24 Apr 2021
A Hong Kong professor has developed a programme using role-playing robots to help children with autism improve their social skills, an initiative that has been adopted by other non-profit groups and schools.
11 Nov 2020
E-commerce giant Alibaba's robotic logistics network, inaugurated in 2018, with claims of being the China's largest robot intelligent warehouse, has some 1000 robots sorting delivery packages ahead of the annual Singles Day, the world's biggest shopping day. Singles' Day, also called "11.11" for the November 11 date, was originally set as an unofficial day for unmarried Chinese. But Alibaba -- which accounts for more than half of China's e-commerce -- commandeered it as a discount sales event akin to the late-November US "Black Friday", which "Singles' Day" now handily surpasses.
31 Jul 2020
Indonesia's Diponegoro University holds its graduation ceremony without its flesh-and-blood graduates, with robots receiving diplomas from the rector's hands in the students' stead. The 2,500 graduates were only allowed to watch the formalities via live broadcast due to pandemic social distancing, but they were represented by the top three students in each faculty -- who had their faces displayed on-screen as the robots took the stage.
12 Jun 2020
Robots stand in for graduating students to receive diploma and medals at a primary school in the Philippines as the coronavirus pandemic prohibits mass gathering. Graduation speeches and congratulatory messages were also relayed through recorded videos in the school's first-ever 'cyber-graduation'.
6 Apr 2020
At the Circolo Hospital of Varese in Lombardy, Italy, robots are replacing doctors and nurses for some duties in the fight against the coronavirus. They enable remote monitoring thanks to their cameras, which means that medical staff do not have to physically be in the room, limiting the use of protective equipment and saving precious time. from the hospital in Varese.
4 Mar 2020
To curb the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, robots have been mobilised in China and parts of the U.S. to perform tasks that will reduce human contact with people already infected with the virus and inform the public about preventive measures to take to avoid getting infected.
3 Feb 2020
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games get underway in the last week of July, and here are five robots that will shape what organisers predict would be the most exciting summer Olympics of all-time.
6 Jan 2020
From "flying gondolas" to vibrators, the Consumer Electronics Show offers a chance to showcase the newest and shiniest gadgetry. Kicking off Tuesday in Las Vegas, the show will open against the backdrop of mounting concerns on how data gathered from connected devices can be exploited by marketers, governments and hackers.
19 Oct 2019
Human-like machines: How 'human' should humanoid robots be?
3 Sep 2019
Donning high heels and standing on elevated platforms at a dimly lit club, humanoid robots moved their hips as they pole danced in front of their majority male audience on Friday night at Nantes' SC-Club.
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.