Robots

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Cambridge firm targets medical robots boom – but will it stay British?
CMR Surgical aims to get into the top tier of the global medical devices industry – if it’s not snapped up first

Julia Kollewe

18, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Robots: stealing our jobs or solving labour shortages?
From fast food to farming, Covid-19 has accelerated the rise of the worker robots. This in turn will put more jobs at risk and makes the need to reframe society ever more urgent

Martin Ford

02, Oct, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Amazon launches home robot Astro and giant Alexa display
Robot that can check on loved ones and pets is one of plethora of devices announced at big launch event

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

28, Sep, 2021 @8:18 PM

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Automation can be our friend, but we must not let it turn into a foe
The growth of mechanisation brings many benefits, yet vigilance is needed to keep it in check

Robert Skidelsky

25, Sep, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Robotic dog employed to roam Adelaide streets in search of damaged power lines
SA Power Networks, which is using ‘treats’ to train Spot, assures public the AI canine’s job ‘is not to replace us’

Tory Shepherd

07, Sep, 2021 @2:51 AM

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Robo-penguin: how artificial birds are relaying the secrets of ocean currents
They can go on research missions in stormy weather, dive to 150 metres and could soon be ‘singing’ signals. These penguin-like devices are helping to explain the eddies that are key to all life

Florian Sturm

31, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Here's why Elon Musk’s robot is electrified neoliberalism | Van Badham
It is time to evaluate how much transformational control we give billionaires over our societies, and our lives

Van Badham

31, Aug, 2021 @5:15 AM

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Override review – TV robot goes rogue in Stepford Wives meets Truman Show sci-fi
Jess Impiazzi stars as a TV show android who has a different husband each day but gets hacked in this scattershot drama

Leslie Felperin

30, Aug, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Humanoid ‘Tesla Bot’ likely to launch next year, says Elon Musk
Billionaire Tesla chief gives no indication of any progress in actually building such a machine

Mark Sweney and Alex Hern

20, Aug, 2021 @3:01 PM

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‘Ten years ago this was science fiction’: the rise of weedkilling robots
The makers of robot weeders say the machines can reduce pesticide use and be part of a more sustainable food system

Pádraig Belton

14, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Tokyo diary: the heat is truly on – and a basketball-playing robot holds court
Toyota’s giant AI robot is halftime’s hottest attraction … and the weather gods are having a ball

Sean Ingle

01, Aug, 2021 @5:15 AM

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Robots may soon be able to reproduce - will this change how we think about evolution? | Emma Hart
Nature is full of examples of biology adapting to its surroundings. Technology may just be about to catch up, says Emma Hart of Edinburgh Napier University

Emma Hart

21, Jun, 2021 @9:10 AM

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