Train your robot to feed you dinner
Researchers have developed a robotic system that can feed people who need someone to help them eat. After identifying different foods on a plate, the robot can strategize how to use a fork to pick up and deliver the desired bite to a person's mouth.
Light provides control for 3D printing with multiple materials
3D printing has revolutionized the fields of healthcare, biomedical engineering, manufacturing and art design. Successful applications have come despite the fact that most 3D printing techniques can only produce parts made of one material at a time. More complex applications could be developed if 3D printers could use different materials and create multi-material parts.
First full human 3D printed for radiation therapy research
At just 1 year old, she is 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 15 pounds. She can hold 36 gallons of water for up to eight hours. She has a detachable head but remains faceless. Her name is Marie, and no, this is not her online profile.
Implantable device aids weight loss
New battery-free, easily implantable weight-loss devices developed by engineers could offer a promising new weapon for battling the bulge.
Predicting leaky heart valves with 3D printing
Researchers have created a novel 3D printing workflow that allows cardiologists to evaluate how different valve sizes will interact with each patient's unique anatomy, before the medical procedure is actually performed.
It's not a shock: Better bandage promotes powerful healing
A new, low-cost wound dressing could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient's own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses at the site of an injury.
IDTechEx spoke with Terry and Christian Pennisi, Head of R&D and Director of Operations respectively at Jennova at their booth at the IDTechEx Show. We discussed their latest milestones in energy harvesting, related to their latest board design for power management in EH devices.
IDTechEx visited the Powercast booth at the IDTechEx Show. We caught up with them about their most recent product launches and progress developing RF charging products.
Spotlight on Joanneum Research
PyzoFlex® is a technology by JOANNEUM RESEARCH, a leading international research organisation. Meet Joanneum Research on booth O28 at Printed Electronics USA 2018.
New fuel cell concept
In a new approach, inspired by biology a university team has designed a fuel cell using cheaper materials and an organic compound that shuttles electrons and protons.
Kids connect with robot reading partners
Kids learn better with a friend. They're more enthusiastic and understand more if they dig into a subject with a companion. But what if that companion is artificial?
Solar cells need to slim down
Thin-film solar cells could be 1/100th the thickness of a piece of paper and flexible enough to festoon surfaces ranging from an aerodynamically sleek car to clothing. To make thin-film solar cells, scientists are moving beyond the "classic" semiconductor compounds, such as gallium arsenide or silicon, and working instead with other light-harvesting compounds that have the potential to be cheaper and easier to mass produce. The compounds could be widely adopted if they could perform as well as today's technology.