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Manufacturing
Konica Minolta Australia and MiR offering now available
Konica Minolta Australia has announced the MiR1350 is now available through its partner, Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), offering greater efficiency and productivity.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
rapidMATION helps Coates achieve success with landmark RPA solution
A strong Robotic Process Automation solution (RPA) can help solve many complex issues that businesses face daily. 
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Artificial Intelligence
AI robots utilised by FedEx to enhance supply chain in China
In a first for China, FedEx Express has implemented the use of smart AI robots to help supply chain efficiency and logistics operations.
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Cloud
NEC develops autonomous mobile robot control technology
NEC Corporation has announced the development of a control technology that doubles the efficiency of autonomous mobile robots in warehouses while maintaining a high level of safety. 
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Manufacturing
Four industries revolutionised by robots
Technology has embedded so deeply in our daily lives that it has become difficult to imagine a time when we lived without the benefits of the information age.
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Robots
Konica Minolta launches mobile robot for industrial sector
Konica Minolta believes its MiR250 industrial robot will help to reduce risk around forklift operations.
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Online retail
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.
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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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Internet of Things
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. 
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IT Automation
'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.
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Artificial Intelligence
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."
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Distributor
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.
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Artificial Intelligence
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.
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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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Artificial Intelligence
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.
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Artificial Intelligence
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."
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Artificial Intelligence
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.
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Artificial Intelligence
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.  
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Artificial Intelligence
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.
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Robotics
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."
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Smart Home
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.
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Smart Home
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.
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Movies
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.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
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."