This robot 'dog' can climb ladders, a first for four-legged robots

2019-12-01 16:57

The robot uses a 3D camera, touch and force sensors on its claws, and a self-training neural network to scale ladders.

WATCH: Take a look at the bar of the future

2019-08-03 11:06

A bar entirely operated by robots is set to come to London. The Makr Shakr robotic bartenders can deal with more than 150 spirits and make an unlimited amount of drinks.

INSIDE LABOUR: 4IR and the ideological prison

2019-07-12 13:41

Last month saw the idea of a new, 21st Century city, complete with bullet trains, widely broadcast, all within the framework of a "developmental state". But what this really boiled down to was a rehash of 20th Century concepts, says Terry Bell.

WATCH: California police put Robocop on patrol in park

2019-06-19 08:38

A Southern California police force is welcoming a robot to the department. WATCH NOW.

'Iron Man' actor Robert Downey Jr. has vowed to use robotics and AI to significantly clean up the Earth in the next decade

2019-06-05 13:28

At his talk at Amazon's Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics and Space conference he announced a new initiative called Footprint Coalition.

Facebook finally revealed what its secretive robotics division is working on, and it could spark new competition with rivals like Google and Apple

2019-05-21 10:29

Facebook has taken the wraps off of its robotics projects for the first time, which it hopes will lead to advancements in artificial intelligence.

Speedy medicine dispensing robot to give SA healthcare a shot in the arm

2019-02-27 05:19

South African healthcare is set for an efficiency boost with a new medicine dispensing robot that will deliver medication in a more convenient and effective way.

WATCH: Top World news videos you can't miss today

2019-02-05 05:24

Video shows people running from Bolivia mudslide | Images of Peru aircraft after crash landing in Lima street; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH.

WATCH: E-commerce giant unveils new hotel runs on robot hospitality

2019-01-23 18:47

Featuring human-less check-ins, facial scans and voice-controlled rooms, e-commerce giant Alibaba has unveiled its first 'future hotel' in China.

Want to develop kids' tech skills? Think playgrounds, not playpens

2019-01-01 06:45

If you like technology, you probably think it’s a good thing for children to be exposed to it at an early age. But recall your own childhood, says Marina Umaschi Bers.


Would you trust a robot to operate on you?

2019-11-01 11:45

Robotics is the way of the future, says Dr Kabo Ijane, Africa’s first black robotic surgeon.

WATCH: Tokyo unveils new robots for 2020 games

2019-07-22 20:36

The Organising Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games unveiled Miraitowa and Someity - two robot mascots, that will represent the games next year.

How AI, robotics and blockchain are actually changing the business landscape

2019-07-07 12:04

Technology is changing the face of business faster than industrialisation did, says Adrian van der Merwe.

Jeff Bezos explains why the library in his house has two fireplaces with two inscriptions: 'dreamers' and 'builders'

2019-06-07 10:39

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says there are dreamers and then there are builders. And the trick to a successful life is to be both of them.

Watch: scientists are building a smart robotic space probe that will find and help clean up space debris by itself

It would seek out, capture, and de-orbit space junk

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WATCH: Robots get record number of jobs in US

2019-02-28 21:52

US companies have installed more robots last year than ever before, as cheaper and more flexible machines put them within reach of businesses of all sizes and in more corners of the economy beyond their traditional foothold in car plants.

WATCH: A robot artist that could rival the greats

2019-02-11 18:41

Named after British mathematician and computer pioneer Ada Lovelace, Ai-Da the robot will be able to draw people from sight with a pencil in her bionic hand, her makers say.

The Russian army has a cool new robot tank, but there's a really good chance it doesn't work

2019-01-29 10:19

The Uran-9 reconnaissance and fire-support vehicle — a robot tank that performed disastrously in trials — has entered service with Russia's military.

Inside Curro's first high-tech high school: there’s no sports, but it's also much cheaper

2019-01-21 07:13

At Curro Foreshore in the Cape Town CBD, pupils are taught via digital learning, and the focus is on technology and science.

AI competition - the new space race

2018-12-28 20:00

AI competition is a rerun of the last century's space race, says Leonid Bershidsky.

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