Future of Work

The future of technological employment comes down to a key challenge of human-machine collaboration.

The 10 best new technologies coming out of CES 2020

CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Here are the this year's highlights including robots and wearable devices.

Meet Neo, the floor-scrubbing robot

The two young co-founders of Avidbots, Faizan Sheikh and Pablo Molina have robots cleaning floors in 14 countries. Neo frees workers from doing basic things to concentrate on more complex tasks.

How Microrobots Will Fix Our Roads

Swarms of microrobots will scuttle along beneath our roads and pavements, finding and fixing leaky pipes and faulty cables. That is, if a new project sponsored by the U.K. government is a success.

Humanoid robot prototype capable of heavy labor

Researchers have developed a humanoid robot prototype, HRP-5P, intended to autonomously perform heavy labor or work in hazardous environments.

MIT’s $1 billion college will teach the theory and ethics of AI

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in US announced that it's launching a college which is specifically focused on the "ethical evolution" of AI that is already affecting and shaping our society.

Robotic Skin Brings Inanimate Objects to Life

Typically, robots are built to perform a single task. To make them more adaptable, US researchers have developed a kind of “robotic skin” that transforms ordinary objects into multifunctional robots.

Therapy Robot Teaches Social Skills to Children With Autism

For some children with autism, interacting with others can be an uncomfortable experience. QTrobot can increase these children’s willingness to interact with humans, and decrease discomfort during therapy sessions.

In China, yellow robots deliver snacks to your home

Weighing 30 kg and with a top speed of 12 km per hour on their six wheels, the robots have four cameras constantly scanning the world around them and a laser tele-detection system allowing them to avoid obstacles.

Emotional robot lets you feel how it's 'feeling'

Researchers have developed a prototype of a robot that can express 'emotions' through changes in its outer surface. The robot's skin covers a grid of texture units whose shapes change based on the robot's feelings.

Robotic Device Yields Quicker Blood Test Results

US Scientists have developed a device for automated blood drawing and testing that could provide rapid test results at bedsides or in ambulances, emergency rooms, clinics or doctors’ offices.

UK Government Proposes Five Basic Principles to Keep AI safe and ethical

Britain is in a strong position to be a world leader in the development of artificial intelligence. But to get there—and to keep AI safe and ethical—tech firms should follow the Committee’s newly proposed “AI Code.”

MIT’s Biomimetic Soft Robot Swims With the Fishes

The lifelike movements of the robot mean it can navigate aquatic environments without triggering any discernible alarm among marine life.

XPRIZE Aims for Robot Avatars That Let You See, Hear, and Feel by 2021

The XPRIZE Foundation launches $10 million competition to build robot avatars that can be controlled from at least 100 kilometers away.

Meet Erica, Japan's Next Robot News Anchor

Erica, a lifelike android designed to look like a 23-year-old woman, may soon become a TV news anchor in Japan.