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21 Feb 2020

Daimler Trucks, Torc Robotics Expand Automated Truck Road Testing

Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics, partners in Daimler Trucks' Autonomous Technology Group, will soon expand testing of automated truck technology to new public routes in the US. These public road testing efforts allow the teams to collect data from real-world traffic scenarios beyond what can be learned from computer simulations and closed road courses.
20 Feb 2020

Robotic Hand can Handle Eggs, cut Paper with Scissors

The robotic hand can be easily mounted on a variety of robot arms, and offers the world's strongest grasping force against its own weight. It is expected that the use of robotic hands will be extended to industrial sites as well as everyday life.
19 Feb 2020

Become the Next IDTechEx Launchpad Start-up Success Story!

Ahead of the IDTechEx Show! Berlin, 13-14 May 2020, IDTechEx looks back at the stories of some companies propelled to success by the IDTechEx Launchpad initiative.
19 Feb 2020

The Potential of Robotics in the Oil and Gas Industry

Aker BP and Cognite announced a strategic initiative to explore how robotics systems can be used to make offshore operations safer, more efficient and more sustainable.
18 Feb 2020

Origami Inspired Robots That Could fit in a Cell?

Imagine robots that can move, sense and respond to stimuli, but that are smaller than a hair's width. Building robots at such a small scale involves a lot more innovation than simply shrinking all of the parts of a normal robot.
18 Feb 2020

Robotics companies at Arab Health 2020

Arab Health 2020 was held at the World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from the 27th to 30th of January 2020. The event welcomed 4,000+ exhibitors and 50,000+ attendees from all over the world. It consisted of an expo and a range of conference tracks on various healthcare topics.
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17 Feb 2020

Steady-Handed Robot Succeeds in Delicate Microsurgery

The first in-human trials of robot-assisted supermicrosurgery using a dedicated robotic platform are reported in a pilot study in Nature Communications.
14 Feb 2020

A Wearable Exoskeleton from the PowerGrasp Project

In automobile production, industrial robots and production lines largely relieve people of having to work with heavy loads. This is not the case for people who work in a trade or in care, where the body can be heavily burdened by hard work. In the PowerGrasp project, a second skin provides additional strength.
13 Feb 2020

First Autonomous Vehicle Exemption for Nuro

The US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved a regulatory exemption for R2, Nuro's second-generation vehicle. As the first company to be granted approval for a self-driving vehicle exemption, it's an important moment for Nuro and a milestone for the industry.
12 Feb 2020

New Robot Does Superior Job Sampling Blood

In the future, robots could take blood samples, benefiting patients and healthcare workers alike. A Rutgers-led team has created a blood-sampling robot that performed as well or better than people, according to the first human clinical trial of an automated blood drawing and testing device.
11 Feb 2020

World-First Trial of Self-Flying Air Taxi in New Zealand

The New Zealand Government has signed a memorandum of understanding with urban air mobility company Wisk (the new trading name of Zephyr Airworks) to support a world-first passenger transport trial of the company's all-electric, self-flying air taxi 'Cora' in Canterbury.
10 Feb 2020

Solid-State Automotive Lidar: Commercializing Photonic Beam Steering?

What does it take to commercialize photonic beam steering?
7 Feb 2020

IDTechEx Attends Autosens: Latest Trends in Automotive Lidars

IDTechEx attended AutoSens 2019, the event took place at the car museum in Brussels. This event is focused on all future vehicle perception technologies, including lidar, radar, and camera. In this article, we summarized key learnings around lidar technologies.
7 Feb 2020

Bionic Heart for Testing Prosthetic Valves, Cardiac Devices

Engineers have developed a bionic "heart" that offers a more realistic model for testing out artificial valves and other cardiac devices.
6 Feb 2020

Drone and AI Technology to Predict Algal Blooms

ETRI has developed a technology for analyzing water quality with drones and using artificial intelligence to predict the level of algal bloom. The technology is expected to reduce public anxiety about algal blooms that reoccur each summer and help manage drinking water safety.
5 Feb 2020

Autonomous Electric Tractor, The Future of Farming?

Equipped with artificial intelligence and electrification technology, this "dream tractor" is a completely autonomous tractor that represents the future of farming.
5 Feb 2020

Ocean Infinity Launch 'Armada'

Armada, with a focus on combining technology and sustainability, will initially add fifteen bespoke designed marine robots to Ocean Infinity's current fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles.
4 Feb 2020

Bionic Jellyfish Swim Faster and More Efficiently

Engineers have developed a tiny prosthetic that enables jellyfish to swim faster and more efficiently than they normally do, without stressing the animals. The researchers behind the project envision a future in which jellyfish equipped with sensors could be directed to explore and record information about the ocean.
3 Feb 2020

Dimension Robotics

IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao spoke with Weijian Shang, CTO of Dimension Robotics. Dimension Robotics have developed the Dr CaRo device, a robotic arm for stroke rehabilitation. Dimension Robotics was founded in 2015 and have launched several other products for academic use.
3 Feb 2020

3D Printed, Sweating Robot Muscle

Just when it seemed like robots couldn't get any cooler, researchers have created a soft robot muscle that can regulate its temperature through sweating.