Robots

Meet your new cobot: is a machine coming for your job?

As robots slash the time it takes to complete an order at companies like Amazon and Ocado, what does that mean for their human colleagues?<p>Next to the M56, on the outskirts of Manchester, the future has landed. A cluster of huge distribution centres sits at the heart of Airport City, a new …

Robotics

These Double Robotic Hands Created By Youbionic Can Make You Extra Powerful

An Italian start-up has developed a double-handed robotic glove that can assist humans in completing multiple tasks simultaneously. According to its …

Robotics

San Francisco’s Problem Isn’t Robots; It’s the $15 Wage Floor

The city fears automation will replace workers—but its own policies make low-value jobs illegal.<p>Amazon recently received proposals from cities hoping to host its second headquarters. A number of California localities—including Los Angeles, Sacramento, Pomona and Chula Vista—were in the mix. But the …

Andrew Puzder

World's first robot citizen Sophia hints that she'd like to start a FAMILY

The first and only robot to be granted citizenship of a country has hinted that she would like to start a family.<p>Sophia, a humanoid robot created by …

Robotics

These kickass telepresence robots are the next best thing to teleportation

Ever needed to be in two places at once? Well, thanks to miracles of modern engineering, you finally can be … sort of. Using an internet-connected …

Gear & Gadgets

The Guardian view on productive capitalism: it needs humans more than robots

The rise of the machines will make us richer. But to keep our humanity we need fundamental changes to our economic system<p>A country’s ability to improve its standard of living over time depends almost entirely on its ability to raise its output per worker. That’s why Nobel laureate Paul Krugman …

Opinion

Using microrobots to diagnose and treat illness in remote areas of the body

Spirulina algae coated with magnetic particles to form a microrobot. Devices such as these could be developed to diagnose and treat illness in …

Molecular Biology

SpotMini Intelligent Robot Dog by Boston Dynamics

Welcome a new mutt into your family home with the SpotMini Intelligent Robot Dog by Boston Dynamics. This remarkable little four-legged robot can do …

Robotics

4 more robot vacuums are on sale today for Black Friday

We showed you a slew of great Black Friday deals on robot vacuum yesterday, but a bunch of the best ones sold out. That’s definitely a bummer if you …

Shopping

Control Your Roomba With IFTTT Commands

Autonomous home vacuum cleaner-turned-spy? (via iRobot)<p>When the humans are away, the Roomba will play: Keep a closer eye on your iRobot vacuum with …

Geek

JISIWEI I3 Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Review, Introduced by TVBMA, with ILIFE V5 and Xiaomi Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaners (1st and 2nd generations) recommended

GearBest has been a big B2C platform from China, and recently this website has launched Black Friday deals and released coupon codes for many hot …

Xiaomi

Marketplace Trial

We welcome our robot overlords—or at least ones that fit conveniently on human-sized desks! Hubot, your friendly robot sidekick, is now in the GitHub …

Robotics

I take my sex doll out on dinner dates – and the wife doesn’t mind

Meet April.<p>She’s 153cm tall, has blonde hair, big breasts and is one of three sex dolls 58-year-old James, takes to bed.<p>James, from Atlanta, Georgia, …

Cozmo is the robot for the kid that has everything – and it's on sale

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Cozmo is still the coolest robot on the …

Robotics

Japan is embracing nursing-care robots

AT SHINTOMI nursing home in Tokyo, men and women sit in a circle following exercise instructions before singing along to a famous children’s song, …

Robotics

Robot makers fill their war chests in fight against Amazon

A few years ago, Amazon.com triggered a robot arms race when it purchased a company called Kiva Systems, maker of automated warehouse robots. Now its competitors are landing bigger cash injections to lay low the e-commerce giant.<p>Locus Robotics, a spinoff of a warehouse company that decided to build …

Robotics

toyota T-HR3 humanoid robot mirrors human operator movements

<b>toyota has unveiled its third generation humanoid robot T-HR3, designed and developed by its partner robot division.</b> the project explores new …

Tesla Roadster

An Armada of Cleaning Robots Is On Sale, Including One That Mops, and One For Your Windows

It’s never been easier to outsource vacuuming to a robot, and with today’s Amazon Gold Box, it’s basically never been cheaper, either.<p>While they lack …

Robotics

Someone has reinvented the scarecrow and it is absolutely terrifying

'Super Monster Wolf' is a robotic wolf in Japan, covered by fur and is baring its fangs. The robot detects wild animals with sensors when they …

Robotics

Bringing MATLAB to a Vacuum Near You

The essence of hacking is modifying something to do a different function. Many of us learned as kids, though, that turning the family TV into an …

Raspberry Pi

Soft robotic device gives the heart a one-sided squeeze

Often in cases of failing hearts, it's actually <i>one side</i> of the heart that doesn't work properly. A ventricular assistive device (VAD) is sometimes …

Science

Robots are not our friends and we need to protect humans from them, says Hillary Clinton

Robots are not our friends, Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.<p>The former Secretary of State told radio host Hugh Hewitt that America is racing headfirst …

Hillary Clinton

Meet Somnox, a robot that could one day replace sleeping pills

As robotics students at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, Julian Jagtenberg and the co-founders of Somnox were frequently exposed to the negative consequences of sleep deprivation. But being roboticists, they started looking for a mechanical solution to their problem. So …

Robotics

The best Black Friday deals on robot vacuums (starting at just $135!)

Are you having family over for this year Thanksgiving? It’s always so nice to see people and spend time together, especially when there’s a feast to …

Robotics

Meet Busker A Robot With Flair for Painting

Art

Toyota's robot mirrors human movements and other news

BBC Click's Kat Hawkins looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories, including:<p>US regulators propose to roll back net neutrality rules brought in by President Barack Obama<br>• Artificial intelligence and a human pilot compete in a drone race<br>• Toyota unveils humanoid robot T-HR3 which …

Technology

The race to bring robots to the field is on

We’ve read headlines about a future with robots in the field and witnessed the unveiling of a few self-driving prototypes at farm shows over the past …

Agribusiness

Cloud robotics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of +29% over the forecast period 2017-2022 with top key players like Tend.ai,Ortelio Ltd,Rapyuta Robotics Co. Ltd,Midea Group,Calvary Robotics,HotBlack Robotics Srl and other

The report presents a thorough analytical overview of the past and present state of the market and, with the help of present data, trends, …

Robotics

Robots And Our Automated Future

Will your next home be built by robots? We’ll look at the growing robot boom and American jobs.

Robotics

Robots could replace flat batteries in electric vehicles

This means the charging time can be cut to just three minutes, says the firm called Powerswap.<p>Sten Corfitsen, founder of Powerswap, writes:<p>“It is …

Electronics