The robotics startup Exotec has become France's 25th unicorn company, valued at $2 billion after its latest fundraising round. The firm makes robots for e-commerce depots, and counts big names like Carrefour, Uniqlo and Decathlon among its customers. Exotec's CEO Romain Moulin told FRANCE 24 the inspiration for the company actually came from online retail giant Amazon.
3 Aug 2021
Teenage girls in Kano, a socially conservative Muslim city in northern Nigeria, are learning robotics, computing and other STEM subjects in an innovative project to "open their minds". In a part of the world where many girls are expected to marry young and their education is not prioritised, these girls are being supported in their endeavour to develop skills and independent thinking by their parents and even by a member of the local emir's traditional court
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.
24 Aug 2020
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.
5 Jul 2019
Two pre-teen Nigerian kids have both made robots that can fold clothes and grab nearby objects. They both want to pursue a future in robotics to help people solve their every day problems.
28 May 2019
Italian robotics team shows off its latest HyQReal autonomously-powered robot by having it pull a three-ton plane.
18 Jul 2017
A team of Afghan girls compete in a Washington, D.C. robotics competition after American officials agreed to allow them to enter the country despite initially denying them visas.
12 Jul 2017
Robotics is the Future of Technology- Silas Adekunle
12 Jul 2017
American technology companies are bringing automation and robotics to the age-old task of battling mosquitoes in a bid to halt the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne maladies worldwide.
1 Mar 2017
A robotics platform for the evaluation and the rehabilitation of the lower limbs and body has been developed by a spin-off of the Italian Institute of Technology.