Robotics

Italian researchers develop lighter, cheaper robotic hand

May 11, 2018

Italian researchers say their new robotic hand allows users to grip objects more naturally and has a simpler mechanical design that will lower the price significantly

What happens when the robots sound too much like humans?

May 9, 2018

A computer assistant that makes convincingly human-sounding phone calls wowed a crowd of Google enthusiasts, but is it ethical?

Robot fast-food chefs: Hype or a sign of industry change?

May 3, 2018

Robots can't yet bake a souffle or fold a burrito, but a new restaurant in Boston is employing what it calls a "never-before-seen robotic kitchen" to cook up ingredients and spout them into a bowl

China's JD.com looks to Silicon Valley center for innovation

Apr 29, 2018

Polite robots? Robotic arms? China's JD.com looks to Silicon Valley center for innovation.

Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage

Apr 23, 2018

Robots that can weld and bolt are being developed for construction sites

Shanghai gets automated bank with VR, robots, face scanning

Apr 23, 2018

Shanghai gets automated "unmanned bank" equipped with facial recognition software, a virtual reality room and talking robots

Robot designed for faster, safer uranium plant pipe cleanup

Apr 21, 2018

Autonomous robot created to roll through pipes as high-tech helper in uranium plant cleanup

Italy's robot concierge a novelty on the way to better AI

Apr 2, 2018

Robby Pepper, billed as Italy's first robot concierge, has been programmed to answer simple guest questions in Italian, English and German

Austin package explosions sent bomb squad on 300-plus calls

Mar 31, 2018

Austin police say a series of explosions in Texas' capital city over three weeks led to bomb technicians being dispatched on more than 300 calls about suspicious packages

Spacewalking astronauts finish months of robot arm repair

Feb 16, 2018

Spacewalking astronauts have wrapped up months of repair work on the International Space Station's big robot arm

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