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Video: Robots turn from cute to creepy in the uncanny valley

Amy Gibbs 15 Feb 2018 3 minutes

Robot pets with their big eyes and loving replication of affection are adorable, but when robots start to replicate human qualities, like doing backflips and sweat… the pendulum swings to creepy. But why? The answer lives in the mysterious ‘uncanny valley’.

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Video: When I grow up, I want to be a…robot?

15 Jan 2018 2 minutes

How do we teach children that their dream job may not exist in the future? Rob McCargow says we should trust the younger generations to engage with complex problems, and they could even solve them.

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Infographic: The evolution of robotics
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Infographic: The evolution of robotics

31 Aug 2017 2 minutes

Many of us grew up with robot toys, complete with flashing eyes and computer-generated voices. Now, these playthings are becoming real. Take a look at the history of robots.

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Article

Can robots create art?

Amy Gibbs 15 Aug 2017 11 minutes

From assisting creative professionals with daily tasks to helping make aesthetic decisions, artificial intelligence has its electronic sights set on the design world.

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Report: Would you let a robot replace your doctor?

02 May 2017 6 minutes

A consultation with a doctor seems a necessary fixture of the medical world but new research from PwC suggests that patients are surprisingly receptive to the power of robotics and AI.

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Video: Responding to the robot revolution

18 Nov 2016 37 minutes

Automation and robotics could rapidly changing the way we work and learn. Author of ‘Rise of the Robots’, Martin Ford, and PwC’s Head of People, Jon Williams, discuss the impact that robotics could have on communities, government and organisations.

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Article

The robotics future of the home

05 Sep 2014 3 minutes

More investment is occurring in robotics, but the real ramifications are moving outside of factories and into the home.

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Robotics and the workforce-automation risk

05 Aug 2014 2 minutes

The increased automation of the workforce has significant benefits, but it must be carefully managed – the workforce must become digitally-savvy to avoid becoming left behind.

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Report

Eight trends driving digital innovation: Digital productivity

John Riccio 09 Jul 2014 5 minutes

As more businesses look for productivity through technology, employment is falling away. This is leading to a skills gap and workers are being left behind.

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