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.
IDTechEx showcases why Boston is at heart of 3D printing revolution
3D printing is rapidly reaching industrial commercialisation in numerous sectors; IDTechEx forecast that the total market will be worth $22bn by 2028. A new 3D Printing commercial insight forum is being hosted at the Autodesk facilities in Boston, USA, May 8-9 2019. This event provides expert led sessions giving technical analysis, commercial understanding and market outlooks across key topic areas. Each session will be conducted by an IDTechEx analyst and include a high-profile industrial speaker to give their key findings and opinions.
Boeing's first unmanned aircraft developed in Australia
Boeing has introduced its newest unmanned platform, the Boeing Airpower Teaming System. Designed for global defense customers by Boeing Australia, it is the company's largest investment in a new unmanned aircraft program outside the United States.
Huge Battery Opportunities from Radical Changes in EV Demand
The biggest demand for lithium-ion batteries is moving away from cars and in electric cars it will be a matter of less battery on average.
Boeing wins US$43 million contract for Orca robotic super subs
The Navy awarded Boeing a $43-million contract to build four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles that will become multi-mission for the service.
New hub launched to increase electrification in UK manufacturing
A new Hub, led by the University of Sheffield, is combining expertise in electrical machines and manufacturing for the first time, aiming to put the UK at the forefront of an electrification revolution.
Aircraft-inspecting suction robot successfully trialled
A prototype robot that uses intense suction to climb around the outside of aircraft and inspect them for damage has successfully been trialled.
Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle completes first flight
Boeing has successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle prototype. The electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and will continue testing to advance the safety and reliability of on-demand autonomous air transportation.
Electric Vehicle Futures at the IDTechEx Show! Silicon Valley
Many new electric vehicles were on display at the IDTechEx Show! on November 14-15 in Santa Clara, but that was the tip of the iceberg. The event had a hidden message; the future enabling technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) from buses to cars to mining vehicles.
Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites
The key next iteration for fiber reinforced polymer products will be the concept of multifunctionality. This is the idea of making a structural part carry out additional role(s) beyond their current primary mechanical task - the market for smart composite material is forecast to exceed 5 kilotons by 2029.