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.
16 Dec 2020
TM Robotics and Evershed help Ricoh Automate its Manufacturing Process
In an industrial context, the word automation is often, inaccurately, used to mean only industrial robotics. In fact, it refers to everything from inverter driven conveyor systems to advanced manufacturing software.
14 Dec 2020
Hyundai to Acquire Controlling Interest in Boston Dynamics
Hyundai Motor Group and SoftBank Group Corp agreed on main terms of the transaction pursuant to which Hyundai Motor Group will acquire a controlling interest in Boston Dynamics in a deal that values the mobile robot firm at $1.1 billion.
11 Dec 2020
Fieldwork Robotics is an agricultural robotics start-up spun off from the University of Plymouth in the UK. The company's fresh fruit picking robotics technology is one of the ten finalists selected for Future Farming Magazine's "Best Concept Field Robot 2020", with winner being awarded at FIRA 2020.
10 Dec 2020
Earbud Treats Rheumatoid Arthritis, Migraines, Postpartum Depression
Imagine a future in which earbuds could harness the power of the brain to regulate immune function and treat diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, depression, and migraine. Such is the ambition of Nēsos,
a startup launching out of stealth today, following months of development. The team is pioneering a new method for the treatment of multiple diseases: via an earbud brain interface, proprietary electrical fields are delivered to the target brain areas that help control immune function.
10 Dec 2020
Octopus Energy's Electric Juice Network Hailed as 'Best EV Innovation'
Entech 'unicorn' Octopus Energy has been awarded the 'Best EV innovation' award at the Driving Electric awards for its simplified EV charging system, the Electric Juice Network.
9 Dec 2020
AI.Land is a German start-up recently spun off from the University of Applied Sciences Aachen working to commercialise the ETAROB agricultural robot. ETAROB is one of the ten finalists selected for Future Farming Magazine's "Best Concept Field Robot 2020", with winner being awarded at FIRA 2020.
9 Dec 2020
Aryballe have developed an innovative sensors for odor assessment that enable odors to be detected and quantified. This capability and has applications across many sectors including automotive, consumer goods and food/beverages. The sensor is based on a silicon photonic structure with gas sensitive functionalization.
2 Dec 2020
Form Energy is an American company, which developed an aqueous-air battery. The battery chemistry has not been publicly disclosed.
The company concluded a Series C funding in November 2020 of US$76, among the the investors Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy Ventures, totalising more than $120m in two years.
1 Dec 2020
Retinal Imaging Breakthrough to Swiftly Detect Eye Diseases
Glaucoma, cataracts or macular degeneration will be quicker and easier to diagnose thanks to a new scanner being developed to capture real-time and artefact-free eye images.
11 Nov 2020
First Blade Walk by a Robot on a Wind Turbine
The UK has achieved the world's first blade walk by a robot on an offshore wind turbine, thanks to BladeBUG and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. Over two days in mid-October, the six-legged inspect-and-repair robot repeatedly scaled blades at ORE Catapult's 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration turbine off the coast of Fife.
5 Nov 2020
Octopus Energy Establishes New Tech Hub in Manchester
Octopus Energy Group announces the acquisition of Upside Energy, a leading energy software company based in Manchester. The move establishes the base of Octopus's new technology innovation centre, first announced during a visit by the Prime Minister and the Chancellor to the company's London office at the start of the month.
3 Nov 2020
Enernet Global Secures $6.5 Million in Series A Funding
Enernet Global Inc announces new investment of $6.5 million from Kyuden International Corporation, part of Kyushu Electric Power Company, and MPC Capital. Enernet finances, builds, owns and operates microgrids and distributed energy resources on a global basis.
23 Oct 2020
Robotics Enter the COVID-19 Fight
A decontamination robot funded by the Office of Naval Research and designed by several local universities was recently tested. The robot--initially designed for shipboard firefighting and maintenance tasks--has now been enlisted in the fight against Covid-19.
22 Oct 2020
OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Down On Asteroid
In the dark and cold of deep space on 20th October, the Lockheed Martin-built OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descended to the surface of an asteroid and touched it with its robotic arm to collect a sample of its rocky material. Although brief, the Touch-And-Go, or TAG, event was years in the making.
19 Oct 2020
Mini-Brains Help Robots Recognise Pain and Self-Repair
Using a brain-inspired approach, scientists have developed a way for robots to have the artificial intelligence to recognise pain and to self-repair when damaged.
8 Oct 2020
Big Data to Speed up Development for Patients with Blood Cancers
The HARMONY Alliance launches HARMONY PLUS, a new public-private partnership to improve outcomes for patients with blood cancers.
7 Oct 2020
Austria-based Tyromotion has developed AMADEO, an "assist-as-needed" robotic therapy system for patients with motor impairments affecting the upper extremities.