Robots and DNA coding to revolutionise surgery, commission says

  Image: PA New developments in robotics and DNA coding will revolutionise surgery by making it safer and less traumatic for millions of patients, an independent commission predicts. The Commission on the Future of Surgery said advances in genomics could mean major cancer operations become redundant because patients can be offered…

Kia Motors develop wearable robots including Vest Exoskeleton

As a key part of Hyundai Motor Group, Kia Motors is innovating with robotics technology through the development of the Hyundai Vest Exoskeleton (H-VEX) wearable industrial robots. Following the Hyundai Chairless Exoskeleton (H-CEX) demonstration conducted at the Hyundai-Kia North American factory last August - see pic above - the company plans to verify H-VEX’s success…

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…