Centimeter-long snail robot is powered with light
Researchers used liquid crystal elastomer technology to demonstrate a bio-inspired microrobot capable of mimicking the adhesive locomotion of snails and slugs in natural scale. The 10-millimeter long soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces, climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
Future of Heavy Duty EV Motors Off Road
Fork lift trucks are almost all induction because reliability and affordability trump performance here. Their batteries are rapidly going lithium-ion for something less toxic and nearer to fit-and-forget but there is no similar issue with the motors.
Battery Concerns for Electrification in Mining
International Mining May 2019 gives an interesting interview strongly supporting the conclusions of the new IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles in Construction, Agriculture and Mining 2019-2029"
'Submarines' small enough to deliver medicine inside human body
Engineers have shown that micro-submarines powered by nano-motors could navigate the human body to provide targeted drug delivery to diseased organs without the need for external stimulus.
Educational robot made in France
Mainbot has created Winky, an educational and customizable robot. Tested and approved by more than 4,000 families in France.
Robopets benefit health and wellbeing of elderly
Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older people living in care homes, a study has found.
Making Waves: From Automotive to Marine
Why new CO2 targets and global sulphur limitations will be a win for battery demand in ships.
Diesel generator sets: navigating an uncertain future
Diesel generator sets remain crucial to many key industries and are a multi-billion dollar global market.
Tabcat is a cat tracker from tracking company Loc8tor.