Robots to learn kitchen skills

(USA) The skills needed to successfully prepare and serve food are going to support new research into artificial intelligence and robotics. Sony is joining forces with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), as...

Intel invests $60 million in startups

Intel's global investment arm has invested $60 million in 15 startup companies. The firms being added to Intel Capital’s portfolio are using data to develop technologies in areas including artificial intelli...

Startups shine at Disney demo day

(CALIFORNIA) Disney is supporting the next generation of game-changers in their quest to reshape the media and entertainment industries. It welcomed 11 startups this week, all members of the Disney accele...

Robots are becoming more sociable

(GERMANY) The 'social robot' which has taken Japan by storm is now bidding to win admirers in Europe. Musio, developed by AKA, will be introduced at en event in Berlin next week. Driven by its artificial ...

Robot rolls like humans

(USA) MIT engineers have developed a 'socially aware' autonomous robot that can navigate naturally in human environments. They trained a robot using machine learning technology to make it capable of mak...

Hospitals recruit life-saving robot

(USA) An R2-D2 lookalike is helping to reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAI) in New Jersey. Saint Peter's University Hospital has recruited the LightStrike germ-zapping robot, which kills deadly bugs ...

Smart robots are in demand

(SWITZERLAND) An innovative investment platform is launching a $100 million initiative to hasten the arrival of smart robots that can function seamlessly in the real world. Rewired is run by an experience...

Don’t fret about a robot takeover

Robots are not on the verge of rendering humans redundant by taking their jobs, according to a new report. The new study compares today's hysteria - largely promoted by headline writers and clickbait hunters...

New robot in the pipeline

(USA) Researchers at MIT have developed a robotic system with the potential to save water by detecting leakage in pipes. The soft robot device resembles a shuttlecock and can be placed in pipes through fi...

Giving robots human instincts

(USA) Researchers in America have programmed a computer to read body language. The work undertaken by a team from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute could pave the way for autonomous cars that c...