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8 Jul 2020

Electric Vehicles in Agriculture: Now is the Time

Cars electrify, now farm vehicles. The new 215-page IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles and Robotics in Agriculture 2020-2030" explains. This is a drill-down from the popular report, "Electric Vehicles in Construction, Agriculture and Mining 2020-2030".
6 Jul 2020

AI & cardiovascular disease: Tech, clinical applications & key players

Artificial intelligence & cardiovascular disease: Technologies, clinical applications and key players
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6 Jul 2020

Automated Shipping Coming to Europe's Waters

Moving more goods by water could reduce pressure on roads and cut emissions, yet Europe's shipping industry is held back by labour shortages. Automated shipping - which would work in a similar way to self-driving cars - could help expand capacity but safety and regulatory hurdles remain.
3 Jul 2020

Agricultural robots: Overview of the competitive landscape

In this article we provide a brief and high-level overview of some competitive landscape and trends. For the complete picture including a detailed analysis of the players, segmented forecasts, and an assessment of all the enabling trends and technologies please download the full report at
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2 Jul 2020

Catheter Navigation: The Fastest Growing Sector of Robotic Surgery

IDTechEx reports that the robotic surgery market will reach over $12 billion by 2030. Within this industry catheter navigation is an emerging, but lesser known application, that is rapidly gaining traction. IDTechEx's findings are detailed in the recently published report "Innovations in Robotic Surgery 2020-2030: Technologies, Players & Markets".
1 Jul 2020

Artificial Skin Heals Wounds and Makes Robots Sweat

A smart surface that can actively and repeatedly release and reabsorb substances by environmental stimuli.
30 Jun 2020

BAE Systems and Royal Navy Announce £3.2 million Autonomous Boat

BAE Systems and the Royal Navy announce a £3.2 million autonomous boat contract that will increase Navy's capabilities while protecting sailor's lives.
29 Jun 2020

Navigation Algorithm for Deep Drone Acrobatics

A navigation algorithm enables drones to learn challenging acrobatic maneuvers. Autonomous quadcopters can be trained using simulations to increase their speed, agility and efficiency, which benefits conventional search and rescue operations.
25 Jun 2020

Robotic Pollination Makes Use of Soap Bubbles

Soap bubbles facilitated the pollination of a pear orchard by delivering pollen grains to targeted flowers, demonstrating that this whimsical technique can successfully pollinate fruit-bearing plants.
23 Jun 2020

AI-Powered Agricultural Robots: Affordable Ultra-Precision?

A Revolution in Affordable Ultra-Precision? The developments in agricultural robotics, machine vision, and AI will drive a deep and far-reaching transformation of the way farming is carried out.
23 Jun 2020

Chilean Company at Forefront of Race for Artificial Vascular Graft

The novel approach comprises the use of a robot. It can achieve precise geometrical, mechanical and biological personalization of tissue-like conduits thanks to the controlled and automated deposition at high resolution of biomaterials, nanofibers and cells in a unique and rapid one-step fabrication procedure.
22 Jun 2020

How Is COVID-19 Shaping the Future Mobility Landscape?

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the automotive industry has been hit hard by shutdowns of factories and sales around the world. The pandemic has slowed down global car sales and is shifting consumer behaviours in travel. Over the long term, COVID-19 could have a lasting impact on the mobility landscape.
22 Jun 2020

Hyper-Efficient Conservation Robot

For the next several months, visitors to the Atlanta Botanical Garden will be able to observe the testing of a new high-tech tool in the battle to save some of the world's most endangered species. SlothBot, a slow-moving and energy-efficient robot that can linger in the trees to monitor animals, plants, and the environment below, will be tested near the Garden's popular Canopy Walk.
19 Jun 2020

'Mole-bot' Optimized for Underground and Space Exploration​

Mole-bot, a drilling biomimetic robot boasts a stout scapula, a waist inclinable on all sides, and powerful forelimbs. Most of all, the powerful torque from the expandable drilling bit mimicking the chiseling ability of a mole's front teeth highlights the best feature of the drilling robot.
17 Jun 2020

Biogel for Soft Electronics Developed

Researchers introduce an elastic material made out of a non-polluting mix of gelatin and other edible ingredients. What is so special about the new bio-gel? It is elastic, flexible and easy to bend as well as sufficiently stable, allowing it to be combined with electronic components. This discovery forges new paths in the development of soft robotics.
16 Jun 2020

Agricultural robots and AI: an overview of the general trends

This article provides an overview of robots and AI in agriculture.
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16 Jun 2020

Smart Textiles Powered by Soft Transmission Lines

Researchers have developed electronic fibers that, when embedded in textiles, can collect a wealth of information about our bodies by measuring subtle and complex fabrics deformations. Their technology relies on transmission line theory and offers a host of applications, such as in health care and robotics.
15 Jun 2020

Webinar - Digital Health: Gaining Momentum From a Global Pandemic

In this webinar, IDTechEx Senior Technology Analyst Dr Nadia Tsao will review the branches of digital health and provide updates on how they have been affected by COVID-19.
15 Jun 2020

Artificial Chemist uses AI, Robotics for Autonomous R&D

Researchers have developed a technology called "Artificial Chemist," which incorporates artificial intelligence and an automated system for performing chemical reactions to accelerate R&D and manufacturing of commercially desirable materials.
15 Jun 2020

Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Buses 2021-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr David Wyatt, Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Na Jiao