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Humans to be working alongside robots in retail within 5 years - Gartner
77% of retailers are planning AI automation by 2021 according to new research.
ISACA: What the next decade holds for tech
Global research shows AI will shape the technology landscape of 2020s, but unintended consequences pose big risks.
Could robots learn to recognise human emotions? Study says yes.
"The aim is to create a robot that can react to human emotions in difficult situations and get itself out of trouble without having to be monitored or told what to do."
Dell: How tech will shape the future of our lives
Extensive research shows the ways that emerging technologies will change the way we live and work in the next decade.
Kiwi employees embracing a future of AI
Kiwi employees are the most secure in their roles when it comes to embracing artificial intelligence in the workplace, compared to all other countries surveyed including, Australia, USA, UK, Germany and Japan.
UNSW's robot soccer team face off at world cup in Sydney
About 170 teams and over 1,200 participants from universities and research laboratories around the world are expected to compete at this year’s main event.
This Feilding school has just won an international robotics award (again!)
“In typical Kiwi fashion, our students think laterally to solve challenges, build prototypes, test and retest until they have a working model. All on their own time and all with their own ideas."
Toyota & Panasonic to create 'connected towns' in Japan
Panasonic and Toyota have plans to create ‘smart towns’ across Japan, where transport, homes and services are all connected. Here’s a quick look at what they’re planning.
From robots to ruins: Anki goes bust
You may have seen the quickly little robots called Vector and Cozmo - well, their creators are now out of a job.
Now you can control Iron Man with this customisable robot
Marvel fans beware – Tony Stark is going to do his best to steal the money right from your pocket and replace it with a robot.
Data61 to expand robotic infrastructure with new facility
“The new centre expands our research infrastructure to develop highly autonomous robotics systems that can interact safely and seamlessly with humans and other dynamic agents."
Universal Robots aims for A/NZ growth with new hire
Peter Hern takes on the role of leading customer support, sales and partner development for Universal Robots in Australia and New Zealand.
Samsung's going all-in on home robots
Samsung has released a new range of home robots that can do everything from help people take their medicine, purifying air, posture training, and retail shopping.
Spending on robotic systems and drones will be on the rise in 2019
Robotic systems will be the larger of the two categories throughout the five-year forecast period with worldwide robotics spending forecast to be $103.4 billion in 2019.
Bye bye Baxter - Rethink Robotics bites the dust
Did we just lose one of the most pioneering robotics companies in the world? According to reports from the Boston Globe and a number of other media outlets, the answer looks to be 'yes'.
Vector the AI-powered home robot to land in NZ from October
"Vector reacts to his environment in a way that’s not only full of personality but also meaningful. He even responds to human touch."
Mini Robot Rumble set to slice and dice Kiwis' robots of war
Mini Robot Rumble is happening this weekend, when robots take to the arena to battle, slice and dice their opponents in a fierce game of war.
Invert Robotics recognised for its life-saving robots
A mobile climbing robot called ‘Alfie’ will help to lead the way in workplace safety in confined spaces.
Three BostonDynamics creations straight out of a sci-fi thriller
BostonDynamics recently uploaded some more videos of their robotic creations.
Robots and drones could battle disease-spreading bugs
Robotics may soon be a critical ally in the fight against disease-spreading bugs according to a United Nations agency.
Robots, drones and connected cars: Spark shows off their 5G future
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Spark at their Auckland headquarters to explore their vision of the 5G future.
Security experts demonstrate that ransomware attacks on robots are possible
“Possible malicious behavior on an infected robot includes complete interruptions in service, the use of curse words, even doing violent movements."
Haier is launching a new smart home integrated robot
Haier discussed its smart home-service robot strategy and officially announced its entrance into the service robot field.
Robotic Process Automation: Six common mistakes and how to avoid them
As RPA remains largely misunderstood, Australian organisations are vulnerable to costly mistakes.