Droids, exoskeletons, and air taxis are some of the trends and concepts highlighted at this year's VivaTech in Paris. The event aims to make France a rendezvous point for startups and technology sector leaders.
The CYBELEGs PLUS PLUS programme is working to develop a robotic prosthesis to reduce physical and cognitive effort for amputees.. But their use could be much more wide-reaching.
Ciao, textbooks! How robots are helping teach at one school in Italy
Even if we are true believers in the power of technology, in the benefits of creative destruction, we should not kid ourselves: the fourth industrial revolution, if left untamed, could increase inequality, weaken the social fiber of our society, and put under threat the core of democracy and peace.
Locally made robots took over waiting duties in a Kathmandu restaurant.
EU agriculture ministers flocked to an informal meeting in Sofia earlier this week where they talked about modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy. But their proposals have left a sour taste in some people's mouths.
Integration between artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics industry has been one of the major highlights at the ongoing Fifth China Robotop and Intellectual Economic Talent Summit, which kicked off on Wednesday in Yuyao City, east China's Zhejiang Province.
Japanese engineers unveiled on Wednesday a robot that transforms into a car that can actually carry people on board, in what they said was the first-ever such accomplishment in the history of robots.
A pair of pole-dancing robots performed at the Sapphire Las Vegas Gentleman's Club.
Mobility was a keyword at the world’s largest robot exhibition, held in Tokyo.
The T-HR3 – Toyota’s latest robot – is not only good at Tai Chi but
Meet Pepper the robot priest.
Automation is everywhere at annual robotics fest Innorobo in Paris.
Technological progress brings far-reaching benefits, but it also poses increasingly serious threats to humankind. With governments and citizens already struggling with the consequences of recent innovations – from job displacement to security risks – technology policy is likely to take center stage
By Sean Welsh, researcher in robot ethics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand
The problems of military invention in Syria are massive. The
As we enter the fourth phase of the Industrial Revolution, humans need to embrace technology to work alongside robots
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.
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…
Smart connected farms were a hot topic at the ‘International Green Week’ in Berlin.
MEPs have called for the adoption of EU-wide rules on how humans and robots interact.
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…
“Robot cops” will soon be patrolling the streets of Dubai.
And you thought you were a table football star?
Robotics technology is getting faster, smarter and more talkative, but just how useful can robots be?