AI & Robotics
10th March 2019
Micro robots can be injected through hypodermic needle
Researchers have harnessed the latest nanofabrication techniques to create bug-shaped robots that are wirelessly powered, able to walk, able to survive harsh environments and tiny enough to be injected through a needle.
9th March 2019
Robot museum, built by robots, to open in 2022
Turkish architects have won a competition to design a new robot-themed museum in Seoul, South Korea.
27th February 2019
FedEx unveils autonomous delivery robot
FedEx Corp. has today announced the "SameDay Bot" – an autonomous delivery service, designed to help retailers make same-day and last-mile deliveries to their customers.
16th February 2019
The future of robots and artificial intelligence
Robots and AI bring exciting opportunities to industries, promising to make our future more automated and efficient.
14th February 2019
Artificial Intelligence could help to foil online dating scams
Dating apps and websites could soon use computing algorithms that 'think' like humans to pinpoint fake profiles designed to con victims out of thousands of pounds.
12th February 2019
Robotic delivery startup raises $1bn
Nuro, an American robotics company based in Mountain View, California, has raised $940 million in financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund.
2nd February 2019
Game-playing AI is 10 times faster than Google's DeepMind
A new AI, trained to play a 1980s video game, is reported to be 10 times faster than Google's DeepMind and able to finish the game.
1st February 2019
36 million Americans hold jobs with "high exposure" to automation
A report by the Brookings Institution concludes that 36 million Americans – nearly 25% of the total workforce – hold jobs with a potential for "high exposure" to automation.
Robot learns to play Jenga
A new robot developed by MIT engineers is capable of playing Jenga – a game in which players take turns removing one piece at a time from a tower of 54 wooden blocks.
31st January 2019
Car-towing robots planned for UK airport
A three-month trial of autonomous robotic valets is set to begin at Gatwick, the UK's second busiest airport.
30th January 2019
Brain signals converted directly into speech
In a scientific first, neuroengineers from Columbia University have developed a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognisable speech.
25th January 2019
AI dramatically cuts time to process chest X-rays
A new algorithm could help to clear a backlog of chest radiographs, by cutting the time required for an expert analysis from 11 days to less than three.
18th January 2019
New study shows smoking accelerates aging
Researchers have used AI to show that smoking accelerates aging.
7th December 2018
AI can solve CAPTCHA tests in under 0.05 seconds
Researchers have created a new algorithm, based on deep learning, which is able to solve text-based CAPTCHA tests in less than 0.05 seconds.
4th December 2018
Walmart to deploy cleaning robots
Retail giant Walmart plans to deploy up to 360 autonomous cleaning robots by the end of January 2019.
21st November 2018
World's first TV advert scripted entirely by AI
Luxury carmaker Lexus has used IBM's Watson to create the first TV advert scripted entirely by artificial intelligence.
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