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Could military robots enforce safe havens in Syria?

By Sean Welsh, researcher in robot ethics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand The problems of military invention in Syria are massive. The

By Sean Welsh, researcher in robot ethics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand The problems of military invention in Syria are massive. The

Business

Working in the future: how humans need to adapt

As we enter the fourth phase of the Industrial Revolution, humans need to embrace technology to work alongside robots

As we enter the fourth phase of the Industrial Revolution, humans need to embrace technology to work alongside robots

Business

Changing the way we think about work

Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner, Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility “Well I think one of the difficulties will be skills development and also to adapt our social systems –

Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner, Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility “Well I think one of the difficulties will be skills development and also to adapt our social systems –

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Robots could destroy society or reinvigorate it - we decide: View

By Victor Negrescu, MEP and member of the ITRE, BUDG and JURI Committees in the European Parliament The robotics debate at a European level is not

By Victor Negrescu, MEP and member of the ITRE, BUDG and JURI Committees in the European Parliament The robotics debate at a European level is not

Science_technology

Takeaway: the body-enhancing exoskeleton

This exoskeleton is designed for handling manual tasks It helps industrial workers reducethe risk of injuries Over 25 percent of Europeans suffer back pain due to work The worker’s effort is reduced,

This exoskeleton is designed for handling manual tasks It helps industrial workers reducethe risk of injuries Over 25 percent of Europeans suffer back pain due to work The worker’s effort is reduced,

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Five hundred years of robots at the British Science Museum

A new exhibit at London’s Science Museum traces five-hundred years of robotic development, from early clockwork-automation – such as the impressive Silver Swann from 1773- to interactive…

A new exhibit at London’s Science Museum traces five-hundred years of robotic development, from early clockwork-automation – such as the impressive Silver Swann from 1773- to interactive…

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OPINION: Robots could put most humans out of work. What then?

By Sean Welsh, researcher in robot ethics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand Robots will replace many humans: perhaps most humans in the workplace.

By Sean Welsh, researcher in robot ethics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand Robots will replace many humans: perhaps most humans in the workplace.

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HyQ - the four-legged robot for disaster zones

As Italy is slowly recovering from a series of deadly earthquakes, researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology of Genoa are developing a new generation of robots to work in disaster…

As Italy is slowly recovering from a series of deadly earthquakes, researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology of Genoa are developing a new generation of robots to work in disaster…

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Dealing with danger: busy geniuses and watchful robots

In this edition of Futuris, we look at wasps, hawks and donkeys – not animals but special robots which can help save people in danger in the Alps.

In this edition of Futuris, we look at wasps, hawks and donkeys – not animals but special robots which can help save people in danger in the Alps.

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Takeaway: watchful robots

Obedient wasps, somehow stubborn donkeys, watchfull hawks, surrounded by Alpine peaks… In fact, they are robots developed in the framework of the

Obedient wasps, somehow stubborn donkeys, watchfull hawks, surrounded by Alpine peaks… In fact, they are robots developed in the framework of the

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Cutting-edge robotic 'turtle' to explore shipwrecks

An underwater robot called U-CAT, inspired by a turtle and developed by a team of engineers at Estonia’s University of Technology in Tallinn, is

An underwater robot called U-CAT, inspired by a turtle and developed by a team of engineers at Estonia’s University of Technology in Tallinn, is

Science_technology

Do you know: can sensors produce soda?

A taste of sensors in your soft drinks? Not quite so, this German electrical engineer says. And still, he has developed something that you might like

A taste of sensors in your soft drinks? Not quite so, this German electrical engineer says. And still, he has developed something that you might like

Europe

Technological change a nettle that must be grasped says expert

“Do the digital revolution in business, technological advances and the increasing use of robots destroy more jobs than they create?” asks Franck in

“Do the digital revolution in business, technological advances and the increasing use of robots destroy more jobs than they create?” asks Franck in

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Robotics a walk in the park with latest advances on display

Boston Dynamics , one of Google’s parent company Alphabet’s hi-tech arms, has released video of its latest baby, the Atlas robot. In the video the

Boston Dynamics , one of Google’s parent company Alphabet’s hi-tech arms, has released video of its latest baby, the Atlas robot. In the video the

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Welcome to Japan's robot hotel

A new hotel in southern Japan is about to open and its robot staff are ready. There is one at the reception to welcome and check guests in, another

A new hotel in southern Japan is about to open and its robot staff are ready. There is one at the reception to welcome and check guests in, another

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Smart robots galore at the 'Innorobo' show

Robots that can read emotion and mimic movements are just some of the capabilities on show at the ‘Innorobo’ exhibition in the French city of Lyon

Robots that can read emotion and mimic movements are just some of the capabilities on show at the ‘Innorobo’ exhibition in the French city of Lyon