTOL Air Taxis to Grow to $14.7 Billion by 2041

Air taxis and flying cars are easy to hype but IDTechEx's new report on the subject is not that hype. This independent research into electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for passenger transport reflects the reality of the eVTOL market at this early stage of its development.
Robotics Research
Mar 15, 2021
Nissan's Factory Robots Making use of Second Life LEAF Batteries

Nissan's Factory Robots Making use of Second Life LEAF Batteries

Longer lasting and faster to charge, Nissan's automated guided vehicles - mobile machines that help workers in factories - are evolving thanks to the second life of Nissan LEAF batteries.
Robotics Research
Mar 11, 2021
Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Across the country, Zipline is a mission-critical, reliable and resilient part of Ghana's medical supply.
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