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Caterpillar, Inc.

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For 80 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been building the world's infrastructure and, in partnership with its worldwide dealer network, is driving positive and sustainable change in every continent. With 2004 sales and revenues of $30.25 billion, Caterpillar is a technology leader and the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, clean diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. More information is available at
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5 Dec

Diesel generator sets: navigating an uncertain future

Diesel generator sets remain crucial to many key industries and are a multi-billion dollar global market.
3 Dec


Tabcat is a cat tracker from tracking company Loc8tor.
28 Sep

Robotic millipede for drug delivery

A novel tiny, soft robot with caterpillar-like legs capable of carrying heavy loads and adaptable to adverse environments could pave way for medical technology advancement such as drugs delivery in human body.
12 Sep

Robots can now pick up any object after inspecting it

Humans have long been masters of dexterity, a skill that can largely be credited to the help of our eyes. Robots, meanwhile, are still catching up.
4 Sep

FG Wilson

FG Wilson is a Belfast based manufacturer and supplier of diesel and gas fueled generator sets. In 1999 the company was acquired by Caterpillar.
31 Aug

The future of diesel gensets: what are the long term prospects?

With most of the big players posting healthy figures in Q2, diesel genset revenues are showing continued growth throughout 2018. Are these results a sign of things to come or are they merely delaying an inevitable future decline?
11 Jul

"Blind" Cheetah 3 robot can climb stairs littered with obstacles

MIT's Cheetah 3 robot can now leap and gallop across rough terrain, climb a staircase littered with debris, and quickly recover its balance when suddenly yanked or shoved, all while essentially blind.
29 Jun

Autonomous vehicles in mining - IDTechEx separates hype from reality

Autonomous haul trucks in mining are here to stay with companies ramping up the roll out of retrofit fleets around the world, but what does this mean in the wider context of next generation mining equipment, with many projects from digital twin IoT solutions to predictive maintenance of equipment showing promise in the adoption of emerging technology. Separating the hype from reality is key in mining, an industry often risk averse to standalone investments and where standards and interoperability challenges typically need be addressed ahead of technology adoption.
19 Jun

Artificial intelligence senses people through walls

X-ray vision has long seemed like a far-fetched sci-fi fantasy, but over the last decade a team of researchers has continually gotten us closer to seeing through walls.
3 May

Electric vehicles for mining will be a $9 billion market in 2028

As mines age and operations continue to extract lower ore grades at deeper levels, a focal shift to increased productivity, efficiency and improved safety continues
27 Apr

How deep learning is helping the blind 'see'

Guide dogs are great for helping people who are blind or visually impaired navigate the world. But try getting a dog to read aloud a sign or tell you how much money is in your wallet.
23 Apr

Minnesota Wire Corporation

IDTechEx spoke to Paul Wagner CEO & Chairman of Minnesota Wire Corporation. They are a leading company in the production of advanced wiring, including stretchability and washability for wearable electronics applications.
6 Apr

48V Mild Hybrid Vehicles 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
2 Apr


Airware (2011) is a CA company with $110M funding (as of 2018).
29 Mar

Electric Vehicles and Autonomous Vehicles in Mining 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Aman Atak
19 Feb

New Robotics and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Forecasts, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
1 Feb


Sandvik AB (publ) operates as an engineering company in the areas of rock excavation, metal-cutting, and materials technology worldwide.
1 Feb


Caterpillar Inc., founded in 1925, is an American corporation which designs, develops, engineers, manufactures, markets and sells machinery, engines, financial products and insurance to customers via a worldwide dealer network.
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26 Jan

Nature-inspired soft millirobot makes its way through enclosed spaces

Scientists invented a magnetically controlled soft robot only four millimeters in size, that can walk, crawl or roll through uneven terrain, carry cargo, climb onto the water surface, and even swim in it. The inspiration comes from soft-bodied beetle larvae and caterpillars, and even jellyfishes posed as biological models.
23 Jan

Agricultural Robots and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh