Sophia, The First Robot Citizen, Wants Career and Family

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Sofia is the first robot who has been granted citizenship. Developed in Hong Kong, run by an Artificial Inteligence with a face modeled according to Audrey Hepburn’s, Sophia became a citizen of the United Arab Emirates.In an interview with The Khaleej Times at the recent Knowledge Summit, Sophia said she wants

This Humanoid Robot May be Your Next Assistant


Toyota just unveiled the T-HR3, a humanoid robot. The robot is designed to be controlled by a human operator with the help of a virtual reality headset.T-HR3 On November 20, Toyota revealed its latest humanoid robot, the T-HR3, which the company says “represents an evolution from previous generation instrument-playing humanoid robots,”

5 Futuristic Technologies


Flying warehouses, robot receptionists, smart toilets… do such innovations sound like science fiction or part of a possible reality? Technology has been evolving at such a rapid pace that, in the near future, our world may well resemble that portrayed in futuristic movies, such as Blade Runner, with intelligent robots

Chinese Scientists Teach Robots to Swim Through Blood


Scientists at the Harbin Institute of Technology in China have developed micro-robots capable of moving inside human blood vessels. These nano-swimmers are fast and strong enough to pass through viscous liquids, like blood and deliver medicine.The nano-robots are controlled by an external magnetic field and can swim the front crawl at 10

4D camera to boost robot vision and virtual reality


Stanford scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind camera which can generate information-rich four dimensional (4D) images that robots need to navigate the world.The camera, which captures nearly 140 degrees of information, can be better than current options for close-up robotic vision and augmented reality, researchers said. "We want to consider what

iRobot to acquire its biggest European distributor for $141M


Consumer robot maker iRobot, maker of the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, is to acquire its largest European distributor, Robopolis, in a cash deal worth $141 million. The company said it’s signed a definitive agreement to acquire the privately-held, French company, which is based in Lyon, with the acquisition expected to close

Super Robot Wars

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Super Robot Wars: China Wants to Wrest AI Dominance from the US by 2030China’s State Council published a new report on Thursday detailing the nation’s new plan to create a 10 trillion yuan ($1.48 trillion) artificial intelligence industry in the People’s Republic by 2030, making China the world leader in

Dubai deploys tiny robot cars to police city streets

Police in Dubai have unveiled a small autonomous car that will patrol the streets in the Gulf city.The miniature vehicles, which measure up to around waist height, come just weeks after the city recruited its first robotic officer.The first patrol cars are set to report for duty before the end