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Robotics Research
Aug 30, 2022
Handy Extra Limb Powered by Compressed Air

Handy Extra Limb Powered by Compressed Air

Mechanical engineers have built a handy extra limb able to grasp objects and go, powered only by compressed air. It's one of several ideas they've implemented with a textile-based energy harvesting system.
Robotics Research
Aug 26, 2022
Robots to Improve On-the-Job Safety for Retail Workers

Robots to Improve On-the-Job Safety for Retail Workers

For as long as robots have existed, the fear of machines ousting humans for their jobs has persisted. But for this research project engineers are deploying robots to help workers keep their jobs — by saving them from potential slips, falls and workplace hazards.
External Company Press Release
Finding the 'Magic' That Powers the Brain Using a Giant Supercomputer

Finding the 'Magic' That Powers the Brain Using a Giant Supercomputer

After building a unique supercomputer to model parts of the brain, its creator Professor Steve Furber, says we're still a long way from fully understanding the complex mysteries of the human mind.
Robotics Research
Aug 23, 2022
First Completely Robot-Supported Microsurgical Operations on Humans

First Completely Robot-Supported Microsurgical Operations on Humans

Scientists have carried out the first completely robot-supported microsurgical operations on humans. The physicians used an innovative operating method in which a new type of operations robot, designed especially for microsurgery, is networked with a robotic microscope. This approach makes it possible for the operating surgeon to be completely taken out of the operating area.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
An Introduction to Digital Agriculture

An Introduction to Digital Agriculture

This premium article gives an introduction to digital agriculture, exploring precision agriculture, artificial intelligence in agriculture, robotics, challenges within the industry, and more.
Robotics Research
Aug 17, 2022
Record Electric Car Sales as Governments Double Down on Support

Record Electric Car Sales as Governments Double Down on Support

While 2022 continues to add to the challenges electric vehicle (EV) makers face, markets are still growing. Indeed, electric car sales for the first half of 2022 reached ~3.5 million, according to IDTechEx research.
Robotics Research
Aug 17, 2022
Hyundai Launches Boston Dynamics AI Institute to Advance AI, Robotics

Hyundai Launches Boston Dynamics AI Institute to Advance AI, Robotics

Hyundai Motor Group announced the launch of Boston Dynamics AI Institute, with the goal of making fundamental advances in artificial intelligence robotics and intelligent machines. The Group and Boston Dynamics will make an initial investment of more than $400 million in the new Institute, which will be led by Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics.
External Company Press Release
Turn It Up: The Power of Music - Amazing Technology

Turn It Up: The Power of Music - Amazing Technology

The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester is opening a world-first immersive exhibition exploring the science of music's mysterious hold over us and how it drives us to create, perform, feel and share.
Robotics Research
Aug 16, 2022
AI Pilot Can Navigate Crowded Airspace

AI Pilot Can Navigate Crowded Airspace

A team of researchers have developed the first AI pilot that enables autonomous aircraft to navigate a crowded airspace. The artificial intelligence can safely avoid collisions, predict the intent of other aircraft, track aircraft and coordinate with their actions, and communicate over the radio with pilots and air traffic controllers. The researchers aim to develop the AI so the behaviors of their system will be indistinguishable from those of a human pilot.
Robotics Research
Aug 15, 2022
Microrobotics in Endodontic Treatment, Diagnostics

Microrobotics in Endodontic Treatment, Diagnostics

With its irregularities and anatomical complexities, the root canal system is one of the most clinically challenging spaces in the oral cavity. As a result, biofilm not fully cleared from the nooks and crannies of the canals remains a leading cause of treatment failure and persistent endodontic infections, and there are limited means to diagnose or assess the efficacy of disinfection. One day, clinicians may have a new tool to overcome these challenges in the form of microrobots.
Robotics Research
Aug 15, 2022
Another Step on the Path to Widespread MaaS

Another Step on the Path to Widespread MaaS

The automotive industry and many robotics start-ups have been promising that autonomous cars are just a couple of years away for many years now. It feels like this "just a couple of years" has been perpetually kicked down the road, with only incremental gains each time. However, Cruise, the robotaxi arm of General Motors, has recently been given approval to start charging passengers in San Francisco. So, is this an enormous leap forward for robotaxis, or just another incremental gain?
Robotics Research
Aug 12, 2022
Baidu Granted China's First Permits for Commercial Driverless Taxis

Baidu Granted China's First Permits for Commercial Driverless Taxis

Baidu Inc has secured the first permits in China to offer commercial fully driverless robotaxi services to the public on open roads. Apollo Go, Baidu's autonomous ride-hailing service, is now authorized to collect fares for robotaxi rides - completely without human drivers in the car - in Chongqing and Wuhan, two of China's largest megacities.
Robotics Research
Aug 11, 2022
Automotive Lidar Market Will Grow to US$8.4 Billion by 2023

Automotive Lidar Market Will Grow to US$8.4 Billion by 2023

With the ever-increasing interest in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles, adopting Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) is an important decision to reach higher vehicle autonomy and better safety. The lidar market for automotive applications will grow to US$8.4 billion by 2033, according to IDTechEx report "Lidar 2023-2033: Technologies, Players, Markets & Forecasts".
Robotics Research
Aug 10, 2022
Robotic Motion in Curved Spaces Defies Standard Laws of Physics

Robotic Motion in Curved Spaces Defies Standard Laws of Physics

When humans, animals, and machines move throughout the world, they always push against something, whether it's the ground, air, or water. Until recently, physicists believed this to be a constant, following the law of conservation momentum. Now, researchers have proven the opposite - when bodies exist in curved spaces, it turns out that they can in fact move without pushing against something.
Robotics Research
Aug 9, 2022
Hyundai and Kia to Jointly Develop Mobile Robots for Space Exploration

Hyundai and Kia to Jointly Develop Mobile Robots for Space Exploration

Hyundai and Kia announced have signed joint research agreements with six Korean research institutes and formed a consultative body to develop mobility solutions to explore the surface of the moon. The announcement follows Korea's successful launch of a domestically produced rocket in June.
Robotics Research
Aug 8, 2022
Smart Microrobots Learn How to Swim and Navigate With AI

Smart Microrobots Learn How to Swim and Navigate With AI

Researchers have been able to successfully teach microrobots how to swim via deep reinforcement learning, marking a substantial leap in the progression of microswimming capability. There has been tremendous interest in developing artificial microswimmers that can navigate the world similarly to naturally-occuring swimming microorganisms, like bacteria. Such microswimmers provide promise for a vast array of future biomedical applications, such as targeted drug delivery and microsurgery. Yet, most artificial microswimmers to date can only perform relatively simple maneuvers with fixed locomotory gaits.
Robotics Research
Aug 4, 2022
Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test

Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test

A miniaturized robot is on scheduled to blast off into space to showcase its skills. NASA recently awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln $100,000 through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to ready the surgical robot for a 2024 test mission aboard the International Space Station.
Robotics Research
Aug 3, 2022
Advanced Graphene Foam Sensors Could Transform Prosthetics

Advanced Graphene Foam Sensors Could Transform Prosthetics

A pioneering project, which aims to develop advanced sensors for use in robotic systems, could transform prosthetics and robotic limbs. The research project aims to develop sensors which provide enhanced capabilities to robots, helping improve their dexterity and motor skills, through the use of accurate pressure sensors which provide haptic feedback and distributed touch.
External Company Press Release
Partnership Proves Modern Robotics is All About Integrations

Partnership Proves Modern Robotics is All About Integrations

Cogniteam, the developers of a leading drag n' drop robotics operating system Nimbus, is partnering with a leading designer and manufacturer of industrial IoT and Edge AI solutions AAEON to develop ready-to-build robotic hardware.
Robotics Research
Aug 1, 2022
A "Nano-Robot" Built Entirely from DNA to Explore Cell Processes

A "Nano-Robot" Built Entirely from DNA to Explore Cell Processes

Constructing a tiny robot from DNA and using it to study cell processes invisible to the naked eye... You would be forgiven for thinking it is science fiction, but it is in fact the subject of serious research. This highly innovative "nano-robot" should enable closer study of the mechanical forces applied at microscopic levels, which are crucial for many biological and pathological processes.
Robotics Research
Aug 30, 2022
Handy Extra Limb Powered by Compressed Air

Handy Extra Limb Powered by Compressed Air

Mechanical engineers have built a handy extra limb able to grasp objects and go, powered only by compressed air. It's one of several ideas they've implemented with a textile-based energy harvesting system.
External Company Press Release
Finding the 'Magic' That Powers the Brain Using a Giant Supercomputer

Finding the 'Magic' That Powers the Brain Using a Giant Supercomputer

After building a unique supercomputer to model parts of the brain, its creator Professor Steve Furber, says we're still a long way from fully understanding the complex mysteries of the human mind.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
An Introduction to Digital Agriculture

An Introduction to Digital Agriculture

This premium article gives an introduction to digital agriculture, exploring precision agriculture, artificial intelligence in agriculture, robotics, challenges within the industry, and more.
Robotics Research
Aug 17, 2022
Hyundai Launches Boston Dynamics AI Institute to Advance AI, Robotics

Hyundai Launches Boston Dynamics AI Institute to Advance AI, Robotics

Hyundai Motor Group announced the launch of Boston Dynamics AI Institute, with the goal of making fundamental advances in artificial intelligence robotics and intelligent machines. The Group and Boston Dynamics will make an initial investment of more than $400 million in the new Institute, which will be led by Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics.
Robotics Research
Aug 16, 2022
AI Pilot Can Navigate Crowded Airspace

AI Pilot Can Navigate Crowded Airspace

A team of researchers have developed the first AI pilot that enables autonomous aircraft to navigate a crowded airspace. The artificial intelligence can safely avoid collisions, predict the intent of other aircraft, track aircraft and coordinate with their actions, and communicate over the radio with pilots and air traffic controllers. The researchers aim to develop the AI so the behaviors of their system will be indistinguishable from those of a human pilot.
Robotics Research
Aug 15, 2022
Another Step on the Path to Widespread MaaS

Another Step on the Path to Widespread MaaS

The automotive industry and many robotics start-ups have been promising that autonomous cars are just a couple of years away for many years now. It feels like this "just a couple of years" has been perpetually kicked down the road, with only incremental gains each time. However, Cruise, the robotaxi arm of General Motors, has recently been given approval to start charging passengers in San Francisco. So, is this an enormous leap forward for robotaxis, or just another incremental gain?
Robotics Research
Aug 11, 2022
Automotive Lidar Market Will Grow to US$8.4 Billion by 2023

Automotive Lidar Market Will Grow to US$8.4 Billion by 2023

With the ever-increasing interest in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles, adopting Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) is an important decision to reach higher vehicle autonomy and better safety. The lidar market for automotive applications will grow to US$8.4 billion by 2033, according to IDTechEx report "Lidar 2023-2033: Technologies, Players, Markets & Forecasts".
Robotics Research
Aug 9, 2022
Hyundai and Kia to Jointly Develop Mobile Robots for Space Exploration

Hyundai and Kia to Jointly Develop Mobile Robots for Space Exploration

Hyundai and Kia announced have signed joint research agreements with six Korean research institutes and formed a consultative body to develop mobility solutions to explore the surface of the moon. The announcement follows Korea's successful launch of a domestically produced rocket in June.
Robotics Research
Aug 4, 2022
Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test

Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test

A miniaturized robot is on scheduled to blast off into space to showcase its skills. NASA recently awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln $100,000 through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to ready the surgical robot for a 2024 test mission aboard the International Space Station.
External Company Press Release
Partnership Proves Modern Robotics is All About Integrations

Partnership Proves Modern Robotics is All About Integrations

Cogniteam, the developers of a leading drag n' drop robotics operating system Nimbus, is partnering with a leading designer and manufacturer of industrial IoT and Edge AI solutions AAEON to develop ready-to-build robotic hardware.
Robotics Research
Aug 26, 2022
Robots to Improve On-the-Job Safety for Retail Workers

Robots to Improve On-the-Job Safety for Retail Workers

For as long as robots have existed, the fear of machines ousting humans for their jobs has persisted. But for this research project engineers are deploying robots to help workers keep their jobs — by saving them from potential slips, falls and workplace hazards.
Robotics Research
Aug 23, 2022
First Completely Robot-Supported Microsurgical Operations on Humans

First Completely Robot-Supported Microsurgical Operations on Humans

Scientists have carried out the first completely robot-supported microsurgical operations on humans. The physicians used an innovative operating method in which a new type of operations robot, designed especially for microsurgery, is networked with a robotic microscope. This approach makes it possible for the operating surgeon to be completely taken out of the operating area.
Robotics Research
Aug 17, 2022
Record Electric Car Sales as Governments Double Down on Support

Record Electric Car Sales as Governments Double Down on Support

While 2022 continues to add to the challenges electric vehicle (EV) makers face, markets are still growing. Indeed, electric car sales for the first half of 2022 reached ~3.5 million, according to IDTechEx research.
External Company Press Release
Turn It Up: The Power of Music - Amazing Technology

Turn It Up: The Power of Music - Amazing Technology

The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester is opening a world-first immersive exhibition exploring the science of music's mysterious hold over us and how it drives us to create, perform, feel and share.
Robotics Research
Aug 15, 2022
Microrobotics in Endodontic Treatment, Diagnostics

Microrobotics in Endodontic Treatment, Diagnostics

With its irregularities and anatomical complexities, the root canal system is one of the most clinically challenging spaces in the oral cavity. As a result, biofilm not fully cleared from the nooks and crannies of the canals remains a leading cause of treatment failure and persistent endodontic infections, and there are limited means to diagnose or assess the efficacy of disinfection. One day, clinicians may have a new tool to overcome these challenges in the form of microrobots.
Robotics Research
Aug 12, 2022
Baidu Granted China's First Permits for Commercial Driverless Taxis

Baidu Granted China's First Permits for Commercial Driverless Taxis

Baidu Inc has secured the first permits in China to offer commercial fully driverless robotaxi services to the public on open roads. Apollo Go, Baidu's autonomous ride-hailing service, is now authorized to collect fares for robotaxi rides - completely without human drivers in the car - in Chongqing and Wuhan, two of China's largest megacities.
Robotics Research
Aug 10, 2022
Robotic Motion in Curved Spaces Defies Standard Laws of Physics

Robotic Motion in Curved Spaces Defies Standard Laws of Physics

When humans, animals, and machines move throughout the world, they always push against something, whether it's the ground, air, or water. Until recently, physicists believed this to be a constant, following the law of conservation momentum. Now, researchers have proven the opposite - when bodies exist in curved spaces, it turns out that they can in fact move without pushing against something.
Robotics Research
Aug 8, 2022
Smart Microrobots Learn How to Swim and Navigate With AI

Smart Microrobots Learn How to Swim and Navigate With AI

Researchers have been able to successfully teach microrobots how to swim via deep reinforcement learning, marking a substantial leap in the progression of microswimming capability. There has been tremendous interest in developing artificial microswimmers that can navigate the world similarly to naturally-occuring swimming microorganisms, like bacteria. Such microswimmers provide promise for a vast array of future biomedical applications, such as targeted drug delivery and microsurgery. Yet, most artificial microswimmers to date can only perform relatively simple maneuvers with fixed locomotory gaits.
Robotics Research
Aug 3, 2022
Advanced Graphene Foam Sensors Could Transform Prosthetics

Advanced Graphene Foam Sensors Could Transform Prosthetics

A pioneering project, which aims to develop advanced sensors for use in robotic systems, could transform prosthetics and robotic limbs. The research project aims to develop sensors which provide enhanced capabilities to robots, helping improve their dexterity and motor skills, through the use of accurate pressure sensors which provide haptic feedback and distributed touch.
Robotics Research
Aug 1, 2022
A "Nano-Robot" Built Entirely from DNA to Explore Cell Processes

A "Nano-Robot" Built Entirely from DNA to Explore Cell Processes

Constructing a tiny robot from DNA and using it to study cell processes invisible to the naked eye... You would be forgiven for thinking it is science fiction, but it is in fact the subject of serious research. This highly innovative "nano-robot" should enable closer study of the mechanical forces applied at microscopic levels, which are crucial for many biological and pathological processes.
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