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Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 15, 2022
How Agricultural Robots Can Help Global Food Supply Shortages

How Agricultural Robots Can Help Global Food Supply Shortages

As prices of wheat, fuel, and fertilizer rise, the total costs for farmers have been increasing. Given the intensified financial struggle, together with higher demand for food production, improving farming efficiencies is imminent.
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 15, 2022
Rubber Camouflage Skin Exhibits Smart and Stretchy Behaviours

Rubber Camouflage Skin Exhibits Smart and Stretchy Behaviours

The skin of cephalopods, such as octopuses, squids and cuttlefish, is stretchy and smart, contributing to these creatures' ability to sense and respond to their surroundings. A Penn State-led collaboration has harnessed these properties to create an artificial skin that mimics both the elasticity and the neurologic functions of cephalopod skin, with potential applications for neurorobotics, skin prosthetics, artificial organs and more.  
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 14, 2022
Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip

Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip

Imagine a more sustainable future, where cellphones, smartwatches, and other wearable devices don't have to be shelved or discarded for a newer model. Instead, they could be upgraded with the latest sensors and processors that would snap onto a device's internal chip — like LEGO bricks incorporated into an existing build. Such reconfigurable chipware could keep devices up to date while reducing our electronic waste.
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 13, 2022
Mayflower Autonomous Ship Has Reached North America

Mayflower Autonomous Ship Has Reached North America

Following two years of design, construction and AI model training, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship was officially launched in September 2020. With no human captain or onboard crew, this is the first self-directed autonomous ship with technology that is scalable and extendible to traverse the Atlantic Ocean.
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 13, 2022
Waterproof Sensors Improve Temperature and Motion Sensitivity

Waterproof Sensors Improve Temperature and Motion Sensitivity

Wearable sensors — an important tool for health monitoring and for training artificial intelligence — can be waterproof or can measure more than one stimuli, but combining these factors while maintaining a high level of precision in the measurements is difficult.
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 10, 2022
'Ugly' Reef Fishes Are Most in Need of Conservation Support

'Ugly' Reef Fishes Are Most in Need of Conservation Support

Machine learning enables largest study to date on aesthetic preferences and fish ecology. What's the relationship between people's perception of beauty and animals' conservation needs? According to a machine-learning study, the reef fishes that people find most beautiful tend to be the lowest priority for conservation support.
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 8, 2022
The Increasing Demand for Service Robots in Logistics and Cleaning

The Increasing Demand for Service Robots in Logistics and Cleaning

IDTechEx outlines two of the most exciting applications in the service robotics world and analyzes the key technological highlights.
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 8, 2022
Solinftec Expands New AgTech Robot in Canada

Solinftec Expands New AgTech Robot in Canada

Solinftec will expand the launch of its new cutting edge AgTech robotic platform, Solix Ag Robotics, into Canada in partnership with Stone Farms and the University of Saskatchewan. The new technology aims to provide farmers and agronomists a new level of information to increase yields, improve the usage of inputs, lower environmental impact, and support the global demand for food supply. The goal is to have the robot commercially available for the 2023 season for wheat crops.
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 7, 2022
World First Autonomous Transoceanic Voyage of a Large Merchant Ship

World First Autonomous Transoceanic Voyage of a Large Merchant Ship

Avikus, a subsidiary of HD Hyundai, has successfully carried out autonomous navigation of a large ship across the ocean, becoming the first company in the world to accomplish such a feat. In this ocean crossing, the Prism Couragr equipped with HiNAS 2.0 was operated autonomously on the optimal routes, increasing the fuel efficiency by around 7 percent while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by about 5 percent. Also, the system accurately recognized the locations of nearby ships during operation to avoid collision about 100 times.
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 3, 2022
Automated Drones Could Scare Birds off Agricultural Fields

Automated Drones Could Scare Birds off Agricultural Fields

In the future, cameras could spot blackbirds feeding on grapes in a vineyard and launch drones to drive off the avian irritants, then return to watch for the next invading flock. All without a human nearby.
Artificial Intelligence Research
May 31, 2022
Smart, Dissolving Pacemaker Communicates with Body-Area Sensors

Smart, Dissolving Pacemaker Communicates with Body-Area Sensors

Last summer, Northwestern University researchers introduced the first-ever transient pacemaker — a fully implantable, wireless device that harmlessly dissolves in the body after it's no longer needed. Now, they unveil a new, smart version that is integrated into a coordinated network of soft, flexible, wireless, wearable sensors and control units placed around the upper body.
External Company Press Release
LG Display Presents AI-Driven NFT Artwork on Transparent OLED

LG Display Presents AI-Driven NFT Artwork on Transparent OLED

This cutting-edge panel technology creates an awe-inspiring holographic effect that makes the digital art pieces appear to be floating mid-air, for an immersive media experience.
Artificial Intelligence Research
May 27, 2022
Self-Powered Fabric Corrects Posture in Real Time via Machine Learning

Self-Powered Fabric Corrects Posture in Real Time via Machine Learning

The self-powered fabric was developed using triboelectric nanogenerators, which use movement to collect the energy needed to power the posture monitoring sensors. The data collected by the sensors is processed by an integrated machine learning algorithm that can provide immediate feedback, alerting the wearer when they need to adjust their posture.
Artificial Intelligence Research
May 25, 2022
Smart Films Facilitate Human-Machine Interaction

Smart Films Facilitate Human-Machine Interaction

Imagine this: A smooth touchscreen display placed on top of a thin silicone polymer film suddenly generates the feeling of a tiny raised button under the user's finger. Or how about the idea of wearing that same polymer film like a second skin? If used to line an industrial glove, the film can provide valuable feedback by gesture recognition and by sending tactile signals, such as pulses or vibrations, to the wearer.
Artificial Intelligence Research
May 25, 2022
Using AI to Predict Life-Threatening Bacterial Disease in Dogs

Using AI to Predict Life-Threatening Bacterial Disease in Dogs

Leptospirosis, a disease that dogs can get from drinking water contaminated with Leptospira bacteria, can cause kidney failure, liver disease and severe bleeding into the lungs. Early detection of the disease is crucial and may mean the difference between life and death.
External Company Press Release
Seamlessly Integrating Deep Learning into Biomolecule Design

Seamlessly Integrating Deep Learning into Biomolecule Design

AlphaFold is an artificial intelligence program developed by DeepMind that can predict the 3D structure of a protein from an amino acid sequence with unprecedented accuracy. Not only is it a scientific breakthrough with huge potential, but it is also emblematic of the new era of modern biotech — data-driven, open-sourced, collaborative and ultimately, faster than ever.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Commercializing Quantum 2022: Hardware

Commercializing Quantum 2022: Hardware

This premium article explores the Commercialising Quantum event, an Economist Impact event held on 17th May 2022 in London. This particular article will focus on hardware, with others outlining software companies and end users.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Commercializing Quantum 2022: End Users

Commercializing Quantum 2022: End Users

This premium article delves into the Commercializing Quantum conference, an Economist Impact event held on 17th May 2022 in London. It will look into contributions regarding quantum computing from end users across three sectors: pharmaceutical, automotive, and financial.
Artificial Intelligence Research
May 23, 2022
Using Everyday WiFi to Help Robots See and Navigate Indoors

Using Everyday WiFi to Help Robots See and Navigate Indoors

Engineers have developed a low cost, low power technology to help robots accurately map their way indoors, even in poor lighting and without recognizable landmarks or features. The technology consists of sensors that use WiFi signals to help the robot map where it's going. It's a new approach to indoor robot navigation.
Artificial Intelligence Research
May 23, 2022
AI to Help Autonomous Vehicles Avoid Idling at Red Lights

AI to Help Autonomous Vehicles Avoid Idling at Red Lights

No one likes sitting at a red light. But signalized intersections aren't just a minor nuisance for drivers; vehicles consume fuel and emit greenhouse gases while waiting for the light to change. What if motorists could time their trips so they arrive at the intersection when the light is green? While that might be just a lucky break for a human driver, it could be achieved more consistently by an autonomous vehicle that uses artificial intelligence to control its speed.
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 15, 2022
How Agricultural Robots Can Help Global Food Supply Shortages

How Agricultural Robots Can Help Global Food Supply Shortages

As prices of wheat, fuel, and fertilizer rise, the total costs for farmers have been increasing. Given the intensified financial struggle, together with higher demand for food production, improving farming efficiencies is imminent.
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 14, 2022
Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip

Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip

Imagine a more sustainable future, where cellphones, smartwatches, and other wearable devices don't have to be shelved or discarded for a newer model. Instead, they could be upgraded with the latest sensors and processors that would snap onto a device's internal chip — like LEGO bricks incorporated into an existing build. Such reconfigurable chipware could keep devices up to date while reducing our electronic waste.
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 13, 2022
Waterproof Sensors Improve Temperature and Motion Sensitivity

Waterproof Sensors Improve Temperature and Motion Sensitivity

Wearable sensors — an important tool for health monitoring and for training artificial intelligence — can be waterproof or can measure more than one stimuli, but combining these factors while maintaining a high level of precision in the measurements is difficult.
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 8, 2022
The Increasing Demand for Service Robots in Logistics and Cleaning

The Increasing Demand for Service Robots in Logistics and Cleaning

IDTechEx outlines two of the most exciting applications in the service robotics world and analyzes the key technological highlights.
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 7, 2022
World First Autonomous Transoceanic Voyage of a Large Merchant Ship

World First Autonomous Transoceanic Voyage of a Large Merchant Ship

Avikus, a subsidiary of HD Hyundai, has successfully carried out autonomous navigation of a large ship across the ocean, becoming the first company in the world to accomplish such a feat. In this ocean crossing, the Prism Couragr equipped with HiNAS 2.0 was operated autonomously on the optimal routes, increasing the fuel efficiency by around 7 percent while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by about 5 percent. Also, the system accurately recognized the locations of nearby ships during operation to avoid collision about 100 times.
Artificial Intelligence Research
May 31, 2022
Smart, Dissolving Pacemaker Communicates with Body-Area Sensors

Smart, Dissolving Pacemaker Communicates with Body-Area Sensors

Last summer, Northwestern University researchers introduced the first-ever transient pacemaker — a fully implantable, wireless device that harmlessly dissolves in the body after it's no longer needed. Now, they unveil a new, smart version that is integrated into a coordinated network of soft, flexible, wireless, wearable sensors and control units placed around the upper body.
Artificial Intelligence Research
May 27, 2022
Self-Powered Fabric Corrects Posture in Real Time via Machine Learning

Self-Powered Fabric Corrects Posture in Real Time via Machine Learning

The self-powered fabric was developed using triboelectric nanogenerators, which use movement to collect the energy needed to power the posture monitoring sensors. The data collected by the sensors is processed by an integrated machine learning algorithm that can provide immediate feedback, alerting the wearer when they need to adjust their posture.
Artificial Intelligence Research
May 25, 2022
Using AI to Predict Life-Threatening Bacterial Disease in Dogs

Using AI to Predict Life-Threatening Bacterial Disease in Dogs

Leptospirosis, a disease that dogs can get from drinking water contaminated with Leptospira bacteria, can cause kidney failure, liver disease and severe bleeding into the lungs. Early detection of the disease is crucial and may mean the difference between life and death.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Commercializing Quantum 2022: Hardware

Commercializing Quantum 2022: Hardware

This premium article explores the Commercialising Quantum event, an Economist Impact event held on 17th May 2022 in London. This particular article will focus on hardware, with others outlining software companies and end users.
Artificial Intelligence Research
May 23, 2022
Using Everyday WiFi to Help Robots See and Navigate Indoors

Using Everyday WiFi to Help Robots See and Navigate Indoors

Engineers have developed a low cost, low power technology to help robots accurately map their way indoors, even in poor lighting and without recognizable landmarks or features. The technology consists of sensors that use WiFi signals to help the robot map where it's going. It's a new approach to indoor robot navigation.
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 15, 2022
Rubber Camouflage Skin Exhibits Smart and Stretchy Behaviours

Rubber Camouflage Skin Exhibits Smart and Stretchy Behaviours

The skin of cephalopods, such as octopuses, squids and cuttlefish, is stretchy and smart, contributing to these creatures' ability to sense and respond to their surroundings. A Penn State-led collaboration has harnessed these properties to create an artificial skin that mimics both the elasticity and the neurologic functions of cephalopod skin, with potential applications for neurorobotics, skin prosthetics, artificial organs and more.  
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 13, 2022
Mayflower Autonomous Ship Has Reached North America

Mayflower Autonomous Ship Has Reached North America

Following two years of design, construction and AI model training, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship was officially launched in September 2020. With no human captain or onboard crew, this is the first self-directed autonomous ship with technology that is scalable and extendible to traverse the Atlantic Ocean.
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 10, 2022
'Ugly' Reef Fishes Are Most in Need of Conservation Support

'Ugly' Reef Fishes Are Most in Need of Conservation Support

Machine learning enables largest study to date on aesthetic preferences and fish ecology. What's the relationship between people's perception of beauty and animals' conservation needs? According to a machine-learning study, the reef fishes that people find most beautiful tend to be the lowest priority for conservation support.
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 8, 2022
Solinftec Expands New AgTech Robot in Canada

Solinftec Expands New AgTech Robot in Canada

Solinftec will expand the launch of its new cutting edge AgTech robotic platform, Solix Ag Robotics, into Canada in partnership with Stone Farms and the University of Saskatchewan. The new technology aims to provide farmers and agronomists a new level of information to increase yields, improve the usage of inputs, lower environmental impact, and support the global demand for food supply. The goal is to have the robot commercially available for the 2023 season for wheat crops.
Artificial Intelligence Research
Jun 3, 2022
Automated Drones Could Scare Birds off Agricultural Fields

Automated Drones Could Scare Birds off Agricultural Fields

In the future, cameras could spot blackbirds feeding on grapes in a vineyard and launch drones to drive off the avian irritants, then return to watch for the next invading flock. All without a human nearby.
External Company Press Release
LG Display Presents AI-Driven NFT Artwork on Transparent OLED

LG Display Presents AI-Driven NFT Artwork on Transparent OLED

This cutting-edge panel technology creates an awe-inspiring holographic effect that makes the digital art pieces appear to be floating mid-air, for an immersive media experience.
Artificial Intelligence Research
May 25, 2022
Smart Films Facilitate Human-Machine Interaction

Smart Films Facilitate Human-Machine Interaction

Imagine this: A smooth touchscreen display placed on top of a thin silicone polymer film suddenly generates the feeling of a tiny raised button under the user's finger. Or how about the idea of wearing that same polymer film like a second skin? If used to line an industrial glove, the film can provide valuable feedback by gesture recognition and by sending tactile signals, such as pulses or vibrations, to the wearer.
External Company Press Release
Seamlessly Integrating Deep Learning into Biomolecule Design

Seamlessly Integrating Deep Learning into Biomolecule Design

AlphaFold is an artificial intelligence program developed by DeepMind that can predict the 3D structure of a protein from an amino acid sequence with unprecedented accuracy. Not only is it a scientific breakthrough with huge potential, but it is also emblematic of the new era of modern biotech — data-driven, open-sourced, collaborative and ultimately, faster than ever.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Commercializing Quantum 2022: End Users

Commercializing Quantum 2022: End Users

This premium article delves into the Commercializing Quantum conference, an Economist Impact event held on 17th May 2022 in London. It will look into contributions regarding quantum computing from end users across three sectors: pharmaceutical, automotive, and financial.
Artificial Intelligence Research
May 23, 2022
AI to Help Autonomous Vehicles Avoid Idling at Red Lights

AI to Help Autonomous Vehicles Avoid Idling at Red Lights

No one likes sitting at a red light. But signalized intersections aren't just a minor nuisance for drivers; vehicles consume fuel and emit greenhouse gases while waiting for the light to change. What if motorists could time their trips so they arrive at the intersection when the light is green? While that might be just a lucky break for a human driver, it could be achieved more consistently by an autonomous vehicle that uses artificial intelligence to control its speed.
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