12 Jan 2024
Stratus Materials are an early-stage US company developing a next generation manganese-rich Li-ion cathode material, termed LXMO.
11 Jan 2024
Liquid X — Functional Electronics Fabrication
An IDTechEx analyst talked with Liquid X, a Carnegie Mellon University spin-off focusing on the advanced material manufacture of functional metallic inks to replace physical wires. The applications cover multiple industries, including sensors, heating elements, smart textiles and many others
18 Aug 2023
Lithium Balance are a Danish developer of Li-ion battery management systems. The company were acquired by Sensata in 2021.
21 Apr 2023
AI for Sustainability: How Materials Informatics is Driving Change
Materials informatics is the application of data-driven methods, including machine learning techniques, to the field of materials science. This important part of the digital transformation toolbox for the materials industry has wide-ranging benefits, but the ability to enhance the sustainability of materials and their manufacturing processes could be the most impactful of these.
13 Oct 2022
Citrine Informatics provides a materials/chemicals informatics platform which is deployed to customers as a cloud service. The company believes it leads on training on small datasets. IDTechEx spoke to Citrine Informatics' CEO and Co-founder Greg Mulholland and Director of Marketing Joshua Tappan.
6 Oct 2022
Nanoprinting Electrodes for Customized Treatments of Disease
Researchers have pioneered the CMU Array—a new type of microelectrode array for brain computer interface platforms. It holds the potential to transform how doctors are able to treat neurological disorders.
16 Sep 2022
Multi-Electrode Printed Bioelectronic Patches
Using thin-film electronic patches or the so-called electronic "tattoos" for biomonitoring is paving the way for the future of healthcare in terms of better signal quality, higher patient comfort and wearability.
6 Sep 2022
Accelerating Commercialisation of Soft and Stretchable Electronics
The next generation of robotic technology will produce soft machines and robots that are safe and comfortable for direct physical interaction with humans and for use in fragile environments. Unlike rigid electronics, soft and stretchable electronics can be used to create wearable technologies and implantable electronics where safe physical contact with biological tissue and other delicate materials is essential.
19 Aug 2022
Hebi Robotics is a venture capital-based start-up that specializes in robotic actuation and engineering solutions.
The company's technologies include actuators, end-effectors (grippers), camera modules, passive knuckle encoders, and many others.
16 Aug 2022
AI Pilot Can Navigate Crowded Airspace
A team of researchers have developed the first AI pilot that enables autonomous aircraft to navigate a crowded airspace. The artificial intelligence can safely avoid collisions, predict the intent of other aircraft, track aircraft and coordinate with their actions, and communicate over the radio with pilots and air traffic controllers. The researchers aim to develop the AI so the behaviors of their system will be indistinguishable from those of a human pilot.
26 Jul 2022
Drop by Drop: MXene in Complex 3D Device Architectures
Despite being only a few atoms thick, MXene packs a powerful punch. This class of single layer, two-dimensional nanomaterials exhibits desirable properties like excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, heat resistance and high specific surface area. These characteristics promise to revolutionize high-performance electronic devices and energy storage systems.
23 May 2022
AI to Help Autonomous Vehicles Avoid Idling at Red Lights
No one likes sitting at a red light. But signalized intersections aren't just a minor nuisance for drivers; vehicles consume fuel and emit greenhouse gases while waiting for the light to change. What if motorists could time their trips so they arrive at the intersection when the light is green? While that might be just a lucky break for a human driver, it could be achieved more consistently by an autonomous vehicle that uses artificial intelligence to control its speed.
3 May 2022
Ultrasound System Targets Mouth, Creates Virtual Reality Haptic Effect
Lips are famously sensual but, together with the gums and tongue, they are also surprisingly sensitive, second only to the fingertips in nerve density. Researchers have exploited this latter characteristic to devise a practical new way for people to receive tactile feedback in virtual worlds.