Security robots ‘to keep offices safe’

(USA) An innovative California-based startup has developed an indoor security robot that interacts with employees and works alongside human guards. Cobalt's robots are "designed to work alongside human gu...

The ‘quest to make machines human’

|7 February 2017| London An exhibition celebrating the '500-year quest to make machines human' will open in London tomorrow. The Robots Exhibition at the London Science Museum - which will run until Se...

Robot café opens in San Francisco

|4 February 2017| USA Coffee lovers yearn for consistency so when their favourite hot cup isn't up to standard they are left frustrated. Now a robotic café in San Francisco aims to put a stop to all th...

Bat-like bots go where humans can’t

|2 February 2017| USA A bat-like drone capabale of flying "beyond where humans can go" could provide vital assistance in disaster zone situations. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Ch...

Einstein robot the coolest science tutor ever

|25 January 2017| Hong Kong Labelled the "walking, talking, amazingly expressive robot who is your friend and science tutor" the exciting new Einstein robot is likely to be a big hit with students. The...

The tiny robots transforming eye surgery

|21 January 2017| England/Holland In December eye surgeons at an Oxford hospital used a tiny robot to treat a patient. Robert MacLaren, Professor of Ophthalmology, used a robotic retinal dissection dev...

Worldwide robotics spend to hit $188 billion

|10 January 2017| Worldwide spending on robotics will hit nearly $200 billion by 2020, according to a new report. The Worldwide Commercial Robotics Spending Guide - compiled by the International Data Corp...

Robots head to the pool

|21 December 2016| Germany The number of domestic household robots working for humans will top 31 million worldwide by 2019, according to a new report. In its 2016 World Robotics Report: Service Robots...

‘Living with robots’

|25 November 2016| Holland How will labour be divided between humans and robots? A new free to download e-book offers 'a nuanced picture of the promise and consequences of the rise of robots in society...