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Meet Abao, the Tagalog-Speaking Robot Who'll Help You Find Stuff Faster in Supermarkets

A prototype of the service robot is now under development in New Kinpo Group's Batangas factory

Abao the robot greets guests at the NKG manufacturing plant in BatangasGuests making their way through the New Kinpo Group (NKG)’s manufacturing facility in Lipa, Batangas will inevitably come face-to-face with Abao, one of the company’s tech innovations and unofficial mascot.Rolling around ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 19, 2018 11:00:00
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(Infographic) What Will the Future of Work Look Like After the Robot Revolution?

By 2033, it's predicted that nearly half the country's jobs will be taken over by robots

People often fear that a robot will take their job. Unfortunately, that fear might not be so far-fetched.The idea of a robot revolution is becoming more and more realistic. On average, one robot can do the job of 5.6 persons in the manufacturing industry. ...

by Rose Leadem  | June 19, 2018 02:00:00
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This Young Robot-Builder Taught Himself Programming at Age 7

He started out by watching YouTube videos before having formal lessons in school

At an early age, Angel Ken Young or Aky for short already had an affinity for building and crafting. His mom, Beth, tells that his favorite toys as a kid were building blocks, and he graduated eventually to Legos and construction kits. ...

by Kitty Elicay for  | February 02, 2018 02:00:00
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Don't Worry So Much. Robots Are Mostly Doing the Work People Hate Anyway

Robots are perfect for the mundane, repetitive work that nobody wants to do but somebody has to do

When people think of robots, they often think of machines equipped with artificial intelligence capabilities that will, at some point, have the power to rise up and overtake humans as they learn and grow. Sci-fi narrative aside, what many people don’t realize ...

by Dennis Walsh  | January 07, 2018 12:00:00
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What Household Chores Would Filipinos Love to Assign to Robots?

Despite fears that robots could take away jobs, Filipinos still welcome their help to ease tedious work

Almost two-thirds of Filipinos believe robots would eventually take their jobs away from them, according to the results of a new survey by YouGov, an online international market research and data analytics firm based in UK.Still, Filipinos are “cautiously optimistic” about the ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 04, 2017 10:00:00
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This Robot Priest Can Give You Your Next Blessing

'God bless and protect you,' says the automaton

\Need to repent? With this new robot, that’s as easy as using a fast food kiosk.From robot chefs to concierge service, we already live in a world where robots take the place of some humans. However, can you imagine a world where you confess your ...

by Rose Leadem  | June 04, 2017 06:00:00
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When Will Robots Finally Take Over the Fast-Food Business?

It's sooner than you think

It’s 1 p.m. in New York City, and the delis and fast-casual joints that line the streets of midtown are devolving into loud, heaving scrums of office workers rattling off orders for turkey on rye, and kale salads with dressing on the ...

by Elizabeth Dunn  | June 02, 2017 12:00:00
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The World's First Robot Police Officer Just Debuted in Dubai

Robocop utilizes the internet of things to catch offenders and detect emotions

From fast food cooks to concierges at restaurants and hotels, robotsare slowly infiltrating the workforce in nearly every industry. Most recently, the world welcomed its first operational robot policeman.“Robocop,” the newest member of the Dubai police force, debuted on May 22 at the ...

by Rose Leadem  | May 26, 2017 02:00:00
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These 5 Companies Have Added Robots to Their Workforce

It includes a hotel, a restaurant and McCann advertising agency

Robots are officially infiltrating the workforce. Whether to speed up efficiencies or boost production capabilities, businesses are adding machines into their practices to work alongside humans.Related story: Bill Gates Believes Robots That Steal Jobs Should Pay TaxesCutting labor costs and improving processes, robots and AI tools are beneficial in a ...

by Rose Leadem  | March 18, 2017 12:00:00
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Bill Gates Wants Governments to Tax Robots

Proposal comes as call center and BPO jobs face threat from robotic process automation

As artificial intelligence (AI) technology makes steady progress from day to day, worries that robots will eventually displace human workers in factory floors and offices are also on the rise.To prepare for what looks like the inevitable widespread use of robots in ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | February 20, 2017 04:00:00
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6 Takeaways from Winston Damarillo’s New Book, Ready or Not

The Filipino technology entrepreneur identifies six disruptive technologies that will shape the future of business

“Technology is no longer just helping us do the same things better—it’s changing how we do things altogether.”So says Winston Damarillo in the opening chapter of his newly released book, Ready or Not: The 6 Big Disruptions that Will Change the Way ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | January 02, 2017 11:00:00
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Robot nanny functions as stand-in parent

Service robots maker Avatarmind develops iPal to sing, dance and play games with your kids

Robots can do many things humans can do, often better (though that’s a debatable point). They mix cocktails, stand in for security guards and dispose of bombs. One thing we're sure they can never do better: care for our kids.They can’t snuggle, kiss boo-boos or exhibit ...

by Kim Lachance Shandrow  | October 04, 2016 02:00:00