11 Apr 2022
Bear Robotics is a US-based company specializing in hospitality robots, specifically food delivery robots.
4 Apr 2022
AI and Robotics Uncover Hidden Signatures of Parkinson's Disease
A study unveils a new platform for discovering cellular signatures of disease that integrates robotic systems for studying patient cells with artificial intelligence methods for image analysis. Using their automated cell culture platform, scientists at the successfully identify new cellular hallmarks of Parkinson's disease by creating and profiling over a million images of skin cells from a cohort of 91 patients and healthy controls.
22 Mar 2022
TriLite is a developer and manufacturer of laser beam scanning (LBS) projectors, targeted especially for use in consumer augmented reality (AR) glasses. TriLite's Trixel 3 projector is extremely compact to fit in the arm of glasses, uses a single biaxial MEMS mirror from Infineon, and does not require external relay optics. The firm, based in Vienna, Austria, has developed innovative machine learning-based software to simplify calibration and control, reducing production costs and increasing manufacturing yields.
21 Mar 2022
Wisk are an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer, headquartered in Mountain View, California, who are conducting flight trials in the Canterbury region of New Zealand. Their Cora aircraft is being developed as an autonomous air taxi.
11 Mar 2022
Chip Makers for Autonomous Vehicles: Five Promising Start-ups
Chipmaker start-ups are emerging within the autonomous vehicle industry, which is suddenly demanding powerful but highly efficient processors for huge datasets in real time from the multitude of sensors on the vehicle (cameras, radars, lidars, and more). This article investigates and reviews five promising players.
2 Mar 2022
Tess Skyrme interviewed Dr Bezugly about the company's carbon nanotube-based detector chips for smell recognition, and plans for scale-up using their recently acquired Series A funding.
18 Feb 2022
Scentroid develop and sell air pollution and air monitoring equipment, including fixed devices and drone mounted solutions, for environmental and industrial applications.
9 Feb 2022
Rivian: Electric Passenger Trucks
Rivian, the US electric passenger truck startup, has had a rollercoaster ride over the past several months, including a wild IPO that briefly saw Rivian become the fourth most valuable automaker in the world. Yet, the share price soon fell as Rivian missed delivery targets (delivering just 920 vehicles in 2021); investor Amazon turned to Stellantis. IDTechEx explores the company's strengths, weaknesses and future.
2 Feb 2022
Intel (semiconductor foundry business)
This profile provides an overview of Intel semiconductor business, including market, competitors, company strategies, outlook, and IDTechEx's remarks.
28 Jan 2022
Renault, Nissan & Mitsubishi Motors Announce Common Roadmap
Renault Group, Nissan Motor Co Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced common projects and actions to accelerate and to shape their shared future towards 2030, focusing on the mobility value chain.
21 Jan 2022
Flytrex - Drone Delivery Company
Flytrex Aviation Ltd was established in Israel in late 2013. In 2020, the company received the certificate for commercial operations from FAA that allows them to operate drone deliveries in suburban areas of three cities in North Carolina, the US. Since its inception, Flytrex has been trying to offer on-demand drone delivery for food and retail. As of January 2022, the company employs over 50 people. Flytrex has raised a total of $60.3 million in funding over six rounds. Their latest funding of $40 million was raised on Nov 19, 2021 from a Series C round, invested by BRM capitals.
17 Jan 2022
General Motors (2022)
General Motors has set lots of ambitious and impressive electrification and autonomous vehicle targets over the past couple of years, which has led to claims of being a 'market leader' from both CEO Mary Barra and President Biden. The reality is GM delivered 26 battery electric vehicles in Q4 2021. In this article, IDTechEx cuts through the talk and provides an analysis on GM's leadership.
14 Jan 2022
Lynx is the manufacturer of a standalone headset, the R-1, that blurs the lines between augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR). The light and slim VR headset is well-suited for video passthrough AR due to is slim form factor, its ability to operate at low latency and lack of requirement for an eye surround. Targeted at enterprise and consumer applications, customer deliveries are due to begin in April 2022.
7 Jan 2022
At CES 2022, IDTechEx managed to have a conversation with Monica Lee, CMO and co-founder of aiseed Inc. This Taiwan-based start-up is focused on its proprietary AI-enabled autonomous delivery drones, drone fleet management systems and customer-end app.
6 Jan 2022
Optinvent designs and produces geometric/reflective optical waveguides, which are unique due to their construction from monolithic injection molded plastic elements. Their chief use is in augmented reality glasses, but they are also used in avionics applications. The upcoming generation can expand images in 2D. The company also used to produce smart glasses with their waveguides but has pivoted towards being a pure waveguide design house.
6 Jan 2022
Lumus is an Israeli company which designs optical engines for AR/MR and head mounted display (HMD) devices. These optical engines are composed of a display and reflective (geometric) waveguide - Lumus' key expertise are in the design of these waveguides, which can expand the exit pupil in two dimensions. These waveguides, originally invented by Lumus, are mass-produced via license by original design manufacturers (ODM) partner firms, although Lumus has its own smaller production line for military products and R&D work.
7 Dec 2021
Academia, Industry and Consumers Tackle Challenges for Wearable Tech
Wearable fitness technologies, like smart watches and fitness trackers, are becoming increasingly common. These devices can allow people to track fitness metrics like physical activity, heart rate, calories burned, and even sleep quality. However, given how new these inventions are and how rapidly they are changing, it has been difficult to establish global standards for evaluating their reliability and accuracy.
30 Nov 2021
Lessons From a Decade in Wearables
Having covered this industry for the past decade, IDTechEx has developed an extensive database of historic and current market data. In this article IDTechEx will do something that is relatively unusual for a market research company to do: publicly compare old forecasts with what actually happened.
30 Nov 2021
Grover, the Farming Assistance Robot
Grover is not your average farmer. It can lift more than 1,000 pounds and assists in the monitoring, watering, and harvesting of a wide variety of crops, from leafy greens to strawberries.
18 Nov 2021
EcoSense produce radon detectors for specialists and general consumers for fast and accurate monitoring in commercial and domestic settings.