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.

Merc working on talking to robot cars

2014-07-08 06:37

Mercedes-Benz is teaching autonomous cars how to speak. Robotics... will we need a new dictionary soon? Or an electronic translator?

Japan PM wants to stage Robot Olympics

2014-06-20 07:29

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to stage a "Robot Olympics" in 2020, the same year Tokyo hosts the Summer Games.

'Iron Man' to kick ball at Soccer World Cup

2014-06-09 11:21

The first kick at the World Cup opening ceremony will be made by a paraplegic wearing an Iron Man-like robotic bodysuit controlled by signals from the brain.


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.

Japanese androids come closer to Blade Runner

2014-07-16 09:24

A future in which it is difficult to tell man and machine apart could soon become reality, scientists say, after recent robotic breakthroughs in Japan.

Japan unveils android newscaster

2014-06-25 10:51

Scientists have unveiled what they said was the world's first news-reading android, eerily lifelike and possessing a sense of humour to match her perfect language skills.

Robot steps up

2014-06-18 07:13

Epson’s prototype production line robot says much about automation, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Emotional robot set for sale in Japan

2014-06-06 11:48

A cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile.

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