How robots are revolutionising healthcare
Modern robots are gaining both intellectual and mechanical skills that will push the current boundaries of their capabilities and functionality. As the technologies powering these robots advance, what other use cases will emerge? As Technical writer, Devin Partida, explains, one sector that can greatly benefit from robots is the healthcare sector. How can robots play a role in healthcare, and what does the future hold for healthcare robotics?
An optimal combo: robotics design and design automation
While the most obvious concept of robotics design is when humans manufacture robots, this article by Sam Holland considers how design automation has an invaluable role in ensuring that machines can also inform robot designers' decision making.
BAE Systems invited to explore engineering collaboration event
A pioneering engineering company will showcase its world-first innovations to fellow industry leaders in an event organised to encourage collaboration between local businesses.
Top 5 animal-based tech
Electronic Specifier takes a look at the top 5 tech innovations based on animals.
Creepy crawling cadavers – can ‘necrospiders’ help microelectronic production?
Whether you love them or hate them, spiders play an important role in our ecosystem by keeping the insect population down. Without spiders, it is believed that our crops, and therefore our food supply, could be put at risk from insects eating through them.
Ford trials robot charging station
Ford has developed a prototype robot charging station that drivers operate via their smartphone from inside their electric vehicle. The technology could enable disabled drivers to stay in the car while charging, or they could leave the car while the robot does all the work.
What's in store for the future of household robots?
Gaining traction due to COVID-19, the demand for household robotics has accelerated, with many consumers wanting to save time and effort. Expected to be valued at $21.9bn by 2027, the market is booming.
Would you trust a robot to perform hip surgery on you?
Sam Holland looks at an extensive study, called RACER-Hip, that compares the performance of traditional surgery with robot-assisted surgery, and considers how comfortable people may be with the latter.
Introducing ZiGGY: a mobile EV charging robot
EV Safe Charge unveiled ZiGGY, its mobile EV charging robot. ZiGGY will bring EV charging to parking facilities, shopping and entertainment centres, hotels, fleet operators and property owners, providing cost-effective charging, overcoming the limitations of stationary EV chargers without the need for costly electrical infrastructure.
Robotic delivery service expands to North Northamptonshire
Starship Technologies, a provider of autonomous delivery services, has partnered with North Northamptonshire Council and the Co-op to bring the benefits of autonomous grocery delivery to local residents across Wellingborough, Higham Ferrers and Rushden.