Young Nigerian coders create robots that solve everyday problems
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.
The new Da Vinci, meet Ai-Da the robot artist
Can robots be creative? British gallery owner Aidan Meller hopes to go some way towards answering that question with Ai-Da, who her makers say will be able to draw people from sight with a pencil in her bionic hand.
More women, More robots, less jobs
Yoko Ishikura, professor emeritus at Hitotsubashi University, Bo Young Lee, chief diversity and inclusion officer of Uber Ltd., and Akiko Naka, founder and chief executive officer of Wanted, in conversation with Bloomberg Businessweek's Joel Weber at the Bloomberg The Year Ahead summit in Tokyo.
Zoox and its $800 Million robo taxi dream
Zoox is on the verge of transforming the entire transportation industry by creating self-driving robots that will become the ride-shares of the future.
Robots make for indispensable mates in ageing Japan
Robots funded by the Tokyo government are introduced to a nursing home for the elderly to help counter labor shortages in an increasingly ageing population.
Combining origami with modular robotics
Origami robot devices combined in modular systems at Switzerland's EPFL could vastly increase the number of tasks undertaken by robots.
Silicone rubber robots could vastly improve mobility for the infirm, say researchers
Flexible, soft robots containing muscle-like actuators could revolutionise rehabilitation for the infirm, say researchers at Switzerland's EPFL.
Robots threatens Bangladeshi garment workers
Robots are threatening jobs in many industries, including the clothing business. Some of the biggest factories are in Bangladesh, and many workers are on strike demanding higher pay.