Factories with a mind of their own

That’s right, machines don’t just analyse data but can talk to humans like other humans would. Except, as L&T Technology Services says, they can move from talking like a layperson to spitting the kind of intelligence Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking are known for.

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Health service could be saved by robots with artificial emotional intelligence

My new resolution is to be less robophobic, says Nick Booth. There are good reasons to fear these electronic ‘jobsworths’. Robots write apps, books, songs and slaughter chess grandmasters. Worse still, some fiend has invented a prototype robotic reporter.

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Huawei and Festo sign MoU for smart manufacturing collaboration with 5G slicing technology

Huawei announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Festo to jointly explore the 5G network application of manufacturing and to promote the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry with 5G Slicing Technology.

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People can relax: Robot healthcare is not about to take over, says life sciences tech consultant

Rumours of the sudden demise of a raft of jobs in the healthcare sector and other public sector spheres are exaggerated.

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More than 10% of US households will have robot housekeepers by 2020, says Juniper Research

New findings from Juniper Research have revealed that more than 1 in 10 American households will own a housekeeping robot by 2020, with global unit shipments reaching 48 million in 2020, up from 15.7 million this year.

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Oil & gas industry relies on M2M to work in ‘hot and sour’ hazardous environments

The oil & gas industry brings challenges unlike any other in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Onshore installations can be hazardous enough in temperatures of -60 or +40 deg Celsius, or in flammable and ‘sour’ hydrogen sulphide (H2S) environments. Then factor in locations hundreds of miles offshore and you have the Mother of all communications challenges, writes

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High-tech robot performs automatic NFC positioning tests

AT4 wireless has announced a new functionality for its NFC test tools that allows fully automated positioning of devices for testing purposes.

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