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21 Jan 2022

Microbots Could Heal Broken Bones

Inspired by the growth of bones in the skeleton, researchers have developed a combination of materials that can morph into various shapes before hardening. The material is initially soft, but later hardens through a bone development process that uses the same materials found in the skeleton.
21 Jan 2022

First Fully Operational Airport for Urban Air Taxis to Open in UK

British start-up, Urban-Air Port Ltd, announced it has secured investment from Supernal, previously the Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group, to deliver on the companies' shared vision of integrating advanced air mobility into existing transit networks and creating a seamless passenger journey. The funding will help support Urban-Air Port's plans to develop 200 vertiport sites across the world in the next five years.
21 Jan 2022

Agricultural Robotics Market 2022-2032

IDTechEx Report: Dr Michael Dent and Yulin Wang
19 Jan 2022

Fully Autonomous Large, High-Speed Ferry Makes First Run in Japan

Successful completion of a demonstration test of the world's first fully autonomous ship navigation systems on a large car ferry, a 222-meter ferry, with autonomous port berthing and unberthing using turning and reversing movements and high-speed navigation of up to 26 knots.
17 Jan 2022

Robotic Assistive Device Helps Infants with Movement Difficulties

Researchers have received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a robotic assistive device to help infants with movement difficulties. The soft wearable device will fit over little arms to support them or offer an extra boost in their movements.
17 Jan 2022

Machine Learning for Morphable Materials

Flat materials that can morph into three-dimensional shapes have potential applications in architecture, medicine, robotics, space travel, and much more. But programming these shape changes requires complex and time-consuming computations.
14 Jan 2022

Event Summary: Robotics at CES 2022

CES is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), hosting presentations and demonstrations of new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry. This year (2022) the event was held on 5-7th January in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Included are:
14 Jan 2022

First Company to Complete Commercial Deliveries at Level 4 Autonomy

This milestone means the robots are able to operate routinely without human intervention, and can rely on their onboard capabilities to ensure safe operation. This industry first is the result of nearly five years of work by the Serve Robotics team and represents a major step forward for the autonomous vehicle industry, significantly lowering the barriers for autonomous delivery at scale.
12 Jan 2022

Sea-to-Air Drone Redefines Offshore Operations

The world's first 'Sea-Air Integrated Drone' aims to modernize offshore and marine operations with its intelligent capabilities, high working efficiency, and minimized manpower required.
11 Jan 2022

Six Future Mobility Trends from IDTechEx Research

The mobility sector continues to see a rapid pace of change, enabled by technological leaps in the underlying componentry and materials, but there is still a long way to go. In this article Luke Gear, Principal Analyst at IDTechEx, explores six key future mobility trends, drawing from IDTechEx Subscription research.
7 Jan 2022


IDTechEx contacted Daria Kormilchikova, Head of commercial projects at Evocargo. The company manufactures and provides autonomous all-electric/hydrogen-based delivery vehicles within a distribution hub.
7 Jan 2022


IDTechEx contacted Ravid Shineberg, Business Development Manager at Cognata at CES 2022. Cognata is an Israeli start-up providing the automotive simulation platform where virtual cars travel virtual roads in digital twins. The company was established in 2016 and now employs about 50 people.
7 Jan 2022

Esper Bionics

At CES 2022, IDTechEx had a relatively brief conversation with Dima Gazda, CEO at Esper Bionics. Esper Bionics is a pioneer engineering company focused on prostheses, mechatronics, AI, and IoT technologies for Human Augmentation. On the way to implanted electronics, they connect robotic prostheses under their platform to enhance the control and usability.
7 Jan 2022

Ubtech Robotics

IDTechEx contacted Lindsay Aust, Marketing at Ubtech Robotics Corp Ltd. at CES 2022. Ubtech is a global AI and humanoid robotics company founded in 2012, established and based in Shenzhen, China, being one of the leading robotics companies in China.
7 Jan 2022

Pudu Robotics

IDTechEx contacted Lei Zhang, marketing manager at Pudu Robotics at CES 2022. Pudu Robotics is a start-up based in Shenzhen, China, established in 2016. The company is focused on indoor service, disinfection and delivery robots.
7 Jan 2022


At CES 2022, IDTechEx communicated with Asuka Takamoto, Director, Group Management Department at tmsuk co., Ltd. tmsuk is a Japanese company providing practical robotic solutions in a wide range of fields, such as disaster rescue, mobility, nursing, medical training, etc.
7 Jan 2022


At CES 2022, IDTechEx managed to have a conversation with Monica Lee, CMO and co-founder of aiseed Inc. This Taiwan-based start-up is focused on its proprietary AI-enabled autonomous delivery drones, drone fleet management systems and customer-end app.
7 Jan 2022


IDTechEx got connected with Risa Oishi, Public Relations at SkyDrive Inc at CES 2022. SkyDrive is a Japanese start-up established in July 2018 in Tokyo. The company is focused on autonomous drones, now have two types of products - passenger electric flying vehicle and heavy-duty cargo delivery drone.
7 Jan 2022

Avalon SteriTech

IDTechEx had a conversation with Mr. Lewis Ho, CEO of Avalon SteriTech at CES 2022. Avalon SteriTech, a subsidiary of Avalon Biomedical Management based in Hong Kong, was founded in 2017. The company offers a full suite of products and services that include consultation, tailor-made plans and technical training for our clients, with the goal of helping them devise and implement long-term strategies for cleaning and disinfection.
7 Jan 2022

Sony Introduces Prototype Electric SUV

Sony announced and exhibited an SUV-type prototype vehicle (VISION-S 02) as a new form factor. This vehicle uses the same EV/cloud platform as the prototype (VISION-S 01), which is being tested on public roads.