13 May 2022
First Roboskin for Human-Like Sensing of Objects by Robots
BeBop Sensors Inc announced the BeBop Sensors RoboSkin line of skin-like coverings for tactile awareness for humanoid robots and prosthetics. A true nervous system for robots at less than 1mm thick, RoboSkin is the only technology that fits all robotic body parts: limbs, fingers, feet, head, and torso, to make robots "feel" better.
12 Apr 2022
Embodied, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Embodied) is an American company specializing in social robots
2 Feb 2022
Samsung (semiconductor foundry business)
This profile provides an overview of Samsung's semiconductor foundry business, including market, competitors, company strategies, outlook, and IDTechEx's remarks.
2 Feb 2022
Intel (semiconductor foundry business)
This profile provides an overview of Intel semiconductor business, including market, competitors, company strategies, outlook, and IDTechEx's remarks.
2 Feb 2022
This profile provides an overview of TSMC semiconductor foundry business, including market, competitors, company strategies, outlook, and IDTechEx's remarks.
31 Jan 2022
MetaLenz develops 2D meta-surfaces for use in optical applications. This profile summarizes a presentation given at the Photonics Spectra 2022 Conference.
16 Dec 2021
Uhnder - digital code modulation automotive radar
Uhnder is a start up working on radar on chip technologies for automotive and other applications. Uhnder use a 28nm Silicon CMOS technology to construct a single chip with 192 virtual channels giving high imaging potential. Uhnder has also moved away from the widely frequency modulated continuous wave emission pattern in facour of digital code modulation, this brings increased performance and robustness to interference.
2 Nov 2021
IDTechEx spoke to Ross Lacy, mobile robot product manager at RARUK
automation. They employ about 30 people, generating an average annual turnover of 15-20 million USD in recent years. RARUK is a robotic solution distributor for many types of robotics products, but the primary ones are collaborative robots from Universal Robots, mobile robots from Mobile Industrial Robot (MiR), and robots and components from Robotiq.
2 Nov 2021
IDTechEx spoke to Mark Turner, AI, IOT, Edge & Embedded Computing Sales Director, UK & Ireland at ADLINK. They are a computer manufacturer, making industrial computing systems to open standards such as PICMG, COM Express, or ROS. They were displaying various industrial computing systems, including robotic control and vision systems.
29 Oct 2021
Mobileye: ADAS & Autonomy Computation
Mobileye is an Intel company and provides computational hardware for ADAS and autonomous applications in the automotive industry. IDTechEx spoke to Mobileye at ITS World Congress 2021.
23 Sep 2021
EV Power Electronics: Driving Semiconductor Demand in a Chip Shortage
Semiconductors are the lifeblood of the modern age. From your watch to a washing machine, everything these days seems to be 'smart', 'connected' and therefore enabled by semiconductors. Unsurprisingly then, a massive shortage of chips present 'across all categories', according to some industry executives, is having a profound impact.
26 Jul 2021
Baidu is a Chinese search engine giant akin to Google. They are heavily involved in the autonomous Robotaxi race and are beginning to bridge the gap from trials to commercial activity in China.
2 Jun 2021
Picocom is a company that designs and provides open RAN standard-compliant baseband system-on-chips (SoCs) and carrier-grade software products for 5G small cell infrastructure. IDTechEx spoke with the director of Picocom's product management team Vicky Messer on 18th May 2021.
31 May 2021
Autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is 2-3 Years Away, For Real
"Autonomous cars will be here in 2 years" has been a standard sentence from the industry for the past 5 years or so. Now there is good reason to expect autonomous ride-hailing services to hit our roads within 3 years. So, what has happened in the last year in the world of autonomy to give this confidence boost?
10 May 2021
Replacement of Aircraft Makers will be Brutal
The replacement of aircraft makers will be brutal - no not Airbus and Boeing, the other big names, starting with those making light aircraft, then those making regional aircraft. Stuck in the past, these cannot make what is now needed.
15 Apr 2021
Machine Learning at Speed
Inserting lightweight optimization code in high-speed network devices has enabled researchers to increase the speed of machine learning on parallelized computing systems five-fold.
12 Apr 2021
AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World
Researchers have designed an AI-powered, voice-activated backpack that can help the visually impaired navigate and perceive the world around them. The backpack helps detect common challenges such as traffic signs, hanging obstacles, crosswalks, moving objects and changing elevations, all while running on a low-power, interactive device.
8 Apr 2021
Screening for Skin Disease on Your Laptop
In artificial intelligence, deep learning organizes algorithms into layers (the artificial neural network) that can make its own intelligent decisions. To speed up the learning process, the new network was trained using the parameters of MobileNetV2, a mobile vision application, pre-trained on the ImageNet dataset with 1.4M images.
22 Mar 2021
Joby Aviation, headquartered in Santa Cruz, California are developing a tiltrotor electric vertical take-off and landing air taxi. They are one of the leading players in this emerging market and have attracted over $820 million in funding, with investors including Toyota, Uber and Baillie Gifford.