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Robotics Research
Apr 18, 2022
Joystick-Operated Robot Could Help Surgeons Treat Stroke Remotely

Joystick-Operated Robot Could Help Surgeons Treat Stroke Remotely

Engineers have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons in one hospital may control a robotic arm at another location to safely operate on a patient during a critical window of time that could save the patient's life and preserve their brain function.
Robotics Research
Apr 15, 2022
Artificial Intelligence can Grow a Lettuce Crop Autonomously

Artificial Intelligence can Grow a Lettuce Crop Autonomously

The five international teams participating in the final rounds of the 3rd Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge have completed the first try-out experiment. The teams tested their algorithms and gained experience during a first crop cycle with lettuce.
Robotics Research
Apr 13, 2022
Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS in World Record 39-Hour Flight

Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS in World Record 39-Hour Flight

Lockheed Martin demonstrated the expanded endurance capabilities of a specially configured Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE unmanned aerial system through a world record endurance flight on The flight establishes a new record in the Group 2 (5 to <25-kilogram) category with a flight time of 39 hours, 17 minutes and 7 seconds.
Robotics Research
Apr 12, 2022
Hyperspectral Imaging Enables Improved Machine Vision

Hyperspectral Imaging Enables Improved Machine Vision

Machine vision is increasingly important for many applications, such as object classification. However, relying on conventional RGB imaging is sometimes insufficient - the input images are just too similar, regardless of algorithmic sophistication. Hyperspectral imaging adds the extra dimension of wavelength to conventional images, providing a much richer data set.
Robotics Research
Apr 11, 2022
Robot Bees to Stimulate Pollination

Robot Bees to Stimulate Pollination

Two scientists from the UK and the US have been jointly awarded £640,000 to build microrobots that simulate the buzzing of bees. Over three years the scientists will work to build tiny robots that can reproduce the buzzes of pollinating bees.
Robotics Research
Apr 8, 2022
3D Printed Fingertip Feels Like Human Skin

3D Printed Fingertip Feels Like Human Skin

Machines can beat the world's best chess player, but they cannot handle a chess piece as well as an infant. This lack of robot dexterity is partly because artificial grippers lack the fine tactile sense of the human fingertip, which is used to guide our hands as we pick up and handle objects.
Robotics Research
Apr 8, 2022
Atlantic Ocean Crossing by a Solar-Electric Autonomous Vessel

Atlantic Ocean Crossing by a Solar-Electric Autonomous Vessel

Mahi Two, an uncrewed surface vessel, has become what is believed to be the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean using only solar power. The autonomous robotic boat left the coast of Spain in September 2021 and made landfall in Martinique, in the French Lesser Antilles, six months later, after more than 4,300 nautical miles at sea.
Robotics Research
Apr 7, 2022
Robot to Inspect Archaeological Areas and Structures

Robot to Inspect Archaeological Areas and Structures

Novel technological solutions at the service of archaeology are being tested in Pompeii. One of the latest monitoring operations of the archaeological structures was recently carried out with the aid of Spot, a quadruped robot capable of inspecting even the smallest of spaces in complete safety, gathering and recording data useful for the study and planning of interventions.
External Company Press Release
Comau Launches The New N-220 Robot

Comau Launches The New N-220 Robot

Comau is expanding its product portfolio with the new N-220-2.7, a 220 kg payload robot featuring a modular set up, direct kinematics, absolute calibration, and enhanced algorithms.
External Company Press Release
Ai-Da Robot Makes History With new Cutting Edge AI Painting Arm

Ai-Da Robot Makes History With new Cutting Edge AI Painting Arm

While robot artworks have been exhibited during La Biennale di Venezia in previous years, 2022 will mark the first time an ultra-realistic humanoid robot artist presents a solo exhibition of artworks during La Biennale di Venezia as a human artist would.
Robotics Research
Apr 6, 2022
Why Do More People Use Mobile Robots in Their Warehouses?

Why Do More People Use Mobile Robots in Their Warehouses?

With the rapid growth of e-commerce and e-grocery, automation in the warehousing and logistics chain is becoming necessary in more scenarios. Based on the market research report "Mobile Robotics in Logistics, Warehousing and Delivery 2022-2042", IDTechEx summarizes four reasons why mobile robotics is becoming the industrial trend for warehouse automation.
Robotics Research
Apr 5, 2022
Boston Dynamics' Stretch Robot Now Available for Commercial Purchase

Boston Dynamics' Stretch Robot Now Available for Commercial Purchase

Stretch is a versatile, mobile robot that unloads floor-loaded trailers and containers for safer and more efficient warehouse operations. The robot works with a wide range of package types and sizes, from standard brown to highly graphical boxes, and can handle cases up to 50 pounds. With advanced mobility and a footprint the size of a pallet, Stretch is built to maneuver in and out of trucks and tight spaces in a warehouse.
Robotics Research
Apr 4, 2022
AI and Robotics Uncover Hidden Signatures of Parkinson's Disease

AI and Robotics Uncover Hidden Signatures of Parkinson's Disease

A study unveils a new platform for discovering cellular signatures of disease that integrates robotic systems for studying patient cells with artificial intelligence methods for image analysis. Using their automated cell culture platform, scientists at the successfully identify new cellular hallmarks of Parkinson's disease by creating and profiling over a million images of skin cells from a cohort of 91 patients and healthy controls.
Robotics Research
Mar 30, 2022
5G: The Market GaN Needs

5G: The Market GaN Needs

The current state of 5G has seen less technological innovation than might have initially been expected. There is certainly more scope for technical development and hence opportunities for several technologies and materials, a critical one of which is the semiconductor technology with wide bandgap semiconductors.
External Company Press Release
Wingcopter Wins ITOCHU as Strategic Investor and Partner in Japan

Wingcopter Wins ITOCHU as Strategic Investor and Partner in Japan

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter has announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with ITOCHU Corporation. ITOCHU joins Wingcopter's Authorized Partnership Program and will act as a dedicated distributor and lessor for the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter's new eVTOL delivery drone, in Japan. On top, the Japanese conglomerate also decided to make a strategic investment in Wingcopter.
Robotics Research
Mar 29, 2022
Handheld Surgical Robot Can Help Stem Fatal Blood Loss

Handheld Surgical Robot Can Help Stem Fatal Blood Loss

The Artificial Intelligence-Guided Ultrasound Intervention Device (AI-GUIDE) is a handheld platform technology that has the potential to help personnel with simple training to quickly install a catheter into a common femoral vessel, enabling rapid treatment at the point of injury.
Robotics Research
Mar 28, 2022
A Robot Small Enough to Explore the Lungs

A Robot Small Enough to Explore the Lungs

Engineers and scientists have paved the way for a robot that can reach some of the smallest bronchial tubes in the lungs - to take tissue samples or deliver cancer therapy. Known as a magnetic tentacle robot, it measures just 2 millimetres in diameter, about twice the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen. Magnets on the outside of the patient will be used to guide the magnetic tentacle robot into place.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Warehouse Material Picking Robots — Introduction and Examples

Warehouse Material Picking Robots — Introduction and Examples

This premium article introduces warehouse material picking robots, looking at case picking robots and mobile manipulators with relevant comparisons. It will explore the key market players, as well as looking into examples of both case picking robots and mobile picking manipulators.
Robotics Research
Mar 25, 2022
ElliQ Companion Robot now Commercially Available

ElliQ Companion Robot now Commercially Available

Intuition Robotics announced the official commercial launch of its digital care companion, ElliQ which is now available for purchase. The robot accompanies older adults on their journey to age independently while motivating them to live healthier lives.
Robotics Research
Mar 23, 2022
The Sea Urchin Vacuum

The Sea Urchin Vacuum

Developed in Norway, the C Disc is a mobile and efficient diver-operated tool that can be used for harvesting various species from the seabed. The technology is designed to increase the catch rate, compared to traditional hand-picking by divers. With improved efficiency, the C Disc could help make sea urchin harvesting a sustainable and commercially viable venture in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Robotics Research
Apr 18, 2022
Joystick-Operated Robot Could Help Surgeons Treat Stroke Remotely

Joystick-Operated Robot Could Help Surgeons Treat Stroke Remotely

Engineers have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons in one hospital may control a robotic arm at another location to safely operate on a patient during a critical window of time that could save the patient's life and preserve their brain function.
Robotics Research
Apr 13, 2022
Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS in World Record 39-Hour Flight

Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS in World Record 39-Hour Flight

Lockheed Martin demonstrated the expanded endurance capabilities of a specially configured Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE unmanned aerial system through a world record endurance flight on The flight establishes a new record in the Group 2 (5 to <25-kilogram) category with a flight time of 39 hours, 17 minutes and 7 seconds.
Robotics Research
Apr 11, 2022
Robot Bees to Stimulate Pollination

Robot Bees to Stimulate Pollination

Two scientists from the UK and the US have been jointly awarded £640,000 to build microrobots that simulate the buzzing of bees. Over three years the scientists will work to build tiny robots that can reproduce the buzzes of pollinating bees.
Robotics Research
Apr 8, 2022
Atlantic Ocean Crossing by a Solar-Electric Autonomous Vessel

Atlantic Ocean Crossing by a Solar-Electric Autonomous Vessel

Mahi Two, an uncrewed surface vessel, has become what is believed to be the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean using only solar power. The autonomous robotic boat left the coast of Spain in September 2021 and made landfall in Martinique, in the French Lesser Antilles, six months later, after more than 4,300 nautical miles at sea.
External Company Press Release
Comau Launches The New N-220 Robot

Comau Launches The New N-220 Robot

Comau is expanding its product portfolio with the new N-220-2.7, a 220 kg payload robot featuring a modular set up, direct kinematics, absolute calibration, and enhanced algorithms.
Robotics Research
Apr 6, 2022
Why Do More People Use Mobile Robots in Their Warehouses?

Why Do More People Use Mobile Robots in Their Warehouses?

With the rapid growth of e-commerce and e-grocery, automation in the warehousing and logistics chain is becoming necessary in more scenarios. Based on the market research report "Mobile Robotics in Logistics, Warehousing and Delivery 2022-2042", IDTechEx summarizes four reasons why mobile robotics is becoming the industrial trend for warehouse automation.
Robotics Research
Apr 4, 2022
AI and Robotics Uncover Hidden Signatures of Parkinson's Disease

AI and Robotics Uncover Hidden Signatures of Parkinson's Disease

A study unveils a new platform for discovering cellular signatures of disease that integrates robotic systems for studying patient cells with artificial intelligence methods for image analysis. Using their automated cell culture platform, scientists at the successfully identify new cellular hallmarks of Parkinson's disease by creating and profiling over a million images of skin cells from a cohort of 91 patients and healthy controls.
External Company Press Release
Wingcopter Wins ITOCHU as Strategic Investor and Partner in Japan

Wingcopter Wins ITOCHU as Strategic Investor and Partner in Japan

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter has announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with ITOCHU Corporation. ITOCHU joins Wingcopter's Authorized Partnership Program and will act as a dedicated distributor and lessor for the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter's new eVTOL delivery drone, in Japan. On top, the Japanese conglomerate also decided to make a strategic investment in Wingcopter.
Robotics Research
Mar 28, 2022
A Robot Small Enough to Explore the Lungs

A Robot Small Enough to Explore the Lungs

Engineers and scientists have paved the way for a robot that can reach some of the smallest bronchial tubes in the lungs - to take tissue samples or deliver cancer therapy. Known as a magnetic tentacle robot, it measures just 2 millimetres in diameter, about twice the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen. Magnets on the outside of the patient will be used to guide the magnetic tentacle robot into place.
Robotics Research
Mar 25, 2022
ElliQ Companion Robot now Commercially Available

ElliQ Companion Robot now Commercially Available

Intuition Robotics announced the official commercial launch of its digital care companion, ElliQ which is now available for purchase. The robot accompanies older adults on their journey to age independently while motivating them to live healthier lives.
Robotics Research
Apr 15, 2022
Artificial Intelligence can Grow a Lettuce Crop Autonomously

Artificial Intelligence can Grow a Lettuce Crop Autonomously

The five international teams participating in the final rounds of the 3rd Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge have completed the first try-out experiment. The teams tested their algorithms and gained experience during a first crop cycle with lettuce.
Robotics Research
Apr 12, 2022
Hyperspectral Imaging Enables Improved Machine Vision

Hyperspectral Imaging Enables Improved Machine Vision

Machine vision is increasingly important for many applications, such as object classification. However, relying on conventional RGB imaging is sometimes insufficient - the input images are just too similar, regardless of algorithmic sophistication. Hyperspectral imaging adds the extra dimension of wavelength to conventional images, providing a much richer data set.
Robotics Research
Apr 8, 2022
3D Printed Fingertip Feels Like Human Skin

3D Printed Fingertip Feels Like Human Skin

Machines can beat the world's best chess player, but they cannot handle a chess piece as well as an infant. This lack of robot dexterity is partly because artificial grippers lack the fine tactile sense of the human fingertip, which is used to guide our hands as we pick up and handle objects.
Robotics Research
Apr 7, 2022
Robot to Inspect Archaeological Areas and Structures

Robot to Inspect Archaeological Areas and Structures

Novel technological solutions at the service of archaeology are being tested in Pompeii. One of the latest monitoring operations of the archaeological structures was recently carried out with the aid of Spot, a quadruped robot capable of inspecting even the smallest of spaces in complete safety, gathering and recording data useful for the study and planning of interventions.
External Company Press Release
Ai-Da Robot Makes History With new Cutting Edge AI Painting Arm

Ai-Da Robot Makes History With new Cutting Edge AI Painting Arm

While robot artworks have been exhibited during La Biennale di Venezia in previous years, 2022 will mark the first time an ultra-realistic humanoid robot artist presents a solo exhibition of artworks during La Biennale di Venezia as a human artist would.
Robotics Research
Apr 5, 2022
Boston Dynamics' Stretch Robot Now Available for Commercial Purchase

Boston Dynamics' Stretch Robot Now Available for Commercial Purchase

Stretch is a versatile, mobile robot that unloads floor-loaded trailers and containers for safer and more efficient warehouse operations. The robot works with a wide range of package types and sizes, from standard brown to highly graphical boxes, and can handle cases up to 50 pounds. With advanced mobility and a footprint the size of a pallet, Stretch is built to maneuver in and out of trucks and tight spaces in a warehouse.
Robotics Research
Mar 30, 2022
5G: The Market GaN Needs

5G: The Market GaN Needs

The current state of 5G has seen less technological innovation than might have initially been expected. There is certainly more scope for technical development and hence opportunities for several technologies and materials, a critical one of which is the semiconductor technology with wide bandgap semiconductors.
Robotics Research
Mar 29, 2022
Handheld Surgical Robot Can Help Stem Fatal Blood Loss

Handheld Surgical Robot Can Help Stem Fatal Blood Loss

The Artificial Intelligence-Guided Ultrasound Intervention Device (AI-GUIDE) is a handheld platform technology that has the potential to help personnel with simple training to quickly install a catheter into a common femoral vessel, enabling rapid treatment at the point of injury.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Warehouse Material Picking Robots — Introduction and Examples

Warehouse Material Picking Robots — Introduction and Examples

This premium article introduces warehouse material picking robots, looking at case picking robots and mobile manipulators with relevant comparisons. It will explore the key market players, as well as looking into examples of both case picking robots and mobile picking manipulators.
Robotics Research
Mar 23, 2022
The Sea Urchin Vacuum

The Sea Urchin Vacuum

Developed in Norway, the C Disc is a mobile and efficient diver-operated tool that can be used for harvesting various species from the seabed. The technology is designed to increase the catch rate, compared to traditional hand-picking by divers. With improved efficiency, the C Disc could help make sea urchin harvesting a sustainable and commercially viable venture in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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