Research Articles

Worldwide, North America (USA + Canada)
30 Jan 2018

Key Themes at CES 2018

A number of IDTechEx analysts attended CES 2018, exploring the key themes prevalent in a variety of sectors, including: healthcare, neuroscience, 3D printing, e-textiles, haptics and electric vehicles.
Worldwide
29 Jan 2018

Webinar Thursday 1 February -Applications of Tissue Engineering

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 1 February titled Applications of Tissue Engineering: From Bench to Bedside.
26 Jan 2018

Agricultural robots and drones could become a $35Bn industry by 2038?

Robotic technology is quietly transforming the world of agriculture. In this article, we demonstrate how diverse this emerging industry is in terms of forms, functions and fortunes.
Worldwide
24 Jan 2018

ITO and its alternatives: major decisions loom large

These coming quarters are crucial decision times for many transparent conductive film (TCF) companies. Some are losing patience with their programmes, questioning if and when their efforts will turn into notable revenues.
23 Jan 2018

Agricultural Robots and Drones 2018-2028

Forecasts from IDTechEx Agricultural Robots and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Markets and Players report.
Worldwide
22 Jan 2018

Brackish Water for Food and Drink

Agricultural use is currently responsible for 70% of all fresh water consumption but fresh water is becoming more expensive and scarce. Fortunately there are many solutions because they are all needed.
Worldwide
19 Jan 2018

The biocomposite market cannot grow fast enough

Fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs) are predominantly made of synthetic fibres, such as glass or carbon, and a petrochemically sourced thermosetting resin or thermoplastic matrix. However, natural fibres and resins are on the rise because of their beneficial properties, competitive cost, legislative drivers, and consumer preferences.
18 Jan 2018

China to dominate graphene commercialization

Graphene Noble Prize went to the Europeans, but will the commercial fruits primarily go to Asians, particularly the Chinese? In this article we demonstrate, based on our recent visits, how China is gearing up to run the show.
Worldwide
16 Jan 2018

Mobile robots: disrupting last mile delivery

Last mile delivery remains an expensive affair in the parcel delivery business, often representing more than half of the total cost. Its importance is also growing thanks to a change in the composition of total deliveries with B2C deliveries rapidly taking on a bigger share. E-commerce companies are also pushing next-day and now same-day services, often at a major growing loss, hoping to take away that last stronghold of bricks-and-mortar shops: instant customer fulfilment. It is within this context that autonomising the movement in the last mile delivery step finds its imperative.
Worldwide
15 Jan 2018

Desalination to the Rescue

The world has very little fresh water and it is running out. At tens of billions of tonnes yearly, the fresh water of the ice caps is falling into the salty sea which is already 97% of the world's water.
09 Jan 2018

Printing nanoparticle based conductive ink

The Voltera V-One creates prototype circuit boards on your desk.
Worldwide
08 Jan 2018

Mobile robots: key to success lies in fleet productivity

Autonomous mobile robots are causing a paradigm shift in the way we envisage commercial and industrial vehicles.