"The coronavirus has created a need for robots because they can reduce direct contact between people," Ken Matsui told at his company's workshop in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. "We've had inquiries from overseas, including from Singapore and France."
The RideFlux start-up brings together engineers who have given up well-paid jobs with some of South Korea's most prestigious firms to try to build a ride-sharing company for the tech-savvy nation.
His knowledge in automation in the 12th century inspired several generations of scientists to take his craft forward and step into an era of robotics.
Robotics have boomed in warehouses to speed up productivity and bring down costs.
Ai-Da - named after Ada Lovelace, the English mathematician and writer often called the world's first computer coder - is able to draw creatively thanks to in-built artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Sea Wolf or Denizkurdu 2019 exercise, supervised by the Turkish navy, will run through May 25 in the eastern Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Sea with 131 warships, 57 warplanes and 33 helicopters.
"Simulated love is never love," researchers warn humans to be wary of robots' emotions, as people tend to anthropomorphise smart robots, especially when they move or act in even vaguely human-like ways.
Commercial drones are increasingly being employed as a tool of political violence - will they be the new guerilla weapon of choice?
The “Humans Wanted: Robots Need You” report surveyed 19,000 employers in 44 countries and found 69 percent of firms were planning to maintain the size of their workforce while 18 percent wanted to hire more people as a result of automation.
No one was in the patrol car when the collision took place in the late morning, the Laguna Beach Police Department said in a message posted along with photos on Twitter.
A robot barista called "Sawyer" is able to serve a maximum of five cups of coffee at one go at Henn-na Cafe meaning "Strange Café" in Japanese.
Japan's ageing population and a low labour force growth rate has pushed it to embrace technology at a much faster pace than others.
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