robotics

AI ‘will make 5 million people redundant by 2020’
News

AI ‘will make 5 million people redundant by 2020’

Financial sector and low-skilled workers most at risk, says WEF
18 Jan 2016
Government commits to leadership in robotics industry
Business strategy

Government commits to leadership in robotics industry

Local and national investment is needed to make the UK a leader in emerging tech
23 Mar 2015
Robots will replace humans, take our jobs
Careers & training

Robots will replace humans, take our jobs

Tech automation could affect third of UK jobs, with lower-paid roles most likely to be replaced
11 Nov 2014
Elon Musk describes AI as 'summoning the devil'
Business strategy

Elon Musk describes AI as 'summoning the devil'

The Tesla and Space X founder thinks super-intelligent computers could be more of a threat than nuclear war
28 Oct 2014
Foldable robot constructed from children's toy
innovation
Hardware

Foldable robot constructed from children's toy

The machine has been created by researchers at the Wyss Institute and can operate by itself, without any human intervention
11 Aug 2014
Jibo the social robot gets $300k funding in 24 hours
Hardware

Jibo the social robot gets $300k funding in 24 hours

MIT professor wants Jibo the robot to be part of your family
17 Jul 2014
Government invests £150m to kickstart UK robotics industry
Business strategy

Government invests £150m to kickstart UK robotics industry

Government's "Great Challenge" hopes to make UK a world-beater in the robotics market by 2025
1 Jul 2014
Pepper personal robot can read human emotions
Business strategy

Pepper personal robot can read human emotions

Japanese comms giant Softbank announced the humanoid robot, which uses sensors to detect how you’re feeling
6 Jun 2014
Intel showcases robots, wireless charging & smart cars
Business strategy

Intel showcases robots, wireless charging & smart cars

Jimmy the Robot & Ultrabooks with embedded 3D cameras coming this year
14 May 2014
Google invests in robotics start-up Savioke
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Business strategy

Google invests in robotics start-up Savioke

Search giant follows up acquisitions in the robotics sector with new investment
10 Apr 2014
First ‘bionic Olympics’ to be held in 2016
Business strategy

First ‘bionic Olympics’ to be held in 2016

Cybathlon brings together athletics and tech
28 Mar 2014
Oxford University teaches robots to keep secrets
Hardware

Oxford University teaches robots to keep secrets

Humanoid robots present new security problems, it is claimed.
6 Mar 2014
European Space Agency develops wall-crawling robot
Credit: Simon Fraser University School of Engineering Science/MENRVA
Mobile

European Space Agency develops wall-crawling robot

Gecko-inspired device could be used in space.
3 Jan 2014
Google acquires veteran robotics firm Boston Dynamics
Robotic hand touching human hand
Business strategy

Google acquires veteran robotics firm Boston Dynamics

Internet giant confirms purchase of animal-themed automatons.
16 Dec 2013
Google sets out robot army assembly plans
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Business strategy

Google sets out robot army assembly plans

Search giant has acquired several robotics specialists to deliver on its tech vision.
5 Dec 2013
EC prepares for worldwide robotics push
World
Business strategy

EC prepares for worldwide robotics push

New initiative aims to help cultivate a growing and competitive European robotics industry.
19 Sep 2012
The movie technology that IT departments would love
Robots!
Business strategy

The movie technology that IT departments would love

Hollywood has very clear ideas of what computers are capable of. But which of its pipe dreams would actually help the modern day IT department? Simon …
21 Oct 2010
Researchers develop a robot that can lie
robot
public sector

Researchers develop a robot that can lie

The digital age of innocence is truly over.
15 Sep 2010
Scottish hospital set to debut robotic staff
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public sector

Scottish hospital set to debut robotic staff

A team of robotic workers will use their own corridors underneath the Forth Valley Royal Hospital, and will be used to conduct 'day-to-day' tasks.
18 Jun 2010
CeBIT 2010: Why Rooney need not fear robots
Robots playing football
public sector

CeBIT 2010: Why Rooney need not fear robots

Researchers from B-Human ran some public training sessions for their football playing robots while at CeBIT.
4 Mar 2010
Scientists edge closer to smarter robots
Robotic hand touching human hand
public sector

Scientists edge closer to smarter robots

Boffins at the University of Edinburgh and University of Sheffield are working on how to give robots the human touch.
26 Oct 2009
Robots: The good, the bad and the ugly
Cute robot
public sector

Robots: The good, the bad and the ugly

Do they help or do they hinder, and where are the worlds of robotics and artificial intelligence headed?
7 Aug 2009
London gets team of firefighting robots
QinetiQ's robotic firefighting team
public sector

London gets team of firefighting robots

QinetiQ has demonstrated a team of firefighting robots to help out in Greater London.
29 Jul 2009
Top 10 sci-fi tech we didn't get
Software

Top 10 sci-fi tech we didn't get

Ten technologies that we’ve all been wishing for but the tech companies have not given us – yet.
15 Apr 2009