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Food Technology Research
Feb 1, 2022
Flying, Autonomous Fruit Picking Robots

Flying, Autonomous Fruit Picking Robots

Tevel, founded in 2017 in Israel, is developing autonomous flying robots for fruit picking combining AI with computer vision, advanced robotics, aeronautical engineering, state-of-the-art flight control and data fusion and perception.
Food Technology Research
Jan 26, 2022
Join the Free Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Agricultural Robotics

Join the Free Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Agricultural Robotics

Thursday 3 February 2022 - Solutions to Modern Agriculture Issues - Agricultural Robotics Market Gaining Momentum. In this webinar, Yulin Wang will talk through the key enabling technologies used in agricultural robotics, explain why different applications have different levels of development, and analyze how this trend will change and evolve in the upcoming decade.
Food Technology Research
Jan 25, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Future of Hydrogels Beyond Medical

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Future of Hydrogels Beyond Medical

Thursday 10 February 2022 - This webinar looks at hydrogels beyond the medical applications that currently dominate the publicity, patents and research. Come away aware that someone will make a new billion-dollar business out of this and greatly benefit society, from smart cities to ample food, water, and electricity with zero emissions and so much more.
Food Technology Research
Jan 24, 2022
IDTechEx Outlines the Future of the Agricultural Robotics Industry

IDTechEx Outlines the Future of the Agricultural Robotics Industry

This report is focused on key technologies (e.g., AI, sensors, GPS, imaging systems, etc.) and applications (weeding, harvesting, monitoring, etc.). It analyses recent challenges in the agriculture industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how robotics and technology developments will change the business of agriculture, enabling ultra-precision farming, helping to mitigate the challenges, and maintaining sustainable developments.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mobility Trends at CES 2022

Mobility Trends at CES 2022

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the largest consumer electronics event in the world. The last in-person event was 2020 where more than 4,400 exhibitors and 180,000 attendees showcased the latest consumer tech innovations in Las Vegas. 2022 was a hybrid event, with in person talks as well as a digital platform. In this subscriber-only article, the IDTechEx mobility team covers mobility trends from the digital platform.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary - FIRA International Forum on Agricultural Robotics 2021

Event Summary - FIRA International Forum on Agricultural Robotics 2021

Key themes and insights in the world of agricultural robotics
Food Technology Research
Jan 6, 2022
John Deere Reveals Fully Autonomous Tractor

John Deere Reveals Fully Autonomous Tractor

John Deere has revealed a fully autonomous tractor that's ready for large-scale production. The machine combines Deere's 8R tractor, TruSet-enabled chisel plow, GPS guidance system, and new advanced technologies. The autonomous tractor will be available to farmers later this year.
Food Technology Research
Jan 3, 2022
Devising New Meat Alternatives with 3D printing — And Cocoa Butter

Devising New Meat Alternatives with 3D printing — And Cocoa Butter

No longer just a dream of vegetarians and vegans, fake meat is becoming more widely available in grocery stores and restaurants. And more options are almost certainly on the way. One team has developed a new combination of plant-based ingredients tailored for 3D printing meat alternatives. Their most successful recipes required an odd-sounding addition: cocoa butter, derived from cocoa beans of chocolate fame.
Food Technology Research
Dec 30, 2021
Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics

Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics

Inspired by the natural dexterity of the human hand, a team of engineers has created a reconfigurable hybrid robotics system that is able to grip a variety of objects: from the small, soft and delicate to the large, heavy and bulky. This technology is expected to impact a range of industries, involving food assembly, vertical farming and fast-moving consumer goods packaging, which will progressively automate more of their operations in the coming years.
Food Technology Research
Dec 20, 2021
Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin

Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin

Semiconductors are moving away from rigid substrates, which are cut or formed into thin discs or wafers, to more flexible plastic material and even paper thanks to new material and fabrication discoveries. The trend toward more flexible substrates has led to fabrication of numerous devices, from light-emitting diodes to solar cells and transistors.
Food Technology Research
Dec 17, 2021
Robotic Hand with a Gecko Inspired Grip

Robotic Hand with a Gecko Inspired Grip

Across a vast array of robotic hands and clamps, there is a common foe: the heirloom tomato. You may have seen a robotic gripper deftly pluck an egg or smoothly palm a basketball - but, unlike human hands, one gripper is unlikely to be able to do both and a key challenge remains hidden in the middle ground.
Food Technology Research
Dec 16, 2021
A Smart Livestock Farming Solution

A Smart Livestock Farming Solution

To further improve animal husbandry and livestock management, there is an urgent need to continuously collect phenotype data from individual animals. Researchers have devised a methodology that can recognize Holstein cows in the milking station by the pattern of their coat using artificial intelligence.
Food Technology Research
Dec 9, 2021
Sensors and AI Boost Profitability of Agricultural Facilities

Sensors and AI Boost Profitability of Agricultural Facilities

Developing and installing sensors that accurately measure the amount of feed in the silos in each pig farm and designing algorithms that can achieve a more efficient distribution of feed from production plants to each farm. The study was carried out on some 500 silos on farms in the province of Girona, Spain, as well as in Wales, on the Swedish island of Gotland and in the area surrounding Manchester, England.
Food Technology Research
Dec 9, 2021
Gene-Editing Used to Create Single Sex Mice Litters

Gene-Editing Used to Create Single Sex Mice Litters

Scientists have used gene editing technology to create female-only and male-only mice litters with 100% efficiency.
External Company Press Release
Coldbox Store Reduces Food Waste in Nigeria

Coldbox Store Reduces Food Waste in Nigeria

The Nigerian solar-powered system aims to reduce food waste and its climate footprint by reducing post-food harvest losses Food waste is a significant driver in climate change, as 6% of all global greenhouse emissions come from the production of food that is never eaten. This creates a vicious cycle of more extreme climate, which makes food production more difficult and exacerbates poverty, malnutrition and inequality across society.
Food Technology Research
Nov 30, 2021
Grover, the Farming Assistance Robot

Grover, the Farming Assistance Robot

Grover is not your average farmer. It can lift more than 1,000 pounds and assists in the monitoring, watering, and harvesting of a wide variety of crops, from leafy greens to strawberries.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Autonomous agricultural robotics and its challenges

Autonomous agricultural robotics and its challenges

Across the world, the agriculture industry is facing challenges. The global population is projected to increase to 10 billion by 2050. Feeding this many people will require a 70% increase from today's global food production.
Food Technology Research
Nov 17, 2021
Join the Free IDTechEx Webinar on Agricultural Robotics

Join the Free IDTechEx Webinar on Agricultural Robotics

Thursday 18 November 2021 - Can Technology Innovation Awaken a Sleeping Giant? This webinar includes a summary of the key issues facing global agriculture; emerging applications of agricultural robotics; an overview of some of the key developments in the field; and much more.
Food Technology Research
Nov 15, 2021
A Flexible New System for Creating Soft Robotics

A Flexible New System for Creating Soft Robotics

Researchers have invented bubble casting, a new way to make soft robots using "fancy balloons" that change shape in predictable ways when inflated with air.
Food Technology Research
Nov 15, 2021
CyborGoats find their way into Norwegian villages

CyborGoats find their way into Norwegian villages

When grazing goats that are wearing this new technology hear a beep, it alerts them to stay within the invisible boundary of the grazing area. If they don't, a digital collar around their necks gives them a small electric shock.
Food Technology Research
Feb 1, 2022
Flying, Autonomous Fruit Picking Robots

Flying, Autonomous Fruit Picking Robots

Tevel, founded in 2017 in Israel, is developing autonomous flying robots for fruit picking combining AI with computer vision, advanced robotics, aeronautical engineering, state-of-the-art flight control and data fusion and perception.
Food Technology Research
Jan 25, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Future of Hydrogels Beyond Medical

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Future of Hydrogels Beyond Medical

Thursday 10 February 2022 - This webinar looks at hydrogels beyond the medical applications that currently dominate the publicity, patents and research. Come away aware that someone will make a new billion-dollar business out of this and greatly benefit society, from smart cities to ample food, water, and electricity with zero emissions and so much more.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mobility Trends at CES 2022

Mobility Trends at CES 2022

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the largest consumer electronics event in the world. The last in-person event was 2020 where more than 4,400 exhibitors and 180,000 attendees showcased the latest consumer tech innovations in Las Vegas. 2022 was a hybrid event, with in person talks as well as a digital platform. In this subscriber-only article, the IDTechEx mobility team covers mobility trends from the digital platform.
Food Technology Research
Jan 6, 2022
John Deere Reveals Fully Autonomous Tractor

John Deere Reveals Fully Autonomous Tractor

John Deere has revealed a fully autonomous tractor that's ready for large-scale production. The machine combines Deere's 8R tractor, TruSet-enabled chisel plow, GPS guidance system, and new advanced technologies. The autonomous tractor will be available to farmers later this year.
Food Technology Research
Dec 30, 2021
Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics

Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics

Inspired by the natural dexterity of the human hand, a team of engineers has created a reconfigurable hybrid robotics system that is able to grip a variety of objects: from the small, soft and delicate to the large, heavy and bulky. This technology is expected to impact a range of industries, involving food assembly, vertical farming and fast-moving consumer goods packaging, which will progressively automate more of their operations in the coming years.
Food Technology Research
Dec 17, 2021
Robotic Hand with a Gecko Inspired Grip

Robotic Hand with a Gecko Inspired Grip

Across a vast array of robotic hands and clamps, there is a common foe: the heirloom tomato. You may have seen a robotic gripper deftly pluck an egg or smoothly palm a basketball - but, unlike human hands, one gripper is unlikely to be able to do both and a key challenge remains hidden in the middle ground.
Food Technology Research
Dec 9, 2021
Sensors and AI Boost Profitability of Agricultural Facilities

Sensors and AI Boost Profitability of Agricultural Facilities

Developing and installing sensors that accurately measure the amount of feed in the silos in each pig farm and designing algorithms that can achieve a more efficient distribution of feed from production plants to each farm. The study was carried out on some 500 silos on farms in the province of Girona, Spain, as well as in Wales, on the Swedish island of Gotland and in the area surrounding Manchester, England.
External Company Press Release
Coldbox Store Reduces Food Waste in Nigeria

Coldbox Store Reduces Food Waste in Nigeria

The Nigerian solar-powered system aims to reduce food waste and its climate footprint by reducing post-food harvest losses Food waste is a significant driver in climate change, as 6% of all global greenhouse emissions come from the production of food that is never eaten. This creates a vicious cycle of more extreme climate, which makes food production more difficult and exacerbates poverty, malnutrition and inequality across society.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Autonomous agricultural robotics and its challenges

Autonomous agricultural robotics and its challenges

Across the world, the agriculture industry is facing challenges. The global population is projected to increase to 10 billion by 2050. Feeding this many people will require a 70% increase from today's global food production.
Food Technology Research
Nov 15, 2021
A Flexible New System for Creating Soft Robotics

A Flexible New System for Creating Soft Robotics

Researchers have invented bubble casting, a new way to make soft robots using "fancy balloons" that change shape in predictable ways when inflated with air.
Food Technology Research
Jan 26, 2022
Join the Free Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Agricultural Robotics

Join the Free Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Agricultural Robotics

Thursday 3 February 2022 - Solutions to Modern Agriculture Issues - Agricultural Robotics Market Gaining Momentum. In this webinar, Yulin Wang will talk through the key enabling technologies used in agricultural robotics, explain why different applications have different levels of development, and analyze how this trend will change and evolve in the upcoming decade.
Food Technology Research
Jan 24, 2022
IDTechEx Outlines the Future of the Agricultural Robotics Industry

IDTechEx Outlines the Future of the Agricultural Robotics Industry

This report is focused on key technologies (e.g., AI, sensors, GPS, imaging systems, etc.) and applications (weeding, harvesting, monitoring, etc.). It analyses recent challenges in the agriculture industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how robotics and technology developments will change the business of agriculture, enabling ultra-precision farming, helping to mitigate the challenges, and maintaining sustainable developments.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary - FIRA International Forum on Agricultural Robotics 2021

Event Summary - FIRA International Forum on Agricultural Robotics 2021

Key themes and insights in the world of agricultural robotics
Food Technology Research
Jan 3, 2022
Devising New Meat Alternatives with 3D printing — And Cocoa Butter

Devising New Meat Alternatives with 3D printing — And Cocoa Butter

No longer just a dream of vegetarians and vegans, fake meat is becoming more widely available in grocery stores and restaurants. And more options are almost certainly on the way. One team has developed a new combination of plant-based ingredients tailored for 3D printing meat alternatives. Their most successful recipes required an odd-sounding addition: cocoa butter, derived from cocoa beans of chocolate fame.
Food Technology Research
Dec 20, 2021
Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin

Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin

Semiconductors are moving away from rigid substrates, which are cut or formed into thin discs or wafers, to more flexible plastic material and even paper thanks to new material and fabrication discoveries. The trend toward more flexible substrates has led to fabrication of numerous devices, from light-emitting diodes to solar cells and transistors.
Food Technology Research
Dec 16, 2021
A Smart Livestock Farming Solution

A Smart Livestock Farming Solution

To further improve animal husbandry and livestock management, there is an urgent need to continuously collect phenotype data from individual animals. Researchers have devised a methodology that can recognize Holstein cows in the milking station by the pattern of their coat using artificial intelligence.
Food Technology Research
Dec 9, 2021
Gene-Editing Used to Create Single Sex Mice Litters

Gene-Editing Used to Create Single Sex Mice Litters

Scientists have used gene editing technology to create female-only and male-only mice litters with 100% efficiency.
Food Technology Research
Nov 30, 2021
Grover, the Farming Assistance Robot

Grover, the Farming Assistance Robot

Grover is not your average farmer. It can lift more than 1,000 pounds and assists in the monitoring, watering, and harvesting of a wide variety of crops, from leafy greens to strawberries.
Food Technology Research
Nov 17, 2021
Join the Free IDTechEx Webinar on Agricultural Robotics

Join the Free IDTechEx Webinar on Agricultural Robotics

Thursday 18 November 2021 - Can Technology Innovation Awaken a Sleeping Giant? This webinar includes a summary of the key issues facing global agriculture; emerging applications of agricultural robotics; an overview of some of the key developments in the field; and much more.
Food Technology Research
Nov 15, 2021
CyborGoats find their way into Norwegian villages

CyborGoats find their way into Norwegian villages

When grazing goats that are wearing this new technology hear a beep, it alerts them to stay within the invisible boundary of the grazing area. If they don't, a digital collar around their necks gives them a small electric shock.
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