Are carebots the solution to the elderly care crisis?
Japan believes robots could help to care for people in ageing societies, and address the shortage of human carers. But can these 'carebots' really meet the needs of the elderly?
The high-tech highlights of CES 2019: the world’s biggest technology event
No techie’s calendar is complete without a spot at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Known as the world’s biggest technology conference, the show kicks off in Las Vegas every January and sets the scene for what we can expect from the industry in the year ahead.
Smart cities and AI: apocalypse or opportunity?
With worldwide spending on smart city technologies projected to reach $135bn by 2021, AI initiatives will need to be carefully thought through by governments and local authorities to avoid potential disasters in the long term.
The rise of the holographic effect
How a new generation of holographic displays are remixing old technologies with 21st Century applications.
Hotel tech is booming and it’s getting personal
The hotel industry is realising it has to be about more than just a place to stay – revenues are being driven by the ability to create great experiences and satisfy guests.
Humans and Technology: The Hybrid Generation
How will we communicate with the world by 2030, and how will technology change us as a society?
Black Mirror: Science fiction or a chilling reality?
With the new series due for release next month, Chris Middleton explains why Black Mirror and the real world are already indistinguishable from each other.
Agtech: Where field and server farms meet
The robot farmer is here, but the biggest agtech innovations will come from the IoT, big data, and analytics.
Why jet repair bots are a Rolls Royce solution
Repairing jet engines means keeping planes on the ground; but it also means despatching engineers to the far side of the world at short notice. Rolls Royce believes that robots are the answer.
2020: why a quarter of workers could be robots
Robotics and AI are poised to be a trillion-dollar industry worldwide. What are some of the more unusual and innovative applications? Chris Middleton presents a ‘Top of the Bots’ chart rundown.