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£3.5 million for start-up giving robots a human touch

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The FINANCIAL — A Scottish start-up at the Higgs Centre for Innovation, has raised £3.5 million to give robots a sense of a touch.…

Works well with robots?

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MIS researcher studies the way robots and humans interact. Blame it on HAL 9000, Clippy’s constant cheerful interruptions, or any navigational system leading delivery drivers to dead-end destinations. In the workspace, people and robots don’t always get along.…

If robots need to persuade humans, they shouldn’t resemble authority figures

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In the future, socially interactive robots could help seniors age in place or assist residents of long-term care facilities with daily activities. But will people actually accept advice or instructions from a machine? That depends on how the robot in question behaves, according to a University of Toronto study.…

85 % of people say that work-related mental health issues affect their home life

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The FINANCIAL — 2020 has been the most stressful year in history for the global workforce and people want robots to help, according to a new study by Oracle and Workplace Intelligence, an HR research and advisory firm. The study of more than 12,000 employees, managers, HR leaders, and C-level executives across 11 countries found that the COVID-19…


Industrial electricians have experience in renewable energies and fiber optic splicing

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In the midst of this panic and pandemonium, businesses can advance their business. It’s a troubling time we’re in, caused by the lockdown. Businesses are trying to reopen and make the best comeback in their lives. But let’s not be too hasty and race to get back to work just yet. Take a little time…

Ford tests dog-like robots to save money

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The FINANCIAL — Ford is tapping four-legged robots at its Van Dyke Transmission Plant in early August to laser scan the plant, helping engineers update the original computer-aided design which is used when they are getting ready to retool plants. These cutting-edge technologies help save the company money and retool facilities faster. Boston Dynamics sells the devices for…

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EU Discussion: “There are some urgent questions we have to find answers to”

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Robots are increasingly becoming more important. Not only are they being used in areas such as medicine, agriculture and manufacturing, they are now also capable of driving cars and piloting drones. However, their increasing use and expanding capabilities have significant implications. On 21 April Parliament’s legal affairs committee held a hearing to discuss with experts…