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Matey the product-hunting robot wants to make shops smarter

Robots and automation are already commonplace in food warehouses, but they could soon be coming to supermarket aisles. Fujitsu’s Matey, shown at the …

Robot (Defined)

robot (noun) 1 -- A machine that looks like a human being and performs various complex acts (such as walking or talking) of a human being - also: a …

Intricate Brain Surgery Carried Out Successfully in Under 3 Minutes Thanks to this Robot

Brain surgery isn’t easy at the best of times, but it may be about to get easier with thanks to this ingenious robot. This new piece of technology …

Robotic fish adjusts its motion to reveal acidic hotspots

If you're going to place a robot among fish to learn about water quality, what better form for it to take than a fish itself? This line of thinking …

Aquaculture

Why Robots Won't Be Coming For All Our Jobs

I’ve had robots on my mind recently, and not in a “Wow, robots will make my life so much easier!” kind of way. More like, “Aaagh! Robots are coming to take the jobs of people in their 50s and 60s!”<p>The alarm bells rang furiously at a Milken Institute Global Conference panel I recently saw in Los …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple Watch detects heart irregularity with 97 percent accuracy

Not good enough for official diagnosis, but useful as a screening tool<p>An Apple Watch app can detect a common form of heart irregularity with 97 percent accuracy, according to results presented at the Heart Rhythm Society last week. This is promising because people with the heart condition — called …

Lowe’s prototype exoskeletons give warehouse workers a boost

The non-motorized exoskeletons are currently being trialled in a store in Virginia<p>Hardware chain Lowe’s is outfitting employees with a simple exoskeleton to help them on the job. The company has partnered with Virginia Tech to develop the technology, which makes lifting and moving heavy objects …