Koreans must work alongside robots
Published in AI
Friday, 16 April 2021 12:43

Koreans must work alongside robots


AI and automation will change the country

According to  South Korea's labour minister, humans are going to have to work alongside machines if they want to thrive in a post-pandemic world where many jobs will be handled by artificial intelligence and robots.

British Army looking at robots
Published in News
Monday, 09 November 2020 13:22

British Army looking at robots


Need to reduce troop numbers

The head of the British Armed Forces had a special interview on Sky News in which he suggested that a quarter of soldiers might be robots.

Walmart abandons robot scanner plans
Published in News
Tuesday, 03 November 2020 12:15

Walmart abandons robot scanner plans


Humans can scan shelves better

Walmart has dropped its plans to use roving robots to scan shelves and keep track of inventory, squashing the world’s largest retailer’s years long efforts to automate the task.

Amazon suffers 14,000 work related injuries
Published in IoT
Thursday, 01 October 2020 11:12

Amazon suffers 14,000 work related injuries


Evil robots

Even as Amazon spends tens of millions on new robotics and technologies to automate its warehouses, workers are still paying the price with more than 14,000 serious injuries -- requiring days off or job restrictions -- reported in fulfilment centres in 2019.

Intel and Accenture working on cheaper robot arm project
Published in News


Getting the parts cost down with a neural net

Intel and Accenture announced they are supporting an Intel Neuromorphic Research Community (INRC) project to develop a wheelchair-mounted robotic arm to assist pediatric patients with spinal injuries.

Japanese build a giant robot
Published in Transportation
Monday, 27 July 2020 10:54

Japanese build a giant robot


Ready to take on Godzilla

The Japanese have been building a 60 foot tall robot and it has apparently taken its first steps.

Beware the giant robotic earthworms
Published in AI
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 10:41

Beware the giant robotic earthworms


No harm ever came from making giant robotic earthworms

Boffins have emerged from their smoke filled labs having created giant robotic earthworms.

Robot baristas take over following coronavirus
Published in News


I for one welcome our cappucino delivering overlords

Robots could help people observe social distancing in public by taking jobs from humans.

Dogs could be robot's best friend too
Published in News
Friday, 15 May 2020 12:05

Dogs could be robot's best friend too


They will obey the right sort of droid

Boffins have discovered that dogs will obey commands given to them by a robot.

One robot deletes three human jobs
Published in News
Monday, 11 May 2020 10:49

One robot deletes three human jobs


MIT comes up with some numbers

A study co-authored by an MIT professor puts firm numbers on the trend towards robotic workers replacing humans and found that there is a real impact — although one that falls well short of a robot takeover.