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Is a window-cleaning robot worth $400? We got our hands on Ecovacs Robotics's Winbot 950 and tested it out in our office.
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Industrial robotic arms are the focus at the Taiwan Automation Intelligence and Robot Show, which features more than 750 exhibitors. The International Federation of Robotics estimates that by 2022, four million industrial robots will be working in factories worldwide.
25 Oct 2020
How would feel about letting a robotic millipede loose in your intestines, free to explore your insides? Slightly reluctant perhaps? That is one of the proposed applications of a new kind of robot that mimics both the way a millipede walks and the way the human body uses tiny hairs, called cilia, to moves particles around inside us.
20 Nov 2020
'Robovie' the robot works at a sports shop in the Japanese city of Osaka, where he usually directs shoppers to what they are looking for. But during the pandemic, he has a new task – reminding customers who are not wearing a mask to put one on, and asking people to keep their distance when queuing.
13 Dec 2020
A 18-metre high replica of a Gundam robot comes alive at a media preview near the port of Yokohama. It's part of a project to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the animation series and the public will be allowed to view the giant robot from December 19 after delays caused by virus restrictions.
10 Feb 2021
Bosnia's most popular rock band, Dubioza Kolektiv, has a new recruit who sings and plays musical instruments - a humanoid robot called Robby Megabyte.
20 Feb 2021
Cleaning robot Franzi makes sure floors are spotless at the Munich hospital where she works, and has taken on a new role during the pandemic: cheering up patients and staff.
7 Mar 2021
A group of students in Nigeria have built a robot they hope can one day help hospitals remotely treat COVID-19 patients, taking temperatures, transporting medicine and allowing medical workers to communicate with patients with a webcam and screen.
4 Mar 2021
One of the challenges being faced worldwide is the rate of infection of health professionals while treating COVID-19 patients. However, a team of Nigerian students studying robotics at the Glisten International Academy in Nigeria's capital, Abuja have built a machine that can treat COVID-19 patients.
13 Mar 2021
An Angolan inventor has created a robot that helps in the fight against Corona. It can check someone's temperature, offers disinfectants and identifies people that don't wear masks.
18 Apr 2021
It's whip fast, obeys commands and doesn't leave unpleasant surprises on the floor -- meet the AlphaDog, a robotic response to two of China's burgeoning loves: pets and technology. The high-tech hound uses sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to 'hear' and 'see' its environment -- and can even be taken for walks.
25 Apr 2021
Concerned by the number of Nigerian health workers infected with COVID-19, students developed a robot to deliver drugs to patients.
8 Aug 2021
Moving up and down through the aisles of northeast America’s Stop and Shop supermarkets is an autonomous robot named Marty. In these stores he has one job: to inspect the floor and look for hazards and spills.
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