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Autonomous homes by 2020?

Tech giants Samsung and LG have announced plans to help create autonomous homes. Both companies play to expand the AI they include in home devices along with service robots. We could...
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Your flying taxi will be with you shortly

Flying taxi anyone? Without a pilot? It does sound like something from science fiction but the Velocopter, an all-electric autonomous drone, is pretty close to becoming a working reality. Velocopter are a...
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CES 2018 Day One Review

Crazy robots prove they’re not just a passing tech fad, electric cars and Google gets wet in our CES 2018 day one review. Novelty is an easy subject to stray into...
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CES Unveiled 2018 – Robots steal the show

Companion bots and an autonomous suitcase were among the highlights at this years CES Unveiled. The traditional curtain-raiser for the main event, the CES Unveiled preview show, was dominated by robots as...
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Electric driverless cars – is the UK ready?

We’ve featured several stories recently on electric driverless cars. The technology used in these vehicles is advancing all the time. Self-driving taxis are now a thing. And you can now catch autonomous...
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The 3D printed house built by robots in just eight hours

This 3D printed house can be transported to its final location where windows and doors are added and internal decorations and engineering systems are installed. You may remember our story about a...
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Google helps NASA find new solar system

Google’s artificial intelligence found the new solar system using NASA data. A new solar system with as many planets as our own has been discovered, making us tied for the most planets...
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Permitting delivery robots

You may not know it but San Francisco is a hotbed for robots.  So much so that city officials have voted to restrict the use of delivery robots.  However, politicians have...
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Oh no robot doctor passes medical exam

If a robot doctor doesn't scare you nothing will. A robot has just passed the written part of China’s national medical licensing examination, making it the first machine to achieve such a...
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AI cycle routes could cut inner city congestion

AI cycle routes? It's enough to have Boris purring with joy. BMW engineers in China have come up with a concept design for mobility in the future.  Dedicated roadways for electric bikes...
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Robot fashion designers? Scientists develop AI system to design clothes

Could this be a stepping stone to robot fashion designers in the near future? Scientists have developed a system that can design new clothes based on people’s personal taste using artificial intelligence...
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Self-driving taxis are now a thing

Waymo have taken a huge step forward in driverless car technology.  They are so confident in their cars they are launching a self-driving taxi fleet in Phoenix, Arizona.  And for the...
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Humans fight back

Robotic march to world domination halted.  Kind of. Robots can flip burgers, fly planes, and crush the best human players at GO.  The advances in artificial intelligence have left us all glancing...
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Fourth industrial revolution could create thousands of jobs

The fourth industrial revolution could generate over £450-billion in the next ten years.  It could also create thousands of new jobs.  But only if political and business leaders get their collective...
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How will self-driving cars affect the law?

Autonomous vehicles have been in the news recently.  Trains, trucks, and even airplanes are driving or flying without human help.  Testing on self-driving cars has been extensive.  They are sure to...
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Is that an autonomous train coming down the tracks?

Mining company Rio Tinto have successfully trialled an autonomous train.  The 100 kilometre journey took place in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.  The heavy haul train completed its journey with...
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Flippy the burger flipping robot

This is Flippy.  Flippy is a burger flipping robot which cooks a perfect patty every time.  After a successful trial the robot will now be set to work in 50 CaliBurger...
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Self-driving trucks: A waste of time?

We’ve talked about driverless buses and even pilotless airliners so we may as well complete the set.  Self-driving trucks are going to be tested on Britain’s roads in 2018.  The tests...
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Driverless buses have a ticket to ride

Following on from our story on pilotless airliners automated transport is again in the news as driverless buses have taken to the roads of Tallinn. The project involving two buses was launched...
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Robocop’s on Patrol

Anyone with visions of a dystopian society overrun by maniacal homicidal robots should probably stop reading now.  Robophobics may also prefer to put the kettle on rather than read any further. The...