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Why AI needs a physical body to reach its full potential

Robots will have to learn from scratch, like babies, if they are to have a sense of self and proper social interactions

Beyond batteries: Beetle bots

A tiny robot is vaping methanol to power up its artificial muscles and punch above its weight

The computer-human relationship is evolving

Many of us already talk to our computers and soon they may suggest better ways for us to work

The future of work we want

The world of work is changing and with it inequalities will be exacerbated unless a social agenda is in place and education institutions gear up

Chip labour: Robots replace waiters in restaurant

The futuristic restaurant concept is the latest initiative in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's push to modernise service

Prepare for the time of the robots

A future artificial intelligence-assisted economy means education must get with the programme

Old dog, new tricks: Sony unleashes ‘intelligent’ robot pet

The 30-centimetre long hound-like machine comes complete with flapping ears and its eyes can show various emotions.

Somaliland’s voting technology shows how Africa can lead the world

In an extension of technological leapfrogging, Somaliland will become the first country in the world to use iris recognition in an election

Jobs and robots: Bracing for technological disruptions to come

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the fear of joblessness have led to developments on what to do to ensure that robots don’t steal jobs.

Face scanners, robot cleaners to make flying a breeze

Biometric technology has the potential of transforming the experience of airport travel

Eish, robot: Automation is eating jobs

‘Premature deindustrialisation’ is relegating more and more of our workforce to the service industry

Versatile ‘cockroach’ robots to the rescue

The much-loathed cockroach is the inspiration for a new robot which has been earmarked for a range of uses, including search and rescue missions.

Bid to ban autonomous killing machines

Over 10 000 people have signed a letter in favour of banning artificial intelligence weapons that select and engage targets without human intervention

Google robots for the operating theatre

The robots will help minimise trauma and damage to the patient by aiding surgeons in minimally invasive operations, giving operators greater accuracy.

Dawn of the planet of machines

We’ve all seen it in movies, but can supercomputers really rise up and reign supreme over humanity?

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