The power of human touch: towards a domestic robotics

Imagine a service robot which assists people with their daily tasks, without replacing them – robot waiters or hotel staff able to carry trays or suitcases, depending where they are. This idea may be appealing to many, as long as the robots are not too humanlike....

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Receptionist robot could bring a human touch to reception

The true potential of robots is still unknown. On one hand, those who work in industries which risk automation are fearful, viewing robots as a real threat to their jobs. Othe other hand, those who do not come into direct contact with robots simply do not see or...

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Robolution makes connection between people crucial

The “Robolution” is underway. Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are becoming increasingly part of everyday life. More and more people are afraid of being replaced by robots, losing their jobs in a society that appears to focus less and less on the individual....

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Keecker, the robot replaces your TV and speakers

We can project movies on walls, connect with friends over a video call, and listen to music in any part of the house: all thanks to voice commands. Keecker is a small robot, sphere-like in appearance, which is able to move freely around the house. Among its various...

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At the restaurant

A robot in the kitchen and among tables. It exists. It's thought and designed to bring a unique experience to customers of restaurants, bars or cafés, as well as an effective service. Thi is Amy, a robot of Robot Pangolin's. The Chinese giant, based in Suzhou, is...

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Temi, the personal robot butler

This three-foot tall, wheeled robot is designed to navigate around your house and help you with daily tasks by providing a constant stream of information and keeping your hands free. Temi, the world’s first truly intelligent, mobile, and affordable personal robot, is...

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Lack of Skills and Companies New Needs

“It is normal for there to be a gap between the skills companies need – skills increasingly oriented towards Industry 4.0 – and the skillsets available in the job market. Industry 4.0 introduces technologies that essentially redesign work processes.” Paola Fantini, a...

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Towards a robotic society?

Robots can greatly improve our quality of life as they provide valuable services which free us from repetitive or difficult tasks. Despite this fact, many people are intimidated by the introduction of robots into everyday life; this is in part due to their ability to...

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“Robots will move into civilian life”

The world of production has a need for integrated and intelligent solutions, as its future is flexible and will evolve based on continually changing needs. Omron, a leading company in the sector of production automation, has launched a system wherein algorithms are...

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Domino’s Pizza: “Robots do have a place in retail”

Do robots have a place in retail? Yes, as long as they improve customer service. Alessandro Lazzaroni, CEO of Domino's Pizza Italia, is sure this is true. He recently kept the Omitech Elf in one of its stores in Milan for a full week. It was just a test, to see what...

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