May 22, 2020

Pony.ai has been testing robot taxis in Beijing and Guangzhou since late 2018 as well as in Fremont and Irvine, California. This start-up claims to be the first company to launch an autonomous ride-hailing operation and offer self-driving car rides to the general publi...

May 22, 2020

Scientists from Cornell University and the Istituto Italiano di Technologia have developed a ‘3D-

printed hydrogel actuator that has autonomic perspiration’ – otherwise known as a robot rubber hand that can cool itself with its own sweat.  Designed to handle scenarios w...

May 22, 2020

How AI, Automation and Robotics Could Prepare Us for the Next Pandemic

With the tragic events following the global outbreak of Covid-19 most countries were unprepared for a pandemic. Governments have faced a series of shortages in medical staff, gloves, masks, critical...

May 22, 2020

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), is developing a method for robots to carry small objects without actually physically touching them at all. Ultrasound waves can generate a pressure wave that humans can’t see or hear. This process of usi...

March 2, 2020

Against a backdrop of growing alarm about Chinese firms buying up German expertise, Germany’s economy ministry plans to tighten rules on non-EU takeover of domestic hi-tech firms. The ministry said it had drafted an amendment to the Foreign Trade Regulation that would...

December 9, 2019

German car manufacturer Volkswagen has announced a technology that can potentially turn any car parking space into an electric car charging location. The robot is summoned either by a driver’s

smartphone app or using vehicle-to-X communication and can communicate indepe...

December 2, 2019

Californian start-up Agility Robotics has begun the commercialize its first product called Digit which is a bipedal robot designed for logistics applications. The robot is approximately the size and shape of a small adult human. It is able to navigate environments semi...

November 4, 2019

Massachusetts State Police was officially the first police department in the US to test the use of Spot the Robotic Dog from Boston Dynamics. The robot was used by the department’s bomb squad for various non-weaponized purposes from August to November this year, mainly...

October 31, 2019

Ford Motor and start-up Agility Robotics are partnering in a research project that will test how two-legged robots and self-driving vehicles can work together to solve the curb to door problem when Autonomous Vehicles (AV) are deployed to make deliveries. Agility’s Dig...

June 1, 2019

Amazon hosted first re:MARS conference in Las Vegas in June, which bought some of the biggest names in the tech world including Jeff Bezos himself, Colin Angle the CEO of iRobot and Andrew Ng CEO of Landing AI face to face with recent cutting edge technology and ideas....

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