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International Robot Exhibition 2017

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Toyota's third-generation humanoid T-HR3 robot is remotely controlled by a an employee at the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo on Nov. 29, 2017.


Highlights From the International Robot Exhibition 2013

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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.


Apple prices rocket because of Brexit-inspired pound sterling slump

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Apple is pushing up the price of apps by 25 per cent to make up for the plunging value of the pound. The prices are now the same as they are in dollars. The change is thought to be a response to the pound's loss of value since Brexit. The June referendum and the policy statements that followed have pushed the pound to historic lows and seem to have forced Apple to adjust, since it does its accounting in US dollars. 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.


Japanese company fires its workers and replaces them with artificial intelligence

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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.


The future of work: How to prepare for the robot takeover

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A new exhibition at Science Gallery Dublin is exploring what an automated world might look like. There's a lot of discussion around the future of work, particularly when it comes to AI and robotics becoming more integrated into the workplace. Many experts are confident that advances in AI will, contrary to popular belief, actually create more jobs than it will get rid of. Those experts have also quelled our fears about certain elements of human behaviour being usurped by intelligent, human-like bots. Sure, they can analyse data at the drop of a hat and a lot of monotonous administration can be automated, but robots don't have the level of creativity or emotional intelligence that humans have, right?