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HS students from Pitogo, Caloocan, and Malabon top local robotics competition

Nov 22, 2019 - 2:13 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Pitogo High School is named Best Team while Malabon National High School and Caloocan National Science High School win Best Alliance at the 2019 Tagisang Robotics

THREEPEAT. For the third time, Pitogo High School secured the Best Team Award in the returning Tagisang Robotics Competition organized by DOST-SEI. Photo courtesy of DOST-Science Education Institute

Japan roboticists predict rise of the machines

Sep 23, 2019 - 3:02 PM

At a secretive research institute in western Japan, wild-haired roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro is fine-tuning technology that could blur the line between man and machine

JAPANESE ROBOTS. This photo taken on June 16, 2019 shows an assistant (L) for robotician Hiroshi Ishiguro "talking" with a robot at the research centre in Osaka. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP


WATCH: ‘Mr. Robot’ final season trailer

Aug 28, 2019 - 1:27 PM

Rami Malek returns as hacker Elliot Anderson

MR ROBOT. Rami Malek returns as cybersecurity engineer turned hacker Elliott Anderson in the final season of the TV series. Screenshot from Mr Robot on YouTube

Laksa-making robot: Sophie whips up oodles of Singapore noodles

Jul 31, 2019 - 11:53 AM

Sophie the laksa-making robot can produce a hot bowl of laksa in just 45 seconds – that's 80 bowls an hour

WATCH: Rami Malek returns in teaser of 'Mr Robot' final season

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:54 AM

'I wonder how many people you had to hurt to get what you want?' an unknown woman asks Elliot Alderson, played by Rami Malek

Robots to take 20M jobs, worsening inequality – study

Jun 26, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The study highlights growing concerns that automation and robots, while offering economic benefits, are disproportionately killing low-skill jobs and aggravating social and economic stress

Netflix renews ‘Love, Death and Robots’ for season 2

Jun 11, 2019 - 6:56 PM

Netflix's animated short film anthology returns!

Philippine Robotics National Team bags gold award in Turkey

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:18 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The national delegation comes home victorious after winning a Gold Award for Project Presentation and Finalist on Project Research

PH robotics team wins big at FIRST Lego League World Championship

May 18, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Young Filipino students bested other teams from all over the world at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Lego League World Championship in Houston, Texas

WINNERS. DYCI Blue Ocean's 10 with Mylene Abiva (left) of FELTA Multi-Media at the FIRST Lego League World Championship in Houston, Texas, USA. Photo courtesy of FELTA

New laws of robotics needed to tackle AI – expert

May 17, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The world has changed since sci-fi author Isaac Asimov in 1942 wrote his 3 rules for robots. Today's omnipresent computers and algorithms demand up-to-date measures.

ROBOTS AND AI. A group of students pose for a photo around a interactive robot guide at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2019. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

DTI backs Taiwanese firm's plan to bring robot assistants to PH airports

May 11, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez has committed to connect the New Kinpo Group with the Department of Transportation and the Department of Tourism 'to facilitate its planned installation of airport robot assistants,' says the DTI

For the love of technology! Sex robots and virtual reality

Feb 23, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'Digisexuals' are turning to advanced technologies, such as robots, virtual reality environments and feedback devices known as teledildonics, to take the place of human partners

'DIGISEXUAL'. Sex with robots will increase, as technological developments produce new love interests. Shutterstock

A robot that can touch, eat, and sleep? The reality of cyborgs like 'Alita: Battle Angel'

Feb 16, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Let’s dig into the many scientific concepts touched on in the film and see how far from reality they are, or might be in the future

CYBORG. Alita: preparing for battle. 20th Century Fox

Japanese firm launches new line of robotic parts in Subic Freeport

Jan 26, 2019 - 1:03 PM

The Subic-made products of Nidec-Shimpo Corporation will be exported to Spain, the United States, and Germany

SUBIC-MADE. Senator Richard Gordon and SBMA Chairman Wilma T. Eisma and other guests, views precision products manufactured by Nidec-Shimpo during the opening of the company'€™s manufacturing plant at the Subic Freeport in Zambales on January 23, 2019. Photo courtesy of SBMA

Paw patrol: Sony offers robocop dog at home

Jan 23, 2019 - 3:38 PM

The robopup Aibo will roam around the home at pre-designated times looking for family members, with the owner receiving progress reports via smartphone using a connected service

AIBO! Versions of Sony's puppy-sized robot dog "aibo", including a 2019 limited special colour model (L), are displayed during a press conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on January 23, 2019. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Could an artificial intelligence be considered a person under the law?

Oct 14, 2018 - 9:56 AM

The author believes human rights and dignity would suffer if artifiical intelligence is given personhood under the law for a number of a reasons

ROBOTS WITH CITIZENSHIP. Sophia, a robot granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia. MSC/wikimedia, CC BY Roman V. Yampolskiy, University of Louisville

Japan's space robots start asteroid survey

Sep 24, 2018 - 4:48 PM

The rover mission marks the world's first moving, robotic observation of an asteroid surface, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

ASTEROID SURVEY. In this handout photograph taken and released by Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) of Japan Aerosapace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on September 21, 2018, researchers and employees work at a control room to operate the Hayabusa2 mission in Sagamihara. Photo by Yutaka Iijima/ISAS-JAXA/AFP

Robotel: Japan hotel staffed by robot dinosaurs

Sep 02, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The robo-dinos process check-ins through a tablet system that also allows customers to choose which language they want to use to communicate with the multilingual robots

Australia unveils starfish-killing robot to protect Barrier Reef

Aug 31, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Software will enable the bot to detect crown-of-thorns starfish, which eat coral, and "instigate an injection which is fatal" to the predators. The injection is harmless to other reef creatures.

RANGERBOT. This undated handout photo received on August 31, 2018 from the Great Barrier Reef Foundation shows scientist Matthew Dunbabin with the new RangerBot on the Great Barrier Reef in northern Queensland. Photo by Anthony Weate/ Great Barrier Reef Foundation/AFP

It's goodbye for 'Mr Robot' after season 4

Aug 30, 2018 - 9:15 AM

The show, which airs on USA Network, will conclude after its 4th season in 2019

GOODBYE, MR. 'Mr. Robot' is set to conclude after its 4th season. Image courtesy of USA Network

Activists urge killer robot ban 'before it is too late'

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:08 AM

'Killer robots are no longer the stuff of science fiction,' says Rasha Abdul Rahim, Amnesty International's advisor on artificial intelligence and human rights

SOLDIER BOT. A group of men look at a exoskeleton robot at the 2018 World Robot Conference in Beijing on August 15, 2018. Photo for illustration purposes only. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP


LOOK: Disney's humanoid acrobat in action

Aug 13, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The autonomous robot can correct itself in air to land tricks flawlessly. It is being designed for use in Disney theme parks, and potentially, Disney movies in the future

FLYBOT. Disney's humanoid acrobat from their Stuntworks project flies through the air, catapulted by a big swing. Screenshot from Disney


This company is building a massive pack of robot dogs for purchase starting in 2019

Jul 25, 2018 - 8:30 AM

By the middle of 2019, the company hopes to reach a production rate of 1,000 units a year

ROBODOG. Award recipient SpotMini Boston Dynamics Marc Raibert's dog-like robot comes up stage during Genius Gala 6.0 at Liberty Science Center on May 5, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. File photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Liberty Science Center/AFP


Yellow robots deliver snacks to homes in China

Jul 23, 2018 - 8:04 AM

To get a delivery via the 'little yellow horse,' the customer selects the desired products, taps in the address and pays via their phone

ROBOT DELIVERY. A woman picks up groceries delivered by a Zhen Robotics delivery robot at a residential compound during a demonstration of the robot in Beijing. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Tech leaders say killer robots would be 'dangerously destabilizing' force in the world

Jul 20, 2018 - 3:35 PM

As nations such as the US, China, Israel, South Korea, Russia, and the UK develop automated weapons systems, tech leaders band together to pledge not to help in the development and use of these 'slaughterbots'

MUSK. Elon Musk is among the leaders of the 160 organizations that have signed the pledge against automated weapons. File photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP


Honda stops development of Asimo humanoid robot

Jun 29, 2018 - 2:04 PM

Rest well, robot friend

ASIMO. Honda's humanoid robot pours liquid into a cup. File photo from AFP


Robotics Barbie aims to inspire young scientists

Jun 27, 2018 - 12:06 PM

The new Barbie is dressed as as robotics engineer, a job that in real-life is occupied almost 9 times out of 10 by men

'iPal' robot companion for China's lonely children

Jun 14, 2018 - 7:06 PM

The 'iPal' is among a slew of new tech unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia in Shanghai this week, offering education and company for lonely children and peace of mind for adults

FOR KIDS. In this picture taken on June 13, 2018 iPal robots by Avatarmind are exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai on June 13, 2018. Photo by AFP

Google retreating from military AI project: reports

Jun 02, 2018 - 3:35 PM

The collaboration with the US Department of Defense was said to have sparked rebellion inside the California-based company.

GOOGLE. A man walks past the logo of the US multinational technology company Google during the VivaTech trade fair ( Viva Technology), on May 24, 2018 in Paris. Photo by Alain Jocard / AFP

Your next pilot could be drone software

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:00 AM

By combining their enormous amounts of flight data and experience, drone-control software applications are poised to quickly become the world’s most experienced pilots

SAFETY QUESTION. Would you be – or feel – safer if one of these people were a robot? Image from Skycolors/Shutterstock.com

Academics call boycott on South Korean university over 'killer robots'

Apr 06, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, a state-run university is now being criticized by experts for reportedly working with defense company, Hanwha Systems, to develop AI technology in weapons

HAN THE ROBOT. The robot pictured here is not one of the 'killer robots' said to be in development at a South Korean institute. Han was a model used to represent robots at a discussion about the future of humanity and artificial intelligence (AI) by Hanson Robotics at the RISE Technology Conference in Hong Kong on July 12, 2017. File photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP


Batangas City high school students excel in robotics competition

Mar 09, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Batangas National High School robotics coach Ronald Calderon says local government support is critical in ensuring the success of their robotics program

ROBOTICS. Members of the Batangas City delegation to the 15th National Science Quest present their winning entries to Batangas City Mayor Beverley Dimacuha. Photo by Batangas City PIO

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Feb 07, 2018 - 9:12 PM

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Japan’s elderly will soon be cared for by robots

Feb 07, 2018 - 4:54 PM

With its 5-year 'New Robot Strategy,' the Japanese government will soon be relying on robots to care for its large elderly population

ROBEAR. Japanese company Riken has developed a robot that can carry patients and assist them in other physical ways. Photo from Riken


'Call me baby:' Talking sex dolls fill a void in China

Feb 02, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Rows of voluptuous silicon bodies hang in the warehouse of EXDOLL, a firm based in the northeastern port city of Dalian, but engineers are also working on bringing them to life

EXDOLL'S SEX DOLLS. This photo taken on February 1, 2018 shows robots in a lab of a doll factory of EXDOLL, a firm based in the northeastern Chinese port city of Dalian. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

New 'emotional' robots at CES 2018 aim to read human feelings

Jan 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM

At CES 2018, several robots are being developed to become more humanlike by acquiring 'emotional intelligence' and empathy. Check out some of them here

EMOTION MACHINE. A Honda 3-C18 concept robot is shown at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9, 2018. Photo by David Mcnew/AFP


Pole-dancing robots aim to spice up CES 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 6:01 PM

The robo-strippers are the creation of British artist Giles Walker, who says he designed the vaguely humanoid machines as an expression about surveillance, power, and voyeurism

MECH GYRATIONS. A human dancer performs next to a stripper robot at the Sapphire Gentlemen's Club on the sidelines of CES 2018 in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP


'Super Robot Wars X' to come out in Asia in 2018 with English subtitles

Dec 12, 2017 - 4:50 PM

The Asia version of Super Robot Wars X will release in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand on April 26, 2018

SUPER ROBOT WARS X. Bandai Namco announces a new entry in the franchise for the PS4 and PS Vita in 2018. Screen shot from YouTube video

Sony's Aibo makes a comeback

Nov 01, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Pre-orders for the new Aibo robot are priced at 198,000 yen ($1,738)

SONY'S AIBO RETURNS. Sony's robotic pet is now being sold as an all-in one service with subscriptions. Photo from https://twitter.com/aibo_jp

Sony bringing back robot dogs as smart home devices – report

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:07 PM

The new robot dog from Sony will reportedly have internet connectivity, allowing it to control household appliances

A NEW AIBO? The toy robot dog Aibo in Dortmund's DASA - Arbeitswelt Ausstellung. Photo from Wikipedia by Sven Volkens

American-Japanese giant robot duel set for October 17

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:02 PM

The duel between the Megabot Mk. III and the Kuratas will be broadcast live on Twitch.tv and will be replayed on other social media platforms at its conclusion

BOT BATTLE. Megabots and Suidobashi will bring their respective mechs to a paintball duel. Screen shot from Twitter post.

Technology creating, not destroying, jobs – millennials

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:48 PM

A global survey released by the World Economic Forum shows millennials have an optimistic outlook on the impact of technology on job creation

NEXT TREND. Millennials in the Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017 say artificial technology is the next big technology trend.

6 from Burundi robotics team reported missing in Washington

Jul 20, 2017 - 10:14 PM

Police post to Twitter photographs of the 6 – 4 young males and two females who participated in the First Global Challenge robotics competition

MISSING. Photos of the missing Burundi team from DC Police Department Twitter account.

Afghan girls robotics team land in U.S. after visa U-turn

Jul 16, 2017 - 12:09 AM

The reversal comes after public outcry over the Afghan girls inability to attend the 3 day FIRST Global Challenge competition

BOUND FOR U.S. Afghan teenagers from Afghanistan Robotic House walk towards Herat International Airport on July 13, 2017, before embarking for the United States. Hoshang Hashimi/AFP

The week in photos: July 8-14, 2017

Jul 15, 2017 - 9:30 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People cool off in a swimming pool in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province on July 12, 2017.  The summer heatwave is forecast to continue and expand over more of the country, with people being warned to protect themselves from the sun. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT

Afghan girls to attend U.S. robotics clash after visa U-turn

Jul 13, 2017 - 2:39 PM

A team of Afghan girls who had been denied visas to attend a Washington robotics competition are now allowed to come organizers say

ARRIVALS. Travelers from the Middle East exit the International Arrivals section at Los Angeles International Airport on June 29, 2017. Frederick J Brown/AFP

The week in photos: June 24-30, 2017

Jul 01, 2017 - 1:17 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

An enthusiast browse through a collection of toys on display during the 2017 ToyCon Pop Life FanXperience at the SMX Convention Center, in Pasay on June 30, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

First robotic cop joins Dubai police

Jun 01, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Wearing a police cap and moving on wheels the robot features a computer touch screen on its chest that can be used to report a crime or inquire about speeding tickets

DUBAI'S ROBOT COP. The world's first operational police robot stands to attention near the Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai on May 31, 2017. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/ AFP

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May 30, 2017 - 9:47 AM

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Artificial intelligence reinventing banking in PH

Apr 24, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Banks in the Philippines are starting to invest in artificial intelligence

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. AI is changing the face of banking in the Philippines. Rappler file photo