17 Jan 2022
Robotic Assistive Device Helps Infants with Movement Difficulties
Researchers have received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a robotic assistive device to help infants with movement difficulties. The soft wearable device will fit over little arms to support them or offer an extra boost in their movements.
6 Jan 2022
TruLife Optics is a company that focusses on optical image combiners using holographic technology, for augmented reality (AR) and defense applications. For AR, its capability range encompasses waveguides as well as freespace holographic element combiners. It is positioned as a solutions company, preferring to work directly with clients on product development and manufacturing rather than offering a defined product range.
30 Dec 2021
Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics
Inspired by the natural dexterity of the human hand, a team of engineers has created a reconfigurable hybrid robotics system that is able to grip a variety of objects: from the small, soft and delicate to the large, heavy and bulky. This technology is expected to impact a range of industries, involving food assembly, vertical farming and fast-moving consumer goods packaging, which will progressively automate more of their operations in the coming years.
28 Dec 2021
Shellac for Printed Circuits
More precise, faster, cheaper: Researchers all over the world have been working for years on producing electrical circuits using additive processes such as robotic 3-printing (so-called robocasting) - with great success, but this is now becoming a problem. The metal particles that make such "inks" electrically conductive are exacerbating the problem of electronic waste.
27 Dec 2021
Mind Controlled Robots Now One Step Closer
Researchers have developed a machine-learning program that can be connected to a human brain and used to command a robot. The program adjusts the robot's movements based on electrical signals from the brain. The hope is that with this invention, tetraplegic patients will be able to carry out more day-to-day activities on their own.
21 Dec 2021
Octopus Energy and Sterlite Power team up to Decarbonise India
Octopus Energy Group and Sterlite Power have signed an agreement that aims to help decarbonise Indian industry and bring cheaper green power to consumers around the world.
21 Dec 2021
Health Patch With Core Body Temperature Measurement
Recon Health announced its partnership with greenTEG to integrate greenTEG's proprietary CALERA core body temperature sensor solution for continuous and non-invasive core body temperature measurement into Recon Health's Virtual Care Patch for remote patient monitoring and diagnostics.
21 Dec 2021
Pilot to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease in the Black Community
The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, the science arm of Northwell Health, recently received a $150,000 grant from TD Bank to launch a new research program and the first clinical trial to reduce cardiovascular disease in the Black community and determine the best behavioral interventions to lower cardiovascular disease.
17 Dec 2021
Standard Robots is one of the leading autonomous mobile robot (AMR) companies in China. The company was established in 2014 in Harbin, China, and moved its headquarters to Shenzhen, China in 2016. The company employs 500 people currently. In 2020 the company's revenue exceeded $15 million and it is estimated to be over $45 million in 2021. Until now, the company has accomplished over 300 projects and deployed more than 3000 AMRs in the field.
13 Dec 2021
Microfountain Pen Draws Minute Patterns for Live Cells, Circuits
Advances in intuitive microwriting devices that can print microstructures could pattern electric circuits and more. The setup, featuring a robot arm to hold the micropen, deposits ink onto the surface, much like writing by hand with a fountain pen.
10 Dec 2021
Fleet Space will 3D Print Alpha Satellites
Fleet Space Technologies will establish a satellite Hyper Factory in the newly announced Australian Space Park in Adelaide, and develop a constellation of new 3D printed small satellites. The South Australian Government will invest $20million in Australia's first dedicated space manufacturing hub.
5 Dec 2021
Materic: 3D Printing
Materic is an advanced materials company based out of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. IDTechEx discussed Materic's 3D Printing activities with Stephen Farias (CEO), Colin Harmer (Business Development Specialist), and Chris Ewing (Director of Sales and Marketing).
29 Nov 2021
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Health Rehabilitation
Researchers have developed a robotic device that provides an innovative motor and cognitive rehabilitation service that can be used at health centres as well as at home. The team has developed a platform made up of four elements: a robot that interacts with the patient, an artificial intelligence system that uses a 3D sensor to control the robot, an application that can be used by health care staff to set up and track sessions, and a cloud-based storage system which contains information and analytics from all of the rehabilitation processes.
23 Nov 2021
Prime Robotics - a US 'goods-to-person' mobile robot company
Prime Robotics, a mobile robot company in North America servicing the Warehouse, E-Commerce, Distribution and Manufacturing industries, is a spinoff from Bleum. Prime Robotics was founded in 2015, and provides automation solutions designed to accelerate supply chain logistics, delivering efficiency and cost savings for clients across North America. Since 2018, Prime Robotics has expanded rapidly. They moved their headquarters from Shenzhen, China to Denver, USA. Now they are a 40-employee company with a regional office in Shenzhen.
16 Nov 2021
Carbon Neutral Drive Boosted Greater Manchester and Octopus Energy
Greater Manchester has struck a new partnership with Octopus Energy Group in its bid to become carbon neutral by 2038, 12 years ahead of the UK target date.
11 Nov 2021
CSUG & Teledyne e2v Unveil AI-Enabled Smart Nanosatellite
Designed for implementation in a 6U CubeSat (of 10cm x 20cm x 30cm dimensions), the QlevEr Sat demo is the latest development in an ongoing collaboration between CSUG and Teledyne e2v that was first established four years ago.
8 Nov 2021
American Axle to Supply Next Generation 3-in-1 Electric Drive Tech
American Axle & Manufacturing's award-winning 3-in-1 electric drive technology - which places the electric motor, gearbox and inverter into a single package - will be integrated into REEcorner technology.
8 Nov 2021
Octopus Energy, Elia Group To Build Cutting Edge Smart Grid
Octopus Energy Group's Kraken Technologies and Belgian energy innovator Elia Group have signed a deal to help Belgium and Germany transition to a smart green grid.
5 Nov 2021
ReSkin Could Help Researchers Discover a Sense of Touch
Picking up a blueberry or grape without squishing it isn't hard, but try teaching it to a robot. The same goes for walking on ice, turning a key to unlock a door or cooking a favorite dish. When it comes to the senses, touch remains a challenge for artificial intelligence and robotics researchers.
3 Nov 2021
IDTechEx spoke to OnRobot at the event Robotics and Automation 2021. OnRobot - headquartered in Odense, Denmark - is an end-effector tooling producer for a range of robots, and now has about 200 employees.