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.

Here come 'smart stores' with robots, interactive shelves

2017-01-04 10:36

Technology may soon change the way you shop in brick-and-mortar stores, and not just online.

Sex and marriage with robots: science fiction or new reality?

2016-12-22 10:19

Sex with robots is "just around the corner", an expert told a global conference in London this week featuring interactive sex toys and discussions on the ethics of relationships with humanoids.

WATCH: Moment guys snatch from moving car's boot

Watch the moment two pedestrians pilfer goods from a car boot at an intersection.

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Insane! Have you seen this video of the robotic hotel butler?

2016-02-25 08:00

Worried that robots will one day rule the world and wipeout mankind? Then don't watch this!

Inside Labour: Defeating the rise of the robots

2015-09-18 07:21

We should learn to use the very technology that threatens humanity to liberate us, says Terry Bell.


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.

Tech show looks beyond 'smart,' to new 'realities'

2017-01-02 14:18

The mega-extravaganza of the tech world in Las Vegas is showcasing an array of new devices that get smarts from computer chips, sensors and artificial intelligence, but go further by opening doors to augmented or virtual realities.

320 new robots to ease new Volkswagen model assembly

2016-10-10 14:37

320 new robots have been installed at the Volkswagen Body Shop as part of the new major investments in the Uitenhage factory.

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.

Intelligent robots threaten millions of jobs

2016-02-14 13:00

Advances in artificial intelligence will soon lead to robots threatening tens of millions of jobs in the coming 30 years, warn experts.

Tech leaders warn over 'killer robots'

2015-07-29 20:31

A group of top tech leaders, including British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, has issued a stern warning against the development of 'killer robots'.

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