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Brussels researchers develop ‘mergeable nervous system’ robots

Researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles have developed a robotic system capable of morphing to suit the task at hand. The 'mergeable nervous system'...

Robot tax could ease drawbacks of automation

San Francisco politician Jane Kim is pushing for a robot tax on companies gaining an advantage from automation. The move could raise funds for retraining...

Ford, Domino’s Pizza to trial self-driving delivery service in US

Ford Motor Company and Domino's Pizza are to trial self-driving vehicles as a way to deliver orders to customers in Michigan, America. As of September...

Ecommerce giant Alibaba opens ‘China’s smartest warehouse’

Cainiao, the logistics arm of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, has announced the official launch of operations at its new smart warehouse in Huiyang, Guongdong...

Tennplasco recruits collaborative robot to fill human labor gap

Plastic injection molding company Tennplasco was struggling to hire enough workers to operate machines in its factory – but Sawyer from Rethink Robotics has...

Scientists find that humans prefer awkward robots that make mistakes

Robots haven’t taken over the world just yet and may still be a product of sci-fi movies, but there’s no denying the fact that...

Connected tech adoption in manufacturing set to double

Despite the promises the IoT makes for more efficiency and cost reductions, many manufacturers have yet to get the message, according to a new study...

Underwater robot assists with Fukushima clean-up

In March 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami combined to cause a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima power plant in Japan. As...

IIoT and the rise of the cobots

Spending on robotics among industrial companies will continue to climb over the next decade – but smaller, less costly and highly adaptable collaborative robots...

Humans and machines should be colleagues, not competitors

IoB Insiders Andy Yeoman, CEO at Concirrus, discusses the role of human/machine collaboration in the workplace of the future. It’s just one month since International Workers Day...

Trend Micro finds 83,000 industrial robots are ‘exposed’

Industrial robotic systems are vulnerable to cyber-attacks, with 83,000 units exposed to the public-facing internet, of which thousands are not protected with authentication, according...

The voice of the warehouse worker

Workers in supply chain operations are increasingly using voice commands and responses to get picking, packing and replenishment tasks completed.  This week, fast food chain...