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Starship Technologies develops self-driving robot that can deliver groceries for $1.50

November 6th, 2015 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

Starship is a new company that is promising to disrupt local delivery with the launch of a self-driving robot that can deliver groceries to customers’ doors in under 30 minutes for less than $1.50 (£1). The Starship robot has been developed by Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis. It drives on pavements at an average speed […]

Yamaha unveils Motobot, a motorcycle-riding robot

October 30th, 2015 at 1:46 pm » Comments Off

Yamaha has unveiled Motobot, a motorcycle-riding robot at the Tokyo Motor Show. Yahama claims that the robot will eventually be able to ride an unmodified motorbike at over 200 kilometers per hour (124 miles per hour). (Video)

The future of humans plus machines

October 23rd, 2015 at 5:49 pm » Comments Off

Humans plus machines will drive society forward. This was the central message conveyed by Dr. John Kelly, senior vice president of IBM Research, at the Augmenting Human Intelligence Cognitive Colloquium, which took place in San Francisco.

In the future programming robots to hate may be a necessity

October 22nd, 2015 at 7:25 pm » Comments Off

The topic of artificial intelligence has been thrust into the mainstream in recent years. No longer just the domain of sci-fi fans, nerds or Google engineers,  but the topic at parties, coffee shops and even at the dinner table.

The smart bathroom of the future

October 21st, 2015 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

The bathroom of the future is going to make your electric toothbrush look decidedly low-tech.  A futurologist has predicted that in less than 25 years smart mirrors could perform health checks, while robots will be able to do a person’s make-up and even paint their nails.

Japan starts driverless taxi experiment

October 12th, 2015 at 3:34 pm » Comments Off

Japan has hotels that are operated by robots and androids that serve as clerks at department stores. The latest unmanned project to come out of Japan is the robot cab. (Video)

How AI will change our lives, should we be afraid?

October 6th, 2015 at 3:48 pm » Comments Off

Over the past year you might have noticed all of the attention media is giving artificial intelligence.  You might get the impression from the media that it’s only a matter of time before the threat of artificial intelligence comes to destroy us all.

IBM’s Watson to teach robots social skills

September 30th, 2015 at 10:21 pm » Comments Off

IBM wants to teach robots to better understand and mimic human communication by using some of the artificial-intelligence techniques that emerged from its Watson project.

Falling cost of robots may shift car manufacturing from China to U.S.

September 25th, 2015 at 2:44 pm » Comments Off

Cheaper robots may help move some car manufacturing work away from low-cost locations like China back to factories in Germany and North America, Donald Walker, Chief Executive of auto supplier Magna told Reuters.

Robotic unicycle drones could one day deliver packages to your door

September 3rd, 2015 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

The Transwheel drone is a new type of robotic vehicle that could soon be carrying our packages and parcels to our doors, according to designers.