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ABB launches 'YuMi' collaborative robot

ABB, a leader in power and automation technologies, has unveiled the world’s first truly collaborative robot -- YuMi. YuMi is a human-friendly dual arm robot designed for a new era of automation, for example in small parts assembl

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Toyota's ‘Winglet’ goes on trial

Toyota is set to assess the safety and practicality of its personal assistance robot ‘Winglet’ for moving among pedestrians, through public  sidewalk demonstration trials. The trials will include its use by 80 loc

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Kirobo the talking robot blasts into space

Kirobo, a knee-high talking robot with red boots and a black and white body, has blasted off from Japan for the International Space Station to test how machines can help astronauts with their work. The Japanese-speaking robot, equ

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Ford uses robots to test truck durability

US-based automobile manufacturer Ford is using robotic technology in an industry-first initiative to meet demand for truck durability. The company’s engineers have developed a robotic test driving program – now in use

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Space-bound robot

A miniature robot, developed in part by Toyota, is set to become the latest visitor to the International Space Station (ISS). Christened Kirobo, the robot is 34cm tall, and weighs around 1kg (on Earth). He will take part in the fi

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Mind-controlled robotic arm ‘closer to human limb’

Researchers in the US have developed a robotic arm controlled directly by thought with a level of agility closer than ever to a normal human limb. Jan Scheuermann, a 52 year-old woman who was diagnosed with a degenerative brain di

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Experts build crab-like robot to remove cancer

Inspired by Singapore's famous chilli crab dish, researchers have created a miniature robot with a pincer and a hook that can remove early-stage stomach cancers without leaving any scars. Mounted on an endoscope, it enters the patient's g

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Nasa to send GM co-developed robot into space

Nasa will launch the first human-like robot to space later this year to become a permanent resident of the International Space Station. Robonaut 2, or R2, was developed jointly by Nasa and General Motors under a cooperative agreement to d

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Emirates transports Arabic speaking humanoid

Emirates, a top airline of the UAE, recently transported one of the world’s most advanced robots, an Arabic speaking humanoid, from Dubai to Riyadh. The humanoid named Ibn Sina travelled as a First Class passenger on the flight accompanied

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HMC uses robotic surgical technique

In a quantum leap for surgical techniques in the region, a medical team in Qatar has carried out a series of operations using the latest generation of robotic surgical machines. The three robotic surgeries were successfully carried out by

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