28 Sep 2020
Robots to Help Children Touch the Outside World
A team of researchers is working to improve telepresence robots and the algorithms that drive them to help children with disabilities stay connected to their classmates, teachers and communities.
23 Sep 2020
Manchester Hospital Uses Versius for First Robotic Keyhole Surgery
Versius is portable, modular, and designed to be easily moved between operating theatres. Once in an operating theatre, it takes an average of 15 minutes to set up the system. This allows it to be used frequently, with one Versius robot capable of performing hundreds of operations each year.
22 Sep 2020
Octopus Energy Launches Partnership with Volkswagen
Octopus Energy announced a significant new partnership with Volkswagen Group. The deal encourages VW customers to reduce carbon emissions and Electric Vehicle running costs by switching their home electricity and gas supply to the UK's fastest growing green energy provider.
21 Sep 2020
First Glucose Biosensor Designed for Athletes
Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor is a consumer over-the-counter product that provides glucose monitoring via a mobile app o athletes performing sports such as cycling, running, and swimming, to understand the efficacy of their nutrition choices on training and competition.
16 Sep 2020
Surgical Robots for General Surgery
Intuitive Surgical vs emerging competitors: Technologies, players, key trends and historic revenues
15 Sep 2020
PragmatIC Appoints Erik Langaker as Chair of the Board
PragmatIC has appointed Erik Langaker as independent Chair to complement its existing strong Board of Directors. This appointment comes alongside additional funding of over £13 million to support ongoing production ramp-up, accelerate manufacturing optimisation and drive continued product innovation.
31 Aug 2020
RxFunction Awarded DoD Contract for Rehabilitation Research
RxFunction Inc has been selected by the Defense Health Agency to receive a Small Business Innovation Research Direct Phase II contract to fund development that will incorporate Walkasins sensory neuroprosthetic technology into artificial limbs for enhanced rehabilitation of gait and balance for active-duty military members, veterans, and civilians with lower limb trauma and/or loss.
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.
7 Aug 2020
Agricultural Robots and Drones: Company and Product Readiness Map
It is often imagined that agriculture is alien to new technologies. This is far from reality. In fact, agriculture has always been a pioneer in the adoption of new technologies, embracing motor/power, modified seed, and agrochemical technologies over many decades to boost productivity.
29 Jul 2020
Funding for Breakthrough Wave Energy Tech
CorPower Ocean is a global leader in wave energy technology. Its new generation of high-efficiency Wave Energy Converters are inspired by the pumping principles of the human heart. Advanced control technology allows large amounts of energy to be harvested using small, low-cost devices. A unique solution makes them transparent to storm waves, which provides survivability in the harshest ocean conditions.
22 Jul 2020
Fluence Analytics provide continuous monitoring and real-time analysis of polymerization reactions and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. IDTechEx spoke with Alex Reed (CEO and Co-founder).
20 Jul 2020
Mobile Robot Cleaner Takes Production Hygiene to a Higher Level
Production lines and hygiene zones have to be spotlessly clean. And absolute cleanliness is critical wherever food is processed and medical instruments are handled. Now researchers have come up with a mobile cleaning device that sanitizes equipment and production spaces standards in a reproducible way.
20 Jul 2020
Custom 3D-Printed Unibody Carbon Fiber E-Bicycle
The Superstrata touts a true unibody construction, 3D-printed in a single pass of continuous carbon fiber thermoplastic composite. Unlike other carbon fiber bikes whose frames are glued and bolted together using dozens of individual parts and fabricated from previous-generation thermoset composite materials, the Superstrata frame is constructed without joints or glue for seamless strength.
17 Jul 2020
Artificial Muscle Made of Sewing Thread Enables Motion in Soft Robots
Many robotics researchers have turned to designing robots out of soft, compliant materials, for safety, resistance to damage, and better ability to exist in a human-driven world. But advancements in soft robots have been limited by their most important parts - what engineers call actuators, or the components that both move and control movement. In humans and animals, our actuators are our muscles, which respond to stimuli, and bend and contract in multiple directions.
6 Jul 2020
Artificial Intelligence Identifies, Locates Seizures in Real Time
Researchers have combined artificial intelligence with systems theory to develop a more efficient way to detect and accurately identify an epileptic seizure in real-time.
6 Jul 2020
BMW Group Opens new Additive Manufacturing Campus
The BMW Group has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The new centre brings together production of prototype and series parts under one roof, along with research into new 3D printing technologies, and associate training for the global rollout of toolless production.
4 Jul 2020
BioPhero is a Danish company developing new methods of producing insect pheromones that can be used to control pests without needing environmentally damaging synthetic pesticides.
2 Jul 2020
Catheter Navigation: The Fastest Growing Sector of Robotic Surgery
IDTechEx reports that the robotic surgery market will reach over $12 billion by 2030. Within this industry catheter navigation is an emerging, but lesser known application, that is rapidly gaining traction. IDTechEx's findings are detailed in the recently published report "Innovations in Robotic Surgery 2020-2030: Technologies, Players & Markets".
26 Jun 2020
Voxel8 has pivoted from offering 3D printed electronics to 3D printing footware.
24 Jun 2020
MX3D are a large-scale metal 3D printing company specializing in wire arc additive manufacturing. IDTechEx spoke with Gijs van der Velden (CEO).