U.S. lets Afghan girls enter for robotics contest

Jul 13, 2017

U.S. lets Afghan girls enter for robotics contest

U.S. officials will allow a group of Afghan girls into the country to participate in an international robotics competition after President Donald Trump intervened, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Wednesday, ending a saga that had sparked international backlash.Homeland Security Department spokesman David ...

Pakistani pizzeria's robot waitress proving hot draw

/ Jul 7, 2017

Pakistani pizzeria's robot waitress proving hot draw

The owners of a pizza shop in Pakistan say business is booming now that they’ve introduced a robot waitress.Osama Jafri, the engineer who designed the 25-kg (55-pound) robot, says it can greet customers and carry pizzas to their tables. The robot resembles a short, ...

We need to talk about sex, robot experts say

/ Jul 5, 2017

We need to talk about sex, robot experts say

Move over blow-up dolls, the sex robots are here.Artificial intelligence is making its way into the global sex market, bringing with it a revolution in robotic “sex tech” designed to offer sexual gratification with a near-human touch. In a report on the growing market ...

Robots may help defuse demographic time bomb in Japan and Germany

/ May 30, 2017

Robots may help defuse demographic time bomb in Japan and Germany

Japan and Germany may be sitting on a ticking demographic time bomb where aging populations begin to drag down economic growth. Good thing they’re also prime candidates for robot revolutions.Increased automation and more use of robotic technology in these manufacturing powerhouses could help cushion ...