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Autonomous 3D scanner supports individual manufacturing processes

Autonomous 3D scanner supports individual manufacturing processes

Feb 20, 2018 Germany
Tthe first ever 3D scanner capable of working autonomously and in real time reported in 3D Printing Progress.
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Why is new robotics becoming commercially viable now (part I)?

Why is new robotics becoming commercially viable now (part I)?

Feb 19, 2018 Worldwide
Everything in the world of robotics is changing: robots are becoming uncaged, mobile, collaborative and increasingly intelligent and dexterous, moving beyond their traditional strongholds to bring automation to previously inaccessible tasks.
Robots and workers of the world, unite!

Robots and workers of the world, unite!

Feb 19, 2018 Europe
Robots are already changing the way we work - particularly in factories - but worries that they will steal our jobs are only part of the picture, as new technologies are also opening up workplace opportunities for workers and are likely to create new jobs in the future.
Harvesting robots could revolutionise farming practices

Harvesting robots could revolutionise farming practices

Feb 16, 2018 United Kingdom
Scientists are developing ground-breaking robotics technology which could assist fruit and vegetable growers with the challenges they face in harvesting crops.
IDTechEx TVAll-terrain microbot moves by tumbling

All-terrain microbot moves by tumbling

Feb 15, 2018 United States
A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications including robotics.
Tissue paper sensors show promise

Tissue paper sensors show promise

Feb 14, 2018 United States
Engineers have turned tissue paper - similar to toilet tissue - into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with potential applications in health care, entertainment and robotics.
IDTechEx TVCancer-fighting nanorobots seek and destroy tumors

Cancer-fighting nanorobots seek and destroy tumors

Feb 13, 2018 United States
In a major advancement in nanomedicine, scientists have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply.
Drone light show breaks Guinness World Records

Drone light show breaks Guinness World Records

Feb 12, 2018 Korea
1,218 I drones made history for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony with the Winter Olympics' first-ever drone light show that also set a Guinness World Records title for the "most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously."
New malleable electronic skin: self-healable, recyclable

New malleable electronic skin: self-healable, recyclable

Feb 12, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable "electronic skin" that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.
The robots will see you now

The robots will see you now

Feb 9, 2018 United States
For more than a decade, biomimetic robots have been deployed alongside live animals to better understand the drivers of animal behavior, including social cues, fear, leadership, and even courtship. The encounters have always been unidirectional; the animals observe and respond to the robots.
New algorithms to train robots

New algorithms to train robots

Feb 8, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed new techniques for robots or computer programs to learn how to perform tasks by interacting with a human instructor.