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Domain launches innovative Facebook Messenger chat bot
Recently, Domain (Australian real estate website) announced they would be utilising bots to help service their customers.
Kiwi school takes out Robotics championships
“This is quite an outstanding example of the tech sector and schools working together to stimulate interest in technology."
University of Canterbury hosts future tech event for Kiwi students
"E-Week provides an opportunity for curious young minds to get hands-on experience, visit local companies, program a robot and build a lab-on-a-chip."
Asia Pacific a hotspot for robotics, says IDC
Robotics will drive business transformation leading to new revenue streams.
NZ's first human-robot interaction conference breaks new ground
“As well as demonstrations of robots performing the haka, telepresence robots will be roaming the conference to enable people to attend remotely."
Robotics spending in APAC set to double
"Robotics as a technology has really reached its tipping point."
Governments need to recognise the disruptive power of robots, IDC finds
The potential for machines to heighten safety, precision and efficiency within government services is huge, according to a new IDC report.
Forget tracking steps, these wearables are changing lives
"The wrist has become prime real estate for technology you can wear, while the rest of the human body appears to have gone unnoticed."
Robots coming to households, according to new research
So-called ‘task oriented' robots assigned to take over household chores will dominate.
Report predicts dire impacts from AI
When it comes to the future and technology, people often fall into two camps. Optimists, and pessimists.
Robots will not steal ALL of our jobs
Forrester Research says while there will be jobs lost in the coming years thanks to robots, people forget about potential jobs that will be created.
In real life: Rise of the machines
Sometimes real life has a habit of mimicking Hollywood. Recent events however, could signal the chilling beginning of a robopocalypse.
Robot cat helps dementia patients
A new robotic therapy has been launched to help people who suffer from dementia and intellectual disabilities, in the form of a cat.
Victoria University student teaching robots to see like humans
Student Syed Saud Naqvi is currently working on an algorithm to help computer programmes and robots view static images closer to how we see them.
University uses robots to get Kiwi pupils thinking about IT
The university hoped to encourage an enthusiasm in the pupils to "be more than consumers of technology, but instead be creators of new technology and new applications for it.
Surgical robots technologist Dr Catherine Mohr named 2014 Flying Kiwi
The Flying Kiwi award recognises Mohr’s lifetime achievement in the emerging technologies industry and her work with surgical robots and minimally invasive surgery.
China aims to dominate the world of robot technologies
China will put resources and energy into creating robotic technologies, says Su Bo, vice minister of industry and information technology.
EB Expo 2014: Australasia’s biggest gaming show returns to Sydney
EB Games has announced that all Australia’s major gaming publishers will be in attendance at the EB Expo 2014 later this year. The event will be held over three days from October 3rd to the 5th at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.
Will software robots ring the death knell for offshoring?
Offerings around robotics and automation will mature and lead to significant cost savings in service delivery but software robots will not spell the end of offshoring, despite industry claims it will.
Computers will learn human senses in five years
A list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years.
Robots VS. All Black
Former All Black first five-eighth and goalkicker Andrew Mehrtens competed against three kiwi-designed goal-kicking robots in a warm-up to the hotly-contested Robotics World Cup, which took place in The Cloud in mid October.
Happy Nerd New Year!
Spinal Tap fans will want to turn it up today, because it is the eleventh of the eleventh of 2011, or what one Californian group has dubbed Nerd New Year.