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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,...
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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...
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Hacked robots could demand Bitcoin to return to work

Robots are the future. Which might throw some of us into a panic. Apart from the concerns about murderous androids killing us all in our beds what happens if we become...
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Flippy the robot has started work

A robot which flips burgers has been put into use in a restaurant for the first time. In September 2017 we wrote about Flippy the robot. Now the burger flipping robot...
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Cimon is not so simple

Cimon the intelligent flying drone is to join astronauts on the space station. It can recognise the face and voice of ISS crew members. Talking intelligent drones that accompany astronauts on...
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NatWest’s Cora: The digital human who can answer customers’ questions

People can have a verbal two-way conversation with NatWest's Cora on a computer screen, tablet or mobile phone. NatWest is testing out a “digital human” which it says could in future be...
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Robot job losses

The north is expected to lose out again with robots taking up to 40% of the jobs. It's better news for the south as robot job losses are expected to be...
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AI ethics – Microsoft calls for guidelines on artificial intelligence

AI will run most of our daily lives by 2038, according to the tech giant. They argue we need to look at AI ethics sooner rather than later Microsoft executives have warned...
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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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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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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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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...