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Would you let a robot roam around your home?

Although its claim to be the world’s first wi-fi controlled security robot is somewhat debatable, at under £150, the Appbot Link is an interesting proposition. It’s also quite cute. As an alternative to robotic toys and more expensive vacuum cleaners, could this be the way that robots finally breach the bastion of our homes?    So what does the Appbot Link actually do?...
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Will robotics be the driving force behind an industrial revolution for the 21st Century?

On Monday, the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) opens its £1m competition in robotics and autonomous systems (RAS). Ten days before, Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, announced a government investment of £35m to fund “centres of excellence” for RAS. Is there a flavour for investment in robotics brewing in the UK? Or is this just symptomatic of the wider global...
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The revolution in robot surgery is upon us, but can we afford it?

“It is almost inconceivable, as surgeons, that in 10 years time we will be putting our hands in patients.” Mr Justin Vale, Urological surgeon, 2009. Last yea r, the Journal for Healthcare Quality reported that 41% of American hospital websites advertised robotic surgery, with hospitals offering robots pulling in more patients. A study by the American Cancer Society found that...
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Will robotics be the driving force behind an industrial revolution for the 21st Century?

On Monday, the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) opens its £1m competition in robotics and...

The revolution in robot surgery is upon us, but can we afford it?

“It is almost inconceivable, as surgeons, that in 10 years time we will be putting our hands...

Would you let a robot roam around your home?

Although its claim to be the world’s first wi-fi controlled security robot is somewhat...