A robot sex toy company accused the world's biggest tech show of sexism after being stripped of an innovation award

2019-01-09 14:47

Lora DiCarlo's Osé personal massager originally won the CES Robotics and Drone category for its hands-free device, but the award was later revoked.

Pizza Hut will enlist robots in quest to slice delivery times

2018-11-01 06:01

Pizza Hut is fusing two of America’s favorite pastimes - pizza pies and pickup trucks - in a bid to cut delivery times as fast-food competition heats up.

Postman, shopper, builder: In Japan, there's a robot for that

2018-10-20 11:00

Forget the flashy humanoids with their gymnastics skills: at the World Robot Summit in Tokyo, the focus was on down-to-earth robots that can deliver post, do the shopping and build a house.

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 Amazon.com’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...


20 years from now, our homes will have mirrors that give us style tips to robots that help us with dinner

2018-12-24 21:14

A report from Euromonitor International predicted some of the biggest technilogical changes that will come to homes by 2040.

WATCH: Get a glimpse of the future at the World Robots Summit

2018-10-29 20:38

Get a glimpse of the future at this year's World Robot Summit in Tokyo. Third arms and dancing robots were among the gadgets on display for the 134 participants attending.

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.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.