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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
21 May 2020
A Spanish bar is experimenting in contact-free beverage delivery with 'Beer Cart', a robotic barman serving up beers to customers in Seville. The robot assistant made his debut when the southern city began enjoying new freedom as Spain eased a two-month lockdown, with bars and cafés in half of the country allowed to reopen their terraces.
25 Feb 2020
Someday, in the not-too-distant future, a robot similar to this snake-like prototype could help save lives. The robot snake was developed at John Hopkins University could help advance search and rescue technology, says Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Chen Li.
13 Feb 2020
A four-legged robot called spot has gone to work on a Norwegian oil rig.
20 Dec 2019
Toyota's latest humanoid robot "T-HR3" is like an avatar that can be controlled remotely by a human operator. The goggle on the operator allows them to envision what the robot is seeing, while they feel what the robot touches through the sensory feedback gloves they wear.