Robots plan for the future

(BELGIUM) Could robots one day help rescue teams in their efforts to save lives during a disaster? That possibility is a step closer thanks to research led by Mauro Birattari and Lorenzo Garattoni from th...

Robots prepared to do chores

(North America) That will be music to the ears of couch potatoes around the world. Thanks to clever computer scientists, humans will be able to pass boring everyday tasks on to well trained robots using s...

Are robots at the gate?

A new report by Barclays Bank indicates tech and increased automation will create rather than reduce employment opportunities. The Robots at the gate: Humans and technology at work report is the latest in it...

Robots to feed sports fans

Sports fans at stadiums in America may soon be thanking robots for keeping them fed and watered. Hospitality company, Levy, has penned a deal with Miso Robotics to recruit robotic kitchen assistants for spor...

Hermes hailed as innovation leader

(UK) Hermes has been praised for its 'commitment to innovation'. Innovators Magazine reported last year that the logistics company was trialling self-driving delivery robots in London - through a collabor...

Three tech favourites

It is top story weekend. And we've been picking out some of our favourite stories and interviews from the past 12 months. So here are three standouts from the tech section in 2017. https://www.innovato...

Robots ready to support, not take over

Robots are often branded the bogey men of tomorrow destined to take the jobs of humans. But Innovators Magazine isn't buying it. Previous articles on these pages have said don’t fret about a robot takeover a...

‘Robots are not just terminators’

(UK) Robots could - and should - be used to improve the lives of the majority of people in the UK, according to a new study. Published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), the Shaping Our Digital Future re...

Smart warehouse opens in China

Over 100 self-charging robots have taken to the floor of China's new smart warehouse. Logistics firm Cainiao, part of the Alibaba Group, operates the facility in Huiyang, Guongdong. It will use the robots to...

Robots are developing the human touch

Robots are renowned for moving like, eh, robots (a bit like Jimmy Fallon below). But scientists are increasingly making them more natural so they can mimic humans in their interactions and abilities. Researc...