UK Robots

The Future Of Room Service Is Robots

Malminder Gill | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Malminder Gill

Following the trademarks of other delivery robots (AKA: drones), delivery innovations like Relay come equipped with mood lighting, touch screens, and even the ability to operate lifts on their own

Sex Robots With 'Lifelike' Genitalia Are Arriving In 2017

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Tech

A robotics expert has predicted that sex robots will reach a whole new realm of realism in 2017. David Levy claims that this new generation of robot w...

Artificial Intelligence Predicts Outcomes Of Human Rights Trials, Study

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Tech

An artificial intelligence (AI) system can predict the outcomes of cases at the European Court of Human Rights to a 79% accuracy, a study found. It’...

Automation: Why Robots Won't Take Our Jobs And Ruin The Global Economy

Roger Bou | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Although the introduction of robots to the workforce may ultimately make many jobs redundant, more roles will be created that enable people to develop further professionally. The jobs that are most susceptible to automation are those that are predictable, repetitive and don't require a great deal of social intelligence.

The Royal Navy Is Testing A Robot Army In Scotland Right Now

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Tech

The Royal Navy has begun a massive training exercise involving a huge number of unmanned vehicles in the air, on the surface of the sea and underwater...

High Tech Robot Needs Playground Power To Suceed

Andy Robertson | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Tech
Andy Robertson

We try out a wide variety of robotic toys in our family which vary greatly in both cost and performance. Over the last few years we've enjoyed products like the Sphero remote controlled robot ball at one end of the price spectrum and simple wind up robots at the other.

How The IoT Can Make The World Of Healthcare Smaller - And Fairer

Roger Bou | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Of all the areas in which the Internet of Things can revolutionise the world, in my eyes one of the most exciting - with the potential to help some of the most vulnerable people on a massive scale - is healthcare.

What Is A Bot?

Fergus Weldon | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
Fergus Weldon

Ask anyone in the tech industry what the next big thing is and they are very likely to say bots, artificial intelligence or machine learning. Recent advancements in innovation across multiple industries and disciplines have created mass interest, and major investment, in bots - but what exactly are they and what is their full potential?

Why We Must Embrace, Not Fear, The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence

Andy Hood | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Tech
Andy Hood

The implications of artificial intelligence, or "computer systems able to perform tasks requiring human intelligence", have been a discussion point ever since the term was coined back in the 1950's and it continues to generate both wonder and unease in equal measure.

Chinese Inventors Create 'World's First Personalised Family Robot'

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Tech

Ever since Czech writer Karel Čapek proposed the idea in 1920, people have dreamed about owning a robot that can make domestic life easier. Yet nearl...

Meet The World's First Autonmous, Soft Robot: A Tiny Octopus

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Tech

American scientists have engineered the first self-contained, soft robot – an octobot with eight gas-powered arms. Moving without batteries or wires...

The Robot Will See You Now

Helen McRae | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech
Helen McRae

The challenge is to get the balance right and leave the user feeling as though they have had a human experience. And, crucially, to avoid falling into the 'uncanny valley' through creating a bot that feels creepy by attempting to emulate humanity.

State-Of-The-Art Robotic Hand Given To Kid Who's An Aspiring Footballer

SWNS | Poorna Bell | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech

An eight-year-old aspiring footballer who was born without a left hand is set to receive a state-of-the art robotic hand in the colours of his favouri...

This Japanese Robot Is Proof That Mankind Is Doomed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Tech

Japanese scientists have managed to create the world’s creepiest robot, able to make decisions completely of it’s own accord without any human int...

Meet Hadrian X: The Robot That Can Build An Entire House In Two Days

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Tech

Robots are great aren’t they. When they’re not making cocktails on cruise ships they’re picking up boxes or (trying) to save lives. Well now you...

Don't Be Scared, But Robot Surgeons Are Actually As Good As Humans

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Tech

Robots are as proficient as their human counterparts at performing surgery, a new study has revealed. The trial found that prostate cancer patients wh...

These Tiny Shape-Shifting Microrobots Could Perform The Next Generation Of Operations

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Tech

Tiny shape-shifting robots developed by scientists in Switzerland could perform the next generation of operations. Researchers at EPFL and ETHZ desig...

Humanity, You're Fired!

Adam Hamdy | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Tech
Adam Hamdy

"The market has decided this is my stuff," won't work for much longer because there soon won't be enough people with jobs to support a market. The next phase of the history of stuff might be, "We all get the same stuff," but that sounds suspiciously like socialism, which can't possibly be right...

London Technology Week Showcases the Best of British Fashion Tech

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

'Fashion tech' and wearables are often described as solutions looking for a problem. The fashion industry is, paradoxically, resistant to change, while science and technology exist to pose and answer questions and catalyse change.

Seven Ways Tech Is Changing Journalism and News Consumption

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

According to research from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, social media is used each week by more than half (51%) of online news consumers to find, discuss and share, news content.

Google's Building A 'Kill Switch' In Case Robots Turn On Us

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Tech

When the inevitable happens and the robots which have built our cars for years finally turn on us it will be Google and an Oxford academic that we'll ...

Zenbo: The Personal Assistant Robot Who Is Too Cute To Enslave Humanity (We Hope)

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK Tech

Meet Zenbo, the robot personal assistant, who will read to your kids and alert you if elderly relatives have a fall. Zenbo has been created by ASUS, w...

I Saw the Struggle Young People Faced to Acquire Digital Skills - I Wanted to Change That

Simon Riley | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Tech
Simon Riley

I didn't want the next generation of young people to go through the same thing as me. I wanted to give them access to practical technology skills early, so they could start building, designing and making stuff as soon as possible, teaching them through hands on projects and engaging problems that got them thinking creatively.

Artificial Intelligence Needs the Human Touch

Debbie Taylor | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Tech
Debbie Taylor

Rather than becoming an epic battle of man against machine, the future of technological innovation can be a beneficial one - so long as you're equipped with the skills to use technology to its maximum potential, while still adding that all important human touch.

Reports of the Death of Jobs Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Seamus Nevin | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Tech
Seamus Nevin

Many people today, particularly younger generations, will work in jobs that do not exist yet, in industries that haven't been created. Most will change jobs multiple times and brief periods of unemployment, for people at all levels, will become more common. Consequently, there is a need to ensure better career guidance.