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2019
13 Aug

Imprint Energy expands access to safe, flexible batteries

Imprint Energy announced the expanded availability of its developer's kit for its ultrathin, safe, flexible, printed batteries.
12 Aug

Catalia Health

IDTechEx spoke to Dr Cory Kidd, CEO of Catalia Health. The company developed Mabu, a 'Wellness coach' robot designed to improve chronic disease care management.
8 Aug

Artificial intelligence assisted knitting

Researchers have come up with a new approach to streamline the knitting process: a new system and design tool for automating knitted garments.
23 Jul

Analog Photonics

Analog Photonics are developing a lidar module, and are a spin out from MIT (USA).
18 Jul

Artificial "muscles" achieve powerful pulling force

As a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports in order to pull the plant upward. This ensures the plant receives as much sunlight exposure as possible. Now, researchers have found a way to imitate this coiling-and-pulling mechanism to produce contracting fibers that could be used as artificial muscles for robots, prosthetic limbs, or other mechanical and biomedical applications.
12 Jul

Simple 'smart' glass reveals the future of artificial vision

The sophisticated technology that powers face recognition in many modern smartphones someday could receive a high-tech upgrade that sounds — and looks — surprisingly low-tech.
9 Jul

Teaching AI to create visuals with more common sense

Today's smartphones often use artificial intelligence to help make the photos we take crisper and clearer. But what if these AI tools could be used to create entire scenes from scratch?
8 Jul

Mobile motor could lead robots to assembling other robots

A set of five tiny fundamental parts can be assembled into a wide variety of functional devices, including a tiny "walking" motor that can move back and forth across a surface or turn the gears of a machine.
2 Jul

New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning

General-purpose language works for computer vision, robotics, statistics, and more.
28 Jun

Social robots can benefit hospitalized children

A new study demonstrates, for the first time, that "social robots" used in support sessions held in pediatric units at hospitals can lead to more positive emotions in sick children.
26 Jun

Engineers 3-D print flexible mesh for ankle and knee braces

Hearing aids, dental crowns, and limb prosthetics are some of the medical devices that can now be digitally designed and customized for individual patients, thanks to 3-D printing. However, these devices are typically designed to replace or support bones and other rigid parts of the body, and are often printed from solid, relatively inflexible material.
19 Jun

Teaching AI to connect senses like vision and touch

While our sense of touch gives us a channel to feel the physical world, our eyes help us immediately understand the full picture of these tactile signals. Robots that have been programmed to see or feel can't use these signals quite as interchangeably.
18 Jun

Algorithm tells robots where nearby humans are headed

A new tool for predicting a person's movement trajectory may help humans and robots work together in close proximity.
14 Jun

AI generates human faces based on their voices

How much can we infer about a person's looks from the way they speak? A group of researchers from MIT has created an artificial intelligence system that can reconstruct people's faces by listening to their voices.
13 Jun

Using AI to predict breast cancer and personalize care

Researchers have created a new deep-learning model that can predict from a mammogram if a patient is likely to develop breast cancer as much as five years in the future. Trained on mammograms and known outcomes from over 60,000 MGH patients, the model learned the subtle patterns in breast tissue that are precursors to malignant tumors.
12 Jun

CNI Laser

CNI are a photonic products manufacturer specialising in laser diodes. CNI area a key player in the global laser diodes market.
11 Jun

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.
10 Jun

A 3-D printer powered by machine vision and artificial intelligence

Objects made with 3-D printing can be lighter, stronger, and more complex than those produced through traditional manufacturing methods. But several technical challenges must be overcome before 3-D printing transforms the production of most devices.
7 Jun

Sensor-packed glove learns signatures of the human grasp

Wearing a sensor-packed glove while handling a variety of objects, researchers have compiled a massive dataset that enables an AI system to recognize objects through touch alone. The information could be leveraged to help robots identify and manipulate objects, and may aid in prosthetics design.
6 Jun

Fabrics poised to become the new software

In the summer of 2018, a team led by MIT researchers reported in the journal Nature that they had successfully embedded electronic devices into fibers that could be used in fabrics or composite products like clothing, airplane wings, or even wound dressings.