17 Dec 2020
The Aquaculture Industry's New Maintenance Robot
This ROV can fully operate on its own, and follow along with fish's behaviour and health with its Argus eyes - all while keeping a safe distance. It even inspects the technical standard of the enclosure while it's at it
10 Dec 2020
Breakthrough Optical Sensor Mimics Human Eye, a Key Step to Better AI
Previous attempts to build a human-eye type of device, called a retinomorphic sensor, have relied on software or complex hardware, but the new sensor's operation is part of its fundamental design, using ultrathin layers of perovskite semiconductors - widely studied in recent years for their solar energy potential - that change from strong electrical insulators to strong conductors when placed in light.
9 Dec 2020
Smooth and Sharp (S&S) Corporation
Smooth & Sharp (S&S) Corporation was founded in 1995, providing smart cards (typically contactless versions) and RFID products.
2 Dec 2020
Printed RFID Antennas to Locate People in Hospitals for COVID Tracing
Smooth & Sharp Corporation (S&S) has received funding from a national Taiwanese campaign targeted to invest in IoT technologies that can prevent and control the spread of COVID-19.
28 Nov 2020
The profile describes Sony's efforts and outcomes of micro-LED displays.
28 Nov 2020
Sharp has various efforts in the area of µLED displays. For instance, Sharp and Foxconn have bought shares of elux. Sharp Oxford is doing research and simulation of QD layers. Sharp decreases in cost with large diameter wafers and usage of existing CMOS lines. Sharp Fukuyama announced a 1,053 PPI full-colour near-to-eye micro-display "Silicon Display", through silicon process.
28 Nov 2020
Nanjing CEC Panda FPD Technology CO
Nanjing CEC Panda FPD Technology CO., Ltd (CEC Panda) was established in 2012 in Nanjing and specializes in R&D, manufacture and sales of flat panel displays.
24 Nov 2020
Magnetic Spray Turns Creates Millirobots for Biomedical Applications
An easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray was developed in a joint research. Driven by the magnetic field, the coated objects can crawl, walk, or roll on different surfaces. As the magnetic coating is biocompatible and can be disintegrated into powders when needed, this technology demonstrates the potential for biomedical applications, including catheter navigation and drug delivery.
5 Nov 2020
Malaria Test as Simple as a Bandage
Testing for malaria could become as simple as putting on a bandage.
That's the idea behind a platform developed by engineers who introduced a microneedle patch for rapid diagnostic testing that does not require extracting blood.
19 Oct 2020
Mini-Brains Help Robots Recognise Pain and Self-Repair
Using a brain-inspired approach, scientists have developed a way for robots to have the artificial intelligence to recognise pain and to self-repair when damaged.
18 Sep 2020
Anti-Bacterial Graphene Face Masks
Face masks have become an important tool in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, improper use or disposal of masks may lead to "secondary transmission". A research team has successfully produced graphene masks with an anti-bacterial efficiency of 80%, which can be enhanced to almost 100% with exposure to sunlight for around 10 minutes.
11 Sep 2020
Smart Contact Lens Mimicking the Human Iris to Combat Eye Deficiencies
Researchers have created an artificial iris embedded in a smart contact lens. The smart contact lens is designed to operate for an entire day thanks to an ultra-low power design, offering a practical solution for people who suffer from human eye iris deficiencies like aniridia, high order aberrations like keratoconus, and light sensitivity or photophobia.
8 Sep 2020
New Electronic Skin can React to Pain Like Human Skin
Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts.
21 Aug 2020
Structural batteries as vehicle bodywork
Previously, we have discussed the widespread work on structural supercapacitors, noting that they have the advantage of not swelling and shrinking during charge-discharge unlike batteries.