“This is nice, it tickles me,” Kaspar the social robot tells four-year-old Finn as they play together at an autism school north of London.
Are robots coming for your job?
Although technology has long affected the labor force, recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are heightening concerns about automation replacing a growing number of occupations, including highly skilled or “knowledge-based” jobs.
In a first, a research group has found that by changing only its parameter related to speed, a quadruped robot can spontaneously change its steps. Continue reading Quadruped robot can change steps with speed
A China-made wearable robot, which can help disabled people walk, is expected to enter the market in one to two years, the developer has said. Continue reading China-made wearable robot to enter market
Goldman Sachs Group Inc, known for advising the world’s richest and most powerful, is building a so-called robo-adviser geared to mass affluent customers, according to a job listing posted Monday on the bank’s website. Continue reading Goldman building robo-adviser to give investment advice to the masses
When Judy Norman walks on stage for the play “Spillikin”, she performs beside a somewhat different cast member – a humanoid robot.
Japanese authorities sent a robot to the Fukushima nuclear plant on Tuesday to measure radiation levels inside and evaluate its condition ahead of a future dismantling of a reactor. Continue reading Japan sends robot to study radiation in n-reactor
Some hungry customers in the nation’s capital may be surprised to discover a robot is delivering their pastrami on rye.
Researchers have developed an algorithm that lets robots ask for clarification when they are not sure what exactly a person wants them to fetch, especially when there are lots of very similar objects in close proximity to each other. Continue reading This robot can ask for clarification
Effecting a breakthrough in making insect-inspired robots run faster, Swiss researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, have found a new way by which six-legged insects increase their walking speed.