Technology is helping farmers feed the world. It can also make agriculture more environmentally friendly – for conventional and organic farmers alike.
How do you keep the skies from becoming a giant, noisy, dangerous cloud of drones? Manufacturers and regulators are working on the answers.
China may have a corner on the recreational market, and the US on military uses, but Europe is poised to find its own niche.
Hundreds of millions of years of evolution have given insects the ability to fly efficiently and robustly. Roboticists are taking note.
The days when Barbie thinks only about what to wear are over. Smart-Gurlz has designed a doll to teach young girls about computer programming.
Digital technologies can save time and money in construction, but the complexity of the processes will make automation difficult.
The decapitation of the robot named hitchBOT has offered greater insight into social robotics.
A universal basic income would mitigate the negative effects of automation. But it might be more effective if combined with apprenticeships.
Asia’s acquisition of two of the continent’s crown jewels came as a wake-up call. To stay competitive, Europe must innovate.
Machines are getting much better at learning from humans and interacting with them. The next challenge: getting robots to talk to each other.
Collaborative robots are boosting productivity, but they will also require us to rethink how we approach our jobs.
Humanoid robots are finally learning to charm us. Can French-founded SoftBank Robotics stay ahead of the competition after a decade at the forefront?
Lambèr Royakkers of the Eindhoven University of Technology analyses the dangers of having machines make life-or-death decisions.
A German start-up improves warehouse automation.
A study has questioned the benefits of robotic keyhole surgery for prostate cancer, so why are some experts still championing the technique?
Smart glass and phone apps may have been developed for gamers, but now they are among the many technologies crossing over into the healthcare field.
To improve crop yields, the agricultural world is turning to such cutting-edge technologies as drones, robots and networked sensors.
Human augmentation elicits reactions that are not unanimously positive.
How science fiction can inform a generally staid profession about the legal issues of the future.