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25 Jan 2021

Squid Inspired Robot Swims with Marine Animals

Scientists have developed a flexible underwater robot that can propel itself through water in the same style as nature's most efficient swimmer - the Aurelia aurita jellyfish.
22 Jan 2021

£12M UK-Japan Robotics Deal for Fusion Energy, Nuclear Decomissioning

Britain and Japan have signed a research and technology deployment collaboration to help automate nuclear decommissioning and aspects of fusion energy production. A world-leading alliance, it will see new robotics and automation techniques applied to both fusion research and to decommissioning nuclear facilities in Japan and the UK.
21 Jan 2021

Cruise and GM Team up with Microsoft on Self-Driving Vehicles

Cruise and General Motors announced they have entered a long-term strategic relationship with Microsoft to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. The companies will bring together their software and hardware engineering excellence, cloud computing capabilities, manufacturing know-how and partner ecosystem to transform transportation.
20 Jan 2021

World's First Robotic Kitchen Launched

The world's first robotic kitchen features a dexterous robot integrated into a luxury kitchen, that prepares freshly-cooked meals at the touch of a button.
18 Jan 2021

Robotic Swarm Swims like a School of Fish

Fish-inspired robots coordinate movements without any outside control.
14 Jan 2021

Drones: The Key Technology for the Next Decade

Drones are the key technology of the coming two decades. They are used in many different aspects of industry, and commercial use of this technology has never been higher.
13 Jan 2021

Robot Displays a Glimmer of Empathy to a Partner Robot

Engineers create a robot that learns to visually predict how its partner robot will behave, displaying a glimmer of empathy. This "Robot Theory of Mind" could help robots get along with other robots—and humans—more intuitively.
12 Jan 2021

3D Printed Smart Gel Changes Shape When Exposed to Light

Inspired by the color-changing skin of cuttlefish, octopuses and squids, engineers have created a 3D printed smart gel that changes shape when exposed to light, becomes "artificial muscle" and may lead to new military camouflage, soft robotics and flexible displays.
12 Jan 2021

How Drones See the World Around Them

This IDTechEx premium article describes the basics of drone software, and some of the major players in the space.
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11 Jan 2021

World's First AI-Based Robotic Restaurant

Nala Robotics is opening the world's first state-of-the-art intelligent restaurant. This AI-based robotic kitchen can create dishes from any cuisine around the world, using authentic recipes from celebrated chefs.
8 Jan 2021

All Byte, no Bark for Robotic Dog

The Vision 60 autonomous quadrupedal unmanned ground vehicle is an all-terrain, dog-like robot equipped with enhanced sensors.
7 Jan 2021

EHang Launches Aerial Tourism Services

EHang Holdings Limited announced the launch of its own autonomous urban air mobility services. The trial services include an aerial sightseeing program and aerial media shows, which will be rolled out in the partner's tourism real estate project.
6 Jan 2021

AMP Robotics Raises $55 Million from Investors

AMP Robotics raises $55 million from XN, Valor Equity Partners, GV, and Existing Investors. New investment will help amp accelerate innovation and scale commercialization to meet the rapidly increasing demand for its AI and robotics applications for the waste industry.
6 Jan 2021

Amazon Zoox is a Mistake

This article analyzes the recently revealed robotaxi from Amazon-owned Zoox.
4 Jan 2021

Free Webinar: Infinite™ Material Solutions & Titan Robotics

Infinite Material Solutions and Titan Robotics are combined efforts to present a unique and insightful webinar. From extrusion techniques to material advancements—including new AquaSys® 180 water-soluble support—learn from two teams of industry thought leaders about how they're enabling faster, more cost-effective printing processes.
4 Jan 2021

Robotics Related Webinars Available to Watch On-Demand Today

IDTechEx currently have a number of robotics-related webinars available to watch on-demand. These include presentations on robotic surgery, autonomous cars, robotics in agriculture and sensors.
4 Jan 2021

General Purpose Robotics Company Closes over 100m USD Funding

General-purpose robotics company Flexiv Ltd. has closed an over 100m USD Series B round, marking the largest single-round fundraising ever in the field of general-purpose robotics.
31 Dec 2020

VW's Mobile Charging Robot Concept Moves Ahead

Volkswagen Group Components gives us a first glimpse of the prototypes of its mobile charging robot. This is one of the visionary charging concepts that Volkswagen hopes will expand the charging infrastructure over the next few years. Its task: fully autonomous charging of vehicles in restricted parking areas, like underground car parks. "
29 Dec 2020

Bio-Inspired Endocscope Provides 3D Visible and Near-Infrared Images

Researchers have developed a new bio-inspired medical endoscope that can acquire 3D visible light and near-infrared fluorescence images at the same time. It features an optical design that combines the high-resolution 3D imaging of human vision with the mantis shrimp's capability to simultaneously detect multiple wavelengths of light.
28 Dec 2020

Army Strengthens Future Tech with Muscle Bound Robots

Robotic systems packed with muscle tissue can produce never-seen-before agility and versatility, Army researchers said.