12 Jul 2023
PreAct: Short-Range Flash LiDAR to Compete with Radar and Ultrasonics
PreAct is a start-up that was founded in 2018. It recognised that long-distance LiDAR would be a longer-term issue, with self-driving applications not ready for mass production in the short term. However, short-range sensing currently dominated by radar and ultrasonics presents an opportunity for LiDAR today. This is the market that PreAct is targeting with its TrueSense product.
21 Apr 2023
AMS Osram is a semiconductor company that makes 905nm laser emitters and detectors for LiDAR. IDTechEx spoke to AMS Osram at AV Sensors 2023, where it was showcasing some new laser products with improved thermal performance and detectors used for in-cabin applications.
16 Mar 2023
Ecovative use mushrooms (mycelium) to provide sustainable alternatives to plastics and polystyrene foams for packaging, building materials, and other applications.
23 Jan 2023
Profusa is a US-based company developing bioengineered sensors for applications in healthcare.
4 Jan 2023
Tunoptix is an American optics startup developing and commercializing meta-optics. IDTechEx spoke with John Fijol, CEO of Tunoptix, and George Lauro, Board Director of Tunoptix.
8 Nov 2022
Quantum Valley Ideas Lab
IDTechEx spoke to Nick Werstiuk, CEO of Quantum Valley Ideas Lab, a non-profit research center aiming to move quantum technologies into the commercial domain. Specifically, we discussed its vapor cell based radio-frequency detection technology.
30 Sep 2022
Guinness World Record for Fastest 100 Metres by a Bipedal Robot
Cassie the robot has established a Guinness World Record for the fastest 100 meters by a bipedal robot. Cassie clocked the historic time of 24.73 seconds starting from a standing position and returning to that position after the sprint, with no falls.
1 Sep 2022
Torc: An Autonomous Technology Company in Roboshuttles and Trucks
Torc has a history in robotics and autonomous technology development. It has worked on autonomous roboshuttles and autonomous trucks.
11 Aug 2022
The World's First Rechargeable, Safe, Electric Fuel
Researchers have created a new type of flow battery that is predicated upon a composite material that they invented, which is a nanofluid where the nanoparticles are battery-active materials, that they called nanoelectrofuel.
9 Aug 2022
Wearable to Detect Allergens, Fire Accelerants, Chemical Markers
A researcher is creating a portable, wearable device for rapid gas analysis that could detect illness immediately. Advancements in micro-gas chromatography in the past 20 years have demonstrated great potential for the development of powerful portable gas analysis devices. But it remains a challenge to achieve efficient separation and rapid detection for effective gas analysis in a highly integrated and cost-effective platform, as well as in a mobile device.
2 Aug 2022
Stickers That Can See Inside the Body
New stamp-sized ultrasound adhesives produce clear images of heart, lungs, and other internal organs.