Despite its limited resources, Rwanda has done everything in its power to quell the spread of the coronavirus. Whereas it can be hard to get tested for COVID-19 in many places, in Rwanda, you might just get tested randomly as you're going down the street. "So whenever someone … [Read more...] about Free testing and robot caregivers: The COVID-19 success story in Rwanda
You might not see many people walking down the sidewalk in downtown Fairfax, Virginia, during the pandemic, but it’s possible that you’ll see a robot. The city is the latest to partner with Starship Technologies, a company that makes small delivery robots and now operates a fleet … [Read more...] about Robots are already making contact-free deliveries in some American cities
All-night study sessions on college campuses may soon have a new addition: delivery robots. Starship Technologies has announced a plan this week to launch delivery robots this month at George Mason University and Northern Arizona University with the University of Pittsburgh and … [Read more...] about This robot delivers pizza, groceries and medicines – coming soon to a college campus near you!
For centuries, rice farmers in Asia have been using birds as a natural solution to weeds and pests on their rice fields. While paddling around in flooded paddy fields, ducks tear up weeds and snack on insects, with their manure even acting as additional fertilizer. In the 21st … [Read more...] about Robot ‘duck’ helps farmers in Japan keep rice fields clear of weeds
From mowing lawns and cleaning windows to lending a hand to astronauts aboard the International Space Station, robots are being designed to do an ever-expanding set of tasks. Now, Squishy Robotics, a Berkeley-based startup, has come up with squishy shape-shifting, sensory robots, … [Read more...] about Engineers develop squishy robots designed to aid rescue in disaster areas