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Robotics Research
Nov 1, 2021
Increased Cognitive Demands Offset Low-Back Exoskeleton Advantages

Increased Cognitive Demands Offset Low-Back Exoskeleton Advantages

Although novel ergonomic interventions such as industrial exoskeletons have shown promise in reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries, new research finds that the cognitive fit (where the wearer has ample mental resources available to accurately operate the exoskeleton while conducting their daily work tasks) of such wearable robotic solutions in the workplace may impose newer risks on workers.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
ITS World Congress 2021 - Talks and Panel Discussions

ITS World Congress 2021 - Talks and Panel Discussions

In October 2021 Hamburg played host to the ITS World Congress which focusses on the future of urban mobility and showcases technologies for autonomous and connected transportation. In total there were over 210 talks and panel discussions. This premium article covers some of the key ones that IDTechEx attended.
Robotics Research
Oct 28, 2021
Crew-3 Astronauts Launch to Space Station, Microgravity Research

Crew-3 Astronauts Launch to Space Station, Microgravity Research

NASA's SpaceX Crew-3 mission is set to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon on Sunday, Oct. 31. Aboard Dragon with the crew will be more than 400 pounds of supplies and hardware, including over 150 pounds of which they will use to conduct experiments aboard the space station.
Robotics Research
Oct 28, 2021
Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Wednesday 3 November 2021 - Prospects for All Sensors and Preparation for Sensor-Centric 6G Communications in 2022. This webinar reveals progress in 2021 and prospects for 2022, and much more! Register your place on of the three sessions.
Robotics Research
Oct 28, 2021
Teaching Machines to Think Like Us

Teaching Machines to Think Like Us

Can intelligence be taught to robots? Advances in physical reservoir computing, a technology that makes sense of brain signals, could contribute to creating artificial intelligence machines that think like us.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
ITS World Congress 2021 - Live Demonstrations

ITS World Congress 2021 - Live Demonstrations

In October 2021 Hamburg played host to the ITS World Congress which focusses on the future of urban mobility and showcases technologies for autonomous and connected transportation. The congress offered 27 demonstrations of some of the latest technologies and pilots. IDTechEx used this as an opportunity to get some hands on experience with the topics we write about.
Robotics Research
Oct 25, 2021
Miso Robotics Unveils Flippy Wings Product Line

Miso Robotics Unveils Flippy Wings Product Line

As operators look for ways to maximize efficiency, Flippy Wings gives restaurants an immediately impactful solution that streamlines operations in a cost-effective way. Through a Robot-as-a-Service model, restaurants can see a positive ROI from the first day of operation by making Flippy Wings an easy and affordable addition to kitchens. The robotic solution also allows restaurants to redeploy team members to more guest-facing functions, ultimately improving the guest experience.
Robotics Research
Oct 25, 2021
Flexible Sensors Slide Into the Future with Electronic Printing

Flexible Sensors Slide Into the Future with Electronic Printing

A new method of 'sliding' delicate high-performance electronics onto flexible surfaces could enable future developments in electronics, scientists say. Engineers claim they have found a way to solve one of the key problems of contact printing - a method of planting electronics onto bendable plastic surfaces to create flexible electronic circuits and devices.
Robotics Research
Oct 22, 2021
A Unique Robot for Less invasive Larynx Surgery

A Unique Robot for Less invasive Larynx Surgery

Researchers have developed a flexible, slimmed-down robotic laser probe for endoscopic larynx surgeries that could reduce recovery time for patients and cut health care spending by shifting procedures from hospitals to doctors' offices.
Robotics Research
Oct 21, 2021
Zoox's Autonomous Vehicles Tested on the Streets of Seattle

Zoox's Autonomous Vehicles Tested on the Streets of Seattle

Zoox has been testing their autonomous L3 vehicles in Las Vegas and the San Francisco Bay Area for more than four years. That means they know a lot about how their hardware and software behave in those climates. But the company's goal isn't to change mobility in a few states: They want to reimagine transportation for the whole world. To do that, they have to prepare for unfamiliar roads and novel conditions.
Robotics Research
Oct 20, 2021
Will Huawei Survive? A Comprehensive Analysis from IDTechEx

Will Huawei Survive? A Comprehensive Analysis from IDTechEx

Under US sanctions, Huawei's revenue in the first half of 2021 was RMB 320.4 billion, which despite COVID-19 is a 38% decrease from RMB 454 billion in the same period last year; Xu Zhijun, Huawei's rotating chairman, pointed out that Huawei's goal is to survive. IDTechEx has recently launched the new version of their market research report on 5G - "5G Technology, Market and Forecasts 2022-2032". Some of the findings from the new report are presented in this article.
Robotics Research
Oct 19, 2021
The Biggest Challenge for Autonomous Vehicles

The Biggest Challenge for Autonomous Vehicles

Every company testing autonomous vehicles in California must report any collision to the California DMV. The new IDTechEx report "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042" provides analysis on this data, spanning the last two and a half years' worth of the reports. It is not looking good for human drivers.
External Company Press Release
A Winning Solution for Autonomous Farming Safety

A Winning Solution for Autonomous Farming Safety

Agri-tech company Agribot AI has won the Agri-EPI and Hands Free Farm hackathon tackling safety and security concerns around autonomous agricultural vehicles.
Robotics Research
Oct 15, 2021
World's First Lung Delivery by Drone

World's First Lung Delivery by Drone

Unither Bioelectronics has set its sights on transforming the way we think of transplantable organ transportation, either donor organs or manufactured organs. In a proof-of-concept flight, the company transferred donor lungs for transplant between two hospitals using its proprietary aerial drone organ transportation technologies.
Robotics Research
Oct 13, 2021
Successful First Public Flight of Volocopter's VoloDrone

Successful First Public Flight of Volocopter's VoloDrone

Volocopter's electric heavy-lift drone VoloDrone conducted its first public flight today. Together with the international logistics leader DB Schenker, Volocopter demonstrated VoloDrone's seamless integration into the logistics supply chain with an end-to-end cargo transport demonstration.
Robotics Research
Oct 13, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on 5G

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on 5G

Thursday 14 October 2021 - What is the deployment outlook in 5 key regions including China, the U.S., Europe, South Korea, and Japan? Who are the key players? How will this technology disrupt 5G industry dynamics? - and much more.
Robotics Research
Oct 11, 2021
Facebook Robot Makes Aerial Fiber Deployment Faster and More Efficient

Facebook Robot Makes Aerial Fiber Deployment Faster and More Efficient

As the internet becomes ever more pervasive in the way we live and work, the technologies used to bring people online have not kept pace. Even as per person data consumption increases by 20-30% every year, nearly half the world is being left behind — either lacking adequate access to the internet, or remaining completely unconnected.
Robotics Research
Oct 11, 2021
Rocks on Jezero Crater, Mars, Show Sustained Interaction with Water

Rocks on Jezero Crater, Mars, Show Sustained Interaction with Water

Since the Perseverance rover landed in Jezero crater on Mars in February, the rover and its team of scientists back on Earth have been hard at work exploring the floor of the crater that once held an ancient lake. Perseverance and the Mars 2020 mission are looking for signs of ancient life on Mars and preparing a returnable cache of samples for later analyses on Earth.
Robotics Research
Oct 8, 2021
A Robot That Finds Lost Items

A Robot That Finds Lost Items

A busy commuter is ready to walk out the door, only to realize they've misplaced their keys and must search through piles of stuff to find them. Rapidly sifting through clutter, they wish they could figure out which pile was hiding the keys. Researchers have created a robotic system that can do just that.
Robotics Research
Oct 7, 2021
Competing Short-Wavelength Infra-Red Sensing Technologies

Competing Short-Wavelength Infra-Red Sensing Technologies

The widespread adoption of machine vision makes image sensors that can detect light outside the visible spectrum increasingly useful, since the aim is to augment human sight rather than duplicate it. For example, imaging in the short-wave infra-red (SWIR) spectral region, which spans from 1000 to 2000 nm, offers multiple benefits that can supplement conventional cameras.
Robotics Research
Nov 1, 2021
Increased Cognitive Demands Offset Low-Back Exoskeleton Advantages

Increased Cognitive Demands Offset Low-Back Exoskeleton Advantages

Although novel ergonomic interventions such as industrial exoskeletons have shown promise in reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries, new research finds that the cognitive fit (where the wearer has ample mental resources available to accurately operate the exoskeleton while conducting their daily work tasks) of such wearable robotic solutions in the workplace may impose newer risks on workers.
Robotics Research
Oct 28, 2021
Crew-3 Astronauts Launch to Space Station, Microgravity Research

Crew-3 Astronauts Launch to Space Station, Microgravity Research

NASA's SpaceX Crew-3 mission is set to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon on Sunday, Oct. 31. Aboard Dragon with the crew will be more than 400 pounds of supplies and hardware, including over 150 pounds of which they will use to conduct experiments aboard the space station.
Robotics Research
Oct 28, 2021
Teaching Machines to Think Like Us

Teaching Machines to Think Like Us

Can intelligence be taught to robots? Advances in physical reservoir computing, a technology that makes sense of brain signals, could contribute to creating artificial intelligence machines that think like us.
Robotics Research
Oct 25, 2021
Miso Robotics Unveils Flippy Wings Product Line

Miso Robotics Unveils Flippy Wings Product Line

As operators look for ways to maximize efficiency, Flippy Wings gives restaurants an immediately impactful solution that streamlines operations in a cost-effective way. Through a Robot-as-a-Service model, restaurants can see a positive ROI from the first day of operation by making Flippy Wings an easy and affordable addition to kitchens. The robotic solution also allows restaurants to redeploy team members to more guest-facing functions, ultimately improving the guest experience.
Robotics Research
Oct 22, 2021
A Unique Robot for Less invasive Larynx Surgery

A Unique Robot for Less invasive Larynx Surgery

Researchers have developed a flexible, slimmed-down robotic laser probe for endoscopic larynx surgeries that could reduce recovery time for patients and cut health care spending by shifting procedures from hospitals to doctors' offices.
Robotics Research
Oct 20, 2021
Will Huawei Survive? A Comprehensive Analysis from IDTechEx

Will Huawei Survive? A Comprehensive Analysis from IDTechEx

Under US sanctions, Huawei's revenue in the first half of 2021 was RMB 320.4 billion, which despite COVID-19 is a 38% decrease from RMB 454 billion in the same period last year; Xu Zhijun, Huawei's rotating chairman, pointed out that Huawei's goal is to survive. IDTechEx has recently launched the new version of their market research report on 5G - "5G Technology, Market and Forecasts 2022-2032". Some of the findings from the new report are presented in this article.
External Company Press Release
A Winning Solution for Autonomous Farming Safety

A Winning Solution for Autonomous Farming Safety

Agri-tech company Agribot AI has won the Agri-EPI and Hands Free Farm hackathon tackling safety and security concerns around autonomous agricultural vehicles.
Robotics Research
Oct 13, 2021
Successful First Public Flight of Volocopter's VoloDrone

Successful First Public Flight of Volocopter's VoloDrone

Volocopter's electric heavy-lift drone VoloDrone conducted its first public flight today. Together with the international logistics leader DB Schenker, Volocopter demonstrated VoloDrone's seamless integration into the logistics supply chain with an end-to-end cargo transport demonstration.
Robotics Research
Oct 11, 2021
Facebook Robot Makes Aerial Fiber Deployment Faster and More Efficient

Facebook Robot Makes Aerial Fiber Deployment Faster and More Efficient

As the internet becomes ever more pervasive in the way we live and work, the technologies used to bring people online have not kept pace. Even as per person data consumption increases by 20-30% every year, nearly half the world is being left behind — either lacking adequate access to the internet, or remaining completely unconnected.
Robotics Research
Oct 8, 2021
A Robot That Finds Lost Items

A Robot That Finds Lost Items

A busy commuter is ready to walk out the door, only to realize they've misplaced their keys and must search through piles of stuff to find them. Rapidly sifting through clutter, they wish they could figure out which pile was hiding the keys. Researchers have created a robotic system that can do just that.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
ITS World Congress 2021 - Talks and Panel Discussions

ITS World Congress 2021 - Talks and Panel Discussions

In October 2021 Hamburg played host to the ITS World Congress which focusses on the future of urban mobility and showcases technologies for autonomous and connected transportation. In total there were over 210 talks and panel discussions. This premium article covers some of the key ones that IDTechEx attended.
Robotics Research
Oct 28, 2021
Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Wednesday 3 November 2021 - Prospects for All Sensors and Preparation for Sensor-Centric 6G Communications in 2022. This webinar reveals progress in 2021 and prospects for 2022, and much more! Register your place on of the three sessions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
ITS World Congress 2021 - Live Demonstrations

ITS World Congress 2021 - Live Demonstrations

In October 2021 Hamburg played host to the ITS World Congress which focusses on the future of urban mobility and showcases technologies for autonomous and connected transportation. The congress offered 27 demonstrations of some of the latest technologies and pilots. IDTechEx used this as an opportunity to get some hands on experience with the topics we write about.
Robotics Research
Oct 25, 2021
Flexible Sensors Slide Into the Future with Electronic Printing

Flexible Sensors Slide Into the Future with Electronic Printing

A new method of 'sliding' delicate high-performance electronics onto flexible surfaces could enable future developments in electronics, scientists say. Engineers claim they have found a way to solve one of the key problems of contact printing - a method of planting electronics onto bendable plastic surfaces to create flexible electronic circuits and devices.
Robotics Research
Oct 21, 2021
Zoox's Autonomous Vehicles Tested on the Streets of Seattle

Zoox's Autonomous Vehicles Tested on the Streets of Seattle

Zoox has been testing their autonomous L3 vehicles in Las Vegas and the San Francisco Bay Area for more than four years. That means they know a lot about how their hardware and software behave in those climates. But the company's goal isn't to change mobility in a few states: They want to reimagine transportation for the whole world. To do that, they have to prepare for unfamiliar roads and novel conditions.
Robotics Research
Oct 19, 2021
The Biggest Challenge for Autonomous Vehicles

The Biggest Challenge for Autonomous Vehicles

Every company testing autonomous vehicles in California must report any collision to the California DMV. The new IDTechEx report "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042" provides analysis on this data, spanning the last two and a half years' worth of the reports. It is not looking good for human drivers.
Robotics Research
Oct 15, 2021
World's First Lung Delivery by Drone

World's First Lung Delivery by Drone

Unither Bioelectronics has set its sights on transforming the way we think of transplantable organ transportation, either donor organs or manufactured organs. In a proof-of-concept flight, the company transferred donor lungs for transplant between two hospitals using its proprietary aerial drone organ transportation technologies.
Robotics Research
Oct 13, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on 5G

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on 5G

Thursday 14 October 2021 - What is the deployment outlook in 5 key regions including China, the U.S., Europe, South Korea, and Japan? Who are the key players? How will this technology disrupt 5G industry dynamics? - and much more.
Robotics Research
Oct 11, 2021
Rocks on Jezero Crater, Mars, Show Sustained Interaction with Water

Rocks on Jezero Crater, Mars, Show Sustained Interaction with Water

Since the Perseverance rover landed in Jezero crater on Mars in February, the rover and its team of scientists back on Earth have been hard at work exploring the floor of the crater that once held an ancient lake. Perseverance and the Mars 2020 mission are looking for signs of ancient life on Mars and preparing a returnable cache of samples for later analyses on Earth.
Robotics Research
Oct 7, 2021
Competing Short-Wavelength Infra-Red Sensing Technologies

Competing Short-Wavelength Infra-Red Sensing Technologies

The widespread adoption of machine vision makes image sensors that can detect light outside the visible spectrum increasingly useful, since the aim is to augment human sight rather than duplicate it. For example, imaging in the short-wave infra-red (SWIR) spectral region, which spans from 1000 to 2000 nm, offers multiple benefits that can supplement conventional cameras.
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