A Japanese insurance company is replacing its staff with an artificial intelligence system. The move, which will see more than 30 people sacked to make way for the computer, is being seen as one of the clearest examples of the coming changes that robots and machines will bring to the workplace. Japan hopes that by introducing more robots into its workforce it can address the problem of its shrinking and rapidly ageing population. And the company itself – Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance – claims that the investment in the robot will start paying off after two years. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.
A life-size ballerina with one leg elegantly raised has formed the centrepiece of a major cake exhibition. The model of Swan Lake's Odette is one of hundreds of creations at this year's Cake International display in Birmingham. The scene was created over four days by Emma Morris, who runs a cake business in Aberdare near Cardiff. The show is billed by organisers as the UK's biggest, with up to 30,000 visitors expected. It is the third time Ms Morris has exhibited at the event and said transporting the 5ft 4ins ballerina proved the biggest challenge.
The theme for this year's International Robot Exhibition (IREX) in Tokyo was "Making a Future with Robot." We're not exactly sure what that means, but we're definitely in favor of it, and here are some of the coolest things that we saw. There's one caveat with our IREX coverage, and that's the fact that there was a bit of a language barrier going on most of the time. With the exception of some big international robotics companies, there simply wasn't a lot of information available on many of the robots that we saw. We're following up as best we can, but in the meantime, enjoy this highlight video and gallery that we've put together for you.
A child holds his ears during a demonstration flight by a U.S. F-22 Raptor stealth aircraft at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) at Seoul Airport in Seongnam, South Korea. The event runs from Oct. 17 - 22, 2017, bringing together foreign and domestic aerospace and defense companies.