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American public fears AI’s impact on employment, says Syzygy

Over two-thirds (70 percent) of the American public fear artificial intelligence's impact on employment, reveals a new study from digital company Syzygy. The impact of AI...

3D-printed synthetic muscle opens door to lifelike robots

A ‘soft actuator’ with an intrinsic expansion ability and three times the strength of natural muscle has been developed by researchers at Columbia Engineering...

Ford Robutt ensures car seats are built to last

With all the focus on speed, fuel economy and crumple zones, it's easy to forget about the little things in car manufacturing – like a...

ABB: IoT moves from business case to business benefits

In an exclusive interview with Internet of Business, ABB chief digital officer Guido Jouret describes a maturing IoT where business benefits and return on...

Walmart testing autonomous shelf-scanning robots

Following a successful initial trial, multinational retailer Walmart is rolling out its autonomous robots to perform shelf-scanning duties at a further 50 stores. The scale...

Hirotec slams the (car) door on factory downtime

It’s no secret that factory downtime – due to machinery failure, for example – is extremely costly. In the UK alone, it could be...

Engineers unveil robot with flexible sensor ‘skin’

In a significant step for robotics, engineers from the University of Washington and UCLA have developed a flexible sensor-filled membrane or 'skin' that opens...

Number of service robots to reach 264 million by 2026

Strong market growth saw the installed base of service robots reach 29.6 million worldwide at the close of 2016. According to new research from...

P4Q gets a helping hand on factory floor from Sawyer

Spanish electronics manufacturer P4Q has increased its production throughput by deploying a smart, adaptable robot on its factory floor. Sawyer from Rethink Robotics is...

ABB robot Yumi debuts as orchestra conductor in Italy

ABB's Yumi robot leads Andrea Bocelli and orchestra in bravura  finale to robotics festival in Pisa.  A robot has been trained to conduct Italian tenor...

Could hackers force industrial cobots to go rogue?

Recent work by researchers at IOActive has revealed worrying vulnerabilities in today's commercially available collaborative robots.    One of the biggest arguments in favour of...

Deere & Company harvests Blue River Technology in smart farming drive

Agricultural machinery manufacturer Deere & Company, better known as John Deere, has announced it will acquire Blue River Technology, a Silicon Valley-based specialist in...