23 Aug 2021
Package Delivery Robots' Environmental Impacts
Whether a robot or a person delivers your package, the carbon footprint would essentially be the same, according to a study that could help inform the future of automated delivery as the pandemic fuels a dramatic rise in online shopping.
5 Aug 2021
About ten years ago, Echodyne, Kymeta and Evolv Technology broke off Intellectual Ventures to sell metamaterial products.
28 Jul 2021
Wiliot Secures $200 Million Investment Round Led by SoftBank Vision
For decades, there has remained a massive gap as trillions of products travel billions of miles without any data being available as to their status, whereabouts, or situation. Lacking this information, global supply chains have been profoundly, and vulnerably, in the dark. Recognizing this, many leaders in consumer-packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, furniture, and apparel have been working with Wiliot to add their sensing capabilities, intelligence and connectivity.
27 Jul 2021
Wiliot is developing low-cost, energy-harvesting sensors that enable items to be tracked throughout the supply chain. On July 27 2021 it announced that it had received an investment of $200m from Softbank.
17 Jun 2021
Henkel: microTIM and data centers
Dr James Edmondson from IDTechEx interviewed Wayne Eng, Global Head of Market Strategy, Data & Telecom to discuss Henkel's offerings in data centers with a focus on their new microTIM Durable Coating product family.
12 Apr 2021
Oppo Band Launches in the UK
OPPO has announced the launch of the OPPO Band, the smartphone brand's first wearable device designed to enhance and improve the fitness experience. It's the newest addition to OPPO's smart device line and follows the success of the OPPO Watch series last year.
8 Apr 2021
Amazon's Robot Arms Break Ground in Safety, Technology
Inside an Amazon facility, employees and robot work together to ready products for customers. On one side of the building, yellow tote bins bearing partially completed orders, ride down a conveyor. At the end of the conveyor, a robot arm called a palletizer/depalletizer stacks them on a pallet as if playing a three-dimensional game of Tetris.
30 Mar 2021
Reversing the Move to Cities
While technologies are emerging for cities to be independent in food, water and energy, safe and pleasant, progress is mostly poor and global warming threatens migrants overwhelming cities. By all means, let us see the smart city advances take place that are in the IDTechEx report, "Smart Cities Market 2021-2041: Energy, Food, Water, Materials, Transportation Forecasts", but it would be prudent to try to reverse the move to cities that the UN and others see resulting in 70-80% of us in them by 2050.
24 Mar 2021
Second Generation Robot Shuttles
The IDTechEx report, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040," predicted second-generation robot shuttles, and here they come - vectored traction and steering, smart windows, robotic fast charging, and solar bodywork, so 10-40% less charging is needed.
11 Mar 2021
Contactless Monitoring of Heart Rhythm Using Smart Speakers
Smart speakers, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, have proven adept at monitoring certain health care issues at home. For example, researchers have shown that these devices can detect cardiac arrests or monitor babies breathing.
7 Mar 2021
Romeo Power (Romeo Systems) are a US-based Li-ion battery pack manufacturer targeting medium and heavy-duty vehicle segments.
4 Feb 2021
Wearable Sensor Monitors Health, Administers Drugs Using Saliva, Tears
A new kind of wearable health device would deliver real-time medical data to those with eye or mouth diseases.
2 Feb 2021
Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In
In 2017, after four years of setbacks and crashes, Alphabet shut its project flying solar-powered fixed-wing drones in the upper atmosphere to beam the internet to those cut-off. They have now ended their upper-atmosphere balloon version as well.
19 Jan 2021
USA and East Asia Grab $23 Billion Transparent Electronics Opportunity
The new IDTechEx report, "Transparent Electronics Materials, Applications, Markets 2021-2041", describes a market increasing fivefold from 2021-2031. By 2041 it will be over $23 billion.
18 Jan 2021
BMW Plans to Double Sales of Fully Electric Vehicles
The BMW Group has now increased the number of electrified vehicles (fully-electric and plug-in hybrid) in its line-up to 13 models, available in 74 markets around the globe. The BMW Group plans to virtually double the number of electrified vehicles it offers to 25 models by 2023: More than half of these will be fully electric.
6 Jan 2021
Amazon Zoox is a Mistake
This article analyzes the recently revealed robotaxi from Amazon-owned Zoox.