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Danish Robot Company Blue Workforce Expands in Asia

Danish Robot Company Blue Workforce Expands in Asia

Blue Workforce A/S has partnered with a Chinese investor to set up a unit in Hong Kong and expand its production and marketing for its Ragnar collaborative robot. The pick-and-place robot is part of a wave of Danish robotics.

Liquid-Handling Lego Robot Automates Lab Experiments

Liquid-Handling Lego Robot Automates Lab Experiments

A liquid-handling Lego robot from Stanford University helps students and teachers create inexpensive automated systems to do biology experiments. Modern biology labs often use robotic assemblies to drop precise amounts of fluids into experimental containers.

Rudy Assistive Robot Helps Elderly Age in Place

Rudy Assistive Robot Helps Elderly Age in Place

The Rudy assistive robot from INF Robotics wants to help the elderly, war veterans and people with disabilities age in place. Rudy will cost $5,000 when it hits the market in 2017, but the company hopes to get reimbursement through...

AI Rules Are Necessary, Say European Regulators

AI Rules Are Necessary, Say European Regulators

AI rules will be needed to standardize safeguards and liability, just as global regulations have developed for drones and self-driving cars. Even if sentient robots won't be around anytime soon, policy makers need to consider human-robot interactions.

Meet Androidol U: Japan’s Newest Android

Meet Androidol U: Japan’s Newest Android

Androidol U is a fully autonomous conversational robot that has a more compact air servo system, better voice and body movement coordination and softer body materials compared to previous androids.

Baidu AI Leader Andrew Ng Resigns

Baidu AI Leader Andrew Ng Resigns

Baidu's AI ambitions were dealt a major blow with the news that its chief scientist Andrew Ng is stepping down. Ng will continue his AI work to bring about societal change.