11 May 2021
Virtual Reality in the Workplace
The development of Virtual Reality (VR) is not only changing the way that we interact with digital content, but also the way we interact with each other.
4 May 2021
Multidisciplinary Team Developing an Immersive Avatar System
A multidisciplinary team developing an immersive avatar system that enables remote human connection has advanced to the semifinals for the $10 million ANA Avatar XPRIZE competition.
29 Apr 2021
Safe and Precise Surgical Catheter Guiding by Robots
By utilizing a single collaborative robot arm, this ARMM platform (Advanced Robotics for Magnetic Manipulation) could potentially fit easily into the OR while ensuring a small footprint.
15 Apr 2021
Submersible Robot Snake to Inspect Ships and Submarines
The snake-like robot can now slither its way underwater, allowing the modular robotics platform to inspect ships, submarines and infrastructure for damage.
12 Apr 2021
Elon Musk's Neuralink Taught a Monkey to Play Pong With its Mind
Neuralink is developing a fully-implanted, wireless, high-channel count brain-machine interface with the goal of enabling people with paralysis to directly use their neural activity to operate computers and mobile devices with speed and ease.
8 Apr 2021
Amazon's Robot Arms Break Ground in Safety, Technology
Inside an Amazon facility, employees and robot work together to ready products for customers. On one side of the building, yellow tote bins bearing partially completed orders, ride down a conveyor. At the end of the conveyor, a robot arm called a palletizer/depalletizer stacks them on a pallet as if playing a three-dimensional game of Tetris.
7 Apr 2021
Reality AI are an artificial intelligence start-up with a variety of applications for their software.
16 Mar 2021
Wärtsilä to Interconnected Energy Storage Systems for Texas Grid
Wärtsilä will supply its advanced energy storage technology for two major projects in southern Texas, USA. The interconnected stand-alone systems will have a combined rated capacity of 200 MW. Wärtsilä has also signed ten-year guaranteed asset performance agreements for the installations.
3 Mar 2021
Event Summary: innoLAE 2021 (Innovations in Large-Area Electronics)
On 24-25th of February 2021 IDTechEx attended the Innovations in Large Area Electronics (InnoLAE) conference. Conference attendees were a mix of primarily early-stage companies and academics. This premium article divides a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks into 4 sections
1 Mar 2021
Remote Healthcare Robots for the Future
Robots that could take on basic healthcare tasks to support the work of doctors and nurses may be the way of the future. Who knows, maybe a medical robot can prescribe your medicine someday? That's the idea behind 3D structural-sensing robots currently being developed.
17 Feb 2021
Robotic Construction System for Better Buildings in Less Time
Emerging robotics technology may soon help construction companies and contractors create buildings in less time at higher quality and at lower costs. Researchers have developed and are testing a novel construction robotic system that uses an innovative mechanical design with advances in computer vision sensing technology to work in a construction setting.
16 Feb 2021
Switching to Electric Vehicles Made Easier by NatWest and Octopus
NatWest Group has today launched a joint offering with green energy tech company Octopus Energy to help people and businesses go green, demonstrating the bank's commitment to playing an active role in tackling climate change as part of its purpose-led strategy.
11 Feb 2021
Surgical Robots Revolutionise Prostate Cancer Treatment
Researchers have developed a minuscule robot that could revolutionize surgical procedures for treating prostate cancer, which affects one in nine men in the United States. Using a lifelike model, the team demonstrated that the surgical robot could not only remove the prostate gland and tissues through the urethra, but also accomplish the difficult step of suturing the bladder to the urethra.
8 Feb 2021
Next-gen Platform Unveiled Ahead of World-leading Tidal Energy Project
Sustainable Marine is forging ahead with plans to deliver the world's first floating tidal energy array after unveiling its next-generation platform in Nova Scotia, Canada.
5 Feb 2021
Boston Dynamics Spot Robot can now Recharge Itself
Boston Dynamics announced an expanded product line for its agile mobile robot Spot. The new products include a self-charging Enterprise Spot, web-based remote operations software, Scout, and the Spot Arm. These additions extend Spot's ability to perform autonomous, remote inspections and data collection, and enable the robot to perform manual tasks.
27 Jan 2021
Q5D is an early stage UK company that combines printed electronics and additive manufacturing to facilitate the installation of wiring into vehicles and appliances.
27 Jan 2021
Intelligent Robot Helps to Maintain Orchards
Orchards are among the most species-rich biotopes in Central Europe. But many stands are acutely threatened: Since their management is hardly worthwhile from an economic point of view, the vast majority of orchards are not or only poorly maintained. Researchers are working on the development of an autonomous robot that will largely take over tree pruning independently in the future.
5 Jan 2021
Mosa Meat is a Dutch company developing "cultured meat", meat products created from cultured animal cells without requiring animal slaughter and at a fraction of the environmental cost of conventional meat. In December 2020, IDTechEx Senior Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Maarten Bosch, CEO of Mosa Meat
23 Dec 2020
New Device Detects Which Hand Gestures You Want to Make
Imagine typing on a computer without a keyboard, playing a video game without a controller or driving a car without a wheel. That's one of the goals of a new device developed by engineers, that can recognize hand gestures based on electrical signals detected in the forearm. The system, which couples wearable biosensors with artificial intelligence, could one day be used to control prosthetics or to interact with almost any type of electronic device.
23 Dec 2020
CFE Chooses GenCell Fuel Cell Technology to Protect its Substations
GenCell Energy has been selected to deploy its hydrogen-based DC backup solutions for CFE substations. The company has been contracted for delivery and two years of service and maintenance of 37 hydrogen-based fuel cells to substations across Mexico in a deal valued at approximately US$6,000,000.