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27 Sep 2021

Micro-Robots Propelled by Air Bubbles and Ultrasound

A team of engineers created cell-size robots that can be powered and steered by ultrasound waves. Despite their tiny size, these micro-robotic swimmers - whose movements were inspired by bacteria and sperm - could one day be a formidable new tool for targeted drug delivery.
24 Sep 2021

Robots Roll up Stairs, Carry Carts and Race One Another

Researchers have designed a 4D-printed soft robot that self-assembles when heated and can take on challenging tasks like rolling uphill and navigating a bumpy and unpredictable landscape.
22 Sep 2021

Now We're Cooking with Lasers

Imagine having your own digital personal chef; ready to cook up whatever you want; able to tailor the shape, texture, and flavor just for you; and it's all at the push of a button. Engineers have been working on doing just that, using lasers for cooking and 3D printing technology for assembling foods.
22 Sep 2021

NASA's Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon's South Pole

In 2023, NASA's Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land near the western edge of the Nobile Crater at the Moon's South Pole to map and explore the region's surface and subsurface for water and other resources. Part of Artemis, VIPER will launch on a SpaceX Falcon-Heavy rocket for delivery to the Moon by Astrobotic's Griffin lander under NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative.
21 Sep 2021

Wingcopter Drones Fly Blood Samples in Germany

26 kilometers (16 miles) between Greifswald and Wolgast - that is the distance over which Wingcopter drones recently transported blood samples in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.
17 Sep 2021

Barriers Fall Unleashing Autonomous Cars in 2021

The new IDTechEx report, "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042", discovers that level 3 autonomous vehicle technology has been ready since 2017- so where are the autonomous vehicles? The answer lies in unclear liability rules, which have turned out to be a massive headache for automakers like Audi, Tesla, GM, Mercedes, and others.
16 Sep 2021

Ford, Argo AI and Walmart to Launch Autonomous Vehicle Deliveries

Ford Motor Company, Argo AI and Walmart are working together to launch an autonomous vehicle delivery service in Miami, Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C. — Walmart's first multi-city autonomous delivery collaboration in the US. The last mile delivery service will use Ford self-driving test vehicles equipped with the Argo AI Self-Driving System to deliver Walmart orders to customers.
15 Sep 2021

5G From 2022 Onward: Deployment Status, Industry Challenges, & Market

5G is paving the way for a fully digitalized and connected world. The past two years have seen many new field trials and an accelerating number of commercial rollouts. Moreover, 5G is starting to be adopted in a wide range of industries, from manufacturing to healthcare.
15 Sep 2021

Maritime Mine Neutralization System Uses Robotic Arms

RE2 Robotics has received a $9.5 million contract from the Office of Naval Research to create an underwater robotic system for the autonomous neutralization of underwater mines for the US Navy.
14 Sep 2021

World's First Hands-Free Jetpack Prototype Revealed

The Maverick Jetpack can be reconfigured as a heavy-lift drone capable of being operated remotely and carrying ten times the payload of current similarly sized systems on the market — easily enough to lift a casualty like a stricken climber to safety.
14 Sep 2021

Join the Upcoming Webinar - Autonomous Car Market Gaining Traction

Wednesday 15 September 2021 - This free webinar covers: an introduction to the levels of autonomy; the mixed impact of COVID-19; autonomy in the private car market; robotaxi sensor suite and leading players; and sensors and sensor trends.
13 Sep 2021

Autonomous Robot Swarms to Harvest the Moon's Resources

Aerospace and mining engineers are mapping out a plan for harvesting the moon's resources using autonomous robot swarms and new excavation techniques.
10 Sep 2021

Drone Technology: The Biggest Disruptive Technology of 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. IDTechEx predicts that the drone market will reach $22Bn+ by 2041, attributed in part to this wide range of use cases, in its market research report - "Drone Market and Industries 2021-2041". This article aims to provide you with an understanding and insight into this market.
8 Sep 2021

Tiny Robots Could Deliver Drugs Directly to Our Central Nervous System

A new study investigates tiny tumbling soft robots that can be controlled using rotating magnetic fields. The technology could be useful for delivering drugs to the nervous system. In this latest study, researchers put the robots through their paces and showed that they can climb slopes, tumble upstream against fluid flow and deliver substances at precise locations to neural tissue.
7 Sep 2021

Legislative Barriers and Progress In Autonomy

This article explains the legislative landscape across major regions and summarise each regions progress and outlook and gives an update on the maturity of the robotaxi players and summarises the market entry in different regions.
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6 Sep 2021

IDTechEx Report Outlines Future of the Agricultural Robotics Industry

IDTechEx has recently released "Agricultural Robotics Market 2022-2032", a market research report exploring the technical and market factors that are shaping the emerging industry around agricultural robotics. Based on IDTechEx's technical and industry analysis, the agricultural robotics market size is forecast to reach $6.7 billion by 2032.
3 Sep 2021

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated with Implanted Cells That Release Drug

With a goal of developing rheumatoid arthritis therapies with minimal side effects, researchers at have genetically engineered cells that, when implanted in mice, will deliver a biologic drug in response to inflammation.
2 Sep 2021

Bionic Arm Restores Natural Behaviours in Upper Limb Amputations

Researchers have engineered a first-of-its-kind bionic arm for patients with upper-limb amputations that allows wearers to think, behave and function like a person without an amputation, according to new findings.
2 Sep 2021

Agricultural Robotics Market 2022-2032

Forecasts taken from IDTechEx report "Agricultural Robotics Market 2022-2032"
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2 Sep 2021

Agricultural Robotics Market 2022-2032

IDTechEx Report: Dr Michael Dent