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.
19 Oct 2021
New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments
"Robotic" textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing, and potentially help patients recovering from postsurgery breathing changes.
11 Oct 2021
Deep Brain Stimulation Has Promising Results for Parkinson's Treatment
Researchers have found a way to make deep brain stimulation more precise, resulting in therapeutic effects that outlast what is currently available.
6 Sep 2021
CarbonCure Technologies is a Canadian carbon tech company that incorporates waste carbon dioxide from emissions into fresh concrete to reduce its carbon footprint. In September 2021, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Hydra Rodrigues spoke to Dr Sean Monkman, Senior Vice President of Technology Development at CarbonCure.
26 Aug 2021
CarbiCrete is a Canadian startup working to commercialize its cement-free, carbon-negative precast concrete using carbon dioxide and industrial waste by-products from the steel-making industry. In August 2021, Technology Analyst Dr Hydra Rodrigues spoke to CarbiCrete's CEO and Co-Founder, Chris Stern.
5 Jul 2021
University of Coimbra (Stretchable Electronics)
Researchers at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) have developed a new stretchable conductive ink based on a liquid metal alloy gel. They are aiming to commercialize this technology for wearable/medical applications such as electronic skin patches.
8 Jun 2021
Machine Learning Platform Mines Nature for New Drugs
Researchers have developed a new process that could reinvigorate the search for natural product drugs to treat cancers, viral infections and other ailments.
4 May 2021
Multidisciplinary Team Developing an Immersive Avatar System
A multidisciplinary team developing an immersive avatar system that enables remote human connection has advanced to the semifinals for the $10 million ANA Avatar XPRIZE competition.
15 Apr 2021
Submersible Robot Snake to Inspect Ships and Submarines
The snake-like robot can now slither its way underwater, allowing the modular robotics platform to inspect ships, submarines and infrastructure for damage.
23 Mar 2021
New Soft, Stretchable Biocompatible Artificial Skin
In the field of robotics, metals offer advantages like strength, durability, and electrical conductivity. But, they are heavy and rigid—properties that are undesirable in soft and flexible systems for wearable computing and human-machine interfaces.
19 Nov 2020
3D Bioprinted Heart Provides New Tool for Surgeons
Surgeons will soon have a powerful new tool for planning and practice with the creation of the first full-sized 3D bioprinted model of the human heart.
2 Nov 2020
Leveraging a 3D Printer Defect to Create a New Quasi-Texile
Sometimes 3D printers mess up. They extrude too much material, or too little, or deposit material in the wrong spot. But what if this bug could be turned into a (fashionable) feature? Introducing DefeXtiles, a tulle-like textile developed by controlling a common 3D printing defect — the under-extrusion of polymer filament.
20 Oct 2020
Treeswift's Autonomous Robots Take Flight to Save Forests
Forests cover 30% of the Earth's landmass, but that number is on the decline. Despite forests' crucial role in conserving wildlife and processing carbon dioxide, many are threatened by deforestation and wildfires. Complicating these threats is the lack of quantitative information that foresters and environmental researchers need for making important decisions to preserve forests.
25 Sep 2020
Optomec Customer Carnegie Mellon Develops 10-Second COVID Test
Researchers have developed a low-cost sensor that can identify COVID-19 antibodies in approximately 10 seconds. The novel sensor is based on a special structure of tiny gold electrodes that are 3D printed using the Optomec Aerosol Jet process.
22 Sep 2020
Arieca create thermal materials based on a liquid metal embedded elastomer formulation with potential for specific applications including the semiconductor market.
29 Jul 2020
Which Way to the Fridge? Common Sense Helps Robots Navigate
A robot travelling from point A to point B is more efficient if it understands that point A is the living room couch and point B is a refrigerator, even if it's in an unfamiliar place. That's the common-sense idea behind a "semantic" navigation system.
24 Jul 2020
Battery Breakthrough Boosts Electric Flight, Long-Range Electric Cars
In the pursuit of a rechargeable battery that can power electric vehicles for hundreds of miles on a single charge, scientists have endeavored to replace the graphite anodes currently used in EV batteries with lithium metal anodes.
13 Jul 2020
Liquid X manufacture particle-free conductive inks and offer product development that utilizes these inks. Their target markets are primarily automotive, medical, sports/fitness and other consumer markets with a focus on smart textile and EMI shielding products.