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Hopping space robot plays live-action ping pong

  A dog-like robot being developed to hop across complex terrain on other planets has been used to play a live-action game of ping pong in its latest phase of testing. Scientists mounted...
Ford's delivery robot

Ford creates two-legged robot that delivers to the door

The Ford robot can carry objects weighing up to 18kg from a self-driving vehicle directly to the customer’s door. A two-legged robot that is able to independently carry parcels from a self-driving...
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All the best gadgets from MWC 2019

The Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) annual technology convention saw smartphones of different shapes and sizes among its most notable announcements. MWC 2019 drew to a close in Barcelona, with foldable phones...
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Micro-robots could make roadworks a thing of the past

£26.6m will fund projects including the development of tiny devices to repair cracks in pipes without the need to dig up roads. Yep, micro-robots could make sitting in traffic jams waiting...
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The Good Robot Report – expect a robot in every home within 50 years

The Good Robot report suggests 60% of UK adults believe there will be a robot in every home within the next 50 years. Robots are expected to be used around the...
pepper the robot

Six ways Pepper the robot is taking the world by storm

Could Pepper the robot end up at a hospital or museum near you? There’s a strong chance you’ve heard of Pepper the robot before. The semi-humanoid has been popping up in a...
parkour robot

Parkour robot video

Parkour robot today. Ruler of the world tomorrow? Boston Dynamics has become synonymous with robotic advancement and videos of its extraordinary creations in action can be both awe-inspiring and unnerving. And the...
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In Video: Latest robots go on show at IFA tech event

A vacuum cleaner is among the latest robots showcased in Berlin. Some of the world’s best robots have gone on show at the IFA tech event in Berlin.
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Selfridges coffee robot will serve you now

Who needs a coffee machine when the Selfridges coffee robot can do the whole thing for you? Selfridges has introduced a coffee-making robot to its Smartech store in central London as part...
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5G robots could build new cars

5G robots could be used to build the cars of tomorrow as Audi begins testing the technology in one of its production plants. The premium car maker has announced it is working...
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Lifelike robots ‘unlikely’ in British homes soon

Robot haters can begin to breathe a little easier. An expert has claimed it is unlikely that lifelike robots, such as those from the hit TV show Humans, will inhabit our...
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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...