Businesses in China are optimistic despite rising tariffs

Sep 20, 2018
With more taxes about to hit Chinese exports, companies at a Shanghai industrial fair assess their plans.
At the China International Industry Fair, intelligent robot makers are upbeat about business prospects despite the U.S.-China tariff escalation.
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The most robot-proof job of them all

Apr 10, 2017
Robotics work is a good bet, if you can get it.
Anca Dragan researches the interaction between humans and robots at UC Berkeley.
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Say hello to your robot co-worker

Apr 7, 2017
There's a new emphasis on designing robots to be teammates, not just tools.
A machine from Carnegie Mellon's Biorobotics Lab.
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Why your robot restaurant might get sued

Mar 24, 2017
A lawsuit alleges that Eatsa kiosks aren't accessible to the visually impaired. Company founders say it isn't true.
A customer uses an interactive kiosk to place an order at a San Francisco Eatsa in 2015.
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Two arms good...three arms better?

Mar 2, 2016
Wearable robotic arm can transform you into a three-armed drummer.
Wearable robotic arm can transform you into a three-armed drummer.
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'Botnets' are costing advertisers billions

Dec 9, 2014
Ads are linked to how many people see them, but "botnet" computer networks inflate the numbers.

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Robots invade holidays ... but don't take over

Dec 3, 2014
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A robot that can beat you at rock, paper, scissors -- every time.

Nov 5, 2013
A robot that beats you at Rock, Paper, Scissors every time guaranteed. But there's a catch.

Blastoff! Talking robot Kirobo to head off to space

Jun 27, 2013
This fall, a "humanoid communication robot" called Kirobo will travel to the International Space Station to keep astronauts company.