Robotic revolution: why now? A hardware perspective
We have previously argued that everything in the world of robotics is changing. Indeed, we have shown that robots are increasingly becoming collaborative, mobile and intelligent, leaving their confines in factories to enter more aspects of industry and daily life. This trend will have profound long-term economical and societal consequences. Indeed, our report New Robotics and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Forecasts, Players forecasts that the market for robots and drones will grow from $66 billion in 2018 to more than 210 billion in 2028.
Tongtai is an equipment manufacturer based in Taiwan. IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao stopped by the Tongtai booth at the Taiwan International 3D Printing Show 2018.
Ionic Materials (IM) is a US-based start-up developing a solid polymer electrolyte for Li-ion batteries. Founded in 2011 by Mike Zimmerman, serial entrepreneur and professor at Tufts University, in 2018 the company raised $65M in a Series C funding round that included Hyundai, Renault-Nissan, A123 Systems, Total, and Hitachi Chemical, among other investors.
Research Frontiers Incorporated
Research Frontiers are the patent holders of hundreds of patents describing the creation of Suspended Particle Devices (SPDs), which is a switchable light and heat blocking glass or plastic.
Research Frontiers has built an infrastructure of over 40 licensed companies that collectively are capable of serving the growing global demand for smart glass products in automobiles, homes, buildings, aircraft and boats. They are a public company.
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.
Hitachi, Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE explore electric car batteries
Hitachi Europe Ltd., Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE have demonstrated a pioneering project to explore the potential for electric vehicles to act as a means of energy storage for an office building.
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma and Hitachi utilize AI technology
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation and Hitachi Ltd have initiated collaborative creation for improving the efficiency of clinical trials for the development of new drugs.
Dubai announces waste to energy plant
The Dh2.5-billion project aims to treat 1.82-million tonnes of solid waste annually, with a total capacity to generate 185 MW of electricity, Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, announced at a press conference.