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First commercial drone deliveries to vessels

First commercial drone deliveries to vessels

In partnership with Airbus, Wilhelmsen's shore-to-ship Singapore pilot project, marks the first deployment of drone technology in real-time port conditions, delivering a variety of small, time-critical items to working vessels at anchorage.
Robotics Research
Mar 19, 2019
Airbus, Altran and Microsoft Open the IDTechEx Show!

Airbus, Altran and Microsoft Open the IDTechEx Show!

The IDTechEx Show! at the Estrel Convention Centre in Berlin, Germany on 10 - 11 April is the leading global event for product innovators and technology scouts. Opening the event will be two Cornerstone presentations that will cover exciting developments across these technologies.
Robotics Research
Mar 19, 2019
US Army contract for small ground robots

US Army contract for small ground robots

QinetiQ North America announces that it has won the competition for the US Army's Common Robotic System-Individual program.
Robotics Research
Mar 18, 2019
IDTechEx TVTrain your robot to feed you dinner

Train your robot to feed you dinner

Researchers have developed a robotic system that can feed people who need someone to help them eat. After identifying different foods on a plate, the robot can strategize how to use a fork to pick up and deliver the desired bite to a person's mouth.
Robotics Research
Mar 15, 2019
IDTechEx TVUltra-low power chips make small robots more capable

Ultra-low power chips make small robots more capable

An ultra-low power hybrid chip inspired by the brain could help give palm-sized robots the ability to collaborate and learn from their experiences.
Robotics Research
Mar 14, 2019
New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

Researchers have harnessed the latest nanofabrication techniques to create bug-shaped robots that are wirelessly powered, able to walk, able to survive harsh environments and tiny enough to be injected through an ordinary hypodermic needle.
Robotics Research
Mar 13, 2019
IDTechEx Announces Winners of Launchpad,  New Technologies Initiative

IDTechEx Announces Winners of Launchpad, New Technologies Initiative

IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 20 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Berlin, Germany on 10-11 April 2019. All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.
Robotics Research
Mar 12, 2019
Mathematics of sea slug movement points to future robots

Mathematics of sea slug movement points to future robots

What do pizza slices, sea slugs and one possible design for future soft-bodied robots have in common? They all have frilly surfaces, and new insights about the surprising geometry of frilly surfaces may help a future generation of energy-efficient and extremely flexible soft-body robots move.
Robotics Research
Mar 12, 2019
Robot 3D prints replacement bracket onto automotive part

Robot 3D prints replacement bracket onto automotive part

In a world first, Swinburne's Repairbot project has achieved a major milestone, using a robot to successfully 3D print a replacement lug on an automotive headlamp assembly.
Robotics Research
Mar 11, 2019
Could robots protect us in the surf?

Could robots protect us in the surf?

A swarm of cheap small robots, each with little capability, can replace one costly highly-capable robot.
Robotics Research
Mar 8, 2019
IDTechEx TVKoala-spotting drones proves a flying success

Koala-spotting drones proves a flying success

Researchers have developed an innovative method for detecting koala populations using drones and infrared imaging that is more reliable and less invasive than traditional animal population monitoring techniques.
Robotics Research
Mar 19, 2019
Airbus, Altran and Microsoft Open the IDTechEx Show!

Airbus, Altran and Microsoft Open the IDTechEx Show!

The IDTechEx Show! at the Estrel Convention Centre in Berlin, Germany on 10 - 11 April is the leading global event for product innovators and technology scouts. Opening the event will be two Cornerstone presentations that will cover exciting developments across these technologies.
Robotics Research
Mar 18, 2019
IDTechEx TVTrain your robot to feed you dinner

Train your robot to feed you dinner

Researchers have developed a robotic system that can feed people who need someone to help them eat. After identifying different foods on a plate, the robot can strategize how to use a fork to pick up and deliver the desired bite to a person's mouth.
Robotics Research
Mar 14, 2019
New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

Researchers have harnessed the latest nanofabrication techniques to create bug-shaped robots that are wirelessly powered, able to walk, able to survive harsh environments and tiny enough to be injected through an ordinary hypodermic needle.
Robotics Research
Mar 12, 2019
Mathematics of sea slug movement points to future robots

Mathematics of sea slug movement points to future robots

What do pizza slices, sea slugs and one possible design for future soft-bodied robots have in common? They all have frilly surfaces, and new insights about the surprising geometry of frilly surfaces may help a future generation of energy-efficient and extremely flexible soft-body robots move.
Robotics Research
Mar 11, 2019
Could robots protect us in the surf?

Could robots protect us in the surf?

A swarm of cheap small robots, each with little capability, can replace one costly highly-capable robot.