19 Mar 2020
Graphene, Perovskites and Silicon, an Ideal Tandem for Solar Cells
Laws of physics limit the maximum efficiency of silicon solar cells to 32%. For that reason, scientists have spent decades trying to come up with other alternatives, such as III-V and perovskites. However, the latter present several manufacturing challenges, and scaling up the production of solar panels is a key step towards success.
27 Sep 2019
IIT prints 3D embedded sensors in electrical packaging
Nano Dimension Ltd announced that one of its customers, the Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, is using the DragonFly additive manufacturing system to 3D print embedded sensors in electrical packaging.
11 Jun 2019
Fleet of "roboats" could collect garbage
The city of Amsterdam envisions a future where fleets of autonomous boats cruise its many canals to transport goods and people, collect trash, or self-assemble into floating stages and bridges.
6 Jun 2019
Quadruped robot tested by pulling 3 tonne airplane
Researchers presented the most recent results about the new version of the hydraulic quadruped robot which has demonstrated that it is capable of pulling an airplane of 3300kg weight for more than 10 meters. The HyQReal robot is developed to support humans in emergency scenarios.
1 Apr 2019
BeDimensional is an Italian company spun out from IIT. It was established in 2015/6.
6 Feb 2019
Robots that care
Robots that care, with increased cognitive abilities. Robots able to perceive their environment, understand it, respond and behave appropriately and navigate autonomously. Robots that can assist patients and support the work of nurses and doctors in hospitals. This is what Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe aims to do within the course of a partnership.
31 Jan 2019
Tendril-like soft robot is able to climb
Researchers obtained the first soft robot mimicking plant tendrils: it is able to curl and climb, using the same physical principles determining water transport in plants.
20 Nov 2018
Robotics Flagship aims to develop sustainable robots and AI
The Robotics Flagship aims to develop robots and artificial intelligence that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable: this is the project proposal submitted to the European Commission, that by 2020 will have chosen the flagships that will receive one billion euros over ten years to guarantee Europe a leading position in science and technology.
4 Sep 2018
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1 Aug 2018
The Centauro: A new disaster response robot
Researchers have completed the realization, assembly and testing of a new disaster response robot: the Centauro, a Centaur-like robot consisting of a four-legged base and an anthropomorphic upper body. The robot is capable of performing robust locomotion, high strength manipulation and harsh interactions that may be necessary during the execution of disaster relief tasks.
14 Jun 2018
Wearable for women's safety wins $1 million XPrize
Leaf Wearables- an Indian startup which raised $250,000 in 2016 to launch their first product SAFER- A Smart Pendant for Women Safety, has now won the $1 million Women's Safety XPRIZE.
30 Mar 2018
Tattoo electrodes from an ink-jet printer
In the case of diagnostic methods such as electrocardiogram and electromyography, gel electrodes are the preferred method of transmitting electric impulses from the heart or muscle. In clinical practice the frequently stiff and cumbersome electrodes noticeably restrict the mobility of patients and are not very comfortable.
16 Feb 2018
First hybrid nanotech device mimicking blood-brain barrier
The device, which is a combination of artificial and biological components, will be fundamental for studying new therapeutic strategies to overcome blood-brain barrier and treat brain diseases, such as tumors.
30 Jan 2018
Graphene girders could double the life of lithium batteries
New research has found an effective approach to replacing graphite in the anodes of lithium-ion batteries using silicon, by reinforcing the anode's structure with graphene girders. This could more than double the life of rechargeable lithium-ion based batteries and also increase the capacity delivered by those batteries.
18 Dec 2017
Engineers create artificial graphene
Researchers are the first to observe the electronic structure of graphene in an engineered semiconductor; finding could lead to progress in advanced optoelectronics and data processing.
10 Nov 2017
Innovative shoes using graphene
The ability of graphene to add functionality to common objects has been exploited in a new product on the market: footwear with better thermal properties.