Robots

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Not-so dumb waiter: UK restaurant chain Bella Italia trials robot service
Hospitality businesses look to hi-tech gadgets amid staff shortages after Covid pandemic and Brexit

Sarah Butler

10, Jun, 2022 @4:59 PM

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Scientists make ‘slightly sweaty’ robot finger with living skin
Japanese innovation thought to have potential to ‘build a new relationship between humans and robots’

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

09, Jun, 2022 @3:02 PM

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Taser abandons plans to build stun gun-equipped drones for schools
Flying stun gun plan in response to US school shootings was expression of potential, not launch timetable, says CEO

Alex Hern

06, Jun, 2022 @4:15 PM

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Stun-gun drones in schools? Not so fast, says Taser firm’s own ethics board
Axon’s plan for stopping mass shootings condemned just hours after being announced

Alex Hern UK technology editor

03, Jun, 2022 @1:58 PM

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Dyson reveals its big bet … robots
UK manufacturer aims to roll out machines capable of performing household chores such as washing up by 2030

Jasper Jolly

25, May, 2022 @4:00 AM

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Robot-assisted surgery can cut blood clot risk and speed recovery, study finds
In world-first trial, bladder cancer patients who had robotic surgery went home sooner and were less likely to be readmitted

Andrew Gregory Health editor

15, May, 2022 @2:30 PM

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R2-D-Chew: robot chef imitates human eating process to create tastier food
Cambridge scientists say robot is capable of ‘tasting’ and checking whether balance of flavours is right

Geneva Abdul

04, May, 2022 @8:40 AM

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Electric Rosary review – spooky cyber-sister spurs startling visions
Is a council-funded robot nun the answer to prayers at a convent in crisis? Tim Foley’s prize-winning play proves ingenious and thrilling

Catherine Love

29, Apr, 2022 @10:05 AM

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‘Mind-blowing’: Ai-Da becomes first robot to paint like an artist
AI algorithms prompt robot to interrogate, select, decision-make to create a painting

Caroline Davies

04, Apr, 2022 @5:34 PM

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As artificial intelligence gets smarter, is it game over for humans? | Letters
Letters: Jonathan Michie on why robots of the future must be programmed to explain what they do and why, and Chris Percy on AI and bridge

Letters

31, Mar, 2022 @4:37 PM

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Robot dog called in to help manage Pompeii
Spot will be used to identify safety and structural issues including tunnels dug by relic thieves

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

28, Mar, 2022 @5:01 PM

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Housework’s happier with a human touch | Brief letters
Brief letters: Real cleaners | Sir Gavin | TV adaptations | MiniDisc memories

Letters

04, Mar, 2022 @5:52 PM

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