Giving robots a better feel for object manipulation
A new learning system improves robots' abilities to mold materials into target shapes and make predictions about interacting with solid objects and liquids. The system, known as a learning-based particle simulator, could give industrial robots a more refined touch — and it may have fun applications in personal robotics, such as modelling clay shapes or rolling sticky rice for sushi.
In robotic planning, physical simulators are models that capture how different materials respon
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CPES2019 explores the broad spectrum of flexible, printable and hybrid electronics and the value chain required to bring innovative products and applications to market.
Cambridge spin-out starts producing graphene at commercial scale
A recent University of Cambridge spin-out company, Paragraf, has started producing graphene - a sheet of carbon just one atomic layer thick - at up to eight inches (20cm) in diameter, large enough for commercial electronic devices.
Quantum computing: from the qubit to a commercial reality
Quantum computers have been a dream for over 40 years, which comes from harnessing the laws of quantum physics to process information. IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Luyun Jiang explores the future possibilities of this technology, based on her findings at CES 2019.
Bad Strategy Will Kill Some Carmaking Giants Soon
Bad strategy rather than tactics, such as misjudged new models, will kill several major automotive companies. They face a perfect storm of peak car, totally new technology, totally new markets and recession.
Machine learning in action for the humanitarian sector
Governments across the world came together in Marrakesh this past December to ratify a pact to improve cooperation on international migration. Among other objectives, the Global Compact for Migration seeks to use "accurate and disaggregated data as a basis for evidence-based policies." How can machine learning technologies help with deeply polarizing societal issues like migration?
IDTechEx spoke to IBM about their efforts in quantum computing, known as IBM Q.
A new world enabled by speech/voice user interface
The speech user interface landscape is changing, as described in IDTechEx's brand-new report "Voice, Speech, Conversation-Based User Interface 2019-2029: Technology, Player, Market".
Movesense saved customers over three decades in wearable development
Movesense has now shipped over 700 software development kits to teams developing devices for sports, healthcare, entertainment, and industrial applications globally. Ten companies using Movesense are on the market now, with 40 more close to production just one year after its firmware completed beta testing.
Fingernail wearable monitors disease progression
Grip strength is a useful metric in a surprisingly broad set of health issues. It has been associated with the effectiveness of medication in individuals with Parkinson's disease, the degree of cognitive function in schizophrenics, the state of an individual's cardiovascular health, and all-cause mortality in geriatrics.
Learnings from Battery & Energy Day Two
The event Battery & Energy Dec 4-5 Coventry University ended with a second day of presentations and discussion panels.
Record-breaking solar cells get ready for mass production
Sandwiching an oxygen-rich layer of silicon between a solar cell and its metal contact has allowed researchers in Europe to break performance records for the efficiency with which silicon solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. But the challenge now is how to make these so-called passivating contacts suitable for mass production.
IDTechEx interviewed Rohan Sonawane, MD, PhD, Clinical Marketing Manager at Medtronic Diabetes.
Breaking new fragrance ground with AI
Symrise, one of the world's leading manufacturers of fragrances and flavorings, is in partnership with IBM Research developing a method of using artificial intelligence to create perfumes based on digital fragrance models.