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  • Robots to replace sales assistants
  • Robots to replace sales assistants
    Peyri Herrera (2005) ©

Robots to replace sales assistants

In an age where immediate assistance is always just a tap away, waiting for a sales assistant to finish dealing with another customer can lead some to leave a shop. Could Benebot – a shop assistant robot designed by Ecovacs Robotics – solve this familiar inconvenience?



  • Article image Dyson 360 Eye: automate your least favourite chore wherever you are

    Seven in ten Brits don't have time for chores, with nearly 60% sometimes describing their home as a 'pigsty', while one in ten haven't vacuumed in a month. Can Dyson’s 360 Eye quash claims that robotic vacuums don’t work, and let people clean their homes at the flick of a button?

  • Dyson unveils a robot vacuum cleaner Dyson unveils a robot vacuum cleaner

    With the home automation and control market set to be worth $48 billion by 2018, the space is becoming increasingly busy. And now, Dyson has revealed its take on a robotic hoover – the Dyson 360 Eye, which has a unique live camera system. But can it beat the competition?

  • Get room service delivered by a robot Get room service delivered by a robot

    At the Aloft Hotel in California there's no need to go to the front desk if you need an extra towel; a robot butler will bring it to you. The creators, Savioke, want to develop technology that improves our lives - but at what point do we cease to need a human presence?

  • Article image Living with the ‘borgs

    Technology has become an unparalleled part of every aspect of our lives, dominating our work, our social lives, our hobbies and even our healthcare. But at what point does our changing relationship with technology become a problem? And how do we fix it?