Shadow Robot Company’s robot hand, the Tactile Telerobot, has been used to move chess pieces 5,000 miles away. Now it could be used for critical missions.
Robots empowered by AI are transforming our workplaces. They’ll greatly contribute to economic growth, productivity and efficiency, whether we like it or not.
We’ve all thought of that dystopian future of work, the one where robots take all our jobs. But what if the jobs they take are the ones in our household; those menial tasks nobody likes doing?
In 2015, a 22-year-old man in Kassel, Germany, was grabbed by a robot and crushed to death against a metal plate at a car production plant.
Cars cannot deliver packages alone. Autonomous vehicles may seem perfect for online shopping but getting a parcel to a door requires human input. Or does it? This is the thinking behind Ford’s ambitious new robotic project.