Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:59
Postman, shopper, builder: In Japan, there's a robot for that
Forget the flashy humanoids with their gymnastics skills: at the World Robot Summit in Tokyo, the focus was on down-to-earth robots that can deliver post, do the shopping and build a house.
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 17:17
Deal signed to boost next generation of robotics engineers
Power and robotics expert ABB and the King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) have signed an agreement to foster closer cooperation and establish a framework for research and development of industrial robots to enhance education for the next generation of engineers.
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 01:00
First there was RoboCop; now wait for RoboCup
FANCY A live competition of robots? In 2021, Thailand will host one of the biggest robot tournaments in the world – RoboCup 2021.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:00
Did a robot write this column?
Ever since I began writing on the robotics industry three years ago, a question has been unsettling my mental circuits: Will robots take away my job?
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:00
Robots advance on China’s push
IN A SPRAWLING warehouse in Tokyo, several robots made by China’s HIT Robot Group are busy picking and stacking goods on the shelves.
Tue, 28 Aug 2018 01:00
Mobilising SMEs towards Thailand 4.0
THE GOVERNMENT has set an ambitious goal to raise the contribution of SMEs to 50 per cent of GDP from 36 per cent, under the 13th national social and economic development plan (2021-25). Currently there are three million SMEs comprising 99.7 per cent of Thai businesses, employing 10 million people.
Fri, 24 Aug 2018 08:36
Top 10 most promising fields using robots
The Chinese Institute of Electronics issued a report on the most promising fields using robots after the 2018 World Robot Conference kicked off in Beijing on Aug 15.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:18
Must do better: Japan eyes AI robots in class to boost English
English-speaking AI robots will be helping out in some 500 Japanese classrooms from next year as the country seeks to improve its English skills among both children and teachers.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 01:00
Robot maker seeks world-beating edge
CT ASIA Robotics said it aims to develop the world’s best robotics devices to take care of the elderly and other bed-ridden patients.
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 01:00
AI devices gaining traction among consumers
ALMOST A third of consumers surveyed globally by PwC plan to buy an AI device including robots or automated assistants, with retailers watching closely as ‘voice commerce’ develops in the home.
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 12:08
Consumers embracing AI, PwC survey finds
Almost a third (32 per cent) of consumers surveyed globally by PwC plan to buy AI devices, including robots or automated assistants.
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 01:00
A hotel robot that will give humans a ‘Run’ for their money
In a world of cutting-edge technology, robots are seen as threats to humans as they can perform with competence many of the activities human beings can.
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 01:00
Snack robots offer a taste of China’s automaton revolution
Along a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow and black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:59
Why Human Interaction is Still Needed in Automation?
Over the past few years the talk of how automation can change industrial operations has become more prevalent. Indeed, the headline-seekers out there might ask: will robots end up taking our jobs and what will happen to the human workforce?
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 01:00
Ethics must come first when embracing artificial intelligence
WHENEVER artificial intelligence (AI) comes up in conversation, there is often an underlying sense of fear –of having identities traced and profiled (or worse, hacked), of losing jobs to machines, or that conventional post-apocalyptic fear of a man-against-machine world where robots pose a mortal threat to humanity.