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Robots target covid with ultraviolet light at London

LONDON: Robots that can kill the coronavirus with ultraviolet light have been brought in at one of London’s biggest train stations, St Pancras International, as it tries to restore customer confidence in the safety of travel hubs. Stations suffered a blow on Tuesday when Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people to ...

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Researchers send bacteria for mining rocks in space

LONDON: Other than sending animals and robots up to International Space Station, researchers have also sent bacteria aimed to mine space rocks for future missions. Scientists have recently sent 18 various strains of bacteria to the ISS in order to determine if the mineral-leaching microbes could benefit astronauts mine space ...

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Amazon workers strike as ‘Prime’ shopping frenzy hits

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon workers walked out of a main distribution center in Minnesota, protesting for improved working conditions during the e-commerce titan’s major “Prime” shopping event. Amazon workers picketed outside the facility, briefly delaying a few trucks and waving signs with messages along the lines of “We’re human, not robots.” ...

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Robots serve up food and fun in the Hungarian capital

BUDAPEST: The robots at the Enjoy Budapest Cafe can do it all – they can serve up food and drink, tell jokes, dance with the kids or just hang out for a chat with customers. The cafe, opened by IT company E-Szoftverfejlesztő in the Hungarian capital, is staffed by a whole ...

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Japanese airport to be filled with robots for 2020 Olympics

TOKYO: Those planning on attending the 2020 Tokyo Olympics can look forward to receiving luggage and language assistance from robots “scattered” around Haneda Airport. According to Yutaka Kuratomi, a representative from the Japan Airport Terminal, seven new robots have been designed to perform useful tasks at the airport. One of the robots is a fluffy ...

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Elon Musk among tech founders to call for UN to ban ‘killer robots’

Killer robots, once just characters in dystopian science fiction novels and films, could soon become the next form of revolutionary warfare after nuclear bombs, according to industry experts. In an open letter to the United Nations (UN) Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), 116 signatories — including Tesla’s Elon Musk ...

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Brexit: Farmers to Use Machines to Make Up for Loss of EU Workers

LONDON: Robots will fill the void left by EU nationals once Brexit kicks in, farming experts have said. A new generation of robots are being readied to fill a labor shortage on Britain’s farms, which is expected post-Brexit. The robot, called Thorvald, has been designed for unskilled tasks. According to sources, Thorvald has already altered ...

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Robots could replace up to 30 per cent of UK jobs by 2030

LONDON: As many as a third of all jobs in the UK are at risk of being lost to machines within the next 15 years, fresh research reveals. However, it’s likely that technologies related to artificial intelligence will create new jobs, according to the research, and automation will boost productivity ...

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Impact of job-stealing robots a growing concern at Davos

An attendee communicate with SARA, a socially aware robot assisstant, during a presentation at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, January 17, 2017. LONDON: Open markets and global trade have been blamed for job losses over the last decade, but global CEOs say the ...

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EU to vote on declaring robots to be ‘electronic persons‘

PARIS: MEPs have voted to propose granting legal status to robots, categorising them as “electronic persons” and warning that new legislation is needed to focus on how the machines can be held responsible for their “acts or omissions”. The draft report, tabled by Mady Delvaux-Stehres, a socialist MEP from Luxembourg, states ...

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