Who Makes Better Decisions: Humans or Robots
In cities, we depend on apps such as Waze and Google Maps to help us discover new places. At home, we use these apps to beat the rush-hour traffic and find the quickest routes to school, work, and other places we regularly frequent. But sometimes, we doubt a suggested turn; we question a re-route; we suspect an arrival-time estimate.
This T-Shirt Could Make You Invisible (To Deep Neural Networks)
Two men walk side-by-side toward a camera. One wears an all-black outfit. The other is in khakis and a white T-shirt with a brightly colored, abstract pattern centered on the front. But the artificial intelligence analyzing the video only reports one person.
Next-gen solar cells mimic photosynthesis with biological material
Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term "green technology."
Fortify are a 3D printing startup based in Boston, MA, with a mission to bring composite advanced materials within reach of engineers with their Digital Composite Manufacturing process. IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core interviews Joshua Martin, CEO and cofounder, to learn more.
Wearable predicts autism related outbursts a minute in advance
What would you do if you could predict the future a minute in advance? That might not seem like a long time, but for caretakers of people with autism, knowing what will happen 60 seconds from now could be enough time to prevent an aggressive outburst.
Social robots can benefit hospitalized children
A new study demonstrates, for the first time, that "social robots" used in support sessions held in pediatric units at hospitals can lead to more positive emotions in sick children.
A robot that can walk and fly
The robot is known as LEONARDO, an acronym for LEg ON Aerial Robotic DrOne, or Leo for short. It has a capability most robots these days just don't have: It can both walk and fly.
Robots are coming to the seafood industry. Here's why
New England is known for being an excellent source of lobster and other seafood. But while fishing is done locally, much of the processing is outsourced to other countries. A lack of local manpower means scallops caught off the coast of Massachusetts might travel to China or India for processing before they appear on your plate at a restaurant in Boston.
Squid skin could be the solution to new materials
Cephalopods—which include octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish—are masters of disguise. They can camouflage to precisely match their surroundings in a matter of seconds, and no scientist has quite been able to replicate the spectacle. But new research brings us a step closer.
Next big breakthrough in robotics
While drones and driverless cars dominate the headlines, another breakthrough—robot dexterity—is likely to have an even greater impact in both business and everyday life.
Robots to assist with disaster relief
Quickly following a natural disaster, it's critical to evaluate the health and strength of a city's infrastructure. Failure to do so can have catastrophic consequences.
Flying robot is the newest expert inspecting your city's bridges
Researchers have joined forces to develop the Aerial Robotic Infrastructure Analyst. This tabletop-sized drone uses photo and video capture techniques, as well as state-of-the-art laser scanners, to create a high-resolution 3-D model of the bridge, which can then be safely analyzed by an inspector on the ground.
Self folding, origami robots
Researcher envisions a world in which temporary housing would autonomously constructed, and origami robots would fold themselves into 3-D machines for space exploration.
Prepping a robot for its journey to Mars
Researchers are preparing an astronaut named Valkyrie for a mission to Mars. It is 6 feet tall and weighs 300 pounds.
IDTechEx Show! Berlin grows 27%
IDTechEx Research announced today that Europe's largest event on emerging technologies, IDTechEx Show! held in Berlin on 27-28 April, grew 27% vs. last year's event. This year's exhibition and conference featured attendees from 57 countries with 171 exhibitors and 2,300 attendees.
IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2016 Award Winners
At the 12th IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe conference and exhibition, four companies were awarded for their great achievement in developing and commercializing printed electronics technologies. The awards were presented to the four winning companies by Mr Stéphane Egret, R&D Packaging Innovator at The Coca-Cola Company, who was also one of the judges of the awards. The two other judges were Dr Cristina Bertoni, Project Leader, Electrolux Italia and Ashutosh Tomar, Principal Engineer, Technology Strategy, at Jaguar Land Rover.
This necklace 'hears' what you eat
Carrots and apples not only taste different. They make distinct sounds when chewed.
Metallic glue may stick it to soldering and welding
Scientists have created a glue that bonds metal to metal or to other materials that sets at room temperature.
Technology for robot bees and wearables
The technology the team develops likely won't be limited to robot insects. The sensors could be used, among other things, in wearable technology.