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Scientists make robots more expressive

The researchers have now found a system to make the second-generation Affetto more expressive.

18 Nov 2018 3:23 PM

Making smart homes smarter

Robot vacuums are certainly a blessing for those who are looking for a smart way to clean their homes.

04 Nov 2018 12:11 AM

Apple Watch supplier under fire over China student labour

A labour rights group said the tech giant's supplier forced student workers to work "like robots" to assemble its popular Apple Watch.

30 Oct 2018 2:00 PM

New method helps robots to learn tasks from people

Scientists are testing two frameworks that could make it faster and easier to teach robot arms.

28 Oct 2018 5:52 PM

China robot market growth to slump this year as trade war weighs

IFR predicts worldwide industrial robot sales this year will grow 10 per cent compared to last year’s 30 per cent.

19 Oct 2018 11:38 AM


China robot market growth to slump this year as trade war weighs

Sales of industrial robots in China will grow this year at only about a third of last year.

18 Oct 2018 3:36 PM

Mayor, others push back on proposed robot brothel in Houston

Mayor Sylvester Turner said he’s not trying to be the “moral police” but this is not the type of business he wants opening in the city.

28 Sep 2018 9:07 AM

Robot that can harvest ripe produce developed

Scientists expect that a commercial sweet pepper harvesting robot will be available within four to five years.

24 Sep 2018 8:55 AM

Japan successfully lands robot rovers on asteroid's surface

Known as MINERVA-II1, the rovers are collectively world's first mobile exploration robot to land on the surface of an asteroid.

24 Sep 2018 8:10 AM

The artist as an algorithm: Robot-made Rembrandt for sale

A team of French entrepreneurs have written a computer algorithm that can create original paintings.

24 Sep 2018 7:30 AM


Alibaba A.I. Labs launches Hospitality Robot

After a trial at a hotel, Alibaba A.I. Labs will assess its suitability for other areas, including hospitals, restaurants and offices.

21 Sep 2018 6:09 PM

iRobot unveils new Vacuum Cleaner Roomba e5

The Roomba e5 is said to be optimised with powerful pick-up technology that enables clean floors, every day.

11 Sep 2018 2:58 PM

Killer Robots' film warns of perils of automation

The film is also the first ever to be narrated by a robot — a possible sign of what's to come in the motion picture industry.

09 Sep 2018 12:18 PM

Robotic drones can herd birds away from airspaces

Researchers investigated the problem of diverting a flock of birds away from a prescribed area, using a robotic unmanned aerial vehicle.

02 Sep 2018 2:44 PM

Artificial Intelligence system can help robots interact with autistic children

Researchers from the MIT in the US created a personalised machine learning framework for robots used during autism therapy.

27 Aug 2018 12:59 PM


Robot friend can encourage kids to read

The robot, named Minnie, helped children be more excited about books in the two weeks of reading together.

23 Aug 2018 5:17 PM

Robots can manipulate children: Study

A study which shows that kids are significantly more susceptible to manipulation by machines than adults.

20 Aug 2018 7:06 PM

Robot wars: China shows off automated doctors, teachers and combat stars

China is deadly serious about riding the robotic wave with an eye on its economy.

19 Aug 2018 11:20 AM

Novel, inexpensive robots can be powered with popcorn

Popcorn kernels, when heated, can expand more than 10 times in size.

05 Aug 2018 3:29 PM

Centauro the robot to play a role in disaster relief work

Like the fabled creature, it has a humanoid-like upper section with two arms able to manipulate and move objects.

26 Jul 2018 10:24 AM