Sophia is a robot of many talents — she speaks, jokes, sings and even makes art. In March, she caused a stir in the art world when a digital work she created as part of a collaboration was sold at an auction for $688,888 in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT).
Robots that helped people survive and stay safe over the past year are touting their value at the tech industry's annual extravaganza amid a pandemic which has given fresh momentum to the robotics sector.
‘Aglio Kim’, a trolley-like robot which uses artificial intelligence (AI), is delivering food to customers at a restaurant in Seoul, South Korea, in order to minimize human contact and help ensure social distancing.
Robots usually find it difficult to understand soft surfaces. For example, a nice fluffy snow may trick some robots into thinking that it’s a stable surface. At the same time, robots do not have the best of luck working with flexible tools.
A self-driving robot equipped with cameras and an LED screen greets visitors at the lobby in the headquarters of South Korea’s largest mobile operator, checking their temperature, dispensing hand sanitizer and disinfecting the floor.
An intelligent robot equipped with emotion-sensing voice detectors was headed to the International Space Station (ISS) after launching from Florida on Thursday, becoming the latest artificial intelligence-powered astronaut workmate in orbit.
Can robots be creative? British gallery owner Aidan Meller hopes to go some way towards answering that question with Ai-Da, who her makers say will be able to draw people from sight with a pencil in her bionic hand.