6 Jun 2022
Zendar: High Performance, Cheap Automotive Radar
Zendar is a start-up working on improving automotive radar. Zendar believes that current automotive radar is limited by the weak computational processing power embedded in the sensor. They suggest a move to a central processing unit with more computational power which can handle multiple radar front-ends at one time. This would be a similar architecture to Tesla in the way it handles its camera information.
24 Feb 2021
DHL and Volvo Join Forces on Heavy Duty Electric Trucks
DHL Freight, one of the leading road freight providers in Europe, and Volvo Trucks have partnered to speed up the introduction of heavy duty electric trucks to be used for regional transport in Europe. The combined effort marks another important step towards climate neutral transport solutions.
22 Jan 2021
Fungal Wearables and Devices: Biomaterials Pave The Way
Fungi are among the world's oldest and most tenacious organisms. They are now showing great promise to become one of the most useful materials for producing textiles, gadgets and other construction materials.
8 Aug 2019
Higher Steaks is a UK based start-up producing pork products from cultured stem cells. On August 8th 2019, IDTechEx analyst Michael Dent interviewed Higher Steaks CEO and co-founder Benjamina Bollag.
5 Apr 2019
Facial recognition technology aims to detect emotional state in pigs
State-of-the-art facial recognition technology is being used in an attempt to detect different emotional states in pigs.
14 Mar 2019
Smart and flexible energy supply platform for wearable electronics
The aim of the project is the creation of an autonomous energy-supply platform. Based on the results of the project it will be possible to use a wearable without caring about recharging over its entire lifetime.
21 Jan 2019
Ynvisible and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft sign electrochromic agreement
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft - Europe's largest institution for applied research - and Ynvisible sign a MoU in the field of electrochromic inks and devices.
6 Dec 2018
Microdisplay chip paves the way for high-performance smart glasses
EU-funded scientists have developed a high-resolution microdisplay chip for less bulky high-performance virtual reality and assisted-vision headsets.
26 Nov 2018
The next generation of microbial fuel cells
Microbial fuel cells are a promising technology for generating electricity from organic waste materials. European investigators set out to improve microbial fuel cells through ground-breaking technologies.
17 Aug 2018
The group developed printed flexible battery based on zinc-carbon chemistry.
28 Nov 2017
High-performance OLED microdisplays for next-generation smart glasses
A consistent trend across the tech sector is the one-upmanship of increasingly high screen resolution and larger display size. Yet, the fact that the former increases faster than the latter means that manufacturers must achieve ever-higher pixel density. Large OLED microdisplays developed under the LOMID project could help solve that problem, thereby providing Europe with a competitive edge.
20 Nov 2017
Grant to establish robotics centre for tackling nuclear waste
It will go towards the creation of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics which is a multi-university project that has received funding and contributions totalling £40m to bring together a diverse consortium of experts in robotics, AI, sensors and radiation resilient embedded systems to address nuclear waste problems.
20 Jun 2017
Urine powered displays
PEE POWER has been given a prime location at Glastonbury Festival just a few hundred metres from the Pyramid stage to showcase turning urine into electricity.
13 Jun 2017
Synthetic 'tongue' to sort out whiskies
Whiskies may differ in taste and smell, but they are so similar in chemical composition that most analyses can't tell two closely related brews apart.
28 Mar 2017
Next generation electric load carrier concept
The second-generation concept machine is part of an electric site research project that aims to transform the quarry and aggregates industry, by reducing carbon emissions by up to 95% and total cost of ownership by up to 25%.
16 Mar 2017
Wearable robotic tools for surgery
A collaborative team of researchers is to develop a wearable robotic system for minimally invasive surgery that will offer surgeons natural and dexterous movement as well as the ability to 'sense', 'see', control and safely navigate through the surgical environment.
1 Mar 2017
Next generation of nuclear robots will go where none have gone before
The cost of cleaning up the UK's existing nuclear facilities has been estimated to be between £95 billion and £219 billion over the next 120 years or so. The harsh conditions within these facilities means that human access is highly restricted and much of the work will need to be completed by robots.
28 Feb 2017
Energy-collecting windows is one step closer to reality
Researchers are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality thanks to high-tech silicon nanoparticles.
19 Jan 2017
Artificial fingertip that feels
Pushing the boundaries of soft robotics, the open-source tactile fingertip, known as TacTip, is a 3D-printed tactile sensor that has been developed by the Tactile Robotics Team from Bristol Robotics Laboratory.
7 Nov 2016
An innovative personal transportation system
An innovative personal transportation system designed to fit neatly into the boot space usually occupied by a car's spare wheel is among the finalists in a Ford challenge to create future mobility solutions for urban areas.