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2020
8 Oct 2020

AI and autonomy for chemistry and materials science (Part 2)

IDTechEx attended 2 leading conferences on the impact of AI and autonomy for chemistry and materials science, from both R&D to production.
8 Oct 2020

AI and autonomy for chemistry and materials science (Part 1)

IDTechEx attended 2 leading conferences on the impact of AI and autonomy for chemistry and materials science, from both R&D to production.
23 Jul 2020

ML Approaches Will Be Ubiquitous For Chemicals & Materials R&D

In the future, all materials scientists and chemists will have access to machine learning tools to enhance their R&D. Seamlessly integrating these underlying operations will not happen quickly, but overlooking the developments in materials informatics will lead to a loss of any competitive advantage.
30 Mar 2020

System Trains Driverless Cars in Simulation Before They Hit the Road

A simulation system invented at MIT to train driverless cars creates a photorealistic world with infinite steering possibilities, helping the cars learn to navigate a host of worse-case scenarios before cruising down real streets.
21 Feb 2020

Machine Learning to Supercharge Battery Development

Battery performance can make or break the electric vehicle experience, from driving range to charging time to the lifetime of the car. Now, artificial intelligence has made dreams like recharging an EV in the time it takes to stop at a gas station a more likely reality, and could help improve other aspects of battery technology.
2019
13 Sep 2019

Luminar

Luminar Technologies offer lidar modules.
25 Jul 2019

Robots to help out at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

At Tokyo 2020, the robots to be introduced by Toyota will be used to support the mobility of people at various locations and venues. By helping people feel and experience their hopes and dreams, Toyota believes it will be able to further contribute to the excitement and success of the Tokyo 2020 Games.
3 Jun 2019

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.
22 Apr 2019

Robots that can sort recycling

Every year trash companies sift through an estimated 68 million tons of recycling, which is the weight equivalent of more than 30 million cars.
19 Apr 2019

AI to accurately predict the useful life of batteries

Wouldn't it be nice if battery manufacturers could tell which of their batteries will last at least two years and sell those to mobile phone makers, and which will last for ten years or more and sell those to electric vehicle manufacturers? New collaborative research shows how they could start doing that.
2018
30 Aug 2018

Toyota and Uber collaborate on automated vehicles

Toyota and Uber have agreed to expand their collaboration with the aim of advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale.
11 Jul 2018

"Blind" Cheetah 3 robot can climb stairs littered with obstacles

MIT's Cheetah 3 robot can now leap and gallop across rough terrain, climb a staircase littered with debris, and quickly recover its balance when suddenly yanked or shoved, all while essentially blind.
26 Jun 2018

Fiber lasers: A versatile technology

Fiber lasers: A versatile technology for lightweighting, battery manufacturing and LiDAR in the automotive industry. Recent advances in fiber laser welding are highly advantageous for lightweighting and battery manufacturing. Fiber lasers are reliable, compact and energy efficient systems that offer the best beam quality for applications where precision is important.
1 Jun 2018

Making driverless cars change lanes more like human drivers do

In the field of self-driving cars, algorithms for controlling lane changes are an important topic of study. But most existing lane-change algorithms have one of two drawbacks: Either they rely on detailed statistical models of the driving environment, which are difficult to assemble and too complex to analyze on the fly; or they're so simple that they can lead to impractically conservative decisions, such as never changing lanes at all.
11 May 2018

Self-driving cars for country roads

Uber's recent self-driving car fatality underscores the fact that the technology is still not ready for widespread adoption. One reason is that there aren't many places where self-driving cars can actually drive.
6 Mar 2018

Toyota's new $2.8 billion company to develop self-driving software

Toyota will establish a new company in Tokyo in the latter part of this month named "Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development" that will accelerate its efforts in advanced development for automated driving.
2017
8 Sep 2017

Robots learn contextual commands

Despite what you might see in movies, today's robots are still very limited in what they can do. They can be great for many repetitive tasks, but their inability to understand the nuances of human language makes them mostly useless for more complicated requests.
23 May 2017

Blockchain technology for development of new mobility ecosystem

Blockchain and distributed ledger technology for use in the development of a new mobility ecosystem that could accelerate development of autonomous driving technology.
7 Apr 2017

Toyota uses artificial intelligence to hunt for new materials

$35 Million to Accelerate Materials Science Discovery. Projects will apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to speed development of materials for next-generation energy.
2014
14 Jan 2014

'Superlens' extends range of wireless power transfer

Duke University researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of wireless power transfer using low-frequency magnetic fields over distances much larger than the size of the transmitter and receiver.