Essay: How Will IoT Transform the World?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a modern concept which, as many scientists believe, is going to transform the world. In simple terms, it is an idea that all devices can be connected via the web, ranging from your regular cellphone to more unpredictable things like eyeglasses or a teapot. Companies all around the world…

Robots to overtake human population by 2050, seven in 10 fear rise of AI

A leading expert has predicted there will be more robots than humans on the planet by 2048. Dr Ian Pearson’s research for Westworld reveals that even a modest growth of 20% per year will see humanoids outnumber humans before 2050. However, this could be sooner in the event of rapid market uptake in technology, which would…

Robot jockey announced ahead of this week’s Cheltenham Festival

 Photo credit: David Parry/PA Wire Jockeys like Frankie Dettori and AP McCoy might not be quaking in their riding boots just yet. But bookmaker BetBright has unveiled the World’s first Robot Jockey ahead of this week’s Cheltenham Festival which it claims is capable of riding a horse and jumping fences. Made…

Bosch start-up introduces $700 Kuri robot at CES2017

  Meet Kuri, a brand new robot from Bosch startup, Mayfield Robotics, who is one of several new robots making an appearance at this year's CES Show in Las Vegas. Kuri is designed to have a real personality, awareness, and autonomous mobility. He can understand context and surroundings, recognise specific people, provide companionship and more. Costing $699,…

Sphero launches Darkside connected toy – Ollie’s mischievous alter-ego!

Connected toy company Sphero has announced its latest toy Darkside is now available on Firebox for £99.99. Billed as mischievous alter-ego of Ollie, which launched last Autumn, Darkside is the first toy in the Sphero family designed with a personality and brought to life through the app experience and physical toy animations. The user becomes acquainted with…

WATCH: The robots in Interstellar were REAL (well… not CGI anyway)

Instellar was one of the biggest hits of last year, and two of the stand-out stars were the film's robots, TARS and CASE. What's surprising though, is that in many cases the two robots were physical puppets and not simply computer generated, like you might expect. Check out the above video to see how it…

WATCH: Disney beach robot that can draw pictures in the sand

Could Nemo soon be appearing on beaches worldwide? Or what about giant crop-circle style patterns? Check out this video from Disney, which has built a robot that if it were the 90s, would put Art Attack's Neil Buchanan out of a job. Here's the creators explaining how it all works: Conceived by Disney Research and…