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Tesla
Tesla's actually serious about the Tesla Bot
Many commentators are calling the Tesla Bot a late April Fools joke, but it looks like Tesla still wants to give it a go anyway - and it's calling for talent.
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Artificial Intelligence
NICE announces AI ethics framework as industry booms
"NICE is proud to take the lead in ensuring the use of robots for the betterment of humankind, articulating the ethical principles that act as guidelines for the development of our own AI-driven innovations and across the RPA field."
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Video conference
McAfee finds vulnerabilities in 'temi' the videoconferencing robot
Temi is commonly used in environments including businesses, healthcare, retail, hospitality, and other environments including the home.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
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. 
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Manufacturing
Konica Minolta Australia eyes up manufacturing market with new industrial robots
“The MiR 500 and MiR 1000 will have a critical role to play in the manufacturing and logistics organisations of the future and will play an important part in protecting workers and businesses, and helping them de-risk and future-proof their operations."
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Workflow Automation
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.
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Robotics
Rebellious robots: the latest in robotic research
The latest in human-robot research is a handheld robot that is designed to try and frustrate its human counterpart in a bid to develop robotic cooperation.
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Customer experience
How robotics can improve customer experience
Although robotics has been gaining traction in the business world for some time, there are many misconceptions around its capability.
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Yamaha
Kiwi robot climbs the world venture capital stage
Top tech investors support global expansion of the world’s first non-magnetic, climbing inspection robot for hazardous environments from Invert Robotics.
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IT Automation
How robots gave one call centre worker an entirely new career
Ex-call centre agent Mark Annas says automation doesn’t have to present a career crisis for those willing to grab the bull (or robot) by the horns.
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Healthcare
Robotic pharmacies and mobile apps: How GPs will make sure you take your meds
The current healthcare system provides no way for doctors to check if patients or filling their prescriptions or taking their medicine on time.
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Digital Transformation
Don’t be the bug - the benefits and dangers of DX
On Friday, IDC IT executive programs group VP Joseph Pucciarelli presented to a room of Kiwi CIOs with advice on how to get past the digital deadlock.
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Manufacturing
Apple's new carbon-free aluminium set to revolutionise manufacturing
Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company’s is committed to advancing technologies that are good for the planet and help protect it for generations to come.
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Machine learning
Gartner: AI to contribute US$1.2 trillion in business value in 2018
"In the long run, the business value of AI will be about new revenue possibilities."
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Artificial Intelligence
The little robot slave that will clean your floor... Maybe
The Electrolux PUREi9 allows users to customise a cleaning schedule through an app.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Spark’s robot wins big in Sydney
“It confirms for us that our approach to automation and what we are achieving is resulting in some great success.”
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Agile
DXC Technology combines robotics, cloud & AI in new platform
“We are now able to go beyond traditional limitations, helping our clients leap into a new era of speed, productivity and efficiency.”
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New Zealand business
Kiwi robotics company expands to Europe after raising $6.4mil
Invert Robotics provides non-destructive inspection services using mobile climbing robots.
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Robot
Segway unveils rideable robot companion
Loomo is a smart machine that transforms between a mini personal transporter and an intelligent robot.
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Coding
MatataLab’s robot could be the future of education
With robotic technology quickly evolving, and the use of robots ever-expanding, children are now exposed to robots at a very young age...
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Mancave
Hands-on review: Anki’s Cozmo, play with the AI of the future
Cozmo is a quick study, eager to learn and more than just a little bit playful...
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Multi Cloud
Dell Technologies: 2018 will be the year of the mega cloud
While some theorists claim AI will replace jobs, Elmarji says “there will also be new jobs created in areas that we don't even know about yet.”
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Mancave
Three ridiculous pieces of tech for the ultimate Mancave
If you’re looking to upgrade to the mancave of the future you have arrived at the right place...
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Cartech
Charge your EV in minutes with Powerswap
Instead of connecting the cord and waiting for the car to be charged, the battery is replaced with the help of a robotic device...