The kid-friendly inflatable robot for space and the home
11 May 2019 | 2:30 pm
Introducing King Louie, the inflatable robot whose technology could one day be used in space or to help the elderly.
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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.
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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.
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