Cutting-Edge Robot 'Trimbot' Makes Short Work of Gardening
A gardening robot has been developed that can self-navigate and automatically prune roses and trim bushes.
Pushy Robots Learn the Fundamentals of Object Manipulation
Researchers have compiled a dataset that captures the detailed behavior of a robotic system physically pushing hundreds of different objects. Using the dataset — the largest and most diverse of its kind — researchers can train robots to "learn" pushing dynamics that are fundamental to many complex object-manipulation tasks, including reorienting and inspecting objects, and uncluttering scenes.
Exoskeleton to Improve Employees' Comfort and Work Quality
Faro SpA has relied on Comau to reduce the fatigue of its workers. MATE is an exoskeleton developed by Comau to relieve shoulder stress for operators who often keep their arms overhead, even when not lifting weights.
New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach
Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. That is the vision that researchers have turned into reality, creating a lightweight, affordable and simple solution for everyday users.
PragmatIC joins forces with Topolytics
PragmatIC has announced another order for its ConnectIC family of ultra-low-cost flexible integrated circuits. Topolytics, a leading waste analytics company, will use RFID tags incorporating PragmatIC's unique technology to deliver the UK's first comprehensive digital waste tracking solution.
Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces
Today's commercial aircraft are typically manufactured in sections, often in different locations — wings at one factory, fuselage sections at another, tail components somewhere else — and then flown to a central plant in huge cargo planes for final assembly. But what if the final assembly was the only assembly, with the whole plane built out of a large array of tiny identical pieces, all put together by an army of tiny robots?
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Microneedle biosensor accurately detects patient's antibiotic levels
Small, non-invasive patches worn on the skin can accurately detect the levels of medication in a patient's system, matching the accuracy of current clinical methods.
Stretchable and flexible biofuel cell that runs on sweat
A unique new flexible and stretchable device, worn against the skin and capable of producing electrical energy by transforming the compounds present in sweat, was recently developed. This cell is already capable of continuously lighting an LED, opening new avenues for the development of wearable electronics powered by autonomous and environmentally friendly biodevices.
Wearable for essential tremor study results
Cala Health Inc, a bioelectronic medicine company developing wearable therapies for chronic disease, presented positive topline data from the landmark PROspective study for SymPtomatic relief of Essential tremor with Cala Therapy (PROSPECT) This wrist- worn neuromodulation therapy is the only non-invasive individualized therapy for essential tremor.
Ships powered by solid oxide fuel cells
Bloom Energy and Samsung Heavy Industries announced a collaboration to design and develop ships powered by Bloom Energy's solid oxide fuel cell technology.
All Axis Robotics uses MakerBot METHOD
MakerBot revealed that All Axis Robotics is implementing the MakerBot METHOD manufacturing workstation into its automation processes to produce custom tooling parts for its legacy machines as well as customers.
Shape-shifting robots built from 'smarticles'
Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs and wheels. Now, researchers have taken a new approach, building a robot entirely from smaller robots known as "smarticles" to unlock the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique.
Industrial robotic arms: a look at the past and future of the market
In this premium article we offer a detailed analysis of the past, present and future of industrial robotics arm market in terms of unit numbers and value.
'Phyjama,' a physiological sensing pyjama
Scientists expect that in the future, electronically active garments containing unobtrusive, portable devices for monitoring heart rate and respiratory rhythm during sleep, for example, will prove clinically useful in health care. Now researchers have developed physiological-sensing textiles that can be woven or stitched into sleep garments they have dubbed "phyjamas."
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Piotrek and CSIRO to make next-gen lithium batteries for global market
A new partnership between Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, and Japanese specialist chemical manufacturer, Piotrek, will see Australian-developed battery technologies commercialised globally within the next five years.
BeBop Sensors wins US Air Force contract SIBR Award
BeBop Sensors announced today that it has won the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Award from the U.S. Air Force for BeBop Sensor's new award-winning Forte Data Glove Enterprise Edition, to be deployed by the U.S. Airforce MOTAR (Maintenance Operations and Training Augmented Reality) Unit for advanced airplane VR training simulations.
Hybrid Lidar Systems
Hybrid Lidar Systems are developing lidar modules.
JUST is a food company that uses plant proteins to produce vegan egg and dairy products. JUST is also developing cultured meat products, making it the only company operating in both the plant-based and cultured meat spaces. At the Good Food Conference 2019, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with JUST's head of global communications Andrew Noyes.