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  • Desperate for Workers, Restaurants Turn to Robots Oct 23, 2021 09:26 PM IST

    Desperate for Workers, Restaurants Turn to Robots

    Gazitua is among a growing number of restaurant and hotel owners who are turning to robotics during this labor shortage. Robots don’t call in sick, don’t request raises and do jobs, like frying and cleaning, that workers don’t like.

  • Robots have entered a new phase — and Cathie Wood’s Ark is betting on it Sep 20, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Robots have entered a new phase — and Cathie Wood’s Ark is betting on it

    The CEO has staked her faith in Japan’s ability to lead a tech-centric global industrial revolution 

  • Robotics startup Addverb Technologies in advance talks to raise $80-120 million Jun 04, 2021 03:29 PM IST

    Robotics startup Addverb Technologies in advance talks to raise $80-120 million

    The Noida-based robotics startup plans to use the money to set up another manufacturing plant and also expand globally.

  • Humanoid robot artist Sophia sells art for $688,888, now eyeing music career Apr 05, 2021 06:18 PM IST

    Humanoid robot artist Sophia sells art for $688,888, now eyeing music career

    Sophia is a robot of many talents — she speaks, jokes, sings and even makes art. In March, she caused a stir in the art world when a digital work she created as part of a collaboration was sold at an auction for $688,888 in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT).

  • Meet some of the world's coronavirus-fighting robots and drones Jan 26, 2021 05:18 PM IST

    Meet some of the world's coronavirus-fighting robots and drones

    Robots safely disinfect, inform the public and take the physical place of humans during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • In a first, humans replace robots at Walmart's 4,700 retail outlets Nov 03, 2020 03:47 PM IST

    In a first, humans replace robots at Walmart's 4,700 retail outlets

    Walmart US Chief Executive John Furner worried about shopper's reaction to robots, which led to the creation of a cost-effective way to manage the products on its shelves with the help of human workers.

  • Top ten countries with highest density of industrial robot workers Oct 08, 2020 05:35 PM IST

    Top ten countries with highest density of industrial robot workers

    Over the past five years global industrial robot sale have doubled. In 2019, South Korea had installed 855 industrial robots per 10,000 employees. Asia now has a robot density of 118 units per 10,000 workers.

  • South Korean cafe hires robot barista to help with social distancing May 25, 2020 05:30 PM IST

    South Korean cafe hires robot barista to help with social distancing

    After managing to contain an outbreak of the new coronavirus which infected more than 11,000 people and killed 267, South Korea is slowly transitioning from intensive social distancing rules towards what the government calls "distancing in daily life".

  • Robots are playing many roles in the coronavirus crisis – and offering lessons for future disasters Apr 23, 2020 05:24 PM IST

    Robots are playing many roles in the coronavirus crisis – and offering lessons for future disasters

    The lessons they’re teaching for the future are the same lessons learned at previous disasters but quickly forgotten as interest and funding faded.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Robots may become heroes in war against COVID-19 Apr 09, 2020 11:22 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Robots may become heroes in war against COVID-19

    Long maligned as job-stealers and aspiring overlords, robots are being increasingly relied on as fast, efficient, contagion-proof champions in the war against the deadly coronavirus.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: IIT researchers developing robots to deliver food, medicines to patients in isolation wards Apr 01, 2020 11:35 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: IIT researchers developing robots to deliver food, medicines to patients in isolation wards

    The team from IIT Guwahati's Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering departments believes the move will reduce human intervention in isolation wards.

  • The future seems to be AI driven, but at the cost of ethical and technical issues Aug 02, 2019 08:28 PM IST

    The future seems to be AI driven, but at the cost of ethical and technical issues

    A computer software, which needs training to learn from data, is expected to boost global GDP by 1.2 percent a year as per Mckinsey

  • All you need to know about Amazon Scout, the neighbourhood delivery robot Jan 25, 2019 11:54 AM IST

    All you need to know about Amazon Scout, the neighbourhood delivery robot

    Amazon is currently testing its robot Scout to deliver packages to Prime customers in Snohomish County.

  • From pilots to brokers, 10 professions where robots could replace humans Oct 04, 2018 01:25 PM IST

    From pilots to brokers, 10 professions where robots could replace humans

    In the not so distant future, robots would replace humans in numerous professions. Read on to find out if your job is one of them.

  • Mitra, a humanoid robot, to greet, assist and guide passengers in Chennai airport Aug 16, 2018 11:42 PM IST

    Mitra, a humanoid robot, to greet, assist and guide passengers in Chennai airport

    The Delhi airport will also soon have a similar robot named ‘RADA’.

  • ABB, Kawasaki join hands for collaborative robots Nov 28, 2017 04:20 PM IST

    ABB, Kawasaki join hands for collaborative robots

    "ABB and Kawasaki Heavy Industries will join forces to share knowledge and promote the benefits of collaborative robots, in particular those with dual arm designs," a joint statement, issued in Zurich in Switzerland today, said.

  • Robots, AI may replace 30% of UK workers: report Mar 24, 2017 05:11 PM IST

    Robots, AI may replace 30% of UK workers: report

    More than 10 million workers in the UK are at high risk of losing their jobs to robots and artificial intelligence (AI) systems over the next 15 years, according to a new report released today.

  • Human interviewers may halve over next 5 years Mar 04, 2017 03:16 PM IST

    Human interviewers may halve over next 5 years

    Your next interviewer is most likely to be a machine or a mobile robot as companies are increasingly moving to non-traditional forms of digital hiring.

  • Young Turks: Start-up India, Planys Technologies & EyeNetra Jan 21, 2017 02:04 PM IST

    Young Turks: Start-up India, Planys Technologies & EyeNetra

    In this episode of Young Turks know more about Start-up India's action plan. Planys Technologies' compact underwater robots and meet the Co-founder of EyeNetra, Professor Ramesh Rasker. Rasker is also a Founder of MIT-Camera Culture Group.

  • I was happier when I lost money: Japan's richest man Dec 02, 2016 08:38 PM IST

    I was happier when I lost money: Japan's richest man

    SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son recounts his childhood, his perception of wealth and why he is betting big on robots.

  • These six new technology rules will govern our future Nov 17, 2016 11:30 AM IST

    These six new technology rules will govern our future

    Soon, automated medical diagnosis will replace doctors in fields such as radiology, dermatology, and pathology. The only refuge will be in fields that are creative in some way, such as marketing, entrepreneurship, strategy and advanced technical fields.

  • Why technology may prevent Trump from delivering jobs promise Nov 11, 2016 11:57 AM IST

    Why technology may prevent Trump from delivering jobs promise

    Machines are learning to do the jobs of manufacturing workers; AI-based tools are mastering the jobs of call-center and knowledge workers; and cars are beginning to drive themselves. Over the next decade, technology will decimate more jobs in many professions.

  • Take a look at the robot who will be spying on you in the office Jul 30, 2016 03:37 PM IST

    Take a look at the robot who will be spying on you in the office

    Coworth House, an old traditional English country house now a hotel, has something not so traditional going on inside. Enter the world of robots and technology with this special show, Tata A-I's Bet.

  • Rich and powerful warn robots are coming for your jobs May 04, 2016 01:57 PM IST

    Rich and powerful warn robots are coming for your jobs

    At the Milken Institute's Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, at least four panels so far have focussed on technology taking over markets to mining - and most importantly, jobs.

  • VIEW: Fourth wave in IT to be technology-driven and human-led Mar 10, 2016 12:00 PM IST

    VIEW: Fourth wave in IT to be technology-driven and human-led

    As the power of software drives this new wave, today‘s workforce will be required to focus on jobs that add value and creativity. In the new world, enterprises will require employees with knowledge of coding new automation technologies and AI and skills to leverage these to enhance value

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