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Artificial muscles give ‘superpower’ to robots

MIAMI: Inspired by the folding technique of origami, US researchers said Monday they have crafted cheap, artificial muscles for robots that give them the power to lift up to 1,000 times their own weight. The advance offers a leap forward…

China turns to robots as workers age

WUZHEN: Flat, orange robots glide under stationary cars and ferry them to empty Chinese parking bays, using space more efficiently and, their creators say, reducing driver stress. It is one of a number of elegant -- and expensive --…

Robots show their ‘personality’ at CES 2017

LAS VEGAS: Professor Einstein rolls his eyes, sticks out his tongue, and can give a simple explanation of the theory of relativity. With his lifelike rubbery ‘skin’ and bushy mustache, he can almost make you forget he's a robot. The…

Meet Kirobo Mini; Toyota’s robot baby

TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corp on Monday unveiled a doe-eyed palm-sized robot, dubbed Kirobo Mini, designed as a synthetic baby companion in Japan, where plummeting birth rates have left many women childless.