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.
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.
Restaurant in India replaces waiters with robots
Hello. This robot will be your server today. At the Robot Theme Restaurant in southern India, a team of rolling robots will bring your food and drinks right to your table.
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.
Snake on a plane! Don't panic, it's probably just a soft robot
Roboticists show off their new advances in 'soft robots' at a Singapore conference, much-drawing inspiration from nature.
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.
Dublin engineers developing robot helpers
Roboticists from Trinity College Dublin are designing assistive robots that are stable and mobile, and have improved social interfaces to better interact with humans.