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Meet Stevie II - Ireland's first AI robot designed to help care for older people
The technology behind the new robot has been tested with Irish seniors, and was unveiled to the media today.
RTÉ received 31 complaints about a mannequin giving birth on the Late Late Show
The simulator is used by RCSI medical students to prepare them for the real-life labour ward.
Poll: Are you worried a robot could take your job?
The Taoiseach has said “almost anyone in employment at all levels” could be affected.
'State-of-the-art' Russian robot unveiled as man in robot costume
The ‘robot’ was shown dancing and singing on Russia’s main TV news channel.
Robots like Stevie could allow the elderly to live in their own homes for longer
A team of researchers at Trinity have been given funding by Enterprise Ireland to develop a robot to assist with the elderly.
Artificial intelligence is good for the Sophia the robot
The robot insisted that “we will never replace people, but we can be your friends and helpers.”
Reasons behind Ronnie O'Sullivan's 'robot' interview revealed
The snooker legend has suggested he will no longer give frank or in-depth interviews to the media.
This tiny robot octopus is powered by its own gas
The robot is the first of its kind and could lead to future soft robots that could perform tasks traditional robots can’t access.
Robots are now being taught how to feel pain
“Why? Why was I programmed to feel pain?”
You can swallow this origami robot and it will help patch you up
The tiny robot can patch wounds, retrieve foreign objects or deliver medicine inside the stomach.
This expensive robot is modelled on a real-life movie star
Whether you think it looks like her is another story entirely.
This mini-Segway can turn into a robot helper when you're not using it
Part transport device, part robot helper.
Disney designed a robot car that can climb walls by itself
VertiGo uses two propellers to lift itself up and create traction, allowing it to drive on walls.
Would you want this small robot to deliver Tayto and Lucozade to you?
The makers say the autonomous robot will carry out local deliveries and do so in the space of 5 – 30 minutes.
Take a break and watch this tiny insect robot fly and swim in water
It’s the size of a paperclip.
WATCH: A terrifying humanoid robot strolling through the woods
We now have fewer places to hide.
Robot goes to the shopping centre, gets beaten up by kids
Poor robot.
This tiny robot can jump from water without making a splash
It’s able to exert force of up to 16 times its own body weight without breaking the water.
This robot was built to do one thing... hitch-hiking
Independent robot that don’t need no man.
This robot can build a house in just two days
It could make bricklayers a thing of the past.
This 'emotional' robot sold out within the space of a minute
The first 1,000 units of Pepper sold out in its native Japan and more are being planned.
This tiny robot can drag objects thousands of times its own weight
Tiny, tiny robots. Tiny!
Woman in South Korea attacked by robot vacuum cleaner that ate her hair
The little robot thought it was doing its job and the woman escaped serious injury.
Philae probe has fallen asleep after its batteries ran out
The robot probe managed to transfer all of the data it collected to its mother ship before it took its eternal nap.
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Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.
Weird Wide Web: Smartphone lanes, cat music remixes and robot snake arms
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
Researchers develop robot arm that can move like a snake
The soft robot arm is made out of rubber and is designed to move in confined spaces.
This robot is designed to become part of your family's day-to-day life
It does have a creepy stare, though.
These jellyfish-killing robots could save the fishing industry billions per year
It’s a system called JEROS, or “jellyfish elimination robotic swarm”.
Stuck trying to find a parking space? This robot will park your car for you
If you happen to be in Düsseldorf airport, that is.
Weird Wide Web: Emotional robots, attractive video chats and online dating for the elderly
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
Meet the 'human-like' robot that can understand people's emotions
Pepper, a robot that can understand human emotions and learn from human interactions, will go on sale in Japan for €1,420.
WATCH: The remote controlled robot that will outrun you
The OutRunner can reach speeds of up to 32km/h and can run on various terrain like gravel, grass and downhill without losing its balance.
This charming robot helps older people stay in their own homes
Robin allows elderly people to connect with friends, family and medical professionals and can also watch for falls and monitor blood pressure.
Oh nothing, just Barack Obama playing soccer with a Japanese robot
The US President is currently on a four-day tour of Asia.
Computer failure on International Space Station may require spacewalk to fix
However, the six-man crew is not currently in danger, officials have said.
Muskehounds, Ulysses and Captain Planet... Republic of Telly's epic cartoon battle
Gonna take pollution down to zero…
Switzerland will be hosting the first ever bionic Olympics in 2016
Put it down on your calendar.
An ageing population is going to need a population of robots, engineers say
How would you feel about a robot looking after you?
Here's the life-changing robot designed for Joanne O'Riordan in action
The prototype was unveiled at Trinity College Dublin earlier this afternoon.