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
Well… much, much more than a mere robot with cables, says one of the top World experts in robotics. And, believe it or not, European industrial
Ten years ago, after a shooting incident, Erik Sorto became paralysed from the neck down. But now he can drink beer again, thanks to this prosthetic
Increasing a plant’s ability to locate and absorb water and nutrients through its roots could potentially lead to bigger and better crop yields. That
Introduced two decades ago for patients with neurological disorders, rehabilitation robotics is now a relatively widespread recovery method for
How can we help elderly people find their way around places which are new and completely unknown to them? At the Science Museum in Trento, northern
Don´t get confused; we are not talking about an ordinary walking robot. Just listen to what this Italian computer engineer has to say about a
The world’s gadget makers have been promising us robot chefs almost as long as flying cars, and we are still waiting…but now the former may be on the
Kirobo the robot recently returned to Japan from the International Space Station (ISS). On Friday, he was awarded two Guinness World Records being
Building your own personal robot is the stuff of costly dreams for most people. But soon the know-how will be available to download for anyone keen