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Self-Healing Devices Gain or Regain Function After Being Cut

Self-Healing Devices Gain or Regain Function After Being Cut

Robotics Research
May 27, 2020
Soft Robotic Exosuit for Stroke Survivors

Soft Robotic Exosuit for Stroke Survivors

To allow stroke patients to recover, many rehabilitation centers have looked to robotic exoskeletons. But although there are now a range of exciting devices that are enabling people to walk again who initially were utterly unable to do so, there remains significant active research trying to understand how to best apply wearable robotics for rehabilitation after stroke.
Robotics Research
May 25, 2020
Tiny Drug Delivery Robots Travel Through the Blood Stream

Tiny Drug Delivery Robots Travel Through the Blood Stream

Scientists took a leukocyte as the blueprint and developed a microrobot that has the size, shape and moving capabilities of a white blood cell. They covered the ball-shaped microroller with a magnetic nanofilm on one side and with anti-cancer drugs on the other. Simulating a blood vessel in a laboratory setting, they succeeded in magnetically navigating the microroller through this dynamic and dense environment.
Robotics Research
May 22, 2020
Webinar - Autonomous Driving: Peak Car to Arrive as Early as 2031?

Webinar - Autonomous Driving: Peak Car to Arrive as Early as 2031?

In this webinar, Dr Na Jiao provides an overview of the autonomous car and robotaxi market. Dr Jiao is a technology analyst at IDTechEx focusing on autonomous mobility, electric vehicles and energy storage related areas.
Robotics Research
May 22, 2020
Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

An important new trend is buying electrics and electronics you customise to function not just shape. See the new IDTechEx report, "Complete Electronics as Smart Material, User-Customized 2020-2040". Builders, textile manufacturers, those doing home improvement and others are starting to buy electrically-smart materials direct from materials companies, bypassing the electronics industry.
Robotics Research
May 21, 2020
Flexible and Stretchable Single Crystal Electronic Systems

Flexible and Stretchable Single Crystal Electronic Systems

Researchers have discovered that certain crystals are more flexible and stretchable compared to current materials used for electronic applications. These new materials could therefore be used for making sensors and in robotics.
Robotics Research
May 19, 2020
House Built Using 3D Printer and Robot

House Built Using 3D Printer and Robot

By implementing high precision 3D scanning and robotic based fabrication technology, Emerald-Ash-Borer-infested "waste wood" is transformed into an abundantly available, affordable, and sustainable building material.
Robotics Research
May 14, 2020
The Fastest Soft Robots, Inspired by Cheetahs

The Fastest Soft Robots, Inspired by Cheetahs

Inspired by the biomechanics of cheetahs, researchers have developed a new type of soft robot that is capable of moving more quickly on solid surfaces or in the water than previous generations of soft robots. The new soft robotics are also capable of grabbing objects delicately - or with sufficient strength to lift heavy objects.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mobile robots in delivery: last-mile side-walk robots

Mobile robots in delivery: last-mile side-walk robots

Mobile robots and autonomous vehicles are impacting every step of the logistic and delivery chain from the warehouse and fulfillment centres to the customers' hand. In this article, we consider autonomous side-walk delivery robots which seek to autonomize the last mile delivery.
Robotics Research
May 13, 2020
To Climb Like a Gecko, Robots Need Toes

To Climb Like a Gecko, Robots Need Toes

Robots with toes? Experiments suggest that climbing robots could benefit from having flexible, hairy toes, like those of geckos, that can adjust quickly to accommodate shifting weight and slippery surfaces.
Robotics Research
May 27, 2020
Soft Robotic Exosuit for Stroke Survivors

Soft Robotic Exosuit for Stroke Survivors

To allow stroke patients to recover, many rehabilitation centers have looked to robotic exoskeletons. But although there are now a range of exciting devices that are enabling people to walk again who initially were utterly unable to do so, there remains significant active research trying to understand how to best apply wearable robotics for rehabilitation after stroke.
Robotics Research
May 22, 2020
Webinar - Autonomous Driving: Peak Car to Arrive as Early as 2031?

Webinar - Autonomous Driving: Peak Car to Arrive as Early as 2031?

In this webinar, Dr Na Jiao provides an overview of the autonomous car and robotaxi market. Dr Jiao is a technology analyst at IDTechEx focusing on autonomous mobility, electric vehicles and energy storage related areas.
Robotics Research
May 21, 2020
Flexible and Stretchable Single Crystal Electronic Systems

Flexible and Stretchable Single Crystal Electronic Systems

Researchers have discovered that certain crystals are more flexible and stretchable compared to current materials used for electronic applications. These new materials could therefore be used for making sensors and in robotics.
Robotics Research
May 14, 2020
The Fastest Soft Robots, Inspired by Cheetahs

The Fastest Soft Robots, Inspired by Cheetahs

Inspired by the biomechanics of cheetahs, researchers have developed a new type of soft robot that is capable of moving more quickly on solid surfaces or in the water than previous generations of soft robots. The new soft robotics are also capable of grabbing objects delicately - or with sufficient strength to lift heavy objects.
Robotics Research
May 13, 2020
To Climb Like a Gecko, Robots Need Toes

To Climb Like a Gecko, Robots Need Toes

Robots with toes? Experiments suggest that climbing robots could benefit from having flexible, hairy toes, like those of geckos, that can adjust quickly to accommodate shifting weight and slippery surfaces.
Robotics Research
May 25, 2020
Tiny Drug Delivery Robots Travel Through the Blood Stream

Tiny Drug Delivery Robots Travel Through the Blood Stream

Scientists took a leukocyte as the blueprint and developed a microrobot that has the size, shape and moving capabilities of a white blood cell. They covered the ball-shaped microroller with a magnetic nanofilm on one side and with anti-cancer drugs on the other. Simulating a blood vessel in a laboratory setting, they succeeded in magnetically navigating the microroller through this dynamic and dense environment.
Robotics Research
May 22, 2020
Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

An important new trend is buying electrics and electronics you customise to function not just shape. See the new IDTechEx report, "Complete Electronics as Smart Material, User-Customized 2020-2040". Builders, textile manufacturers, those doing home improvement and others are starting to buy electrically-smart materials direct from materials companies, bypassing the electronics industry.
Robotics Research
May 19, 2020
House Built Using 3D Printer and Robot

House Built Using 3D Printer and Robot

By implementing high precision 3D scanning and robotic based fabrication technology, Emerald-Ash-Borer-infested "waste wood" is transformed into an abundantly available, affordable, and sustainable building material.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mobile robots in delivery: last-mile side-walk robots

Mobile robots in delivery: last-mile side-walk robots

Mobile robots and autonomous vehicles are impacting every step of the logistic and delivery chain from the warehouse and fulfillment centres to the customers' hand. In this article, we consider autonomous side-walk delivery robots which seek to autonomize the last mile delivery.
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