2 Mar 2021
Thermoelectric Perpetual Submarine
In February 2021, The US agency DARPA awarded contracts to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation and Martin Defense Group (formerly Navatek) to build demonstration versions of the new Manta Ray unmanned underwater vehicle with an energy-harvesting system to power it indefinitely, allowing the robot submarine to carry out missions lasting months or years without returning to base or refueling.
13 Jan 2021
Hybrid Chips can run AI on Battery Powered Devices
Smartwatches and other battery-powered electronics would be even smarter if they could run AI algorithms. But efforts to build AI-capable chips for mobile devices have so far hit a wall - the so-called "memory wall" that separates data processing and memory chips that must work together to meet the massive and continually growing computational demands imposed by AI.
13 Jan 2021
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Helps Language Learning in Adults
A recent study showed language learning advantages with transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation included up to a 30% increase in accuracy and recall for some subjects.
28 Oct 2020
iniVation offer event-based vision sensors and the associated software. These sensors enable ultra-low response latency, low data rates, high dynamic range, and low power consumption by having pixels asynchronously report whenever they experience a change in light intensity.
24 Jun 2020
Inkbit uses machine vision and machine learning to deliver a multi-material jetting platform with the speed, precision and materials required by industrial applications. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Davide Marini (CEO).
26 May 2020
Optomec is a capital equipment manufacturer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They offer two products: Aerosol Jet and a laser based Direct Energy Deposition (DED) system for 3D printing metals named LENS. This profile focuses on the aerosol jet printer, and its applications in printed electronics.
19 Mar 2020
Smart Wound Healing Patch: DARPA Awards $22 Million Grant
Neuroengineers and bioengineers are part of a national team that's developing "smart" technology that combines artificial intelligence, bioelectronics and regenerative medicine to regrow muscle tissue for wounded soldiers.
19 Mar 2020
DARPA Seeks New Class of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
DARPA's Manta Ray Program aims to demonstrate critical technologies for a new class of long duration, long range, payload-capable unmanned underwater vehicles that operate for extended durations without the need for on-site human logistics support or maintenance offer the potential for persistent operations during longer term deployments.
13 Mar 2020
An Ultra-Precise Mind-Controlled Prosthetic
In a major advance in mind-controlled prosthetics for amputees, researchers have tapped faint, latent signals from arm nerves and amplified them to enable real-time, intuitive, finger-level control of a robotic hand.