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Körber to roll out A/NZ’s largest deployment of autonomous robots
The project will see the leading online retailer roll out more than 100 autonomous mobile robots and is the largest deployment of its kind in A/NZ.
Robots in the wild – how COVID-19 has brought robots from the factory to the forefront
If organisations get it right, the potential global impact of robotics will be vast and exponential.
Robot-related services powered by cloud computing to soar - research
The journey of the robot industry from one of individual vehicles and units, to fleets and larger systems, is being driven by its wider incorporation into the IoT ecosystem.
'Is that a robot herding sheep?' Kiwi startup teaches old dog new tricks
It's all thanks to a partnership between global robotics stalwart Boston Dynamics, a Kiwi startup called Rocos, and a robotic dog called Spot.
COVID-19 will accelerate widespread adoption of robots - report
"Autonomous robots are playing a vital role in supporting essential businesses and their workers during this health crisis."
Siemens taps CSL for industrial distribution in NZ
Based on a strategic partnership between Siemens’ master distributor in Aus, APS Industrial, and Cuthbert Stewart Limited.
The tech on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19
GlobalData explains how emerging technologies are being deployed to help keep the spread of the virus in check.
Humans to be working alongside robots in retail within 5 years - Gartner
77% of retailers are planning AI automation by 2021 according to new research.
ISACA: What the next decade holds for tech
Global research shows AI will shape the technology landscape of 2020s, but unintended consequences pose big risks.
Could robots learn to recognise human emotions? Study says yes.
"The aim is to create a robot that can react to human emotions in difficult situations and get itself out of trouble without having to be monitored or told what to do."
Dell: How tech will shape the future of our lives
Extensive research shows the ways that emerging technologies will change the way we live and work in the next decade.
Kiwi employees embracing a future of AI
Kiwi employees are the most secure in their roles when it comes to embracing artificial intelligence in the workplace, compared to all other countries surveyed including, Australia, USA, UK, Germany and Japan.
UNSW's robot soccer team face off at world cup in Sydney
About 170 teams and over 1,200 participants from universities and research laboratories around the world are expected to compete at this year’s main event.
This Feilding school has just won an international robotics award (again!)
“In typical Kiwi fashion, our students think laterally to solve challenges, build prototypes, test and retest until they have a working model. All on their own time and all with their own ideas."
Toyota & Panasonic to create 'connected towns' in Japan
Panasonic and Toyota have plans to create ‘smart towns’ across Japan, where transport, homes and services are all connected. Here’s a quick look at what they’re planning.
From robots to ruins: Anki goes bust
You may have seen the quickly little robots called Vector and Cozmo - well, their creators are now out of a job.
Now you can control Iron Man with this customisable robot
Marvel fans beware – Tony Stark is going to do his best to steal the money right from your pocket and replace it with a robot.
Data61 to expand robotic infrastructure with new facility
“The new centre expands our research infrastructure to develop highly autonomous robotics systems that can interact safely and seamlessly with humans and other dynamic agents."
Universal Robots aims for A/NZ growth with new hire
Peter Hern takes on the role of leading customer support, sales and partner development for Universal Robots in Australia and New Zealand.
Samsung's going all-in on home robots
Samsung has released a new range of home robots that can do everything from help people take their medicine, purifying air, posture training, and retail shopping.
Spending on robotic systems and drones will be on the rise in 2019
Robotic systems will be the larger of the two categories throughout the five-year forecast period with worldwide robotics spending forecast to be $103.4 billion in 2019.
Bye bye Baxter - Rethink Robotics bites the dust
Did we just lose one of the most pioneering robotics companies in the world? According to reports from the Boston Globe and a number of other media outlets, the answer looks to be 'yes'.
Vector the AI-powered home robot to land in NZ from October
"Vector reacts to his environment in a way that’s not only full of personality but also meaningful. He even responds to human touch."
Mini Robot Rumble set to slice and dice Kiwis' robots of war
Mini Robot Rumble is happening this weekend, when robots take to the arena to battle, slice and dice their opponents in a fierce game of war.