Research Articles

04 Oct 2022

IDTechEx Discusses Growing Materials of the Future

Transitioning out of a fossil-based plastic world has already started and materials of the future are being grown. Today, there are many natural polymer startups breaking into the industry and in this article, IDTechEx explore three promising naturally occurring materials.
04 Oct 2022

Will Tesla's Humanoid Robot "Optimus" Really Be Able to Serve People?

Due to the labor shortage and decreasing costs of hardware, using robots to serve people has gained significant momentum over the past decade, with Tesla unveiling their humanoid robot "Optimus" at the electric vehicle maker's "AI Day" event last week.
29 Sep 2022

Extended Reality Headset Sales to Grow to US$20bn 2033, Says IDTechEx

Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) devices promise to revolutionize the way we interact, acting as gateways to the metaverse. Despite these technologies already achieving limited adoption, extensive headset hardware development is required to meet the demands of becoming a ubiquitous computing platform.
28 Sep 2022

Three Biggest Hurdles Faced by Roboshuttles

Roboshuttles like those from EasyMile and Navya are a new and exciting mobility solution that have grown in interest during the past decade. However, in the past few years, IDTechEx has observed a slump in roboshuttle sales and a reduction in the number of active roboshuttle companies.
27 Sep 2022

IDTechEx Report Examines Device Trends in Remote Patient Monitoring

Remote patient monitoring (RPM), referring to the use of technology to measure and transmit physiologic data beyond traditional healthcare settings, has emerged as a promising solution to drive down healthcare costs while maintaining a high standard of care for patients.
22 Sep 2022

Powering Ubiquitous Electronics with Perovskite Photovoltaics

Powering IoT devices in a cheap, sustainable fashion is crucial to achieve the promised vision of a connected world. Small, low-cost thin film solar cells, optimized to work with diffuse indoor light, offer a solution to this dilemma.
20 Sep 2022

Evolving Automotive Lidar Technologies and Business Landscape

With the innovation of lidar beam steering technologies, continuous lidar cost reduction, as well as the progress of Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) and Autonomous vehicles (AV), lidars are embracing their potential US$8.4 billion-dollar market by 2033, enabled by automotive applications, which can be further widely expanded to other areas such as robotics, industrial, smart city, and mapping.
16 Sep 2022

Company Net-Zero Targets Fuel the Adoption of Zero-Emission Trucks

The sustainability of business operations is now a key consideration in the boardrooms of major corporations, and this is fuelling significant demand for zero-emission trucks. Transitioning truck fleets from diesel combustion engines to zero-emission powertrains is a very visible way for companies to demonstrate their green credentials to their customers whilst delivering a meaningful reduction in their carbon footprint.
Worldwide
16 Sep 2022

Free-to-Attend Webinar - Electric Cars: The Road to Mass Market

Thursday 29 September 2022 - The webinar will cover 2022 H1 electric car sales; short term sales outlook and commentary; the latest EV policy by region; automaker and government EV targets; and powertrain trends which improve drive cycle efficiency
12 Sep 2022

Industry 5.0: Hype or Unprecedented Chance for Collaborative Robots?

Following the release of the brand new IDTechEx report, "Collaborative Robots (Cobots) 2023-2043: Technologies, Players & Markets", Yulin Wang (Technology Analyst at IDTechEx) explores Industry 5.0 and the impact on the collaborative robot market.
08 Sep 2022

Graphene Supply Outstrips Demand

As of mid-2022, the global graphene and graphene oxide installed capacity easily exceeds 12,000 tonnes per year, but utilization is low as the orders lag significantly behind. Is this a natural part of the commercial journey, or has hype overcome reality? Is this a case of "build it, they will come", or are there real market needs? What does the future hold for these graphene manufacturers? IDTechEx provides an independent perspective on these questions and more.
Worldwide
08 Sep 2022

3D Printing Webinar - Successes to Celebrate, Challenges to Tackle

Thursday 22 September 2022 - This webinar will discuss the sectors that 3D printing is currently having success in; analyze the barriers limiting additive manufacturing adoption in other industries; highlight the applications where 3D printing has high growth potential; and present IDTechEx's outlook for the AM market