How robotics and VR are reducing operation costs in South Africa

Visitors who attended Design Joburg from 19 to 22 May would have seen a cat-shaped robot navigating through the Sandton Convention Centre reading out welcome messages and reacting to forehead and ear rubs.

The robot is one of six types of automated delivery robots programmed by Ctrl Robotics that can carry a load of up to 30kg from a single battery charge of between 10 to 24 hours.

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Nafisa Akabor
Nafisa Akabor

Nafisa Akabor is a freelance technology journalist.

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