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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Robots: Good for economy or 'national emergency' Dec 14, 2015 08:13 AM IST

    Robots: Good for economy or 'national emergency'

    Billionaire investor Jeff Greene is digging into his own pockets to address what he believes is a big issue: robots.

  • Google, Johnson & Johnson team up to build robot surgeons Mar 28, 2015 02:13 PM IST

    Google, Johnson & Johnson team up to build robot surgeons

    The companies will try to engineer robotic technology that will reduce patient trauma and accelerate post-surgery healing.

  • Intel using robots to help you with smart devices Dec 23, 2013 09:46 AM IST

    Intel using robots to help you with smart devices

    Inside Intel's small robotics lab in Santa Clara, Calif., engineers and computer scientists are working to ensure a better smartphone, tablet and laptop experience better by making the devices more responsive to touch

  • Soon, spiky robot 'hedgehogs' to explore Mars' moon Phobos Jan 02, 2013 08:55 PM IST

    Soon, spiky robot 'hedgehogs' to explore Mars' moon Phobos

    Researchers have designed robot 'hedgehogs' - about half a metre wide covered in spikes - to explore the surface of the Martian moon Phobos. The spherical robots called hedgehogs are spiky to better cope with rolling and hopping across the surface of Phobos with its very low gravity.

  • Tiny ping-pong ball-sized robots to sense danger Dec 16, 2012 07:37 PM IST

    Tiny ping-pong ball-sized robots to sense danger

    A US researcher has developed a swarm of "ping-pong" ball-sized robots which he claims are better than one big machine at accomplishing tasks like cleaning up huge oil spills and sensing danger.

  • Now, a shape-shifting robot that changes to anything Dec 05, 2012 06:20 PM IST

    Now, a shape-shifting robot that changes to anything

    This one is straight out of the Transformers franchise! MIT researchers have developed a new tiny robot that is able to change its shape to almost anything, using magnets to mimic molecules that fold themselves into complex forms.

  • Deceptive robots inpired by squirrels and birds Dec 04, 2012 06:23 PM IST

    Deceptive robots inpired by squirrels and birds

    Emulating deceptive behaviour of squirrels and birds, researchers have developed robots that are able to deceive each other, a finding which can come handy in military intelligence.

  • Now, a robot that will understand emotions Aug 24, 2012 05:45 PM IST

    Now, a robot that will understand emotions

    A robot being developed in Finland will be capable of recognising human emotions and understanding speech and gestures. Being created at ...

  • Apple may venture into home robotics, predicts analyst Jul 12, 2012 05:36 PM IST

    Apple may venture into home robotics, predicts analyst

    For a company that has managed to make its presence felt in almost every major tech arena that is there, ...

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