By Sean Welsh, researcher in robot ethics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand The problems of military invention in Syria are massive. The
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 –
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
Robo-Mate looks like a superhero accessory, but actually it is a tool designed to help industrial workers.
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,
A UK-based online grocery retailer is developing a robotic hand that could one day pick fruit and vegetables for customers’ orders.
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…
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.
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…
Robotics technology is getting faster, smarter and more talkative, but just how useful can robots be?
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.
Obedient wasps, somehow stubborn donkeys, watchfull hawks, surrounded by Alpine peaks… In fact, they are robots developed in the framework of the
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
A robotics competition in the Estonian capital Tallinn is aiming inspire the next generation of engineers. Around 1,500 competitors together with 650
Over 100 experts, 12 international organisations and more than 120 companies were represented at Beijing’s World Robot Exhibition. There they “met”
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
“Do the digital revolution in business, technological advances and the increasing use of robots destroy more jobs than they create?” asks Franck in
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
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
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
At a research facility near Montpellier in southern France, a mock-up of a heavy airplane wing is carefully manouevred across a test centre by