Vera's first assignment: autonomous transport
Volvo Trucks' electric, connected and autonomous vehicle Vera will form part of an integrated solution to transport goods from a logistics centre to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden.
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.
An entirely 3D printed rocket
Relativity is on a mission to create an entirely reimagined process to iterate and scale rockets quickly and build them in space.
Training robots to relieve chronic pain
Researchers have developed a collaborative robot system to automatically treat back, neck and head pain caused by soft tissue injury.
Trial to control insects in greenhouses with drones
The pilot starts this month, and the tests will be run continuously for 10 weeks in a test greenhouse planted with gerberas at the World Horti Center. Target: the golden twin-spot moth.
Robot fingers hold promise for assistive living, prosthetics
There's nothing quite like the comforting squeeze of your partner's hand. But a robot's hand? That's perhaps a bit different.
Holes in Antarctic sea ice explained by years of robotic data
A new study combines satellite images of the sea ice cover, robotic drifters and even seals outfitted with sensors to better understand the phenomenon. The research explores why this hole appears in only some years, and what role it could play in the larger ocean circulation.
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.
Robot baristas hard at work in South Korea
The world's first 5G-connected robot cafe franchise now has 45 robot-equipped outlets. The second-generation smart robot barista can communicate directly with customers.
Webinar Thursday 20 June 2019 - 3D Sensing & Imaging with Laser Diodes
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 20 June 2019 titled 3D Sensing & Imaging with Laser Diodes: Electronics, Automotive & Industrial.
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.
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.
Slothbot takes a leisurely approach to environmental monitoring
For environmental monitoring, precision agriculture, infrastructure maintenance and certain security applications, slow and energy efficient can be better than fast and always needing a recharge. That's where "SlothBot" comes in.
Dog-like robot jumps, flips and trots
Putting their own twist on robots that amble through complicated landscapes, a team has developed a four-legged robot that is not only capable of performing acrobatic tricks and traversing challenging terrain but is also designed with reproducibility in mind.
The future of clean takes shape with advanced robot vacuum and mop
iRobot Corp is launching two new powerful robots that work together in the home.
Human-like reasoning for driverless car navigation
With aims of bringing more human-like reasoning to autonomous vehicles, researchers have created a system that uses only simple maps and visual data to enable driverless cars to navigate routes in new, complex environments.
'Submarines' small enough to deliver medicine inside human body
Engineers have shown that micro-submarines powered by nano-motors could navigate the human body to provide targeted drug delivery to diseased organs without the need for external stimulus.
Field trials of raspberry harvesting robot system
University of Plymouth spinout company Fieldwork Robotics has completed initial field trials of its robot raspberry harvesting system.
Using AI to land drones smoothly
New system employs a deep neural network to overcome the challenge of ground-effect turbulenc.
Army project develops agile scouting robots
Researchers have developed an agile robot that may be able to aid in scouting and search-and-rescue operations.