A robot from Canada, named hitchBOT, is now touring Germany. Around 1.2 meters tall, it has a face lit up by LEDs and employs speech recognition technology.
Our reporter Christoph Hartmann picked up hitchBOT and took him for a ride through Hamburg.
Dubai police have deployed their first robotic officer as part of a long-term plan to automatize a large percentage of patrols. The deputy droid can apparently identify wanted criminals and collect evidence.
China has been a major investor in Europe over the past decade, pumping money to buy a number of strategic and high-tech assets. But Chinese investments have caused both exultation and trepidation.
Robots have descended upon the world's largest industrial fair by the hundreds. But the big question that reverberates through the trade floor is this: Will fellow robots steal my job?
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