8 Apr 2021
Amazon's Robot Arms Break Ground in Safety, Technology
Inside an Amazon facility, employees and robot work together to ready products for customers. On one side of the building, yellow tote bins bearing partially completed orders, ride down a conveyor. At the end of the conveyor, a robot arm called a palletizer/depalletizer stacks them on a pallet as if playing a three-dimensional game of Tetris.
30 Mar 2021
Non-Invasive Glucose Sensing Technologies
In this premium article, IDTechEx examines various approaches that have been made in developing non-invasive glucose sensors for diabetes management.
24 Mar 2021
Second Generation Robot Shuttles
The IDTechEx report, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040," predicted second-generation robot shuttles, and here they come - vectored traction and steering, smart windows, robotic fast charging, and solar bodywork, so 10-40% less charging is needed.
3 Mar 2021
Soft and Comfortable E-Textiles
Advances in wearable devices have enabled e-textiles, which fuse lightweight and comfortable textiles with smart electronics, and are garnering attention as the next-generation wearable technology. In particular, fiber electronic devices endowed with electrical properties, while retaining the specific characteristics of textiles, are key elements in manufacturing e-textiles.
2 Mar 2021
Weakness is Strength for this Low-Temperature Battery
Nanoengineers have discovered new fundamental insights for developing lithium metal batteries that perform well at ultra-low temperatures; mainly, that the weaker the electrolyte holds on to lithium ions, the better. By using such a weakly binding electrolyte, the researchers developed a lithium metal battery that can be repeatedly recharged at temperatures as low as -60 degrees Celsius—a first in the field.
18 Feb 2021
First Electric, Foiling Boat Aces Safety and Noise Test
Candela Seven is the world's first electric hydrofoil boat to enter the market, and as such, had to pass a set of trials to meet the Swiss safety, noise, and emission standards.
28 Jan 2021
New Graphene Nanochannel Water Filters
Researchers have shown that tiny channels between graphene sheets can be aligned in a way that makes them ideal for water filtration.
17 Dec 2020
The Aquaculture Industry's New Maintenance Robot
This ROV can fully operate on its own, and follow along with fish's behaviour and health with its Argus eyes - all while keeping a safe distance. It even inspects the technical standard of the enclosure while it's at it
10 Dec 2020
Breakthrough Optical Sensor Mimics Human Eye, a Key Step to Better AI
Previous attempts to build a human-eye type of device, called a retinomorphic sensor, have relied on software or complex hardware, but the new sensor's operation is part of its fundamental design, using ultrathin layers of perovskite semiconductors - widely studied in recent years for their solar energy potential - that change from strong electrical insulators to strong conductors when placed in light.
9 Dec 2020
Smooth and Sharp (S&S) Corporation
Smooth & Sharp (S&S) Corporation was founded in 1995, providing smart cards (typically contactless versions) and RFID products.
2 Dec 2020
Printed RFID Antennas to Locate People in Hospitals for COVID Tracing
Smooth & Sharp Corporation (S&S) has received funding from a national Taiwanese campaign targeted to invest in IoT technologies that can prevent and control the spread of COVID-19.
28 Nov 2020
The profile describes Sony's efforts and outcomes of micro-LED displays.
28 Nov 2020
Sharp has various efforts in the area of µLED displays. For instance, Sharp and Foxconn have bought shares of elux. Sharp Oxford is doing research and simulation of QD layers. Sharp decreases in cost with large diameter wafers and usage of existing CMOS lines. Sharp Fukuyama announced a 1,053 PPI full-colour near-to-eye micro-display "Silicon Display", through silicon process.
28 Nov 2020
Nanjing CEC Panda FPD Technology CO
Nanjing CEC Panda FPD Technology CO., Ltd (CEC Panda) was established in 2012 in Nanjing and specializes in R&D, manufacture and sales of flat panel displays.
24 Nov 2020
Magnetic Spray Turns Creates Millirobots for Biomedical Applications
An easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray was developed in a joint research. Driven by the magnetic field, the coated objects can crawl, walk, or roll on different surfaces. As the magnetic coating is biocompatible and can be disintegrated into powders when needed, this technology demonstrates the potential for biomedical applications, including catheter navigation and drug delivery.
5 Nov 2020
Malaria Test as Simple as a Bandage
Testing for malaria could become as simple as putting on a bandage.
That's the idea behind a platform developed by engineers who introduced a microneedle patch for rapid diagnostic testing that does not require extracting blood.