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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."
12 Mar 2019
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.
19 Feb 2019
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.
11 Jan 2019
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.
05 Dec 2018
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'.
09 Oct 2018
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."
13 Aug 2018
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.
11 Jul 2018
Invert Robotics recognised for its life-saving robots
A mobile climbing robot called ‘Alfie’ will help to lead the way in workplace safety in confined spaces.
27 Jun 2018
Three BostonDynamics creations straight out of a sci-fi thriller
BostonDynamics recently uploaded some more videos of their robotic creations.
14 May 2018
Robots and drones could battle disease-spreading bugs
Robotics may soon be a critical ally in the fight against disease-spreading bugs according to a United Nations agency.
30 Apr 2018
Robots, drones and connected cars: Spark shows off their 5G future
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Spark at their Auckland headquarters to explore their vision of the 5G future.
12 Apr 2018
Security experts demonstrate that ransomware attacks on robots are possible
“Possible malicious behavior on an infected robot includes complete interruptions in service, the use of curse words, even doing violent movements."
13 Mar 2018
Haier is launching a new smart home integrated robot
Haier discussed its smart home-service robot strategy and officially announced its entrance into the service robot field.
07 Mar 2018
Robotic Process Automation: Six common mistakes and how to avoid them
As RPA remains largely misunderstood, Australian organisations are vulnerable to costly mistakes.
06 Mar 2018
Advanced Security brings autonomous surveillance robot to NZ market
The robot is designed to improve safety for human guards by working together and removing humans from dangerous situations.
28 Feb 2018
The end is nigh, doors can no longer stop robots
Humanity’s greatest defence against the robot uprising is now all but void.
22 Feb 2018
Ever wanted to hire a robotic teacher? Soon you’ll be able to
“Danovo features systematic educational programs, we are working with top preschools to build these programs."
07 Feb 2018
DJI launches $75,000 robotics competition
The winning team of RoboMaster 2018 will take home a trophy and a grand prize worth $75,000...
22 Nov 2017
Sony’s latest robot puppy may melt your heart
Sony states that there’s always an element of unpredictability with Aibo...
02 Nov 2017
Samsung envisions life transformed by artificial intelligence
"The integration of Bixby Voice and Samsung Connect into the Family Hub refrigerator marks a big step..."
01 Nov 2017
How Kiwis use artificial intelligence in everyday life
Whether we know it or not, many of us are already using artificial intelligence several times a day...
11 Oct 2017
NZ’s first Maori robotics challenge to be held in Whakatane
Twelve teams from primary schools across the Eastern Bay of Plenty will compete in a new regional robotics competition...
19 Sep 2017
Become a Star Wars droid engineer with littleBits
With invention at its core, the Droid Inventor Kit fosters creativity and problem-solving skills...
04 Sep 2017
Alexa has a new robotic body thanks to Qihan Technology Company
“Sanbot Nano’s customized capabilities will make every family feel like they have a personal assistant.”
01 Sep 2017