4 of the coolest robotic toys for kids

2017-05-23 12:46

Robotics are becoming a part of every day life whether you're aware of it or not. Here are 4 of the most exciting robotics to add to your kids' toy collection.

New technology poses huge global risk - WEF report

2017-01-17 19:50

The world is entering a highly disruptive phase of technological change, which is one of the big five global risks highlighted in a report presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

This is your robot speaking...

2016-10-18 16:20

Government and industry officials say they are collaborating on an effort to replace the second human pilot in two-person flight crews with robot co-pilots that never tire, get bored, or feel stressed out.

Cyborg stingray swims toward light, breaks new ground

2016-08-08 21:24

A Harvard University research team has created a tissue-engineered stingray that swims towards light.

Rwanda to use drones to deliver medical supplies

2016-02-10 21:59

Rwanda's government has signed an agreement with a US robotics company to build infrastructure for drones that will deliver medical supplies to rural health facilities

Robot to attend school for young cancer patient

2015-11-05 21:32

A rolling robot is to attend school for a 10-year-old Maryland girl as she undergoes cancer treatment.

Advancements in home cleaning robot tech

2015-09-08 13:35

Robotics technology is designed to make domestic life easier as automatons take over laborious household tasks exhibitors at the IFA gadget show demonstrated.

US Navy eyes robotic sub-hunters

2015-03-30 12:33

The robotic revolution that transformed warfare in the skies will soon extend to the deep sea.

Cheaper robots could replace factory workers

2015-02-10 10:32

The falling cost of industrial robots will allow manufacturers to use them to replace more factory workers over the next decade while lowering labour costs.

Tiny robots stretch game for robotics

2014-08-17 11:26

A swarm of small robots called Kilobots at a laboratory at Harvard University is making a little bit of history for automatons everywhere.


Ants are expert navigators, even walking backwards

2017-01-21 14:29

Despite their tiny size, ants are sophisticated navigators that can find their way even while walking backwards, and these skills could help inspire better robots, scientists say.

Mind-controlled robotic hand developed

2016-12-07 16:52

Scientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types of spinal injuries to perform everyday tasks such as using a fork or drinking from a cup.

Self-service raises job-loss fears

2016-09-25 06:29

Pick n Pay is offering customers the chance to become their own cashiers, but will this make cashiers redundant?

BOOK REVIEW: Watch out for the robot revolution

2016-04-12 08:05

Industries producing cutting edge advances in robotics will drive the next global generation of winners and losers, says Ian Mann.

How 3D printing gave a craftsman his hand back

2015-11-16 12:21

After losing three of his fingers in a freak accident, craftsman Richard van As developed his own limbs using 3D printing technology. Through his company RoboBeast, he plans to help others by creating robotic limbs.

Symposium on intimacy with robots illegal - Malaysia

2015-10-13 19:00

The Second International Congress on Love and Sex With Robots, scheduled for next month in southern Malaysia, would break the country's laws if it goes ahead, the police chief says.

Bad things happen to good robots

2015-08-03 20:29

HitchBOT, the adorable hitch-hiking robot cobbled together from household odds-and-ends, has prematurely ended its summer travels across America.

Google, Johnson & Johnson to build robot doctors

2015-03-30 07:54

Google is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to build robots that can help surgeons in the operating room.

Robot cheerleading squad shows sensor tech

2014-09-25 14:25

A team of cheerleading robots has made their dancing debut in Tokyo as creator Murata Manufacturing demonstrates its cutting-edge sensor technology.

Robo-cook: Android restaurant boots up

2014-08-14 12:04

A restaurant in China is electrifying customers by using more than a dozen robots to cook and deliver food.

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