3d printed driverless boats

3D printed driverless boats

Fleets of 3D printed driverless boats will be coming on stream (pun intended) could cut congestion in major cities. Or at least they can in cities with major rivers running through...
robot kitchen

Forget Masterchef a robot kitchen is here

The robot kitchen takes just three minutes or less to prepare a meal. A new restaurant in Boston is serving affordable food made almost entirely by robots. Spyce, which opened on May 3,...
robot dog

Robot dog to be let off lead in 2019

Fed up with mounds of pet hair in the house? Can't be doing with early morning walkies? Why not trade in the Labrador for a robot dog? Actually it just looks like...
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A NASA helicopter is off to Mars

A small autonomous NASA helicopter will be on the next rover mission to Mars. The US space agency revealed the NASA helicopter will be carried aboard the Mars 2020 rover as a...
uber flying taxis

Where will Uber flying taxis land next?

The search is on for an international city to join the pilot locations for the Uber flying taxis service. Could London, Manchester or Birmingham be on the short list? Uber has announced...
delivery bots

Delivery bots invasion

Autonomous robot firm Starship Technologies are to launch 1,000 delivery bots. The machines are coming to work and education campuses in the UK, Europe and US. A company specialising in autonomous delivery...
ford smart window

Ford smart window describes views for blind passengers

The Ford smart window, called 'Feel The View' uses artificial intelligence and vibrations to help partially sighted users experience landscapes. How the Ford smart window works The Ford smart window works by...
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Robot teachers? Give me a human any day

Technology is now a key part of everyday school life, but a poll suggests that when it comes to who is standing at the front of the classroom, teenagers would still...
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NHS robotics and AI

As if they haven't got enough to cope with thousands of NHS staff are to be trained to use robotics and artificial intelligence as the health service sets out to embrace...
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Robots build a chair in brilliant news for flat pack haters

The robots can assemble an Ikea chair in less than 20 minutes. Which is around two hours faster than I can manage. Where can I get one? It appears robots have mastered...
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It’s a question of AI ethics m’lud

Happy days. Those good old boys at the House of Lords have decided that robots shouldn't be allowed to kill us all in the future. Phew. That's a weight off my...
fribo

Fribo the robot

Fribo is being developed for young people who live alone. Loneliness among young people is often blamed on the growing abundance of technology and social media, but a cat-like robot is being...

AI fairy tale written by predictive text

The Princess And The Fox is an AI fairy tale. Not sure there's a Disney movie here though. Artificial intelligence and predictive text software have been used to create a new fairy...
augmented reality shopping

Augmented reality shopping demo

This augmented reality shopping tool is brilliant. Developed by London entrepreneur Andrew Hart you could soon be using it in your local supermarket. Augmented reality is not just for using Snapchat filters...
mind-reading headset

Mind-reading headset can understand voices in your head

Researchers have created a mind-reading headset that can ‘hear’ silent speech. Scary. Or exciting? A new mind-reading headset created by university researchers can understand words the wearer says internally but does not...
driverless tech

In too much of a rush for driverless tech?

Pioneering autonomous car firms such as Uber and Tesla are rushing into driverless tech “too soon”, according to a leading robotics professor. Speaking out after a woman was killed by an Uber...
water carrying robot

Meet Husky the water carrying robot

Husky the water carrying robot is helping with daily burden of carrying water in a remote Indian village. It can carry three 20 litre bottles of water at a time. A four-wheeled...
uber self-driving car fatal crash

Uber self-driving car in fatal crash

An Uber self-driving car has struck and killed a pedestrian in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle, prompting the ride-hailing company to suspend road-testing of such cars in...
self-flying taxi

A self-flying taxi could be coming your way

A self-flying taxi just took a big step (flight) towards reality, thanks to an American start-up and its ambitious plans for pilot-less passenger aircraft. Aircraft company Kitty Hawk, which is backed by...
boring company

Elon Musk’s Boring Company will ‘prioritise pedestrians and cyclists over cars’

It appears Elon Musk's Boring Company has made changes to their ambitious plans to slash commuting times for drivers in Los Angeles and other major US cities (and eventually the UK),...