Robot

  • Vespa’s creators just unveiled a personal cargo robot

    Some representatives of Piaggio Group, the creators of Vespa, have announced just a few days ago an interesting news. They have designed an autonomous robot, programmed to follow you and carry your luggage everywhere. The most stressful thing when going on vacation and having to travel long distances happens...
  • Job-stealing robots: A growing concern

    DAVOS, Switzerland: Open markets and global trade have been blamed for job losses over the last decade, but global CEOs say the real culprits are increasingly machines. And while business leaders gathered at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos relish the productivity gains technology can bring, they...
  • Researchers build first tetherless hopping robot

    The researchers believe theirs is the first one-legged hopper that does not require a connection to an external motor or power source. Though one-legged robots can only move by hopping, freeing them of tethers would open up new, non-research uses, said Joohyung Kim, associate research scientist at Disney Research....
  • Toyota hopes its mini robot will be a friend to lonely people

    JAPAN: A robot has been unveiled by Japanese carmaker Toyota that could provide companionship for lonely people. The Kirobo Mini may even have a role as a baby substitute in Japan, where falling birth rates have left many women childless. The doe-eyed robot is just four inches tall, speaks in...