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2020
17 Sep 2020

Grocery Store Shelves Stacked by Robots

FamilyMart and Telexistence Inc have started trial operations of the TX robot Model-T and Augmented Workforce Platform to build a new store operation model using remote control robot technology.
16 Sep 2020

Surgical Robots for General Surgery

Intuitive Surgical vs emerging competitors: Technologies, players, key trends and historic revenues
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15 Sep 2020

Formation of New Alliance is Another Big Step in Materials Informatics

LG and Total become the latest major players to make a significant announcement for their materials informatics intentions.
15 Sep 2020

AI in Medical Diagnostics: Key Strategies for Faster Clinical Uptake

This IDTechEx article assesses the technological status of image recognition AI in medical diagnostics today, detailing its current capabilities and value proposition. The article also identifies key technological issues currently limiting the uptake of image recognition AI and discusses opportunities for improvement.
10 Sep 2020

Robots to Clear the Sea Bed of Plastic

86 million metric tons of plastics end up in the oceans every year, with devastating consequences for marine life, nature and, ultimately, for us humans. The vast floating patches of plastic carpeting the water's surface, some as large as entire countries, are only the tip of the iceberg. Around 90 percent of this garbage ends up on the seabed.
8 Sep 2020

New Electronic Skin can React to Pain Like Human Skin

Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts.
8 Sep 2020

Robot Shuttles Double as Robotaxis

As IDTechEx predicted in its report, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040", robot shuttles are converging with robotaxis.
7 Sep 2020

Laser Jolts Microscopic Electronic Robots into Motion

In 1959, former Cornell physicist Richard Feynman delivered his famous lecture "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom," in which he described the opportunity for shrinking technology, from machines to computer chips, to incredibly small sizes. Well, the bottom just got more crowded
4 Sep 2020

Automated Vehicle Technology Makes Parking Easier

Many people enjoy driving... until it's time to park. So why not leave the task to the vehicle? Ford Motor Company, Bedrock and Bosch are launching a demonstration project with connected Ford Escape test vehicles that can drive and park themselves inside Bedrock's Assembly Garage in Detroit using Bosch smart infrastructure.
4 Sep 2020

Army Robo Teammate can Detect, Share 3D Changes in Real Time

Something is different, and you can't quite put your finger on it. But your robot can. Even small changes in your surroundings could indicate danger. Imagine a robot could detect those changes, and a warning could immediately alert you through a display in your eyeglasses. That is what U.S. Army scientists are developing with sensors, robots, real-time change detection and augmented reality wearables.
3 Sep 2020

Innovative Companies Changing the Face of Vertical Farming

Vertical farming, the practice of growing crops indoors under tightly controlled conditions, is continuing to expand rapidly.
3 Sep 2020

Versatile New Material Family Could Build Realistic Prosthetics

Nature's blueprint for the human limb is a carefully layered structure with stiff bone wrapped in layers of different soft tissue, like muscle and skin, all perfectly bound together. Achieving this kind of sophistication using synthetic materials to build biologically inspired robotic parts or multicomponent, complex machines has been an engineering challenge.
2 Sep 2020

Powering Robots with Biomorphic Batteries

A new rechargeable zinc battery can provide much more energy and integrate into the structure of a robot like biological fat reserves store energy in animals. This approach to increasing capacity will be particularly important as robots shrink to the microscale and below—scales at which current stand-alone batteries are too big and inefficient.
1 Sep 2020

Materials Informatics: Choosing a Successful Strategic Approach

Materials informatics is quickly becoming one of the most significant areas of interest for chemical and material companies.
31 Aug 2020

Cutting Surgical Robots Down to Size

Recently, surgical robots have started to appear in operating rooms to further assist surgeons by allowing them to manipulate multiple tools at once with greater precision, flexibility, and control than is possible with traditional techniques. However, these robotic systems are extremely large, often taking up an entire room, and their tools can be much larger than the delicate tissues and structures on which they operate.
27 Aug 2020

Can Artificial Intelligence Revolutionise Robotic Surgery?

In its recently published report "Innovations in Robotic Surgery 2020-2030: Technologies, Players & Markets", IDTechEx reports that the robotic surgery market will reach over $12 billion by 2030. The report breaks down the market landscape and emerging technologies in the field of robotic surgery.
26 Aug 2020

Material Handling Robotics and Forklifts

The Europeans call it Intralogistics and the rest of the world calls it Material Handling. The terms mean material transport in warehouses, docks, airports, farms, factories and the like. The most popular manually operated form is the forklift and the most common robotic form is usually quite primitive and called automatic guided vehicles.
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24 Aug 2020

New Microbot With in Situ, in Vivo Bioprinting for Gastric Wounds

Researchers have taken the first step towards a new way of treating gastric wounds by using a microrobot combined with the new concept of "in situ in vivo bioprinting" to carry out tissue repair inside the body.
20 Aug 2020

Skin-Like Electronics and Computer Vision Recognise Hand Gestures

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence system that recognises hand gestures by combining skin-like electronics with computer vision.
18 Aug 2020

Acconeer Radar

A Swedish public company focused on silicon-based single-packaged AiP radar solution.