Cuberg is a Californian start-up that has developed a novel battery based on a litihum metal anode and a high voltage cathode, with a solid-like electrolyte in between. The company presented its work at the IDTechEx Show USA 2017
Autonomous mobile picking robots learn, fast
In the past five years or so several major research groups have demonstrated that robots can learn to grasp novel varied objects with accuracy levels around 80-85%. Still performance levels, even in the labs, are sub-human but this is changing fast.
Applying machine learning to the universe's mysteries
Computers can beat chess champions, simulate star explosions, and forecast global climate. We are even teaching them to be infallible problem-solvers and fast learners.
Ideal material for smart photovoltaic windows
Imagine that when a window is darkened, it simultaneously produces electricity. Such a material - a photovoltaic glass that is also reversibly thermochromic - is a green technology researchers have long worked toward, and now, scientists have demonstrated a way to make it work.
Volumetric 3D printing builds on need for speed
While additive manufacturing is enabling engineers and scientists to build parts in configurations and designs never before possible, the impact of the technology has been limited by layer-based printing methods, which can take up to hours or days to build three-dimensional parts, depending on their complexity.
Engineers create artificial graphene
Researchers are the first to observe the electronic structure of graphene in an engineered semiconductor; finding could lead to progress in advanced optoelectronics and data processing.
New robots can see into their future
Researchers have developed a robotic learning technology that enables robots to imagine the future of their actions so they can figure out how to manipulate objects they have never encountered before.
Helping hands guide robots as they learn
Like toddlers, robots can use a little help as they learn to function in the physical world. That's the purpose of a Rice University program that gently guides robots toward the most helpful, human-like ways to collaborate on tasks.
Spotlight on NovaCentrix
NovaCentrix is pleased to announce their newest release of a PulseForge® Photonic Curing System at Printed Electronics USA 2017.
A new way to store thermal energy
A new chemical composite could be used to store heat from the sun or any other source during the day in a kind of thermal battery, and it could release the heat when needed, for example for cooking or heating after dark.
Engineers to develop intelligent, adaptive and resilient robot teams
The United States Army Research Laboratory has awarded a five-year, $27 million grant to develop new methods of creating autonomous, intelligent, and resilient teams of robots.
Personal thermostat startup heats up for commercialisation
Sitting in a stifling subway car or walking Boston's cold winter streets may soon become more bearable, thanks to a "personal thermostat" wristband.
Sensors are the stars of the IDTechEx Show!
Sensors conference features the latest technologies for Healthcare, Wearables, IoT, and Mobile devices.
Helping robots learn complex tasks
Using a robotics task to demonstrate the achievement, the platform successfully trained a simulated robotic arm to grasp and stack blocks on top of one another by breaking down the task into simpler sub-concepts.