WATCH: Deep sea robots reveal mineral riches in the abyss

2018-09-22 10:16

Scientists from the University of Bergen in Norway are using remotely operated vehicles to explore thousands of metres deep in the ocean.

MUZI KUZWAYO: The only certainty is our future’s uncertainty

2018-08-26 07:42

She has the complexion of the people in the tropics, dark and inexpressibly beautiful, writes Muzi Kuzwayo.

Google's robot-powered burger restaurant says it's paying employees R216 an hour to read educational books while the bot does the work

2018-06-25 15:32

The company uses a robot at the centre of the restaurant to make up to 130 burgers an hour.

Should robots be granted human rights?

2018-06-22 11:24

The number of collaborative robots, or cobots, being put to work in offices everywhere is rising. And, increasingly, people are treating these machines like human beings.

This amazing luggage-hauling robot is being tested by the firm that invented the Vespa scooter

2018-05-29 09:57

The two-wheeled, 0.6m-high robot can hold almost 20kg of cargo, and has embedded sensors enabling it to follow a human, and avoid other people, with ease.

AI can tell jokes and will soon write better novels than humans, according to a computer scientist

2018-03-19 09:06

Bjorn Schuller says that AI is already good at understanding and distributing text, but it currently lacks complex integration and emotional intelligence.

Warning – explicit content: Would you ever buy a sex robot?

2018-01-26 12:01

What if we told you it's (apparently) better than a vibrator?

Artificial muscles give 'superpower' to robots

2017-11-30 22:15

Inspired by the folding technique of origami, US researchers say they have crafted cheap, artificial muscles for robots that give them the power to lift up to 1 000 times their own weight.

Digital technology could create, rather than destroy, jobs - expert

2017-07-30 14:52

In the long term the rise of robots will not cause widespread unemployment or inequality, new research suggests.

Meals on wheels - US launches first robot food delivery service this week

2017-03-22 12:09

Burgers and pizzas will now be delivered by a friendly fridge-like robot on wheels.


This is what it looks like inside the massive Pretoria BMW factory, which produces 15 luxury SUVs per hour

2018-09-10 07:19

Hundreds of robots have been deployed to manufacture the BMW X3 in Gauteng, and they're fast.

WATCH: Scientists predict year when humans will marry robots

2018-06-26 12:06

Scientists believe robots will be able to vote, own property rights and have regular jobs, but even more scary is that they will be able to marry humans in a few decades' time.

From lies and deception to murder, WATCH the 10 scary facts about robots

2018-06-22 15:14

Robots are useful, but just like in the movie I Robot, they can also turn on their human masters. From lies and deception to murder, watch the 10 scary facts about robots and artificial intelligence.

Emirates wants Amazon-like robots sorting out airport baggage

2018-06-05 12:08

Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul carrier, can’t understand why robots - like the ones used by’s warehouses - aren’t handling airport baggage yet.

Amazon's got a 'top secret' plan to put robots in your home by 2019, according to a new report

2018-04-23 17:06

Amazon's next big move is putting autonomous robots in your home, according to a Bloomberg report.

Robots could cut 3 000 jobs at Nedbank

2018-03-04 06:00

Software robots might see Nedbank possibly do away with 3 000 employees, which would happen through natural attrition, says Nedbank chief information officer Fred Swanepoel.

New 'emotional' robots aim to read human feelings

2018-01-12 22:00

The robot called Forpheus does more than play a mean game of table tennis. It can read body language to gauge its opponent's ability...

Robots will run mines within the next decade - Anglo

2017-11-30 14:05

Some mines in the next decade will run without humans and instead rely on robots, virtual models and sensors, according to Anglo American.

Swimming robot to probe damage at Japan nuclear plant

2017-06-15 12:54

An industrial group developing nuclear decommissioning technology has unveiled a swimming robot designed to be used underwater to investigate damage in three reactors at the wrecked Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant in Japan.

Robots on the rise at Kumba

2017-02-19 07:23

Kumba Iron Ore has put R500m into innovative technology to reduce the costs of surveying and drilling.

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