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Qihan Robot Provides Legal Services at Chinese Courthouse

Chinese courts are among the users for the latest Qihan robot, which is powered by IBM Watson. AI and robotics as a service are part of Qihan's Sanbot King Kong and Xiaofa offerings, which will also be on display at CES 2018.

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Robots Among Us

Our survey finds which types of robots are currently most popular with consumers, as robotics expands into housekeeping, healthcare, and education.

Google Acquires CleverSense

Google has acquired mobile app maker CleverSense. a learning AI with a natural language processing front-end - and the developer of the popular Alfred personal assistant app for an undisclosed amount. Fear that Apple?s Siri ?could provide a new paradigm...

Robots and Human Attachment

Robots and Human Attachment

Hanson Robokind has been on a mission to make a robot that is as human-like as possible, including the use of a patented type of skin known as ?frubber,? so that the robot?s face duplicates skin and muscle movement and...

Every Car a Robot

Every Car a Robot

Though many drivers may be hesitant to completely yield control of their cars to computers, the fact remains that from a technical standpoint, a mass-produced, fully autonomous vehicle could be just years away.

Toward a World Wide Web for Robots

Toward a World Wide Web for Robots

As one of its first demonstrators, RoboEarth has shown that robots with different hardware can share maps. Another demonstrator allowed a complex service robot to download hardware-independent object models from the RoboEarth database and use them for perception and manipulation....

Personal Rapid Transit: Where the Robot Meets the Road

Personal Rapid Transit: Where the Robot Meets the Road

With most of the world’s major cities held hostage to gridlock and taxpayer reluctance to finance large infrastructure projects, PRT systems represent an extremely enticing alternative. These small autonomous vehicles, sometimes described as pods, are designed to ride on their...

Qbo May Be Short, but Its Head Is in the Cloud

Qbo May Be Short, but Its Head Is in the Cloud

For robot entrepreneur Francisco Paz, a Campus Party held last July was all about pineapples, penguins, and the cloud. At the week-long technology fest in Valencia, Spain, Paz mounted the stage with his company’s flagship creation, the Qbo robot. Before...