A $250Bn Revolution: Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles in Delivery
Automation in the delivery/logistic and warehousing/fulfilment chain is a growing market. A particularly exciting subset of this is the use of mobile robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles for automation of movement-based tasks.
BionicHIVE is a technology from a Israeli company. It is an innovative approach to fiducial-based autonomous robots
Self-Transforming Robot Blocks Jump, Flip, Identify With Each Other
Swarms of simple, interacting robots have the potential to unlock stealthy abilities for accomplishing complex tasks. Getting these robots to achieve a true hive-like mind of coordination, though, has proved to be a hurdle.
Using artificial intelligence to save bees
A beekeeper teamed up with researchers to develop an app that counts the number of Varroa mites in beehives. This parasite is one of the two main threats - along with pesticides - to bees' long-term survival. Knowing the extent of the mites' infestation will allow beekeepers to protect their bees more effectively.
Australia's first off-grid, solar and battery powered classroom
Queensland turned on the sun for the official launch of Australia's first off-grid, solar and battery powered classroom - The Hivve at Bracken Ridge State High School in Brisbane.
It is a software company that use off-the-shelf drones to enable enterprises to operate drones efficiently and to collect, manage and process the data easily.
Electric Vehicles: Full 1.5 trillion dollar picture at last
The "IDTechEx Show!" November 15-16 in Santa Clara, California brings the electric vehicle picture alive showing the Terrafugia flying car, a presentation by the most admired manufacturer of single propeller electric aircraft Bye Aerospace and a California State University talk on biomimetic aircraft.
Robotics modelled on bees
A research group is investigating the behaviour of young honeybees immediately after hatching and successfully transfers this to robots. The bees' brood-care strategies turn out to be surprisingly efficient.
Last Mile Delivery: Trillion Dollar Battle of the Titans
The new IDTechEx Research report, Last Mile Electric Vehicles 2018-2028 concerns goods and people reaching final destination such as down the pathway past the guard dog or riding from the train station.
Wearable technology to advance Parkinson's research
Intel is working with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research on tech-enabled solutions to gather relevant data about PD, analyze that data to identify patterns and make generalizations, and use insights gained to accelerate the development of therapeutic breakthroughs, and potentially even a cure for the disease.
The buzz of the chase
Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London are helping to perfect a technique used to catch serial killers, by testing it on bumblebees.
2000 RFID Case Studies Reveal Surprises
The IDTechEx RFID Knowledgebase, the world's largest searchable database of RFID in action, has reached 2000 cases, revealing surprising trends. In this article Dr Peter Harrop analyses lessons, global trends and statistics from 2000 RFID implementations.